Today's Sports

  • Shelby squeezes district win...

    Shelby County’s Bobby Crisp and Spencer Shouse perfectly executed a suicide squeeze in the top of the seventh inning to spark the Rockets to a 7-2 at Anderson County Monday night.

    With one out, Crisp placed his bunt perfectly in front of Anderson pitcher Connor Wells. Shouse, who had been breaking from third base on the pitch, easily beat Wells’ throw to the plate to break a 2-2 tie. Shouse had reached base when he was hit by a pitch.

  • Currens plays in East-West game

    Anderson County High School senior Kaci Currens scored 8 points for the West team in the annual East-West All-Star Game, held Saturday at Transylvania University. The game is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

    Currens’ West Team lost 101-99 when Campbell County’s Kylie Kramer hit a shot with four seconds to play.

    Currens, who has signed with Georgetown College, was selected as the KABC Eighth Region Player of the Year and therefore invited to participate in the game, which pits the stars from regions 1-8 versus regions 9-16.

  • Bearcats looking at new roles...

    With some changes coming to Anderson County football, spring practice might take on added significance in 2016.

    Approximately 30 boys went through the first week of drills last week as the Bearcats not playing spring sports went through a myriad of drills for the 2016 season.

    “We have had a great first week,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said Thursday. “We wanted to look at some new things offensively and look at some folds at multiple positions and have been able to do so.”

  • Bearcats pick up first win

    Anderson County picked up its first win of the baseball season Friday night when the Bearcats defeated host Henry County, 8-5 in nine innings.

    Anderson, which had lost its first 12 games of the season, plated three runs in the top of the ninth for the win. Luke Dowell ripped a two-run double, then scored on Bryce Edmondson’s single.

    Henry County fell to 12-4 on the year.

  • Lady Cats fall to Top 5 teams in...

    GEORGETOWN – The Anderson County High School softball team’s trip to Scott County over the weekend saw the Lady Bearcats drop three straight games for the first time in four years, but coach Brent Aldridge isn’t worried.

    His sixth-ranked Lady Bearcats faced a murderous weekend schedule, taking on Scott County, ranked No. 2 in the state, fourth-ranked Male and top-ranked McCracken County.

  • Anderson explodes, defeats...

    Anderson County’s explosion started so unexpectedly. It happened so quickly. But by the time it was over, the Lady Bearcats had made Collins pay dearly.

    Anderson erupted for 8 unearned runs in the bottom of the second inning, then cruised to a 12-4 win over visiting Collins Tuesday night. Anderson gained a quick advantage in the 30th District seeding race, defeating the only district team that has beaten the Lady Bearcats since 2012.

  • Barnes staying positive through...

    The late Joe Garagiola always said baseball is a funny game.

    It’s true enough at the major league level, where, most years, the difference between the absolute best and absolute worst teams is less than two games a week.

    If the game is funny in its highest realm, it can be downright puzzling at the high school level. It has manifested itself as such in Anderson County this spring.

  • Riley named NAIA Golfer of the...

    Anderson County native Kaitlyn Riley was named national Women’s Golfer of the Week by the NAIA last Wednesday.

    Riley, a sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, graduated from Anderson County High School in 2014.

    According to a news release from the university, Riley was honored for her play the week the week of March 28-April 3.

  • Bearcat roller coaster finishes...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The Collins and Anderson County baseball teams could spent their entire summers at Kings Island and not have a roller coaster ride like they experienced Tuesday night.

    Collins spotted the visiting Bearcats an early six-run lead, then rallied again to overcome a 5-run deficit before holding on for a wild 13-12 30th District win.

    Whew! You could get tired just trying to say what happened.

  • Lady Cats take 4 of 5 in Florida

    Anderson County saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end when Owensboro Apollo defeated the Lady Bearcats, 7-2, in the final game of the Florida Beach Bash softball extravaganza Friday in Fort Walton Beach.

    The week of softball is not a tournament, but simply scheduled games between teams from several states that converge on the area for spring break.

    Anderson, ranked No. 6 in the state in last week’s poll, finished the week with four wins in five games.