Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats dominant...

    Anderson County has made it clear that it fully intends on competing for the Eighth Region softball championship this year.

    And the Lady Bearcats made a gung-ho statement to that effect last Tuesday when they routed visiting Shelby County 12-1, dominating the Rockets in every way possible.

    The Lady Bearcats capped the day when junior third baseman Kelsey New belted a 2-out, 2-run home run in the bottom of the fifth that extended Anderson's lead to 12-1 and invoked the “mercy rule.”

  • BLOG: Roles are reversed from UK...


    The road finally comes to an end tonight and Kentucky fans are going to be mighty happy.

    It's been 14 years since the Wildcats have been on this stage. Bill Clinton was in the White House and Tubby Smith was in his first year leading the Kentucky program.

  • BLOG: The day after

    Saturday brought about 2.5 hours of glorious basketball that did the state of Kentucky proud. We fancy ourselves as being the best college basketball state in the nation, you know.

    For almost 40 wonderful minutes of clock time and more than three times that in real time – commercials, you know – Kentucky and Louisville put on one of the most intense, yet cleanest Final Four games I have seen.

  • BLOG: Why both teams will win...

    OK, just a few hours from tipoff and here are five reasons Louisville will win and five that Kentucky will win.


    Five for the Cardinals

  • Sports Blog: State's hoops...

    By now everyone in the country knows about the two guys that got in a fight over the Kentucky-Louisville game in the Final Four.

    And you know about the guy that offered to trade his wife for tickets to Saturday's showdown.

    Part of me reads these stories and wants to laugh, knowing how unbelievably bizarre those stories are. Part of me also wants to cry, since the rest of the nation took those stories and underscored the reputation as a bunch of uneducated hillbillies.

    Guys fighting at a dialysis center?


  • BLOG: You always remember the...

    You always remember that first kiss, that first time you drove, maybe even the first basket you ever made in a basketball game.

    Somewhere in my t-shirt collection is an old one from 1994 saying “Game Won, you always remember who won the first one,” or something along that line. It was talking about that year's college football game between Kentucky and Louisville.

    Yes, I am a Kentucky fan who had jokingly said, “I don't care if UK goes 1-10, as long as the one is Louisville.”

  • Lady Mustangs win Mercer...

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team won the King Middle School Pre-Season Tournament Saturday night. The Lady Mustangs beat Bondurant, 7-0, Friday, then defeated Elkhorn in a shootout to win the title.

    They were tied 1-1 with Elkhorn Middle 1-1 at the end of regulation and after a 10-minute overtime. Anderson won the shootout, 4-3. Anderson selections to the All- Tournament team were Madeline Wilson, Lyndsay Chelf and Hannah Drury.

  • BASEBALL: Franklin punishes...

    If anyone needed a reminder that baseball can be a wacky game, he got it in Anderson County's third game of the high school season.

    Franklin County pounced on seven Bearcat errors along with several other mental gaffes to post an 11-4 win at Barnes Memorial Field last Wednesday. And this was over an Anderson team that has expected its pitching and defense to carry it to a spot among the contenders in the Eighth Region race.

  • Tennis teams playing many double...

    The Anderson County tennis teams might be true road warriors this year, but Cook says that is a combination of several factors.

    The Anderson girls played Shelby County last Thursday and will not return to the court until April 10. The boys' team plays at Gallatin County today, March 28, but will be off until April 11. “The long break is just due to the fact that our spring break (April 2-6) does not line up with anyone else in the region,” says girls' tennis coach Jeremy Cook, who is also Anderson's assistant athletics director.

  • Tennis teams winning with...

    There is a spirit of cooperation around the Anderson County tennis teams this spring.

    Not only are the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats sharing the same practice courts, they are largely playing the same schedules and are, in fact, sharing coaches.