Today's Sports

  • Franklin, Peters selected for...

    Two Anderson County High School football players have been selected to play in the annual Border Bowl football game, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Sevier County High School in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Kickoff times have not been announced according to the game website.

  • Anderson’s first athletic state...

    Frozen tidbits …

    I have to admit that I am often simultaneously amused and annoyed when it comes to recognition of past accomplishments.

    Such was the case when the Anderson County High School Marching Band won the state championship last fall. It came up again when the Board of Education voted to give less than a quarter per county resident toward the cost of the band members rings.

  • Lady Bearcats can take major...

    Anderson County has to like where it stands in the race for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    The Lady Bearcats can virtually assure themselves of the top spot with a win in a district rematch at Spencer County Thursday, Jan. 11. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson defeated Spencer, 53-47, back on Dec. 9 at Anderson. At the time, it was a bit of a statement that Anderson was going to be a bit stronger than some had expected in 2017-18.

  • Lady Bearcats focus on learning...

    The long post-game talk had one simple purpose.

    “We can win the Eighth Region,” Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell.

    The Lady Bearcats had just dropped a 66-56 decision on their home court to highly-regarded Lincoln County, last Tuesday. There were no moral victories for keeping things close, as Birdwhistell chose to focus on what brought the Lady Bearcats on the verge of a major upset -- they trailed 56-53 with four minutes to play -- but also what was the difference between winning and losing.

  • Elementary school lessons pay...

    SHELBYVILLE -- All those free throws Dylan Pittman shot while he was in elementary school paid off Friday night.

    “When I was nine or ten I was fifth in the nation in a ft contest,” Pittman smiled. “It was sponsored by the Elks Lodge.”

    No one was thinking about that contest in the fourth quarter in the Bearcats’ district win at Shelby County, but it might have been prophetic for Anderson.

  • Boyles picks Northwestern College

    Anderson County High School senior Anna Boyles has signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent with Northwestern College, according to a news release.

    Northwestern College is located in Orange City, Iowa.

  • Wishes for local success in 2018

    Happy New Year!

    Ok, this column is actually being published on Jan. 3, but this is a weekly newspaper and you sometimes deal with time frames in unusual ways.

    Plus, this is my column, so I guess I can wish you a Happy New Year if I want to.

    I hope you had a great New Year’s weekend watching plenty of football or basketball and you are off to a great start in 2018.

    We start the year with high hopes and big dreams, some of which will come to fruition. Some will shatter and our hearts will break. But we can learn from all of them.

  • Lady Bearcats power to tourney...

    NICHOLASVILLE -- The question of whether Anderson County is a legitimate threat to make a long post-season run has hung over the Lady Bearcat basketball program since before the current season started but the Lady Bearcats answered with an emphatic “Yes” in winning the Citizens National Bank Tournament at West Jessamine High School last week.

  • Bearcats still searching after...

    MOUNT STERLING -- As the calendar turned and many people resolved to be new people in 2018, it was obvious that the Anderson County High School boys basketball team was still in search of its right formula for success.

    The Bearcats dropped a 62-59 decision to Ft. Thomas Highlands in the fifth-place game of the Gateway Classic at Montgomery County High School on Saturday. It marked the fifth time in the last six outings that the Bearcats tasted defeat

  • 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.