Today's Sports

  • Anderson golfers defeat Woodford

    Anderson County rode strong play at the top to defeat Woodford County, 175-195, in boys’ high school golf last Monday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    Anderson County’s Hayden Elder, a junior, carded a 37 to earn medalist honors, while Anderson’s Andrew Peach recorded a 40. Both scores were well under Woodford’s best at 46.

    “The match was slow-paced which made it hard for our team to get into a good rhythm,” said Anderson coach Nate Hollon. “I was proud of the team doing what they needed to do to get the win.”

  • Carnahan Bowl set for Sept. 24,...

    The annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, benefiting the Anderson County Middle School football program, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Anderson County High School, according to a news release.

    The Mustangs will entertain East Oldham Middle School for a double-header with the varsity game played at 11 a.m. The junior varsity game will follow.

    Seth Carnahan was an Anderson County Middle School player who died while playing in a creek in Scott County on Aug. 1, 2009. He was 13.

  • Ample rain means promising...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The generous rains combined with abundant summer sunshine spurred excellent growth for sunflowers planted on the public dove fields across the state. Hunters should find excellent conditions for the opening of dove season on the traditional date of Sept. 1.

  • Telecheck Adding New Questions...

    Starting this season, hunters will be asked to provide additional information about their harvested deer and elk during the telecheck process according to a news release.

    All harvested deer and elk must be reported to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources either by phone at 1-800-245-4263 or online telecheck at fw.ky.gov.

    Those checking an antlerless male deer will now be asked to distinguish it as a male fawn – also known as a button buck – or as an adult that has shed its antlers.

  • Familiar faces get new looks for...

    It’s difficult to find a term to adequately describe Anderson County girls’ soccer as the Lady Bearcats open the season.

    Rebuilding? Perhaps. The Lady Bearcats lost five or six starters, depending on the match, and have to replace some key cogs. Midfielder Madeline Wilson is now at Morehead State University. Another midfielder, Autumn Miller has graduated as did forward Allie Johnson, one of the the team’s top scorers with Wilson.

  • Thompson sparkles in 3-star...

    Anderson County Middle School student Henry Thompson continued his domination of archery by winning another tournament over the weekend.

    Thompson shot a 297 of a possible 300 points to win the IBO NASP Outdoor World Challenge, held in Seven Springs, Pa., Friday and Saturday.

    Thompson’s score not only won the middle school division, but also claimed the overall male championship.

    In addition, Thompson won the the IBO 3-Star Challenge, by taking his scoring totals from the nationals, world and the challenge to declare an overall challenge winner.

  • Bearcat golfers top Shelby in...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team got a good start to the season with a 170-185 win over Shelby County last Thursday at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Anderson’s Hayden Elder claimed the top honor, shooting a 38 over the nine-hole course.

    Elder was two strokes ahead of Shelby’s Zach Houchin and three up on Anderson’s Conner Pike.

    “Hayden played consistent as he always does,” Anderson coach Nate Hollon said.

  • Upcoming deer season looks...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many archery hunters in Kentucky will spend the last long weekend of summer getting an early jump on fall.

    Kentucky’s 2016-17 deer season kicks off the first Saturday in September with the start of the 136-day archery season. “Everything right now points toward another good season,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    That is welcome news following a string of record harvests.

  • Publie input sought on state’s...

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is encouraging deer hunters to participate in a new online survey about deer hunting and management in Kentucky, according to a news release.

    The survey is available at www.research.net/r/KYDeerInput2016 through Sept. 9, according to the release.

  • Bearcats winging it for better...

    It might come as a surprise that Mark Peach is winging it this football season.

    A stickler for details in preparation, Peach has been known to spend countless hours studying film looking for ways to make his team more perfect and finding flaws in an opponent’s armor. There’s a reason he’s the winningest coach in Anderson football history and has been named the state’s Coach of the Year more than once. That preparation played a key role in advancing to three regional championship games in four years.