Today's Sports

  • Shake-up wakes up Bearcats;...

    All Anderson County needed was a little shake-up. The one they had in Saturday’s win over Walton-Verona packed a powerful punch.

    Wesley Jorette’s third-inning home run scored two runs, but, most importantly, ignited an Anderson attack to a 12-4 romp over its Eighth Region rival.

    Trailing 2-1 after a first inning that really was wild – all three runs scored on wild pitches – Jorette’s fourth blast in the last two weeks also scored Worth Sparrow and gave the Bearcats the lead they would never relinquish.

  • Roaring Butler bats whisper...

    Pitching and defense had carried Anderson County to a 23-5 record and a No. 6 in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Associaion poll before the Lady Bearcats entertained Louisville Butler last Thursday.

    But even after Ally Moore’s one-hit gem to beat the Bears, 1-0, the Lady Bearcats were spending time in the team batting cage after the game. A long time.

  • Lady Cats squander stellar...

    The Anderson County softball team learned much about itself during the Best of the West Classic, held at Buchanan Park in Bowling Green Friday and Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats lost to top-ranked Bowling Green and fourth-ranked Male before recovering to defeat 10th-rated Union County in a conglomeration of some of the best teams in Kentucky.

    The Lady Bearcats are 25-7 with one game left before district tournament play begins.

  • Net Cats advance to regional...

    Three entries from the Anderson County High School tennis program advanced to the Region 8 semifinals, but all were eliminated by entries from South Oldham.

    On the girls’ side, senior Hannah Wampler saw her high school career come to an end one win short of a state tournament berth when third-seeded Natalie Dearen of South Oldham defeated Wampler 6-0, 6-4 in the regional quarter-finals held at Western Hills High School in Frankfort.

  • Beast of the Bluegrass...

    From staff reports

    The eighth annual Beast of the Bluegrass will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Eagle Lake Convention Center Expo 2. The national qualifying strong man contest will get underway at 11 a.m. with doors opening 30 minutes earlier.

    Competitors from around the nation are expected to compete, according to event organizer Dave McCann.

  • Five Bearcats make state meet

    Anderson County had a day of mixed results at the Class 3A, Region 5 track meet, held Friday at Montgomery County High School.

    On the good side, five Anderson performers earned berths at the KHSAA State Track Meet in six different events. The state meet will be held on Saturday, May 23 at the University of Kentucky. The competition is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m.

  • 30th District Tournaments get...

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments get underway Monday, May 18, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.


    DANVILLE – With 100 yards to go, it was obvious the only hurdle keeping him from a conference championship was simply missing a hurdle.

    Duncan cleared the remaining barriers in his romp to the Central Kentucky Conference title in the 300-meter hurdles. The Anderson County junior finished more than two seconds ahead of second-place finisher Chapman Bean of Boyle County, who was running on his home track.

  • 10 days to go

    Anderson County baseball and softball fans can only hope the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hit the home stretch running as fast and smooth as American Pharoah did Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    If that happens, early June could be a fun time around Anderson County.

    It does not seem possible, but when this column is published, there will only be 10 days left in the 2015 regular seasons for baseball and softball. Through the weekend, they both seemed poised to make tha move for an extended post-season run.

  • Power surge ignites Bearcat rout...

    Anderson County’s deluge kept Friday’s game with Marion County from being known as “The Flood Game.”

    Bearcat catcher Brice Stockton, a senior, led off the bottom of the fourth with his first varsity home run and ignited a six-run uprising that propelled Anderson to an 11-1 win over the Knights Friday night.

    Stockton broke a 1-1 tie that had come about when Wesley Jorette parked his second home run in as many nights over the left field fence.