Today's Sports

  • Montgomery a surprise opponent...

    The name will be the same, but the game will be different.

    At least that is how Anderson County football coach Mark Peach sees things heading into Friday's Class AAA, Region 3 semifinal with Montgomery County. The Bearcats will host the Indians, a team they defeated back on Sept. 23 after beating South Oldham, as expected, and Montgomery, a No. 4 seed, upset No. 1 seeded Cooper, which few expected, last week.

    Anderson, which enters the contest at 9-2, defeated Montgomery, 31-14, in a district game back on Sept. 23 at Warford Stadium.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Dillow earns...

    VERSAILLES – Austin Dillow might be more sure of where he will be on the second Saturday in November than the fourth Thursday.

    The Anderson County senior turned in a 17:59.31, good enough for 16th place in the Class 3A, Region 6 meet held Saturday at a muddy Woodford County Park. More importantly, Dillow was third among individuals not on the four qualifying teams, earning his fourth consecutive bid to the state cross country meet, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • FACE TO FACE: Rose juggles two...

    Over his high school athletic career, Bill Rose has quietly (maybe literally) become one of the mainstays of the sport he took up at age 3 and a vital part of another he took up just two years ago. Rose has been a defender in soccer and has the Anderson County High School record for most extra points in one season. He is also among the top 15 in state history in consecutive extra points made. Rose talked with The Anderson News about his high school athletic career last week.


  • Lady Mustangs roll through...

    The Anderson County Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team took the championship of the Bondurant Middle School Tournament on Oct. 29 in Frankfort. The Lady Mustangs defeated the host school 36-21 in the final. Sammy Rogers and Alorra Sims led Anderson with seven points each while Hannah Drury scored six. Others scoring for Anderson were Savannah Courtney with five, Billie Clark and Kristen Freed with four each, Bailey Mattingly with two and Bailey Curry with one.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 9, 2011

    5K run to benefit Bearcat basketball

    The inaugural Bearcat 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at Anderson County Middle School. The entry fee is $15 per person until Nov. 2 and $20 after that date.  

    All proceeds from the run will benefit the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team.

    The race will be broken down into age classifications. Door prizes will be awarded to those who enter but one must be present to win

  • Bearcats hold off South Oldham,...

    There would be no deja vu all over again for Anderson County Friday night

    The Bearcats broke a 26-all tie with 4:50 to play, then held on to defeat visiting South Oldham, 33-26 in the first round of the state Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

    Ethan Kelly burst through a gaping hole in the right side of the South Oldham defense for a 4-yard touchdown. Bill Rose's extra point finished the scoring.

    Anderson, now 9-2 on the year, moves on to host district foe Montgomery County, an upset winner over Cooper, in the regional semifinals.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 2



    Dance teams win in Lexington

    The Anderson County dance teams had a good day at the Big Blue Battle, held at Tates Creek High School in Lexington on Saturday. The high school team took first place in the varsity hip hop division while the middle school squad won the same category in its division.


  • CROSS COUNTRY: Runners look to...



    Anderson County runners look to keep what has, so far, been a strong season going when they compete in the Class 3A, Region 7 meet at Woodford County Park on Saturday, Nov. 5.

    The boys' race will begin at 11 a.m. with the girls hitting the trail an hour later.

  • OUTDOORS: Sutherland harvest 6x6...

    Pictured are Saundra Sutherland of Glensboro with a 6x6 bull elk. She and her guide, Johnny Sutherland, harvested the bull Oct. 5 in Bell/Knox County.

  • Cat Madness to honor veterans,...

    The Red, Blue and White will be honoring the Red, White and Blue.

    That is the intent of the Anderson County boys' basketball program as it hosts the annual Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 19. The first of three scrimmages, Henry County and Richmond Model, will tip off at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Anderson County girls' Red-White intra-squad scrimmage and the Bearcats hosting Frankfort in the final game of the day.