Today's Sports

  • Queen of the Bluegrass champs
  • Lady Bearcat soccer roars in...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team won three games in the Bluegrass State Games competition, held at the Woodford County Soccer Complex in Versailles.

    Anderson, last year’s Eighth Region runner-up, had some good moments, according to Coach Jason Earnest, “but it was obviously still pre-season with our play.”

    Anderson defeated Rowan County, 4-1, and Southwestern, 3-0, on Saturday, then rallied to defeat University Heights, 5-3, in the final game.

  • Bearcats perfect in Bluegrass...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team won all three of its matches in the Bluegrass State Games competition, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington Saturday and Sunday. The Bearcats defeated regional foe Grant County, 2-1, and Nelson County, 5-0, on Saturday. The Bearcats completed their sweep with a 5-2 win over Boyd County on Saturday.

    Anderson took 18 players to the Bluegrass State games, which do not count in the regular season standings.

  • High school golf teams looking...

    Golf can be expensive. Anyone who has ever purchased a set of clubs and paid a green fee knows about the costs involved.

    And there is a number that shouts that simple truth in the yearly athletic budget at Anderson County High School: 7500.

  • Some ‘life sports’ teach life...

    One of the common arguments given in favor of high schools fielding athletic teams is that the teams teach “life lessons.”

    Often that reasoning is given to mean teamwork or work ethic, but the school offers some teams where the “life lesson” is anyone being able to participate in the sport long after a student graduates.

  • New athletic fee not a bad thing...

    When it comes to the new athletic participation fees being implemented in Anderson County Schools this year, it’s easy to get worked up about kids and their families having to fork over a little more cash to play sports.

    But that is a short-sighted knee-jerk reaction because the move, as it stands right now, is a good one.


    Injuries in sports are a given. So are the costs involved with the treatment and prevention of those injuries.

    Those realities have prompted the Anderson County Board of Education to approve athletic participation fees beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The fees are being instituted as a way of being able to provide a certified athletic trainer for teams representing Anderson County schools, something the local schools have not been doing over the years.

  • Mudcats battle wet summer

    It has been a difficult summer for the Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball teams.

    The local organization, which fields travel teams in the 14-and-under and 16-and-under divisions, serves as a development program for the Anderson County High School baseball program. Many of the Mudcat games are played against teams comprised of players from several different schools.

  • Registrations being taken for...

    The Eighth Annual Allen Dennis Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville.

    The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

    Proceeds from the scramble will benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Allen Dennis, who drowned at age 9. The scholarship is awarded to a student from Anderson, Shelby or Spencer counties. The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team.

  • Fees common among area schools

    When the Anderson County Board of Education decided to implement athletic participation fees for the coming year, it joined a growing number of school systems to go that route as a way to offset the ever-growing costs associated with interscholastic athletics.

    In fact, Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee says the local school system was one of the last to resort to passing that cost on to athletes and their families.

    “I would say 90 percent of the high schools in the state have this,” Sallee said last week.