Today's Sports

  • Lady Mustangs eyeing state title

    There aren’t many questions about the Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Mustangs are good. Very good.

    Or more to the point, they are RRRRREALLYYYYYYYYYY good. As in one of the best middle school teams in Kentucky.

    About the only uncertainty at this point is what the Lady Mustangs’ record really is. “We are 20-1,” Lady Mustang coach Stacy Briscoe said last week from in her office at Emma B. Ward School. “We lost to Clay County but that was really a scrimmage.”

  • Hamrick to lead Campbellsville...

    Anderson County resident Kristen Hamrick has been named to lead the women’s tennis program at Campbellsville University. The school announced Hamrick’s hiring in a news release last Thursday.

    Hamrick, who played tennis at Campbellsville, leaves her post as the girls’ tennis coach at Anderson County High School, a position she has held for the last two seasons.

    At Campbellsville, Hamrick will be the first full-time women’s tennis coach in the school’s history, according to the release.

  • A rival, a favorite, a hero

    I can still see Charles Hurt coming right at me.

    At least it seemed he was coming my way.

    Hurt was a freshman at the University of Kentucky back on Dec. 15, 1979. He’d not been quite as hyped as his UK classmates Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord or Dirk Minniefield, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball from the previous spring. But I knew of Charles Hurt.

    How could anyone from Anderson County not know of this incredible 6-foot-6 athlete who’d had his way against the Bearcats during his high school career at Shelby County.

  • Second half surge lifts Mustangs...

    LOUISVILLE -- The Anderson County Middle School football team appeared to be in deep trouble.

    Already trailing Louisville Kammerer,12-8, early in the third quarter, the Mustang defense was backed up inside its own 10-yard line when Caleb Puckett intercepted a pass then raced 95 yards untouched for a touchdown.

    Even though the Mustangs failed on the conversion attempt, everything had changed.

  • Fall sports tournament and...

    Updated Anderson County sports schedule



    30th District Tournament

    At Anderson County High School

    Monday, Oct. 17: Collins vs. Spencer Co., 6 p.m.; Shelby Co. Vs. Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 18: Championship match, 7 p.m.


  • District titles on line as...

    The Anderson County High School soccer teams look to add some hardware to the school's trophy case Thursday night but do so from different perspectives.

    The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats play the teams from Collins High School in the 30th District championship matches at Collins. The girls kick off at 6 p.m. with the boys going at 8.

    The Anderson teams have vastly different histories.

  • A Senior Night celebration

    Senior Nights are supposed to be a night of celebration.

    Anderson County was able to do just that Monday night when the Lady Bearcats put together one of the their better outings of the volleyball season as they downed Owen County, 25-17, 25-21.

    The Lady Bearcats were impressive defeating a team that was shooting for its 20th win on the season. Owen, which will enter the post-season undefeated in 31st District play, fell to 19-11 Monday.

  • Bearcats can clinch playoff home...

    The script is very clear for Anderson County Friday night: Win at Montgomery County and the Bearcats will be home for the first round of the state playoffs.

    It’s not 100 percent guaranteed but is about as close to being a sure thing as it can be. If the Bearcats regain their dominance of Montgomery, a team that had not beaten Anderson since 2001 until last season, the Bearcats will most likely be no worse than second place in Class 5A, District 6.

  • State qualifier
  • AMS runners place second in CKC

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School cross country team turned in one of its best showings ever in the Central Kentucky Conference meet, held last Tuesday in Somerset.

    The Mustang boys finished second to Woodford County, missing the championship by two points. The scores were tied after the first five runners for each team meaning a sixth score had to be counted, giving Woodford the narrow win.