Today's Sports

  • No one should fear for safety...

    I thought I had seen or heard of everything in more than three decades of writing about high school sports.

    I’d seen things I wish I hadn’t such as a parent and coach in each other’s face after a game. I’d seen coach and player so animated after a game that, even though the incident did not involve a team I was covering at the time, I pulled out my camera in case something did explode.

    Thankfully, it didn’t.

  • Marching Bearcats ‘in the mix’...

    The day the Anderson County High School marching band has been pointing to throughout the fall is almost here.

    The Marching Bearcats will be performing in the state Class AAAA semifinal round at South Oldham High School Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. If Anderson is one of the top four bands in the semifinal round, it will move on to the state finals Saturday night. The time of the evening performance will be announced Saturday.

  • Tears real as Bearcats fall to...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The tears were real. They were more profuse than those shed around Anderson County boys’ soccer had been in recent years.

    They were in keeping with the almost-universal athletic truism that the hurt runs deeper when the stakes are higher. And make no mistake, the stakes were high for the Bearcats last Tuesday.

    And the Bearcats believed they were capable of pulling off the unexpected in the Eighth Region semifinal round at Collins High School.

  • South Oldham ends Lady Bearcat...

    South Oldham showed why it has long been one of the programs by which all other Kentucky girls’ high school soccer teams are measured when the Lady Dragons ousted Anderson County in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinal round last Tuesday at the Walton-Verona Sports Complex.

    While the final score read South Oldham 5, Anderson County 0, things were decided in the first 15 minutes when the Lady Dragons scored a pair of quick goals and never looked back.

    South Oldham eventually fell in the regional final, losing to Simon Kenton, 2-1.

  • Shelby ousts Lady Cats in...

    Visiting Shelby County made the plays at the end of each set to defeat Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament Monday night.

    Shelby made the plays in the final points of each set to claim a 25-23, 25-20, 25-23 win over a depleted Lady Bearcat team. In the days leading up to the tournament, Anderson’s seniors left the team, forcing the Lady Bearcats to put more of a load on younger players.

    Anderson finished the season at 11-19.

  • Four Anderson players named to...

    Four Anderson County High School soccer players were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament teams by the region’s coaches last week.

    Lady Bearcats Evan Kays and Taylor Harley were announced as members of the girls’ all-tournament team after the regional championship game last Friday at Walton-Verona High School.

    Bearcats Dalton Wells, a senior midfielder, and junior Shjon Ripy were named to the boys’ all-tournament team following the regional championship game last Thursday at Martha Layne Collins High School.

  • Early returns from 2016-17 deer...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Shirt-sleeve temperatures. Treetops buffeted by high winds. Acorns crunching underfoot.

    Without question, hunters faced challenging conditions for the early muzzleloader deer season this past weekend in Kentucky and it shows in the harvest figures. The two-day take of 2,987 deer was down sharply from last year when hunters benefitted from the timely arrival of a cold snap and a less bountiful acorn crop.

  • KDFWR offers fall surplus sale...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct its fall auction of surplus and confiscated items Oct. 31 at department headquarters in Frankfort, according to a news release.

    Surplus auction items include boats, boat motors, trucks, various farming equipment, a Yamaha Big Bear ATV and more. Bidding on surplus items is open to everyone.

    Confiscated auction items include shotguns, rifles, pistols, hunting equipment, a John Deere Gator and more. Under state law, only qualified Kentucky residents may bid on confiscated items.

  • Halloween Walk with the Animals...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources encourages youngsters – and the young at heart – to put on their costumes and join the Salato Wildlife Education Center staff in Frankfort for the best trick-or-treat experience in town on Saturday, Oct. 29, according to a news release.

  • Prep grid craziness highlighted...

    For a lesson in the craziness of high school football, one just has to look at what is going on with Anderson County as the Bearcats tune up for the state playoffs Friday night.

    Anderson travels to Shelbyville, where the Bearcats will be taking on Collins in the regular season finale. The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.