Today's Sports


    Expectations are what they are.

    A year ago, there weren’t many for the Anderson County girls’ soccer program. Oh, the Lady Bearcats were favored to win the 30th District title, which they did, but few thought much more was possible.

    A year later, the Lady Bearcats are seeing what a regional runner-up finish does to those expectations. With eight seniors and some high level underclassmen, those expectations have done a complete 180-degree turn for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Short game errors cost Bearcats...

    The expectations for the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are simple: compete for a regional championship or a state tournament berth.

    Early in the season, the Bearcats have shown the talent to do just that, but the consistency has been lacking. Never was it more apparent than during Saturday’s Bearcat Classic, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The Bearcats finished second in their own tournament, shooting a 320, one shot behind Scott County, but Anderson coach Jim Beward said the result was not in line with the expectations.

  • Anderson wrestlers fare well at...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County wrestlers had good showings at the Blue Grass State Games, held recently in the Lexington area.

    Anderson County High School senior Caleb Boyles placed third in the 195-pound class, losing a close match to last year’s class champion, Kohl Dodd of Fern Creek, in the semi-finals.

    “Caleb has gone to several camps and trained like a champion all summer,” said Anderson coach John Griggs. “I expect Caleb to have a great year and place in the state tournament.”

  • KDFWR mentor-youth dove hunt...

    Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began Monday, Aug.10, according to a news release.

    These hunts include specially set-aside fields for adults wishing to take up to two youths (ages 15 and younger) dove hunting. The number of hunters in each field is limited, with spaces reserved by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to register. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, the release said.


    The record book does not lie when it comes to Anderson County’s success in girls’ high school sports.

  • No easy answers in dealing with...

    After writing about high school sports for over 30 years, I like to think I have a grasp of what goes on when kids play the games.

    There are always a few surprises every year, but in a strange way, they aren’t unexpected. They’re going to happen. It’s just the details of when, where and who that you don’t know in advance.

    I wish predicting the future well-being of high school sports was that simple.

  • Sting of ’14 drives senior-laden...

    The sting still bothers the Anderson County High School volleyball team. And they agree that is a good thing.

    A year ago, the Lady Bearcats turned in what had the trappings of the best performance in the program’s history. Anderson finished the regular season at 23-6 and clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Then it happened. Again.

  • Country singer to host St. Jude...

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his Eighth Annual St. Jude Softball Game on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Taylorsville.

    The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park, located on Highway 44 near Spencer County High School. The Home Run Derby will get under way at 11 a.m. with the softball game at 1 p.m. Anyone can enter the Home Run Derby for an entry fee of $5. Prizes will be awarded.

  • Fall fishing carries new meaning...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Getting better

    Improvement, more than winning, has been the focus for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team heading into the 2015 season.

    With that as the goal, the Lady Bearcats’ first outing of the season was a big success.

    Anderson finished 13th out of 19 teams in the Lady Rocket Invitational Saturday at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville. The Lady Bearcats compiled a 405 team score, well behind Sacred Heart’s winning 317, but 24 strokes ahead of the score Anderson turned in at the same tournament last year.