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Today's Sports

  • Elk quota hunt application...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Twenty years ago this December, seven elk were released atop Potato Knob in Perry County in front of thousands of onlookers. The landmark restoration of a free roaming elk herd in Kentucky was off and running.

    Fast forward to present day. There are now more elk in Kentucky than any state east of the Rocky Mountains and each year the prospect of harvesting one compels tens of thousands of hunters to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunts.

  • ACMS archery team takes Woodford...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team ruled the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Saturday, taking first place with 3,288 points of a possible 3,600.

    The Mustangs boasted five individual medalists with eighth-grader Henry Thompson taking first place in the middle school boys division and earning the top overall score in the tournament.

  • Net Cats improving as tourney...

    Measures of improvement in Anderson County boys’ tennis often come in small doses.

    For example, as a team the Bearcats were winless a year ago but have beaten Franklin County and Nelson County in the first month of the 2017 season. Yet, the struggles remain constant for the Anderson program.

    “We only lost one senior and the addition of Job Bush has been a good fill in. He has caught on quick,” says Anderson coach Seann Speray, now in his second season of leading the program.

  • Mercy pitching quiets Lady Cat...

    Anderson County could not get the bats going last Thursday night in Louisville.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked 17th in the state, managed only four hits against No. 12 Mercy as the Jaguars took a 3-1 decision in high school softball action.

    Anderson’s Bailey Curry, Sammy Rogers, Lexi Tinsley and Kelsey Sutherland were the only Lady Bearcats to reach base on hits. Anderson coach Brent Aldridge said Mercy pitcher Lexi Ray, who has committed to Tennessee-Martin, “is pretty good. We just need to swing it a little better.”

  • Kays strong in Heart of Bluegrass

    Anderson County junior Evan Kays turned in a strong performance in only her second track meet Saturday, placing sixth in the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Heart of the Bluegrass meet, held at Alvis Johnson Field in Harrodsburg.

    Kays scored Anderson’s only points, placing sixth in the 200-meter dash and eighth in the 400 meters to score Anderson’s only points in the prestigious meet.

  • Like it or not (I don’t) one-and...

    By now, we all know the annual pattern around Kentucky Wildcat basketball.

    John Calipari gets mega-talented recruits to wear the Blue and White, usually amassing what the recruiting gurus tab as the nation’s best class. A team loaded with talented freshmen makes deep run in NCAA Tournament -- a national championship and three other Final Four trips. Then, the heralded class heads for the riches of the NBA while Calipari reloads his roster.

    It’s the old one-and-done thing.

  • Lady Bearcats a smash in Collins...

    Three weeks into the 2017 high school softball season, Anderson County remains a major work in progress.

    As their short trip to the Collins Spring Break Bash indicated last weekend, the Lady Bearcats can be very good. Anderson was named champion of the tournament after winning four of five games. It was, by far, the finest outing of the year for the Lady Cats, who improved to 6-4.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded the ball in the four wins, scoring 49 runs and winning three of the games by the “mercy rule.”

  • Bearcats rally past Boone in...

    Some hot bats and solid defensive play helped Anderson County salvage a 12-8 win over Boone County in high school baseball action Saturday at Morehead City Park.

    The game was the final one of a short three-game spring break trip for the Bearcats.

  • Track Cats prospects looking up

    To get some perspective on the Anderson County High School track and field program, all one needs to do is look at numbers.

    We’re not necessarily talking about sprint times, personal records or how far someone jumps. It’s more basic.

    “This year, we have 26-28 kids out,” says Anderson coach Catina Sims. “We had 17 last year. We have added some sprinters this year. We have some distance runners who are cross country runners who didn’t run track last year. We have added a couple of throwers.”

  • Bearcats looking to take final...

    The difference between high school basketball ecstasy and agony came down to the ball falling one way or the other.

    It sounds like an oversimplification, but it is true. Anderson County’s Cobe Penny launched a short runner, a shot Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said Penny would hit 90 percent of the time – with 1.9 seconds left in the Eighth Region championship game against Collins.