Today's Sports

  • Deer season off to hot start

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cold air poured into Kentucky over the past weekend and dropped overnight low temperatures below freezing across much of the state.

    The cool down didn’t cool off the deer hunting. It’s been hot since early September.

  • Anderson County Youth Hunt 2015
  • Madison Southern flies past...

    BEREA – Madison Southern dominated Anderson County early on its way to a 43-28 whipping of the Bearcats in high school football action Friday night.

    Madison Southern, picked by most to at or near the bottom of Class 5A, District 6 when the season started, wrapped up the school's first district championship with a first half display worthy of a championship.

  • Oldham outburst ousts Lady...

    INDEPENDENCE – Oldham County erupted for three goals in the final 20 minutes – two coming in the last 180 seconds - to defeat Anderson County, 4-1, in the Girls’ Eighth Region Soccer Tournament Tuesday night at Simon Kenton High School.

    Oldham, the 29th District runner-up, moved on to to the regional championship game but lost to Simon Kenton, 4-3, in a penalty kick shootout.

  • Red zone woes give Bearcats the...

    The red zone was practically the dead zone for Anderson County last Friday.

    The Bearcats had seven chances inside the Montgomery County 20 yard line but largely came up empty in a 14-10 loss to Montgomery County at Warford Stadium.

    Anderson spent much of the game within sight of paydirt but only had a Ryan Martin touchdown and a short field goal from Ben Simmons to show for their efforts.

  • Montgomery star does not hear...

    Everyone in Warford Stadium knew what was coming.

    Or, if they didn’t, they should have.

    Montgomery County was trailing Anderson County 10-7 with less than three minutes to play and down to one timeout. The Indians faced a fourth-and-16 at their own 29.

    They lined up for the punt everyone knew would not be coming.

    “That was all we had left,” Montgomery coach Dan Gooch would say later.

  • District champs! Again!

    TAYLORSVILLE – Anderson County was not supposed to have any trouble with Collins in the 30th District Soccer Tournament championship game, but there the Lady Bearcats were staring at a 2-1 deficit with less than 10 minutes to play last Thursday night.

    “We were very frustrated,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said. “It told the girls at halftime, ‘Don’t panic and don’t get too frustrated. We are going to get our chances.”

    Madeline Wilson made sure of that.

  • Lady Mustangs win conference...

    Sophie Smith buried a 3-pointer with time running out to life Anderson County Middle School girls’ seventh-grade basketball team past Lincoln County in the championship game of the Salt River Conference Tournament last Thursday.

    The finals were held at Bate Middle School in Danville.

  • Spencer erupts in tie-breaker,...

    TAYLORSVILLE – The bottom could not have fallen out of Anderson County’s ship at a worse time.

    The Lady Bearcats saw host Spencer County score the first nine points of the tiebreaker then go on to a 15-5 win in the decisive fifth set to take the 30th District Volleyball Tournament semifinal game Monday night.

    Spencer roared in the fifth game, getting a quick advantage on a thunderous kill by Summer Drury. By the time Anderson regrouped, the Lady Bearcats were already in a hole so deep they could not not escape.

  • Shelby free kick costly for...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- With 30 minutes to play last Tuesday, Anderson County seemed to have everything going its way in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    The Bearcats had rallied twice to tie Shelby County, had seized the momentum and appeared poised to earn their first trip to a regional tournament since 2012.

    It all slipped away on one decisive kick.

    Shelby County’s Christopher Melendez headed home a free kick to put the Rockets in front to stay with 27:03 to play.