Today's Sports

  • Tears normal, but Bearcat growth...

    Tears nearly always appear when a team is eliminated from post-season competition.

    They’re usually more prominent when that team cares.

    And tears were flowing when Anderson County met for its final post-game meeting last Friday night.

    The Bearcats had just taken heavily-favored Madison Southern to the brink in a game that was not decided until Madison Southern intercepted a pass in the Eagle end zone with 44 seconds to play.

  • Cat Madness 25 tips off Anderson...

    The high school basketball season gets underway in Anderson County Saturday night with the 25th edition of Cat Madness at the high school.

    The night is a time to meet the Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball players, have some fun and have a chance to walk away with a big cash prize.

    The Bearcats, who are expected to make a strong run at a berth in the Sweet 16 in March, will be scrimmaging perennial Ninth Region power Covington Holmes to highlight the evening.

  • Woodside named 2017 Heisman...

    University of Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside has been notified by the Heisman Trophy Trust that he is a “contender” for the 2017 Heisman Trophy and a candidate to be one of the finalists for the prestigious award given annually the best football player in the country, according to a news release.

    It is the second consecutive season that Woodside has been named a candidate.

    Woodside attended Anderson County High School for two seasons before transferring to Franklin County.

  • Salato Center closing for winter...

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will close for the winter at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, according to a news release.

    Seasonal closures allow the center’s staff to conduct needed maintenance to exhibits and facilities, which ensure a quality experience for the center’s 50,000 yearly visitors. Staff members also use the time to train the wildlife used in the center’s educational programs, the release said.

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  • McKee, Cann to take floor...

     Anderson County High School graduates Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann will be on the basketball floor one final time next Wednesday when the Universiy of Kentucky women’s basketball team hosts Morehead State. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum.

    Unless they meet in the post season, it will be the final game they are on the floor at the same time.


    BEREA – Anderson County knew what it was up against Friday night at Madison Southern.

    “They are, by far, by a mile, the best team we have played all year,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said after Madison Southern had held on for a 14-11 win in the second round of the state football playoffs.

  • Downtown Derrick? No worries,...

    So, someone must think I am a glutton for punishment at Cat Madness.

    Two years ago, I gave Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury the idea of a 3-Point Shootout on the night when the Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball teams are introduced to the community before the upcoming season.

  • History repeat?

    If you’ve been around Anderson County football as long as I have, you almost had to wonder if Billy Ocean was riding that snazzy bus with the Bearcats for their playoff game at Fern Creek Friday night.

    When the going gets tough

    The tough get going, tough, tough, huh, huh, huh

    When the going gets tough, the tough get ready.

    “What we did in 1987 is a memory that lasts a lifetime,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said moments after his team had upset Fern Creek in the state playoffs.

  • Bearcats take down Louisville...

    LOUISVILLE – Most people who follow Kentucky high school football thought Anderson County would be getting ready for deer season by now.

    After all, Anderson County is usually home to one of the state’s better harvests and the Bearcat football team was given little chance to knock off Fern Creek Friday night. Anderson had not won a playoff game since 2014 while the Louisville power had made successive trips to the state semifinals.