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Today's Sports

  • No easy answers to Anderson...

    Nearly every time I make my way to what is now called Bob Ware Field, I have some memory of the great football games I have seen on the Anderson County High School campus.

    I was there in 1968 when the Bearcats, all 25 or so of them, whipped Tates Creek, which had so many players suited up that when the first Commodore hit the field for pregame warmups, more were still emerging from the school gym, where the team dressed. Anderson 20, Tates Creek 0.

  • Efforts for turf field continue...

    With the Anderson County High School fall sports season getting underway, much focus will be on the condition of the school’s football field.

    Since spring practice, the playing surface at Bob Ware Field has undergone a bit of a facelift with Bermudagrass plugged in to create a much better and tougher surface than the one that had been in place longer than anyone associated with the program can remember.

    In the past, any significant rain left the field, in a sponge-like condition, holding water through out and often being a quagmire late in the season.

  • Lady Cats look for lower scores...

    There could be some changes coming if the Anderson County girls’ golf team reaches its ultimate goal.

    Well, sort of, according to Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks.

    “When we go to the state, I am Robert Hanks,” the fourth-year coach laughed.

  • Wade the Cumberland tailwater to...

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

    The dog days of late summer slow everything down. The heat and humidity along with the long days make outside work sweaty and arduous.

    Fishing slows during the dog days as well. Catching game fish from a lake or stream during a 90-degree plus day provides a challenge that anglers often fail to conquer.

  • Marching Bearcats strut their...
  • New coach looks for Bearcat vets...

    Change is inevitable in life. It’s a lesson the veterans on the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are learning every day as they head into the 2017 season.

    For the Bearcats that major difference from a year ago is first-year coach Dylan Hancock. He’s the program’s third coach in three years. Last year’s head coach, Nate Hollon, resigned when he learned he would be having hip surgery during the season.

  • Give KHSAA a hand over headgear...

    I have often marveled at just how quickly things happen in fast-pitch softball.

    The pitching rubber is only 43 feet from home plate, which means a pitcher is usually less than 40 feet away as she completes her follow through. Given that slap-hitting is a common practice in softball, there are many times when the pitcher is probably no more than 12 yards from the bat when it connects with the ball.

  • Thompson completes sweep with...

    Anderson County Middle School archer Henry Thompson completed a clean sweep of his competition Saturday when he took first place in both the bullseye and 3D IBO competitions at the National Archery In the Schools Program World Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

    Thompson carded a 297 with 27 tens in the bulls eye division to finish first out of 1,744 male competitors. His teammate, Luke Slone, finished eighth with a 291.

  • Only rain could stop Mudcat bats

    As the Central Kentucky Mudcats were rolling through their own tournament last weekend, it appeared the only thing that might stop them was a force of nature.

    In the end, that proved true.

  • Kicking and grappling to his goal

    The goal seems so far away and might sometimes feel like it is on another planet.

    But it’s realistic for Braxton Briscoe.

    The eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School wants to be a world champion and those in the know say it could happen.

    And could happen soon.