Today's Sports

  • Mustangs place high at state meet

    From staff reports

    Two members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team placed high in the state middle school track meet, held Saturday at the University of Louisville.

    Hurdler Logan Ritchie finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a 43.92 effort to score six points in the team standings. Ritchie also finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a 15:03 for another team point.

    Distance runner Jordan McHugh turned in a 10:58.93 time in the 3200-meter run, good enough for fifth place and four team points.

  • Bearcats tame Dragons in a wild...

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing baseball Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to another...

    Saying things were bleak in the Anderson County dugout would be an understatement. No one could have predicted the 9-8 win over regional rival Oldham County and a berth in a fourth consecutive regional championship game.

    In the Eighth Region semifinal at Collins High School, the Lady Bearcats trailed regional rival Oldham County 6-0 in the middle of the third inning and prospects for a fourth straight trip to the state softball tournament seemed to be slipping away with every pitch.

  • One last run as a Bearcat

    Blake Borwig has been about school spirit and doing something special from the day he set foot in Anderson County High School as a freshman.

    His transcript shows 11 Advanced Placement courses on the way to graduating third in the Class of 2017.

    And who can forget the picture that appeared with this column showing Borwig as a one-man student section – really, he was – at an Anderson County girls’ basketball game during his junior year.

  • DARE Fishing Derby set for...

    The annual Anderson County DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at Hope Community Church, located near the Anderson County-Franklin County line on U.S. 127. The derby is set to run from 8-11 a.m. and is open to children 15 and under. All participants must have a parent or guardian with them.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the 10- to 15-year-old division and the under-10 division.

    Anglers should bring their own bait and tackle.

  • Bearcats keep turning around,...

    Bryndon Labhart’s smile was all anyone needed to know about what was going on for Anderson County Friday night.

    The Bearcats’ senior catcher stood on first base with a huge grin as his single had just completed the process of erasing a four-run deficit to lead Collins, 8-6, in the 30th District Baseball Tournament championship game.

  • Good Lady Bearcats pummel Henry...

    SHELBYVILLE – It took less than an inning for Anderson County to answer questions which Lady Bearcat softball team would be showing up at the Eighth Region Tournament Monday afternoon.

    A first inning that saw the Lady Bearcats score four times on six hits was all the evidence needed that the good Anderson team had come to play Henry County at Collins High School.

  • Bearcats awaken, roll past...

    Anderson County might be out of school for the summer but the Bearcat baseball team gave a lesson in old-school baseball in the Eighth Region Tournament Monday evening at Barnes Memorial Field.

    Hosting the tournament for the first time in 10 years, the Bearcats also waited until the second time through the batting order to get to Walton-Verona starter Braxton Foley. Once their bats awakened, the Bearcats had more than enough pitching to seal the program’s first regional tournament win since 2014.

  • Collins ends Lady Cat district...

    Anderson County seemed to have everything right where it needed to capture another 30th District softball championship Friday night. Instead, the Lady Bearcats saw a five-year run of titles end with a crushing 9-3 defeat at the hands of Collins on the Anderson field.

    It was the first time any team other than Anderson had won the district title since Collins took the crown in 2011.


    Anderson County never had any doubt that Timmy Rogers was the man for the biggest job of the 2017 baseball season. The junior right-hander gave up only three hits before leaving the pitching mound in the sixth inning of a 9-4 romp past Spencer County in the 30th District Tournament Monday at Barnes Memorial Field.

    “They told me about two weeks ago,” Rogers said of when he learned he would be getting the call in the district opener, the early elimination game in the post-season.