Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats keeping their grip on...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The talk of Anderson County’s demise has been quite premature.

    At least the Lady Bearcats addressed it that way in 30th District softball action last week.

  • Lady Bearcat basketball looks to...

    Expectations and perspective are best seen in high school sports in the way those involved describe a program

    Take the Anderson County girls’ basketball program, for example.

    Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell talks of having to rebuild his program. He has done so for three seasons.

    Most other observers call the natural replenishing process at Anderson a reloading. It’s been that way ever since the Lady Bearcats became one of the Eighth Region powers a decade ago.

    For 2017-18, both would be right.

  • Dowell leads Cats to district win

    All Luke Dowell must have needed was a little reminder of history Monday night.

    Struggling early and even walking in a Spencer County run in the top of the first, Dowell got a visit from Anderson County pitching coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Archers have big day at state...

    An analysis of how the Anderson County High School archery team performed at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament last Thursday depends on who is doing the analyzing.

    The Bearcats placed eighth in the state championship meet with 3,400 of a possible 3,600 points. Madison Central won the title with Lafayette placing second. Perennial power Trigg County finished third.

  • Netting some points
  • Bearcats conclude spring practice

    Spring practice in high school football can be deceptive, but Thursday’s Red-White game at Anderson County High School showed the Bearcats potentially have some weapons they did not have last fall.

    “What I liked was a lot of different players contributing,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said. “With the mix of our returning players with our new additions gives us better team speed and also helps with the depth.”

  • Not with best intentions

    By now, Bailey Curry is used to the treatment she gets around the Eighth Region.

    And she knows there’s nothing she can do about it other than break into her huge smile and punish the opponent the best she can.

    Such was the case last Wednesday at Collins High School. The Titans had to believe they were at least Anderson’s equal, maybe even a bit better than the Lady Bearcats in 2017. After all, Anderson has been playing just a bit above .500 against a rugged schedule while Collins had routed Oldham County two nights before.

  • Lady Bearcats defeat Spencer for...

    The Anderson County High School softball team overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat host Spencer County, 8-5, in 30th District action Monday night in Taylorsville.

    The Lady Bearcats claimed the victory in their first regular-season district contest of the season. Anderson will be going for its sixth consecutive district crown next month.

    “Our kiddos were really focused and played with confidence and energy,” Lady Bearcat coach Brent Aldridge said.

  • Pitching makes baseball most...

    For years, I believed that making the state baseball tournament was the most difficult task in high school sports. My reasoning centered simply on the fact that baseball is the only team sport that does not allow a coach to put his best lineup on the field every day.

  • Rogers rules Rockets in District...

    Timmy Rogers picked the right time to turn in the best pitching performance of his high school baseball career.

    The junior right-hander gave up two unearned runs on three hits and two walks to lead Anderson County to a 3-2 win over visiting Shelby County in a 30th District game Monday night.

    Rogers was able to throw some heat when he had to but seemed to be fooling the Rockets with off-speed pitches throughout the contest.