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Today's Sports

  • Local golfers compete in NAIA...

    Anderson County residents Kaitlyn Riley and Anna-Marie Hyatt were set to participate in the NAIA women’s national golf tournament, being held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The tournament was scheduled to get underway Tuesday.

    Riley, a junior at the University of the Cumberlands, will be going for her second consecutive individual national championship. Her Cumberlands team won its sixth straight Mid-South Conference title last month.

  • Bearcats giddy over new grass

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone so giddy over getting some grass sprigs as Mark Peach was last Monday night.

    But then, I haven’t seen many football fields in worse shape than the one at Anderson County High School in recent years. And Peach, the Bearcat football coach was understandably excited when the Anderson County School Board approved a bid of just over $12,000 to renovate Bob Ware Field. The Bearcats should have a Bermuda grass field ready for their home opener against Mercer County on Sept. 1.

  • OLD-TIME PLAYER, BIG-TIME WINNER

    It would be easy to assume John Paul Garmon was born several generations too late.

    Just think about what his high school coaches say about him. You might agree that the Anderson County High School senior is from a different generation, and they see it as the ultimate compliment.

    “Oh, John Paul is all about winning,” says Anderson basketball coach Glen Drury. “It doesn’t make any difference what sport it is, all he cares about is the team winning.”

  • Thompson tops national meet

    Anderson County Middle School student Henry Thompson was best in the nation twice over the weekend as he took first place in both the bulls-eye and 3D-IBO competition at the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Over 15,000 archers from around the nation competed in the event. The Anderson County Middle School team placed 44th out of 243 middle school teams in the bullseye competition and ninth out of 89 teams in the 3D-IBO division.

  • District tourneys start Monday

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin Monday, May 22 at Anderson County High School.

    The Anderson County teams are the top seeds in both tournaments. The higher-seeded teams are designated the home team.

    The baseball tournament gets underway Monday with the Bearcats playing fourth-seeded Spencer County at 5:30 p.m. Second-seeded Collins takes on No. 3 Shelby County at approximately 8 p.m. The championship game is set for Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

  • Bearcats romp past Mercer

    The Anderson County High School baseball team got a strong win Wednesday night when the Bearcats rolled to an 11-4 win over Mercer County at Barnes Memorial Field.

    It was the kind of performance the Bearcats were seeking as they hit the final week before district tournament play begins. Anderson starter Luke Dowell got the win, going 6.1 innings and giving up only four hits. He overcame a porous Anderson defense that committed six errors.

  • Anderson impressive in Boyle...

    Anderson County is more than capable of making its fourth consecutive trip the state softball tournament.

    That was the statement the Lady Bearcats made in impressive run through the Tyler Missbach Memorial Showcase, hosted by Boyle County over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats won all three of their games and scored 36 runs in the process. The Lady Bearcats defeated Madison Southern, Boyd County and Louisville Eastern for three wins. The showcase was individual games, not a tournament.

  • Collins dampens Lady Bearcat...

    While Collins’ 3-0 win over Anderson County last Tuesday might have been a bit of a softball upset, it would also be true that it wasn’t totally unexpected.

    Anderson had routed Collins, 10-6, three weeks before in a game that might not have been that close. In addition, the Lady Bearcats were celebrating Senior Night and seemed to have things other than the diamond on their minds.

  • High school archers compete in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team placed 23rd out of 248 teams in the bullseye division of the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Senior Noah Platt led the Bearcats with a 291 score of a possible 300 while junior Anna Rose led the girls with a 289. Platt placed 59th out of 2,418 male archers and Rose was 49th out of 2,150 archers. Isaiah Caldwell and Wade Wilson followed with 288 and 287 respectively.

  • Track team shut out at regional

    The Anderson County High School track and field team turned in several strong performances and personal records at the Class AAA, Region 6 meet Saturday but were unable to secure any automatic berths in the state track meet.

    The regional was held at Bryan Station High School.

    The top two finishers in each event qualify for the state, but Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules allow for at-large qualifiers for the state meet. Those qualifiers had not been determined at press time.