Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats gain needed win...

    Anderson County got what it needed Thursday night when the Lady Bearcats rallied to defeat Washington County, 3-2, in high school volleyball action.

    That the match went to the fifth set, which Anderson won, 15-9, underscored just how close it was from the outset.

    Washington had taken an early lead, riding a 25-15 win in the first set, but Anderson rallied to take the next two games, 25-18 and 25-9 before Washington forced the tiebreaker, 25-19.

  • ACMS runners second in CKC

    The Anderson County Middle School boys’ cross country team took second place in the Central Kentucky Conference Meet, held last Tuesday at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.

    The Mustangs and Woodford County ended the race tied with 37 points each, but Woodford won the tie-breaker when its sixth runner placed ahead of Anderson’s.

    Team scores are based on the top five runners with their placings added together. A perfect score – one team with the top five finishers – is 15.

  • Taking a youth hunting creates...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    She sits on a plastic bucket in a field with her toy wooden gun, admiring the caterpillars and butterflies, while her father waits alongside and hopes for doves to fly into shotgun range.

    They are creating a memory and nurturing a seed planted a couple of years ago. She was 3 then and her dad had taken a deer during the modern gun season. Seeing the harvested animal up close intrigued her.

  • Golfers look to add to legacy at...

    If things go as they want and believe in, Jordon Morgan and Zachary Toles will have two more rounds of high school golf.

    They are the only seniors on the playing roster of the Anderson County boys' golf team and have every intention of leading the Bearcats into the second day of competition at the Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Rain dampens girls'...

    Rain hampered play at the Girls' Region 7 Golf Tournament held Tuesday at Keene Run Golf Course near Nicholasville.

    Anderson County, led by senior Christina Montgomery's 100, finished eighth out of 19 teams, falling sell short of a coveted bid to the state tournament. The Lady Bearcats carded a team score of 426.

    Madison Central, with a 324, and Paul L. Dunbar, scoring 326, advanced to the state tournament, to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Boys' high school golf...

    The Anderson County boys' golf team tuned up for the regional tournament with a pair of tournaments and one final home match in the last eight days of the regular season.

    On Sept. 19, the Bearcats finished sixth in the Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference Tournament, held at Connemara in Nicholasville. Anderson had been expected to compete for the title but did not fare well in what coach Jim Beward called “brutal heat and wind conditions.”

  • Shelby outlasts Bearcats, but...

    Anderson County got the win it needed Thursday night when the Bearcats defeated visiting Spencer County, 5-3, in boys' high school soccer action.

    The win gives Anderson the No. 3 seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held Oct. 12-17 at Spencer County High School. In the tournament, the Bearcats will take on Shelby County, a team that defeated the Bearcats, 4-3, in a penalty kick shootout Tuesday night on the Anderson pitch. Spencer, the No 4 seed, will tangle with Collins, the three-time defending district champion.

  • 2015 Anderson County Homecoming...

    Scenes from the Anderson County High School 2015 Homecoming parade

  • Dunbar simply hands Bearcats a...

    Dunbar was so old school in its 21-7 win over Anderson County Friday night, one might have sworn the Bulldogs had a player or two wearing leather helmets.

    Ok. Ok. The Bulldogs' uniforms and gear were as stylish as any to be seen on a football field in 2015, but their modus operandi was more of a throwback than some of those duds NFL teams wear from time to time.


    Zach Toles fist pumped. He pumped again. Then came the huge smile of relief.

    Eat your heart out, Boo Weakley. This one was sweet for Toles and the Bearcats.

    The Anderson County senior had just dropped a difficult 20-foot putt on the 18th hole that, for all practical purposes, sealed the Bearcats' berth in the state high school golf tournament Monday afternoon at Wild Turkey Trace.