Today's News

  • SOCCER: Shelby ends Bearcat season

    The Anderson County High School boys' soccer team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night when the homestanding Bearcats dropped a 3-0 decision to Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    Anderson fell behind 2-0 at the half and could never generate a sustained attack. The Bearcats ended the season with a 6-11-1 record.

    A full story will appear here online on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 16 and will also appear in the Oct. 23 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: Hearts should enforce true sportsmanship, not KHSAA

    By now, you have had the time to a) seethe, b) show righteous indignation, c) wonder what the world is coming to, or d) laugh at the headlines emerging from the news regarding the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and handshakes.

    Or your reaction could have been like one of my old college professors who loved to give multiple choice questions in an any, all, or none format.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats, Flyers battle for district title, again

    Just like it has been the last two seasons, Anderson County and Franklin County sit atop the Class 5A, District 6 standings with Friday's showdown being for the regular season district championship and the district's top seed in the state playoffs, which start next month.

  • FOOTBALL: Mission: Impossible? Mission accomplished!

    It was supposed to be Mission: Impossible for Anderson County football.

    No, we aren't talking about just beating West Jessamine. The Bearcats took care of that nicely with a 24-6 win that drew a collective “ho-hum” when the score posted across the state. It was a margin in line with what the major computer rankings predicted.

    But stopping West Jessamine's Devin Taylor? Let's just say Peter Graves or Tom Cruise might not have accepted such a task.

  • GOLF: Riley's place in local history assured

    Kaitlyn Riley is sure she didn't play her best golf at the state high school tournament last week.

    The record book, however, is just as sure about her place in Anderson County sports history.

  • GOLF: One giant step for Bearcat golf

    BOWLING GREEN – It was only a step.

    Make that a giant step. One that had a disappointing end, but it was a major stride for Anderson County boys' golf.

    While the Bearcats made a quick exit from the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Boys' State Golf Tournament, they vowed that 2013 would be a foundation year for return trips. “I will go on the record now,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “I don't think it will be another 20 years before we are back.”

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 16, 2013

    Truck Tug to benefit football team

  • FOOTBALL: Peach ties old coach as Bearcats winningest

    When Mark Peach returned home to Anderson County in December of 2004, his main desire was to restore Bearcat football to a place among the state's best programs.

    There is little doubt Peach has done so in his nine years as Anderson head coach with two district titles, a regional crown and a state runner-up finish.

  • Anderson athletic director likes the post-game handshake

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee is a fan of the traditional post-game handshake between teams, but he understands why the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a directive last week that urges schools to discontinue the practice if it cannot be supervised.

    “I think it is a reaction to some of the things that are going on,” Sallee said. “I think they are trying to be proactive.”

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Anderson, Franklin part of scoring revolution

    There aren't many smiles when people around the Anderson County football program think about the Bearcats' loss at Franklin County last year.

    Just to refresh your memory, as if it needs refreshing, Anderson County's Joe Rose kicked a field goal with 13 seconds to play to give the Bearcats a 52-50 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, however, Franklin's Ryan Timmons took a handoff from Lorenzo McCaskell and raced 80 yards for a touchdown as time expired.