Anderson County High School

  • Sims to play football at Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Steven Sims has signed a letter of commitment to play football at Centre College. Sims announced his choice of the Danville school during a ceremony at the school last Wednesday.

    “I believe it is the best school in the state,” said Sims, a three-year starter in the line at Anderson. At 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds, Sims expects to play defensive tackle for the Colonels.

    “I visited there and got to meet the coaches. I really liked it,” Sims said.

  • Gustafson signs with St. Catharine

    Anderson County High School senior Katie Gustafson has signed an NAIA national letter of intent to play soccer at St. Catharine College, located in Springfield.

    A defender and mid-fielder as a Lady Bearcat, Gustafson is expected to see action at both sports for the Patriots, who compete in the Mid-South Conference.

    “We like that she played as a defender and that she is versatile,” said St. Catharine coach Paul Patton.

  • SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats very young, possibly very good

    It does not take long to know what to expect out of Anderson County softball in 2011. Lady Bearcat coach Brian Glass pulls out a roster, then marks a “C” by four names.

    “These are our team captains,” he says. “They are all sophomores.”

    Very young. Very good.

  • BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cats still prowling near top

    With Anderson County set to host Mercer County in Monday’s baseball season opener, it is time to get a quick rundown of the Bearcats from head coach L.W. Barnes.

    “I’ve got no power. I’ve got no speed. And I’ve got no depth in the pitching staff. I do have good defense,” Barnes says.

    No one really believes Barnes, now in his 13th season leading the Bearcat baseball program. Having four regional championships and four runner-up finishes since 2000 will do that, you know.

  • Four Lady Bearcats named to All-Tournament Team

    Anderson County basketball players Destiny Stewart, Sydney Brown, Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee were named to the All-Eighth Region Tournament team by the region’s coaches. The team was announced following Saturday’s regional championship game at Gallatin County High School.

  • Bearcat baseball alumni invited to play again

    The Anderson County High School baseball program is sponsoring the inaugural Anderson County  Baseball Alumni Game. All former players are invited to come out for the event.

    There will be one 9-inning game pitting the odd year graduates versus the even year graduates. Also on the program will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School baseball program. 

  • Regional and possible state tourney info

    Lady Bearcats at regional tournament

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team was to have played Oldham County in the final first-round game of the Eighth Region Tournament Tuesday night after press time for the print edition of The Anderson News. The tournament is being held at Gallatin County High School.  A story and photos from that game is available online at www.theandersonnews.com.

  • Lady Bearcats hold on to district crown

    TAYLORSVILLE – All business. Anderson County was all business Friday.
    And that meant there would be no funny business in the championship game of the girls’ 30th District Tournament, held at Spencer County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats never trailed. They jumped to a quick lead, held off Collins’ best punch then imposed their will enough for a 57-48 win to capture their third straight district title. “It never gets old,” smiled freshman Eriel McKee, who has been a member of all three of those district titles.

  • A season of misfortune for Bearcats

    (Editor's note: Anderson News sports editor John Herndon looks back at the just completed season for Anderson County boys' basketball. This article contains his observations and opinions.)

    Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez once said, “I would rather be lucky than good.”
    Anderson County basketball, the 2010-2011 edition, can certainly identify with the old New York Yankee.

  • Spencer ousts Anderson from district tourney

    TAYLORSVILLE – In the end, Anderson County’s limitations made sure the Bearcats’ post season would end quickly.

    Always a few inches too short, the Bearcats had no answer for Spencer County’s Logan Dunbar, who scored 17 points, including what might have been the biggest two points of last Tuesday’s 30th District semi-final.