Today's Sports

  • Tuesday morning sports update

    Tuesday morning sports update

    Monday was not a busy night for Anderson County sports. The only Anderson County High School varsity sport in action was the Lady Bearcat volleyball team, which dropped a match at district rival Collins. Final score was 26-24, 25-22.
    Anderson played very well, but made some key mistakes at crucial times.
    Still, Anderson seemed very pleased to be in a position to defeat a team that had beaten the Lady Bearcats soundly in the first match of the season and has never lost a match to a district opponent since the school was formed last year.

  • Monday morning sports update


    Boys' high school golf

    The Anderson County finished fourth in the Central Kentucky Conference Invitational, held at Woodford Hills on Saturday. The Bearcats shot a composite 318 and senior Darrin Laswell was named to the All-CKC team.


    Girls' high school golf

  • Friday sports update: Laswell...

    Friday sports update

    The Anderson County boys' golf team scored a big 147-155 win over Collins on Friday at Wild Turkey Trace. Darrin Laswell shot a 2-under 33 to lead the Bearcats, who are now 10-1 on the year. Anderson hosts Mercer County on Friday, then plays in the CKC Tournament Saturday at Woodford Hills.

    Boys' soccer

    Scott County defeated Anderson County 1-0 in a shootout to take third place in the Cardinal Cup, held at Scott on Thursday night.


  • BLOG: Cobb deserving of such an...

    I have to admit that I missed seeing much of Randall Cobb's NFL debut live on Thursday night. That is what a long day after a Wednesday night with about two hours of sleep will do, you know.

    After watching Cobb dive into the end zone and then take his first Lambeau Leap, I figured my only real choice was whether Mr. Sandman was going to take me out sitting up or lying down.
    I chose the latter and hit the sack.

    Just when you think Cobb could not already top what he had done in his first quarter of real pro football, he does. As in a 108-yard kickoff return. As in tying an NFL record.



    Girls' soccer routs Owen County

    The Anderson County girls' soccer team rolled to a 10-0 mercy rule win over Owen County on Wednesday night. A total mismatch but a game Anderson needed after so many close losses and ties lately. Anderson is now 2-1 in district play.


  • Baseball tourney dates changed

    The Anderson County Baseball Club Tournament, originally set for Sept. 10-11, has been changed. Team administrator Ken Thompson says the tournament has been rescheduled for Sept. 17-18 at Anderson County High School. Contact information and other details can be found in the Sept. 7 edition of The Anderson News.


  • Column: Short memory or long?

    A few days after Anderson County had been embarrassed by Bryan Station in the football season opener, a Bearcat football fan came by my office up on the hill.

    After seeing the team whipped in every facet of that game, I had wondered if the pre-season hype – much of it coming on the pages of a certain local newspaper – had been a bit much. After all, even though Anderson had won a district for only the third time in school history, the Bearcats did so by the skin of their teeth.

  • Girls' Soccer Roundup: Lady...

    Anderson County might have put together its finest performance of the girls' soccer season Friday night but had nothing to show for it.

    Literally. The Lady Bearcats turned in a defensive masterpiece and battled 15th-ranked Daviess County to a 0-0 tie in the first round of the Marshall County Lady Marshals Classic.

    “We played very hard and actually, if not for two absolutely fantastic and amazing saves from the Daviess County keeper, we would have won,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said in a message from his Facebook account.

  • Boys Soccer roundup: Bearcats...

    Boyle County jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first half on its way to a 6-2 romp past Anderson County last Tuesday in Danville. The Rebels did all of their damage in the final 20 minutes of the first half as they outshot Anderson 10-1 in the first half.

    “(Boyle) is much better than advertised,” said Anderson coach Brett Morris. “They took five shots in the first half and hit four of them. Call it precision. Call it luck. It doesn't matter. A 4-0 halftime lead is nearly impossible to recover from.”

  • Kentucky’s 2011-12 elk season...

    Elk season in Kentucky will open this year on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a new 14-day hunt for the 80 archers who were awarded bull permits.

    “The early archery season will open during the peak of the rut,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We expect bulls to be bugling and rounding up harems of cows. It will be interesting to see what the success for this hunt will be.”