Today's Sports

  • Doing what few thought could be...


    When the 2017 high school baseball season opened the number of people believing Anderson County would be the top seed in the 30th District Tournament might have been less than the number of hits Luke Dowell gave up last Tuesday night at Collins.


    The senior right-hander quieted the Titan bats on the way to a 5-0 shutout to lift the Bearcats to a season-sweep of the Titans and the top seed in the district tourney, set to begin on May 22.

  • Anderson fortunes still unclear...

    Entering the final stages of the 2017 spring sports season at Anderson County, the crystal ball is as murky as it was when the seasons started six weeks ago. About the only things certain are that the Anderson teams will play and no one knows how long they will stay alive.

    In a way, that is part of the charm of high school sports. An athlete goes out, lays it on the line and lets the chips fall. To go very far in the post-season, a team or individual has to be good, really good, and have some good fortune fall their way.

  • Bearcats enjoy wind-blown blowout

    Anderson County’s 12-2 win over Collins Monday might be known as the wind-blown blowout.

    The Bearcats jumped on Collins early when John Paul Garmon belted a home run to left field, a shot undoubtedly aided by the fierce wind blowing out, then repeatedly dropped flares in for hits to register a victory margin no one expected on Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Bearcats take big district...

    Anderson County took a huge step toward the top seed in the 30th District softball tournament last Monday when the Lady Bearcats routed homestanding Shelby County, 18-5, in a contest shorted to five innings by the “mercy rule.”

    Anderson moved to 3-0 in district play with the remaining three district games all scheduled for Anderson’s home field. Anderson, which has won five straight district titles, and six of the last seven, will host the district tournament beginning on May 22.

  • Russell named MSC track Co-...

    From staff reports

    For the first time in his career, Campbellsville’s Brayden Russell is named the Mid-South Conference Co-Athlete of the Year, officials announced at the awards ceremony upon completion of the track and field championships at the University of the Cumberlands.

    Russell, a sophomore from Lawrenceburg, earned the award after collecting 28 points for the Tigers in the MSC Championships Apr. 27-29.

  • Riley takes top MSC honor

    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley erased a five-stroke deficit to win the individual championship of the Mid-South Conference Golf Championships, held last week at Bowling Green Country Club. Riley led the University of the Cumberlands team to its sixth straight MSC title.

    Riley’s one-over 73 in the final round of the three-day tournament was the lowest of the women’s event. The junior finished at 228 (78-77-73) to finish four strokes ahead of teammate Annabeth McKay.

  • Coyotes coexist in the urban...

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

    An expansion from its historic range in the interior plains brought the coyote to Kentucky where as recently as the early 1970s sightings of these animals were still considered rare.

    Coyotes are now common across the state but their presence in urban and suburban areas can surprise residents.

  • Anderson tracksters compete at...

    The Anderson County High School track and field team entered the home stretch of the 2017 season at the Collins Titan All-Comers meet, held Friday in Shelbyville.

    The Anderson girls placed seventh with 6 points while the boys came in seventh with 20 points. Eight teams were entered in the meet. North Oldham took the girls’ title while Collins won the boys’ championship.

  • Anderson tennis teams to open...

    The Anderson County High School tennis teams get their final exams on the courts starting Monday when the Eighth Region Tournament gets underway in Frankfort.

    The boys’ tournament begins Monday at Franklin County High School while the girls’ bracket will be played at Western Hills.

  • Bearcats sweep Spencer the old...

    TAYLORSVILLE – There was nothing newfangled about Anderson County’s 5-2 win at Spencer County last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats used their speed to create runs and rode a strong pitching performance from junior right-hander Timmy Rogers to sweep the season series and guarantee themselves of no worse than a No. 3 seed in the 30th District Tournament.