https://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Bearcats could be better than expected https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-could-be-better-expected <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rutherfordadj_4.jpg" alt="Junior Hunter Rutherford, left, shown during action against Owen County last season, has had a very strong summer basketball season, according to Anderson County coach Bryan Hyatt." title="Junior Hunter Rutherford, left, shown during action against Owen County last season, has had a very strong summer basketball season, according to Anderson County coach Bryan Hyatt." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> Bryan Hyatt knows the eyes of local sports fans will be on his every move in his inaugural season as boys&rsquo; basketball coach at Anderson County High School.</p> <p> &ldquo;That will be one thing that is different,&rdquo; Hyatt smiled as he talked about his first summer leading the Bearcat program. &ldquo;In the past, Glen (Drury) was head coach and he took the heat.&rdquo;</p> Much gray area in prep transfer rules https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/much-gray-area-prep-transfer-rules <p> What might have been a sign of the times we live in was making the headlines recently.</p> <p> In case you missed it, Mike Harmon, the father of Zion Harmon, who just completed his freshman season at Adair County High School and one of the nation&rsquo;s top basketball prospects in the Class of 2021, announced that his son was looking at transferring to another school in Kentucky for his sophomore year. He named several schools as being on the list.</p> <p> As an eighth-grader, Harmon was a major factor in Bowling Green&rsquo;s first state championship.</p> Seven Anderson softballers Academic All-State https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/seven-anderson-softballers-academic-all-state <p> Seven members of the 2018 Anderson County High School softball team have been named to the All-Academic Softball team by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.</p> <p> Seniors Carmen Holt and Kelsey Sutherland were named to the first team as were juniors Jenni Beasley, Taylor Brown, Mattie Copenhaver and Lexi Tinsley. Senior Ashlyn Dearinger was named honorable mention.</p> Minor League championship game photos https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/minor-league-championship-game-photos <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/muckdogscelebrate889adj.jpg" alt="We’re the champs! Members of the Minor League Muck Dogs celebrate after recording the final out in the tournament championship game at Legion Park Thursday. Players are front, from left, Alex Steele, Jimmy McNulty, Colton Smith and Hayden Naylor. In rear are Tyler Slusher and Clay Smith." title="We’re the champs! Members of the Minor League Muck Dogs celebrate after recording the final out in the tournament championship game at Legion Park Thursday. Players are front, from left, Alex Steele, Jimmy McNulty, Colton Smith and Hayden Naylor. In rear are Tyler Slusher and Clay Smith." align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /> Young Mudcats sweep to own tourney title https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/young-mudcats-sweep-own-tourney-title <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cameronjonesadj.jpg" alt="Mudcats shortstop Cameron Jones winds up for a throw to first base against the Lexington Elite. " title="Mudcats shortstop Cameron Jones winds up for a throw to first base against the Lexington Elite. " align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> The Central Kentucky Mudcats 13-and-under baseball team swept through four games to win its own tournament Saturday and Sunday at Barnes Memorial Field at Anderson County High School.</p> Older Mudcats earn split in Lexington showcase https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/older-mudcats-earn-split-lexington-showcase <p> The Central Kentucky Mudcats 15-and-under baseball team split four games in the Next Level 15u/16u Prospects Tournament, held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Lexington. The Mudcats are now 4-4 on the summer and will host their own tournament at Anderson County High School this weekend.</p> Illegally kept deer fawn leads to drug charges https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/illegally-kept-deer-fawn-leads-drug-charges <p> <strong>Ky. Dept. of Fish &amp; Wildlife Resources release</strong></p> <p> The report of a deer fawn being kept illegally led to drug charges against a man and his mother in Marion County.</p> <p> On Monday, June 11, conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources charged 26-year-old Matt White, of Lebanon, Ky., with holding protected wildlife and one count of cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.</p> Riley named MSC Student-Athlete of Year https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/riley-named-msc-student-athlete-year <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rileyadj_1.jpg" alt="Anderson County native Kaitlyn Riley is all smiles after being named the Mid-South Conference female student-athlete of the year. With her is her University of the Cumberlands coach Taylor Riggs, left, and Mid-South Conference commissioner Eric Ward. " title="Anderson County native Kaitlyn Riley is all smiles after being named the Mid-South Conference female student-athlete of the year. With her is her University of the Cumberlands coach Taylor Riggs, left, and Mid-South Conference commissioner Eric Ward. " align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p> With her college golf career over, Kaitlyn Riley knows things have been much different than she expected when she got her diploma from Anderson County High School.</p> <p> &ldquo;If someone had told me when I graduated from high school that four years later you would have done all that at the University of the Cumberlands, I would not have believed that,&rdquo; Riley said last Friday.</p>