Today's Sports

  • Showing mercy without a rule

    When girls’ soccer fans across the state checked the scores from last Wednesday night, the reaction to Anderson County’s 9-0 rout of Shelby County was probably one collective yawn.

  • Woodford stings Bearcats

    VERSAILLES – Even before Anderson County visited Woodford County last Thursday night, the Bearcats knew they were going against one of the best teams on the 2017 boys’ soccer schedule.

    The Yellow Jackets left no doubt with a methodical 7-0 thrashing at Falling Springs Park.

    Woodford jumped to a quick 3-0 lead, then added four more goals in the second half to go to 6-2 on the year. Anderson fell to 4-3.

    “Woodford is very talented on the ball,” Anderson coach Robbie Best said.

  • Franklin’s peak performance...

    It might be unrealistic to expect Anderson County to be perfect in the final six games of the high school football season.

    But it might happen if Mark Peach’s assessment of the Bearcats’ 20-0 win over Valley Friday night is correct.

    “We had a season full of mistakes in one game and still won 20-0,” Peach half-chuckled after his team improved to 3-1 on the season. “We had all those mistakes and still won 20-0. I don’t know how we did that.”

  • Bearcats, Flyers renew grid...

    They are no longer district rivals. They aren’t even in the same classification anymore, but that should mean little when Anderson County travels to Franklin County Friday night.

    The Bearcats and Flyers get together for the 20th renewal of an on-again, off-again series that dates to 1970. The series has been mostly on for the last 20 years with the teams putting up some memorable battles.

  • Hunting and fishing license...

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended that the department increase prices for some resident Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses, according to a news release.

    It will be the first resident license price increase in more than a decade, and the first increase of the senior and disabled sportsman’s licenses since their inceptions in 1999.

  • Lady Cat golfers post good...

    With the regular season winding down, the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team continues to show some improvement, but still struggles with the consistency they desire heading into the post-season tournaments.

    Last week, the Lady Bearcats shot a season low 9-hole score with a 176 in a tri-match with Western Hills and Franklin County at Wild Turkey Trace with freshman Haley Case leading the way with a 6-over 41 followed by Kallie Jo Smith’s 43 and Jaclynn Ruble with a 45. Allaka Lewis followed with a 47.

  • Valley visits

    Homecoming week at Anderson County High School should provide plenty of mystery.

    The Bearcats take on Louisville Valley for the first time ever in a contest that few know what to expect. What is known is that Valley has lost all three of its outings thus far this season, but Bearcat coach Mark Peach says the Vikings are dangerous.

    “They are very athletic,” he said. “Watching them is like watching the 40-yard dash or the 4X100-meter relay.”

  • Carnahan Bowl set for Sept. 23

    (UPDATE: After the Sept. 6 edition of The Anderson News went to press, Anderson County Middle School coach Brian Holloman contacted The News to update on the Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl. The Mustangs will be playing Shelby East Middle School on Sept. 23 at noon in the annual bowl.)

    The Sixth Annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, featuring the Anderson County Middle School football team, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 on Bob Ware Field at Anderson County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have no answer...

    Collins used intimidating size and a quick passing game to defeat host Anderson County in straight sets in 30th District volleyball action last Tuesday.

    The Lady Titans never trailed in a 25-20, 25-7, 25-14 win.

    “Collins is a really good team,” Anderson coach Ryan Brown said. “They have three girls 6-feet tall and all are good hitters.”

    Collins would later defeat Louisville Eastern, a Top 20 team, establishing the Titans as one of the top clubs in the Eighth Region.