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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats pick up first win

    Anderson County picked up its first win of the baseball season Friday night when the Bearcats defeated host Henry County, 8-5 in nine innings.

    Anderson, which had lost its first 12 games of the season, plated three runs in the top of the ninth for the win. Luke Dowell ripped a two-run double, then scored on Bryce Edmondson’s single.

    Henry County fell to 12-4 on the year.

  • Lady Cats fall to Top 5 teams in...

    GEORGETOWN – The Anderson County High School softball team’s trip to Scott County over the weekend saw the Lady Bearcats drop three straight games for the first time in four years, but coach Brent Aldridge isn’t worried.

    His sixth-ranked Lady Bearcats faced a murderous weekend schedule, taking on Scott County, ranked No. 2 in the state, fourth-ranked Male and top-ranked McCracken County.

  • Anderson explodes, defeats...

    Anderson County’s explosion started so unexpectedly. It happened so quickly. But by the time it was over, the Lady Bearcats had made Collins pay dearly.

    Anderson erupted for 8 unearned runs in the bottom of the second inning, then cruised to a 12-4 win over visiting Collins Tuesday night. Anderson gained a quick advantage in the 30th District seeding race, defeating the only district team that has beaten the Lady Bearcats since 2012.

  • Barnes staying positive through...

    The late Joe Garagiola always said baseball is a funny game.

    It’s true enough at the major league level, where, most years, the difference between the absolute best and absolute worst teams is less than two games a week.

    If the game is funny in its highest realm, it can be downright puzzling at the high school level. It has manifested itself as such in Anderson County this spring.

  • Riley named NAIA Golfer of the...

    Anderson County native Kaitlyn Riley was named national Women’s Golfer of the Week by the NAIA last Wednesday.

    Riley, a sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, graduated from Anderson County High School in 2014.

    According to a news release from the university, Riley was honored for her play the week the week of March 28-April 3.

  • Bearcat roller coaster finishes...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The Collins and Anderson County baseball teams could spent their entire summers at Kings Island and not have a roller coaster ride like they experienced Tuesday night.

    Collins spotted the visiting Bearcats an early six-run lead, then rallied again to overcome a 5-run deficit before holding on for a wild 13-12 30th District win.

    Whew! You could get tired just trying to say what happened.

  • Lady Cats take 4 of 5 in Florida

    Anderson County saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end when Owensboro Apollo defeated the Lady Bearcats, 7-2, in the final game of the Florida Beach Bash softball extravaganza Friday in Fort Walton Beach.

    The week of softball is not a tournament, but simply scheduled games between teams from several states that converge on the area for spring break.

    Anderson, ranked No. 6 in the state in last week’s poll, finished the week with four wins in five games.

  • Hyatt places third in Pikeville...

    Anderson County native Anna-Marie Hyatt finished third in the University of Pikeville Spring Invitational, held over the weekend at Stone Crest Golf Course at Prestonsburg.

    Hyatt, a junior at Campbellsville University, fired an 11-over 155 to place behind teammate Cassidy Scantland (150) and Pikeville’s Brittany Brophy (152). Campbellsville won the 9-team tournament, besting Pikeville by 22 strokes.

    Hyatt was named to the All-tournament Team and six Campbellsville golfers placed in the top eight of the tournament.

  • Anderson archers shoot in 3D...

    Archers from Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School competed in the Green River Regional Scholastic 3D Archery Tournament over the weekend.

    The tournament format differs from National Archery in the Schools Program competitions in that it uses life-sized 3D targets such as deer, bear, coyote and other animals in a wooded setting.

  • Researchers seek public’s help...

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need the public’s help in locating as many barn owl nesting sites as possible, according to a news release.

    The department is conducting a study to gain a deeper understanding of why the species has declined in the state, the release said.

     Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently there are only about 50 documented nesting locations statewide.