Today's Sports

  • Bearcat mudders focused,...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don't tell the fans, but the Anderson County football team might pray for rain every Friday until the season ends.

    We aren't talking about a little drizzle. Give the Bearcats one of those good, old-fashioned torrential downpours that leaves the field a mess so they can do the same to some poor opponent.

    Bullitt Central was the latest victim. It was supposed to be a close one, one of the top games in Kentucky, matching a pair of unbeaten teams.

    Instead, it was one of the most dominating performances by an Anderson team in recent memory.

  • Anderson girls' soccer...

    FRANKFORT – Taylor Clark scored four goals in seven minutes to power a first-half explosion that propelled Anerson County to a berth in the Region 13 Tournament, to be played next week.

    Anderson registered an 8-0 win over Franklin County in the 25th District Tournament semi-finals Thursday night at Frankfort's Sower Soccer Complex.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Oct. 16:...

    LEXINGTON -- After catching up on some local things, it's time to share some thoughts on the UK Basketball Media Day.

    When I made the trip to Lexington Thursday, it was the first time I had attended Media Day in several years – Tubby Smith was coaching at the time – but I have been to quite a few, dating back to Eddie Sutton's first. That day, Bill Keightley took me around Memorial Coliseum to places I never dreamed I would be and probably never would have seen if not for someone who went to high school with my mother.

    Why do I bring up Mr. Wildcat?

  • Girls' soccer roundup

    Anderson County High School senior Kara Yeaste became the girls' soccer program's all-time assist leader Thursday night against Franklin County. Yeaste now has 44 assists in her career, one more than Jessica Mullins and Paige Clark.

    Previously unreported games

    Anderson ended the regular season last week with impressive wins over Shelby County and John Hardin and was leading highly-regarded Tates Creek when the game was called because of field conditions.

    The Lady Bearcats whipped visiting Shelby, 3-0, on Oct. 5.

  • Russell leads 5A passers, Cox...

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell is the state's leading passer in Class 5A with 231 yards per game. Teammate Grant Cox leads class 5! with 108 yards receiving each game. They are sixth and fourth when all classes are combined. Anderson is very prominent in the statewide football statistics, released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Friday. A listing follows. Complete stats will appear in the Oct. 21 edition of The Anderson News.

    Anderson County in state football stats leaders


    Individual passing yards per game

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Oct. 16: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 15: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 19: Oldham Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer

    Thursday, Oct. 15: 25th District Tournament Semifinals

        Woodford Co. vs. Western Hills, 6 p.m.

  • Shelby holds off Lady Bearcat...

    EMINENCE -- Shelby County dominated play early, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to take the 28th District volleyball championship Tuesday night at Eminence High School.

    After easily winning the first game of the best-of-three set, Shelby pulled out to a 22-14 lead in game two. Anderson, however, pulled within 24-22 before Shelby put things away.

    “We did not have enough people involved in our offense,” aaid Anderson coach Jason McDannold.

  • Girls' district soccer...

    Rain and wet grounds have prompted tournament officials to postpone the girls' 25th District Soccer Tournament, being held at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

    Anderson, the second seed,  will now play Franklin County on Thursday night, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in the second semifinal game. Top-seeded Woodford County will play Western Hills at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The championship game is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17.

    The Anderson News will provide schedule updates as they become available.

  • Franklin ousts Bearcats in...

    OWENTON -- Franklin County scored inside the first 10 minutes of the game and never trailed as the Flyers defeated Anderson County, 3-1, in the semifinal round of the 25th District soccer tournament at Owen County High School.

    Franklin repeatedly thwarted Anderson attacks and dd not allow the Bearcats to mount a sustained attack. The Bearcats' only goal came when Lyndon Stucker connected from the right side in the 28th minute.

  • Total domination: Bearcats...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is one less unbeaten football team left in Kentucky. Anderson County made sure of that Friday night with a 42-7 rout of host Bullitt Central. The Bearcats remained unbeaten themselves in their most impressive performance of the season.

    The teams swapped early touchdowns, then it was all Anderson as the Bearcats jumped to leads of 21-7 and 35-7 at the first two quarter breaks.

    Ben Walker's return of the opening kickoff put the Bearcats in business at their own 46. Five plays later, Jacob Russell scored from seven yards out.