Today's Sports


    The Anderson County girls’ high school golf team turned in a two-season best score Saturday when the Lady Bearcats fired a 388 to finish fifth in their own Joy of Golf Tournament, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The 16-team tournament drew some of the area’s best clubs, including Paul L. Dunbar, Taylor County and Shelby County.

    Dunbar took the tournament championship with a 313, followed by Taylor County, 20 strokes behind. Shelby County finished third at 360.

  • Bearcats second in Garrard...

    With just over a month left in the regular season, the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team has begun looking like the team that could make a run at its second state tournament berth in three years.

    At least that was the assessment of Bearcat coach Jim Beward after Anderson finished second in the Whitaker Bank Golden Lions Invitational Tournament at Dix River Country Club near Stanford.

    Garrard County hosted the event.

    Anderson placed second with a team 312 score, seven shots behind tourney champ Wayne County.

  • Bottoms works Little League...

    Anderson County Parks and Recreation director Kenton Bottoms was selected to work the regional tournament games in association with the Little League World Series last week. Bottoms was selected to work the Central Region tournaements, held in Indianapolis.

    After a week of evaluations, Bottoms was picked to work home plate in the Midwest Championship game, won by Webb City, Missouri, over Coon Rapids Cardinal Little League of Minnesota.

    Webb City advanced to the Little League World Series, which begins Thursday, Aug. 20, in Williamsport, Pa.

  • Rare mussels released into Big...

    A collaborative effort between the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service placed three endangered species of freshwater mussels into the Big South Fork of Cumberland River on Aug. 12, according to a news release.

  • Lady Cat soccer sharp in final...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team scored an impressive 7-0 win over Lafayette in the final pre-season scrimmage Saturday.

    Anderson dominated from the outset against what Anderson coach Jason Earnest termed, “an over-matched team.”

    Earnest said in a text message, “We did whatever we wanted. So I suppose we did OK.”

    Sophomore Taylor Harley collected a hat trick, scoring three goals in the first half to lead the Lady Bearcats.

  • God First Soccer registrations...

    God First Soccer will offer two opportunities for children to register for the fall season in the next week, according to league organizers.

    Children can sign up to play on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

    God First Soccer is open to boys and girls, ages 3-11 with games scheduled to run from Sept. 12 until Oct. 24.

    The cost is $40 for the first child in a family and $35 for any additional children. The fee covers shirts and soccer socks.

  • School’s back, sports are, too

    The calendar says we still have almost six weeks of summer left but this morning, the roads said it was over.

    You know, those big yellow school busses were back out, meaning vacation is over and time for the kids to get back to the classroom.

    And that means the question I have been fielding about once a day for the last three weeks will increase exponentially: “Your schedule is about to get really busy pretty soon, isn’t it?”

    In this job, you are always busy. It just comes in different forms at different times of the year.


    Expectations are what they are.

    A year ago, there weren’t many for the Anderson County girls’ soccer program. Oh, the Lady Bearcats were favored to win the 30th District title, which they did, but few thought much more was possible.

    A year later, the Lady Bearcats are seeing what a regional runner-up finish does to those expectations. With eight seniors and some high level underclassmen, those expectations have done a complete 180-degree turn for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Short game errors cost Bearcats...

    The expectations for the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are simple: compete for a regional championship or a state tournament berth.

    Early in the season, the Bearcats have shown the talent to do just that, but the consistency has been lacking. Never was it more apparent than during Saturday’s Bearcat Classic, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The Bearcats finished second in their own tournament, shooting a 320, one shot behind Scott County, but Anderson coach Jim Beward said the result was not in line with the expectations.

  • Anderson wrestlers fare well at...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County wrestlers had good showings at the Blue Grass State Games, held recently in the Lexington area.

    Anderson County High School senior Caleb Boyles placed third in the 195-pound class, losing a close match to last year’s class champion, Kohl Dodd of Fern Creek, in the semi-finals.

    “Caleb has gone to several camps and trained like a champion all summer,” said Anderson coach John Griggs. “I expect Caleb to have a great year and place in the state tournament.”