Today's Sports

  • Batcats place fourth in 16U...

    The Central Kentucky Batcats’ 16-and-under softball team recently finished a successful season of competing in numerous travel team tournaments.

    The Batcats’ final tournament saw the team finish fourth in the USFA World Series at Panama City Beach, Fla.

    The team also placed third in the USFA state tournament, held in Louisville and third in the NSA state tournament, played in Lexington.
    The Batcats were also second in the Tiger Classic at Georgetown and won the August Blowout, held at Anderson County Community Park.

  • Lady Mustangs roll past Bardstown

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball A-team rolled to a 41-19 win over Bardstown Thursday night.

    The Lady Mustangs remained unbeaten after ripping Bardstown with a 26-8 explosion in the first half.

    Kaci Currens led Anderson with 15 points, while Bailey Curry added 12.

    “I am very proud of the kids,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “Last year, this team went 0-2 against Bardstown. All week long, I reminded them that Bardstown expected to come in here and win.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcat JV football...

    Anderson County’s junior varsity football team rallied from a 14 point halftime deficit but fell in overtime to Collins last Monday, 35 – 34.

    After giving up 28 points in the first half, the Bearcats held the Titans scoreless in the second half and rallied late in the game to tie the score with two touchdowns, forcing  overtime.  

  • Cooler weather means hunting...

    Once again another year has rolled by and my favorite time of year is easing its way into the Bluegrass State. Fall and all the great sights, sounds and smells of the season are just around the corner. Sure, August in Kentucky is still usually sweltering hot but we’ve actually been blessed with some cooler weather and especially cooler nights for sleeping.

  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife...

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed the 2011-2012 waterfowl seasons at its quarterly meeting held Aug. 19.

    Commission members also elected officers and recommended spring turkey hunting regulations for Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County.

  • FOOTBALL: Second half surge...

    DANVILLE – When Anderson County needed a jump start, Ross Cox was glad to oblige.

    The sophomore defensive end swiped Ryan Otto’s screen pass on the first play of the second half, returning the ball to the Lincoln County 1-yard line. One play later, Anderson quarterback Seth Carmichael plunged into the end zone with a touchdown that ignited the Bearcats’ second half explosion and a 42-7 win over Lincoln County in the Pigskin Classic at Danville’s Admiral Stadium.


    High school volleyball

    Spencer County got its first win of the volleyball season when the Lady Bears upset Anderson County, 25-23, 25-21 in Taylorsville. Anderson fell to 5-3 on the year. 

    Girls' middle school basketball

    Anderson County used a stifling defense to whip Bardstown, 41-19, in middle school basketball action Thursday night.

    For a complete sports wrapup, see the Aug. 31 edition of The Anderson News.





    The Anderson County girls' soccer team slipped past Nelson County, 3-2, in a match played Wednesday night in Bardstown. Anderson got two goals from Tiffany Yount and the game-winner from Maddy Ruble, who was playing her first game of the year after suffering a back injury in the off-season.

  • Sports Blog: Pat Summitt IS...

    I can still remember those days when Ray Mears had some of his Tennessee Vols warm up on unicycles. Or those pre-shot clock days when Kentucky was routinely scoring 90 to 100 points a game and Tennessee would come to town and hold the ball. If either team made it to 60, it was amazing.

    In fact, one of the first Wildcat basketball games I ever attended was in 1967 when Tennessee visited Lexington and scored a double-overtime win over Kentucky.

  • WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Doolin's...

    Josh Doolin’s goal from the left side in the 76th minute capped an Anderson County comeback as the Bearcats defeated Madison Central 4-3 in the Bearcats’ home soccer opener Tuesday night.

    Anderson had rallied from a 3-2 deficit when Madison Central scored with 20:02 to play, but seven minutes later, Hunter Martin headed home Austin Smallwood’s corner kick to tie things.

    Anderson had just missed moments before Smallwood’s match-winner, but remained unbeaten after it held over the final 4:48.