Today's Sports

  • Sting of ’14 drives senior-laden...

    The sting still bothers the Anderson County High School volleyball team. And they agree that is a good thing.

    A year ago, the Lady Bearcats turned in what had the trappings of the best performance in the program’s history. Anderson finished the regular season at 23-6 and clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Then it happened. Again.

  • Bearcats have good start in...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team got off to a good start to the 2015 season with strong showings in the Five-Star General Classic and the Central Hardin Invitational over the weekend.

    “We left many shots on the course,” said Anderson coach Jim Beward. “We could have played better but the team handled adversity well and turned in a respectable performance. We need some work on the driving range and with on-course decision making.

    “It was a good start to the season.”

  • Getting better

    Improvement, more than winning, has been the focus for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team heading into the 2015 season.

    With that as the goal, the Lady Bearcats’ first outing of the season was a big success.

    Anderson finished 13th out of 19 teams in the Lady Rocket Invitational Saturday at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville. The Lady Bearcats compiled a 405 team score, well behind Sacred Heart’s winning 317, but 24 strokes ahead of the score Anderson turned in at the same tournament last year.

  • Fall fishing carries new meaning...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Country singer to host St. Jude...

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his Eighth Annual St. Jude Softball Game on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Taylorsville.

    The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park, located on Highway 44 near Spencer County High School. The Home Run Derby will get under way at 11 a.m. with the softball game at 1 p.m. Anyone can enter the Home Run Derby for an entry fee of $5. Prizes will be awarded.

  • Former Bearcat giving back

    It’s not often that I am in awe of someone who has played a role in some of the stories I have written.

    And it’s even more rare that someone who has worked for me can pay a visit that just blows me away.

    But then again, I have not had the privilege to work with many young men like Ben James.

    He was in town last week visiting family and friends. And he took the time to stop by my office just to chat and bring me up to speed on what he’s doing in the United States Navy.


    The past eight years have been the glory years for Anderson County High School athletics. Few would argue otherwise.

    Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, Anderson County teams have produced 21 district championships, 11 regional titles, a state football runner-up, 11 regional runners-up, final four appearances by the girls’ basketball and softball teams, and multiple individual state tournament or state meet appearances in sports such as track, tennis or wrestling, that have places for individual qualifiers.

  • Lady Bearcats seek more...

    Considering the state of affairs when the girls’ high school golf season opened last year, Anderson County’s eighth-place finish in the 17-team Region 7 Tournament was nothing short of remarkable.

    Graduation had already hit the Lady Bearcats with Kaitlyn Riley, who had been to four state tournaments as an individual qualifier, moving on to the University of the Cumberlands. She was the last of a trio – Taylor Gillis and Anna-Marie Hyatt had gone before her – to play at Anderson and go on to compete at the college level.

  • Deep Bearcats aiming for state

    It still pains Anderson County to think about those hurting backs that popped up the day of the Region 4 Boys’ Golf Tournament last year.

    The day before, the Bearcats had mastered the Connemara course, located just outside of Nicholasville. Anderson’s five golfers turned in an impressive 306, fueling a mountain of confidence and expectations.

    That was Monday.

  • Anderson archers on target in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team placed 11th out of 78 teams competing in the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament, held Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

    Anderson County compiled a 3,377 score out of a possible 3,600. The local archers also scored 189 tens, or bullseyes, out of a possible 360.

    According to the NASP website, Anderson’s Chance Wayne finished 52nd out of 2,633 male competitors, scoring a 289, out of a perfect 300. Teammate Cameron Peyton also scored 289 but was placed 62nd as Wayne recorded 21 tens to Peyton’s 19.