Today's News

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Bethlehem tries to put damper on Lady Bearcat senior night

    Bethlehem tried to put a damper on Senior Night for Anderson County girls' soccer, but the weather had already done that last Wednesday.

    The teams played to a scoreless tie, the second time they had dont that this year. Bethlehem was awarded a victory in the earlier meeting, at the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, when the Bardstown school prevailed in a shootout.

    Anderson coach Jason Earnest noted, “160 minutes of play yielded zero goals total for both teams.”

  • COLUMN: Friday Night is what makes the Lights special

    This is what it is all about when teenage boys put on shoulder pads and fasten the chin straps.

    If you don't know that Anderson County is playing football at Franklin County on Friday night, you simply haven't been paying attention.

    I got the impression that Anderson might have been looking ahead last week when the Bearcats were treating the football like it was an agitated pole cat. For 24 minutes, it looked like no one on the Anderson team wanted to hang on.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Cann's hat trick sends Lady Bearcats into district final

    Makenzie Cann’s hat trick not only ended a long goal drought for the Anderson County girls’ soccer team Monday night, it also sent the Bearcats into the 30th District final.

    The junior forward’s three goals propelled Anderson County to a 3-0 victory over Shelby County in the district tournament semifinals at Collins. The Bearcats (8-10-3) will face Spencer County (6-12) at 7 p.m. Wednesday night in the district title match.

    Spencer upset Collins in the second semi-final match, winning a penalty-kick shootout.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats hold off West Jessamine

    NICHOLASVILLE – Mark Peach had warned anyone who would listen that a trip to West Jessamine could be as harrowing as a trip down Lexington's Nicholasville Road at rush hour.

    Not many listened.

    At least, they didn't until Anderson County had to rally from a 20-0 deficit before taking a 41-39 win in high school football action Friday night.

    “I was mortified, then justified,” Peach quipped after his team had moved to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in Class 5A, District 6 action.

    Mortified and justified.

  • OUTDOORS: Peyton wins world championship

    Anderson County High School sophomore Cameron Peyton won the overall individual honors at the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament, held last week in Orlando, Fla.

    Peyton shot a 298 out of a possible 300 during the tournament. Peyton connected on 28 tens out of 30 shots during the tournament. Peyton outlasted Bradley Long, the runner-up from Caudill Middle School, of Richmond, Ky., by one shot.

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed third in the tournament. The team was also awarded the NASP Spirit Award.

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Fall ball champions

    The Green Machines were recently crowned as Major League champions in the Anderson County Fall Baseball League.  Team members are, front row, from left: Zack Robertson, Ethan Freeman, Sam Harrod, Gage Mitchell, Eric Adams and Bailey Turner. Second row: Assistant coach Mike Swails, Spencer Wooldrige, Shawn Kenyon, Clay Jenkins, Mikey Swails and Shjon Ripy.

    Back row: Head coach Jake Turner, assistant coach Dave Adams and assistant coach John Ripy.

  • GOLF: Short game escapes Harrod at State Tourney

    Tyler Harrod's short game is what got him to the state golf tournament. Last Friday, it might have made his trip to Bowling Green a short one.

    Harrod shot a 15-over 87 in the opening round of the tournament, held at Bowling Green Country Club, finishing well off the cut.

    “I drove the ball well. My short game was what hurt me the most,” said Harrod, a junior. “I struggled with chipping and it really didn't help when I lipped out several par putts.”

  • GOLF: Riley advances at state, falls short of goal

    Kaitlyn Riley's time at the state high school golf tournament wasn't what she wanted, but it was not bad either.

    The Anderson County High School junior shot rounds of 82 and 81 at the tournament, held last Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bowling Green Country Club. While Riley made the first-day cut and finished in a five-way tie for 27th place individually, her goal had been to be in the Top 10 when play ended.

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 10, 2012

    Disc golfers host Autumn Classic

    The Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association hosted the third annual Autumn Classic Disc Golf Tournament on Sept. 29. A field of 50 players from 20 cities and ranging in age from 11 to 65, participated in the 36-hole event. The tournament was played on the courses at Anderson County Community Park and Lawrenceburg City Park.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats will a win in district tourney opener

    When the stage is the biggest, the little things usually make the difference.

    Such was the case in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament semi-finals.

    Anderson County reached down and found a bit more consistency and meshed it with a new-found resiliency to oust Collins 3-1 (25-17, 17-25, 25-15, 25-22) Monday night.