Today's Sports

  • Hyatt takes the helm of Bearcat...

    Anderson County High School announced Monday afternoon that longtime assistant boys’ basketball coach Bryan Hyatt has been named head coach of the Bearcat program.

    Hyatt replaces his mentor, Glen Drury, who retired two weeks ago after 31 years at the helm. Hyatt served on Drury’s staff for 19 years, the last 10 as Drury’s top assistant coach.

  • Jim Boyd touched many beyond the...

    Until his health deteriorated in recent years, there was never a question of whether Jim Boyd would be somewhere on the sidelines when the Anderson County Bearcats took the football field.

    The only uncertainty, for me at least, was if I was going to get a chance to speak to the local fixture.

    The last few years usually saw Mr. Boyd standing at the fence, near the steps on the west end of Hollie Warford Stadium. He often had a program rolled in his hands as he watched the action. If I was in the vicinity, he always waved.

  • Collins ousts Bearcats from...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s baseball season that began with high hopes ended with a two-day summary the frustration the Bearcats experienced all season in the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School last week.

    The scoreboard said Collins rolled to a 10-1 win in the semifinals of the district tournament, quickly ending Anderson’s season. In the Anderson dugout, though, it was a reminder of a season coming off a run to the regional championship game ending with a 7-24 record.

  • Mistakes doom Lady Bearcats in...

    SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County took advantage of crucial Anderson County mistakes to build a big lead, then held on to defeat the Lady Bearcats, 10-6, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals Monday night at Collins High School.

    Anderson saw its season end at 14-13. It is the first time since 2011 that the Lady Bearcats have been eliminated in district tournament play.

  • Bearcat Basketball Camp dates...

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from June 11-14, according to assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

    The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day and is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through the eighth grade. Grades K-3 will report to Robert B. Turner Elementary School while those entering the fourth and fifth grades should report to Emma B. Ward School. Campers entering grades 6-8 should report to Anderson County High School.

  • Cooler spring temps mean...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentuckians cannot complain about a lack of rain this past spring. It seemed to rain every other day in March and April.

    It is a mild miracle the horses running in the recent Kentucky Derby did not sink up to their knees while standing in the starting gate. The 2.31 inches of rain received at Churchill Downs on May 5 set the record for the wettest Kentucky Derby ever.

  • Still saying thanks

    Most people knew. Or at least they had an idea that 2018 would be Glen Drury’s last season as boys’ basketball coach at Anderson County High School.

    Nothing was certain, as Drury had not said publicly he was stepping down. Privately, he’d told a very few that 2018 would be the final round of a stellar career that had earned nearly every coaching award imaginable. But he would wait until a few weeks after the season so the focus would be on the Bearcats’ quest for a Sweet 16 berth.

  • Who will lead the Bearcats now?

    Whoever is sitting at the end of the Anderson County bench next basketball season might want to pay Joe B. Hall a visit.

    Hall, now a beloved Kentucky legend in his own right, succeeded Adolph Rupp as the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats in 1972. At the time, Rupp had won more games than any other college basketball coach but Hall did good in his own right, winning a national championship and going to three Final Fours in 13 years. He’s widely considered as the most successful coach to replace a legend at the college level.

  • Curry named league’s top freshman

    Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry has been named the Mid-Amercian Conference softball Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches.

    Curry, a freshman at the University of Toledo, was also named first team All-MAC by the coached.

  • Bearcat power sweeps Spencer

    A power surge boosted Anderson County to a sweep of Spencer County in high school baseball action last week.

    Colton Cornish blasted a three-run home run in the top of the sixth to push the Bearcats to a 4-3 win over Spencer last Monday in Taylorsville. It was the Bearcats’ first district win of the season.

    The following night was even more dramatic as Zach Labhart sent a howitzer shot over the fence in left-center to give Anderson a 3-2 walk-off win over the Bears at Barnes Memorial Field.