Today's Sports

  • Garmon leads Cats past Carroll

    Anderson County needed this one.

    After struggling to finish the job so many times since early January, the Bearcats needed a night when they hammered down the win early.

    Anderson reeled off the first 12 points of the fourth quarter on its way to an 84-58 win over visiting Carroll County last Tuesday. The Bearcats, who had lost six of their previous eight games, upped their record to 14-10.

    Carroll, which has been in a funk since Christmas, dropped its 15th straight game and fell to 4-20.

  • District tourney opens Tuesday

    The real high school basketball season gets underway next week as the 30th District Tournament opens at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    Anderson County swept the district titles last year, marking the first time a district school had accomplished that feat since 2009.

    While the Anderson girls are heavy favorites to repeat, the boys’ tournament could be a wild affair. Collins would have to be given the nod as the team to beat since it went through the regular-season district schedule unscathed and will be playing at home.

  • FINs lakes stockings begin this...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Five new lakes enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods Program (FINs) will receive stockings of trout in February, a boon to anglers tired of being house bound.

    Flemingsburg Old Reservoir, an 11-acre lake in Fleming County, gets 900 trout while Leary Lake, a 5-acre lake on Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Grant County, gets the same amount of trout. The 9-acre Logan-Hubble Park Lake just south of Lancaster in Garrard County will receive 900 trout as well.

  • Be ready when fishing...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions fluctuate.

    With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when that friend calls at daybreak or the impulse strikes and the schedule allows for a last-minute trip.

  • Turner archers claim multiple...

    The archery team at Robert B. Turner Elementary School celebrated its regional championship by gathering for a team photo and displaying the awards it has won. Team members have won 11 first-place and two second-place team awards, along with 109 individual awards, according to coach John Collins. The team has qualified for state, national and world competitions.

    In the recent NASP Region 7 competition, the team had the first-place elementary girl, Madalynn Puryear, and the first-place boy, Bradley Collins.

  • Lady Cat defense goes ‘crazy,’...

    Seeing that Anderson County defeated Williamstown 85-47 in an Eighth Region girls’ basketball matchup last Tuesday, it would be hard to believe that at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats trailed.

    But it is true.

    Eight minutes in, Williamstown, a pesky small school team that could be a troublesome post-season matchup for a regional foe, led Anderson, 20-19. Stellar guard Michaela Kennedy had riddled the Lady Bearcats for 13 points and the Lady Demons appeared determined to hang with the Eighth Region’s second-ranked team.

  • Senior Night string music for...

    Alorra Sims knows how to make the most of her Senior Night.

    The Anderson County High School basketball player scored 17 points and pulled down 7 rebounds to lead the Lady Bearcats to an easy 57-25 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

    But as strong as her game was, Sims put her stamp on the evening with a rousing performance of The National Anthem prior to the game.

  • Harp back where he wants to be

    Part of Sam Harp has stayed in Anderson County for nearly 30 years.

    In three years, he’d taken Bearcat football to heights it had never experienced before. He’d coached Anderson to an undefeated season in 1986. The following year, he’d guided the Bearcats to the first playoff win in school history, winning at perennial power Newport Central Catholic.

    The Bearcats had ascended to a place in the state’s Top 5 in Class AA and Harp had been named the state’s Coach of the Year in 1986.

  • Lady Bearcats keep on rolling

    The scoreboard said Anderson County had just routed Louisville Ballard by 30 points. The official scorebook gave the Lady Bearcats one more point. Either way, it was a big league rout that ran Anderson’s record to 17-6.

    But it wasn’t pretty.

    “I don’t care what the scoreboard says,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “I don’t feel good about it. I think it was the worst we have played in a month. I thought in the first half, we didn’t show a lot of enthusiasm.”

  • Frankfort comes through in...

    FRANKFORT – If one play could summarize Frankfort’s 63-58 upset of Anderson County last Friday, it would undoubtedly have to be one in the first 30 seconds of the second half at Wilkinson Gym.

    With the score tied at 34, Anderson’s John Paul Garmon came up with a clean steal near midcourt, then drove for the basket. Somehow, a Frankfort player caught up to Garmon, blocked the layup from behind. In the wild scramble for the rebound, the ball somehow caught the leg of Anderson’s Dylan Pittman before heading out of bounds.