Today's Sports

  • Full speed ahead

    A nice problem exists in the locker room before the Anderson County girls’ basketball team takes the floor.

    We’re talking about high school basketball players. It’s an age group that has been notorious, for years, for being unpredictable when it comes to being ready to play the game at hand.

    Then there’s Lady Bearcat senior Taylor Harley.

    “As a coaching staff, we sometimes have to calm her down,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell grins.

  • Penny named region’s Player of...

    Anderson County High School boys’ basketball player Cobe Penny has been named the Eighth Region’s Player of the Year in a vote of the region’s coaches.

    Penny, who became school’s all-time leading scorer, headed the team, announced Monday.

    Last Friday it was also announced he had been named a Mr. Basketball finalist.

    Penny was the only Anderson player selected to the 15-man all-region team.

    Gallatin County’s Jon Jones was named the region’s Coach of the Year.

  • Brothers splash to Bearcat...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School swimmers Reece Arredondo and his brother, Riley, became the first from the school to qualify for the state swim meet, to be held Feb. 23-24 at the University of Louisville.

    The Arredondo brothers earned the designation with strong showings at the Region 6 meet at Falling Springs in Versailles on Saturday. Both have advanced as at-large entries. The top two finishers in each region automatically advance in each event along with the next 22 top times from across the state.

  • Sports not exempt from budget...

    If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

    We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

    That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.

  • Christian Academy students skate...

    While most of Kentucky is fixated on March Madness, a pair of students at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg have been chilling.


    Aidan Lynn and Phillip Maxfield are part of the Lexington Thoroughbreds of the Central Kentucky Hockey Association. The Lexington-based organization is part of US Hockey, the largest youth hockey organization in the country.

  • Mustang archers win Mercer...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team competed in the Mercer County pre-state tournament last weekend taking first place and and winning seven individual medals in the process. Emmali Dorman took first place in the girls’ division with Micah Maggard placing third and Jenna Diaz fifth.

    Bryce Foster captured first place in the boys’ division with Damon Nichols second, Logan Sea third and Michael Bishop fifth.

  • 30th District Titles on the line...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be looking to maintain their holds on the 30th District Tournament Friday night at Shelby County High School.

  • District madness underway

    High school basketball is now down to the nitty-gritty portion of the season.

    The 30th District Tournament was to have tipped off Tuesday night at Shelby County High School and before the week is over, more than half of the state’s teams will have taken their last shots, grabbed their last rebounds and laced up the hi-tops for the final time this year.

    By mid-March, only one boys’ team and one girls’ team in Kentucky will walk off the floor happy after their final game.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Anderson archers place high in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team competed in the pre-regional tournament at Danville on Saturday.

    Henry Thompson took first place in both the high school boys and the overall competition. Anderson’s Wade Wilson took third place in the high school boys while Jacob Newby was fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Maura Dean took second place with a 289 and Anna Rose placed fourth with 288.

    Anderson will be competing in the NASP regional tournament on Saturday.