Today's Sports

  • South Oldham to give Bearcats...

    Chances are the story lines will be different around the Anderson County and South Oldham football camps this week.

    The programs, both of which have been climbing the Class 5A football ladder in recent years, tangle with each other Friday, Sept. 5, in Crestwood. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson County head coach Mark Peach is undoubtedly telling his troops that this South Oldham team is not the same one that perhaps an older brother or friend slapped around – think 49-7 and 59-13 in successive games – a few years ago. It’s not even close.

  • Russell sets Tiger passing marks

    Former Anderson County quarterback Jacob Russell had a record-setting night in his first action at Campbellsville University. However, the Tigers came up short, 44-40, in their bid to upset Mid-South Conference foe Lindsey Wilson, ranked No. 18 in the NAIA pre-season poll.

    For his effort, Russell was named one of three Mid-South Conference Players of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.

  • Hyatt leads Campbellsville to...

    Anderson County resident Anna-Marie Hyatt led the Campbellsville University women’s golf team to the championship of the 2014 President’s Cup of the Battle for Highway 55 on Sunday.

    Hyatt shot a 155 (79-76) on the Twin Pines Golf Course in Columbia, Kentucky, for her first individual win as a collegian. In the final round, Hyatt had five 3-putts and still shot a 76. She finished two strokes ahead of teammate Ashley Goodin.

    The Lady Tigers defeated Lindsey Wilson 7.5 to 3.5 in the Ryder Cup-style match.

  • Lady Rams take the court
  • Lady Bearcats split four matches...

    The scorecard will show that the Anderson County girls’ soccer team split four matches last week. The eyes, however, saw a team that is coming together and should be a force by the end of the year.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated district rival Spencer County and routed regional foe Owen County, but lost to highly-regarded Boyle County and North Oldham during the past week. Another contest against Western Hills, was scheduled for Monday night after press deadlines.

  • Morgan leads golf Cats over Sayre

    Anderson County overcame some early missed shots to nip Lexington Sayre 154-155 in boys’ high school golf action last Tuesday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    “We were fortunate that Sayre’s five-man missed a par putt on the final hole,” said Anderson coach Jim Beward. “That said, I thought we hung tough despite some poor shots early and managed to get a couple of needed birdies later in the round.”

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  • Mind games: Never-say-die...

    Since that day he came home to lead the Anderson County High School football program, Mark Peach has preached the mind is where the champions are separated from those who are merely good.

    Friday night, it was no exception.

    The Bearcats were never seriously threatened in a 42-6 win over George Rogers Clark in the Bearcats' season opener. They methodically wore the visitors down with an offensive line that punished the Cardinals and a spread-the-wealth attack that saw three Bearcats run for at least 70 yards and four different runners reach the end zone.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats...

    The red, white and blue just runs through these guys.

    Every day. Every week. Every time they get together to play football, these Anderson County Bearcats are as red, white and blue as Toby Keith.

    They’d be just as at home with Rick Monday or Jim Craig as they would Nick Saban.

    Monday, playing for the Chicago Cubs, famously grabbed Old Glory from some protestors who had gotten on the field at Dodger Stadium and were intent on burning the flag.