Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats pounding...

    Everyone knew the winter of 2018-2019 could be quite special for girls’ high school basketball in Anderson County, but really?

    In case you haven’t been keeping score, the Lady Bearcats are 5-1 on the season after pounding Spencer County in a district matchup Saturday afternoon.

    Consider these numbers: 17, 51, 51, 31 and 35. Those are the margins of victory the Lady Bearcats have put up in their wins.

  • Walton-Verona outlasts scrappy...

    The difference between a Top 15 high school basketball team and one that is rebuilding was on display Friday night.

    Walton-Verona, one of the favorites to win the Eighth Region, forced 20 Anderson County turnovers and used its size to disrupt the Anderson attack to claim a 58-45 decision on Anderson’s home court.

    Walton-Verona remained perfect at 5-0 while Anderson dropped its first game after winning two.

  • Lady Bearcats pounce on Collins...

    SHELBYVILLE -- It had been billed on Twitter as the opening day of Bearcat hunting season, but Anderson County was the hunter, not the hunted, at Collins last Tuesday night.

    While Collins appeared to pull out all the stops in an effort to derail Anderson, the Lady Bearcats rolled to an 81-50 win over the team that has been billed as the biggest threat to the Lady Bearcats in the 30th District. Anderson hit 13 three-point shots, keeping Collins from getting close enough to be dangerous, and played at a frenetic pace that visibly wore the hosts down.

  • Fourth quarter surge lifts...

    Anderson County guards Tyler Rice and Alex Carpenter unleashed a blizzard of three-pointers Saturday as the Bearcats rallied to beat Bethlehem, 64-49, In the Bardstown Tipoff Classic at Bardstown High School.

    Rice nailed four long balls in the first half as part of his game-high 23-point effort. Carpenter added 18 points, bagging six home run balls.

    “Tyler got hot in the second quarter,” Anderson coach Bryan Hyatt said. “He hit four (threes) in a row and we know he can do that. He was playing well in the first half.”

  • Lady Bearcats prep for Christmas...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will be getting ready for a busy Christmas holiday season as the Lady Bearcats host Shelby County Thursday and then come back to entertain Eminence Saturday afternoon.

    Next Wednesday, the Lady Bearcats open the Christmas tournament season in the prestigious Queen of the Commonwealth tourney at Bullitt East High School. The Lady Bearcats take on Louisville Assumption in the first round.

  • Bearcats have busy week ahead

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team embarks on a busy week with road games that could go either way.

    Thursday, the Bearcats visit Eighth Region rival Grant County in a renewal of a series that has been dormant since the 2010-11 season. (The teams did meet three years ago in a tournament at Clinton County.)

    The Braves are expected to be competitive in 2018-19 and were picked eighth in the Eighth Region pre-season poll of region coaches by The Cats’ Pause. Anderson was picked ninth.

  • Honoring America!

    The Emma B. Ward choir sings the National Anthem at the Bearcat basketball game on Dec. 1.

    NOTE: We are having technical problems in posting other photos of the choir performing.  Those photos will be posted as soon as possible.

  • Lady Cats ready for memorable...

    Anderson County knows that just about everybody has picked the Lady Bearcats to roll through the Eighth Region.

    The Lady Bearcats know that they are supposed to be playing in Rupp Arena, where the girls’ state high school basketball tournament will be played for the first time. They know there are some unrealistic souls who are so sure that the Lady Bearcats will claim their first regional title in five years that anything short of a trip to Rupp would be considered a seasonal failure.

  • Bearcats expect success as Hyatt...

    The reality of where he was punched Bryan Hyatt in the early evening hours of October 15.

    Hyatt had just completed his first official practice as head coach of the boys’ basketball program at Anderson County High School. He’d put the balls up and locked the doors.

    And he walked to his truck.


    “I think that was the first time I had ever left practice alone,” Hyatt says. “Glen and I always walked out at the same time.”

  • Hyatt ready for different...

    When Bryan Hyatt strode onto the basketball court at Henry County High School last Tuesday night, the path was strikingly familiar. He left the Anderson County locker room located in the hallway running under one of Kentucky’s largest gymnasiums, turned left, then made his way around a curve and throughan end door to that venue he’d visited numerous times before.