Today's Sports

  • Weather issues cause havoc in...

    One of the busiest men around Anderson County last week had to have been Rick Sallee.

    The Anderson County High School athletic director was working the phones nearly every day last week as the storm that dumped several inches of snow and ice on Anderson County wreaked havoc on the scholastic sports schedules.

    Last week, the snow canceled a boys’ varsity basketball game, a girls’ varsity game, a swimming meet and a wrestling match. It also took out several practices and freshman basketball games.

  • Anderson duo helps Kentucky beat...

    Anderson County High School football players Blake Franklin and Tyler Peters played key roles for the Kentucky All-Stars in a 31-14 win over Tennessee in the annual Border Bowl football classic, held at Sevierville, Tenn., Saturday.

    Franklin, a running back, was one of the main cogs for the Kentucky offense, picking up 85 yards on eight carries with a rushing touchdown. He also had two receptions for approximately 50 yards, according to his father, Brian Franklin.

  • Lady Cats blitz way to district...

    SHELBYVILLE -- It took less than four minutes for Anderson County to shout what girls’ basketball fans have known for most of the last decade.

    The Lady Bearcats are the class of the 30th District and have no intention of relinquishing that spot.

    Deadlocked at 11 with host Collins last Friday, the Lady Bearcats erupted for the final nine points of the first quarter, then after spotting Collins a pair of free throws, blitzed to the next seven points to go up 27-13.

    That’s a 16-2 run in 3:36.

  • Sports not exempt from budget...

    If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

    We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

    That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.

  • Anderson gets new district foe...

    Anderson County and other high schools in the 30th District will have a new rival starting with the 2019-20 school year.

    In a move originally proposed in November, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved the transfer of Woodford County from the 41st District and the 11th Region to the 30th District and Eighth Region. The move affects basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball.

    Current members of the district are Anderson County, Collins, Shelby County and Spencer County.

  • Football classification leaves...

    When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its proposed four-year football classifications last Thursday, one thing jumped off the page for those around the Anderson County High School program.

    “Smallest team in 5A,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said in a text message.

  • Anderson’s first athletic state...

    Frozen tidbits …

    I have to admit that I am often simultaneously amused and annoyed when it comes to recognition of past accomplishments.

    Such was the case when the Anderson County High School Marching Band won the state championship last fall. It came up again when the Board of Education voted to give less than a quarter per county resident toward the cost of the band members rings.

  • Memories of a title are great,...

    (The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches asked John Herndon to write a column in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th state tournament, to be played in March. Here is the column, which is being made available statewide.)

    I can’t tell you where most of my high school mementoes are today.

    My yearbooks? They were packed up for a move and I don’t think they’ve ever been unpacked.

  • Grapplers sixth in Capital City...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team had a strong showing in the Capital City Classic, held at Franklin County High School Saturday.

    Anderson placed sixth out of 20 teams to participate in the annual event.

    Two Anderson wrestlers, R.J. Boies and Chase Fink, took the championships of their respective classes while Cole Nance placed second.

    Boies, now 33-3 on the year, rolled through the 220-pound class, winning all four of his matches by fall. He pinned Bryan Station’s Brandon Fields in 67 seconds in the championship bout.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Thomas Nelson

    Anderson County jumped to a big early lead then cruised to a 65-37 win over visiting Thomas Nelson in girls’ high school basketball action Saturday night.

    The game was played at Anderson County Middle School due to work on the lighting system in the gym at the high school.

    “I thought it was a big game due to it being the first time we went back to back on Friday and Saturday,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “After a big win versus Collins, for us to come out at a high energy level was a big deal.”