Today's Sports

  • Mat Cats compete at Woodford,...

    R.J. Boies is considered one of the top high school wrestlers in Kentucky and it showed last week in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Versailles.

    Grappling at 220 pounds, Boies placed third in the tournament with his only loss coming in the semifinal round to Daniel Lopez of Coahulla Creek (Georgia). In his other matches, Boies, a senior, won impressively. He took the third place match over Nathan Prosser of McCreary Central, 6-2.

  • 2017 a year of triumphs and...

    Only four more days until we see the calendar turn again. It’s a time for looking ahead and a time for looking back. It’s a time for reflecting, remembering, recharging and refocusing.

    Every year, there seems to be one or two stories that dominate local sports. Think the Sweet 16 of 2009, the state high school football finals of 2011 or those great runs by the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball or softball teams in recent years.

  • Lady Cats third in Bardstown...

    BARDSTOWN -- The end result was not exactly what the Anderson County girls’ basketball team wanted, but the Lady Bearcats were smiling heading into the Christmas holiday.

    Anderson finished third in the eight-team Bardstown Christmas Classic, routing Bourbon County, 81-44, in the consolation game Friday night at Bardstown High School.

    Earlier, the Lady Bearcats had romped past Marion County in the opener but suffered a bit of an upset when they fell to Bardstown in the semifinals.

  • Anderson archers strong in...

    Anderson County archery teams were very strong in the Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery tournaments held on Dec. 16.

    In the bulls eye tournament, Turner took first place with Saffell Street School second in the elementary division. The Anderson County High School team won the high school division while the Anderson County Middle School team placed second in the middle school division.

  • Swim Cats compete at Woodford...

    The Anderson County High School swim team competed in the 16-team Woodford County Invitational on Dec. 16, improving their times, according to Coach Georgia Kennerly.

    The Anderson camp was keenly interested in the 500-yard freestyle where Swim Cat senior Reece Arredondo finished at 5:08.9, just ahead of his brother, sophomore Riley Arredondo’s 5:10.10.

  • Wrestlers take title in...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team have a strong showing, taking all five of its matches to win the Wolverine Duals at Western Hills High School last Thursday.

    The Mat Cats rolled to wins over Bryan Station (60-12), Spencer County (60-24), Western Hills (60-15), Dunbar (57-6) and Scott County (39-24).

  • Excellent winter fishing in Lake...

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

    Consistency is a trait all anglers love in a body of water. Most lakes and rivers in Kentucky go through seasonal temperature swings that make fishing tough during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

    The Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland fishes as consistently as any body of water in Kentucky. The water temperatures of the Cumberland River at Burkesville ranged from 55 degrees Dec. 11 to 53.5 degrees Dec. 14 to around 53 degrees Dec. 18.

  • Giving of self the greatest gift...

    Four days. Just four days to get your Christmas shopping done.

    Unless, of course, you do like I did one year and ran out to a gas station and bought some gift cards on Christmas morning.

    But, that’s just me. Or, maybe not. From the looks of the display the next day, it had been busy.

  • Lady Cats perfect in district,...

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team not only made it halfway through the regular season district schedule unscathed, they reached the midpoint in resounding fashion with a 65-29 thrashing of Shelby County Thursday night in Shelbyville.

    Anderson, which had some major questions heading into the season, including whether it would be good enough to even advance to the Eighth Region Tournament, made it through the first segment of the home-and-home district schedule at 3-0 with two of the wins being in double digits.

  • New hunting regulations proposed

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and small game hunting regulations, according to a news release.

    The release said at its quarterly meeting on Dec. 8, the commission recommended all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Legislators must approve regulation recommendations before they become law.