Today's Sports

  • Bearcats awaken, roar past...

    VERSAILLES – For almost 12 minutes, it looked like the Anderson County football team had forgotten that it was not able to take a vacation during fall break.

    A heavy favorite over a rival it has owned in recent years, the Bearcats were looking at a 7-0 deficit and had just 14 yards offense and had lost a fumble in two possessions.

    “I think we came in overconfident,” said Anderson senior R.J. Boies. “We knew we were the favorite. We were overconfident knowing that (some Woodford) players had moved from Anderson.”

  • Bearcat seniors leave marks in...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Anderson County boys’ soccer put together a glorious end of the regular season last Thursday.

    The Bearcats routed Garrard County, 6-0, in the final regular season game of the year on the Anderson pitch. The win gave the Bearcat seniors a night that will be etched in their memories as the senior class shone and the Bearcats ended the regular season at 7-6.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team rolled to a 4-0 win over Shelby County to advance in the 30th District Tournament Monday night at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The tournament had been scheduled to be played on the Anderson pitch but was moved Monday afternoon due to field conditions at Anderson. Collins has an artificial surface making the heavy rain generated by Hurricane Nate a non-factor.

  • Learning from Louisville

    I wish I could say I was shocked by the FBI revelations that rocked Louisville and the rest of the college basketball world last week, but to do that would be an admission to living in a vacuum.

    That’s the unfortunate state of college basketball today and chances are other sports will soon follow.

    As of Monday, we knew of six schools involved, but obviously, it seemed like everyone was looking at Louisville, its Hall of Fame coach and everything else that goes along with what is undoubtedly one of the top five or six basketball programs in America.

  • Marching Bearcats win at Casey...

    The Anderson County High School Marching Band took the grand champion trophy at the Casey County Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Liberty.

    The Marching Bearcats were also awarded trophies for Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and the championship of Class 4A.

  • J.D. Shelburne to host charity...

    Country music artist J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Charity Softball Game on Sunday, Oct. 8. The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park in Taylorsville, according to a news release.

    Shelburne’s team will play the WAMZ Hamz.

    First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

    St. Jude is the largest pediatric cancer research center in the world and no child is ever turned away because a family cannot afford the treatments, according to the release.

  • Bearcats look for next step in...

    As he addressed his team following its win at Grant County Friday night, Anderson County football coach Mark Peach repeatedly referred to “the next step.”

    Those steps make up the journey toward a Class 5A, District championship that Anderson hopes to be playing for on Oct. 20 when the Bearcats visit Madison Southern. But there are two more steps before that night.

  • Wild night ends in tie for Lady...

    A wild night on the soccer pitch settled nothing last Wednesday as the Anderson County and Franklin County girls’ teams battled to a 3-3 tie.

    The action was overshadowed by off-the-field incidents that delayed the match for more than 15 minutes and resulted in bewildered fans talking more about them than the action on the field.

    Anderson rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie things and then after Franklin had taken a 3-2 lead, the Lady Bearcats responded again and thwarted several Franklin threats in the final five minutes.

  • Anderson nets win over Spencer,...

    Anderson County had its chances to make sure it would have a good seed in the upcoming 30th District Volleyball Tournament, but some mental lapses doomed the Lady Bearcats against Shelby County last Wednesday.

    Anderson rallied to defeat Spencer County the next night putting the three teams possibly at the mercy of a three-team tie-breaker in seeding the district tourney, set to begin on Oct. 16.

    Anderson defeated Spencer in five sets after trailing 2-0 to pick up the Lady Cats’ first district win of the year Thursday.

    Anderson 3, Spencer Co. 2

  • Short day at the office

    DRY RIDGE -- About all anyone needed to know to explain Anderson County’s win at Grant County Friday night could be found near the bottom of the box score.

    “Total elapsed time: 1:45.”

    That’s one hour and 45 minutes for a high school football contest. They normally last close to 150 minutes.

    The Bearcats’ 43-8 rout of Grant County was effectively over when Grant tried an onside kick to open the game but Anderson’s Andrew Lykins picked up the ball and sprinted 48 yards for his first career touchdown.