Today's Sports

  • Unwanted break just as things...

     Well, now, just in time for all of the good stuff during football season, I am taking a little break. 

  • Unbeaten Bearcats set for...

     When Anderson County hosts Woodford County Friday night, the Bearcats will be entertaining one of their oldest rivals.

  • You just can’t forget the night...

    I was there the night the goal posts came down.

    We’re not talking that night when Tim Couch hit Craig Yeast to lift Kentucky past Alabama in overtime, although I was in what was then Commonwealth Stadium that night too.

    What I am talking about happened a week or two later in Dry Ridge, Ky. And if you were an Anderson County football fan who made that trip 21 years ago, you will never forget it.

    You can’t.

  • Inaugural Glen Drury Classic Nov...

    When Glen Drury stepped down as basketball coach at Anderson County High School last spring, he left more than a legacy of 537 wins.

    He left more than seven district championships and two Eighth Region crowns.

    He left a legacy in the minds of hundreds of young men and women who were involved in the Bearcat basketball program. It was a legacy of tough love and good times. It was basketball and life tied together.

  • Spencer makes most of...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Missed opportunities cost Anderson County dearly last Tuesday night as the Bearcats dropped a 3-1 decision at Spencer County in a boys’ 30th District soccer match in Taylorsville.

    “In life or in a soccer game, when you are given an opportunity, you have to make the most of it,” Anderson coach Jeff Pritchett.

    Spencer made the most of its opportunities to get a key district win. The Bears scored 38 seconds into the contest, then put the game way in the second half, capitalizing on a couple of Anderson mistakes.

  • Lady Bearcats hope seventh-place...

    Playing good competition during the regular season pays off when the postseason comes around. At least Anderson County is hoping for that result.

    The Lady Bearcats placed seventh out of eight teams in the rugged Spine Center Showcase, hosted by Boyle County, last week, but it was a time for growth, according to Coach Jason Earnest.

    His team rallied to defeat North Laurel, 5-2, in the seventh-place game Saturday morning. Junior Anna Foley scored four goals and delivered an assist as the Lady Bearcats erupted for four goals in the final half.

  • Lady Cat golfers end season,...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team ended its regular season last week with mixed results.

    Thursday, the Lady Bearcats took a 167-207 defeat at Shelby County.

  • Collins downs Volley Cats

    Anderson County’s district momentum could not carry the Lady Bearcats in last Wednesday’s match against visiting Collins.

    A week earlier, Anderson might have gotten its most impressive victory of the season in dispatching 30th District foe Spencer County in straight sets. However, any uptick the Lady Bearcats earned that night was not enough last Wednesday as Collins defeated Anderson, 3-1, to take command of the district seeding race.

  • Home game on the road reminds of...

    Chances are few people noticed an odd scene following the Anderson County girls’ soccer against Collins last Wednesday.

    But as I prepared to interview Anderson coach Jason Earnest following his team’s 5-0 win, he took a moment for housekeeping. He made sure the money box and tickets were secure.

    At Collins High School. On the west side of Shelbyville, 29.5 miles from Anderson County High, according to Google.

    Anderson made the trip to Shelbyville. The scoreboard read that the visitors won, 5-0.

  • Briscoe takes silver in Vegas...

    Anderson County High School student Braxton Briscoe recently qualified to compete in the Kids International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, held in Las Vegas.

    The event was sponsored by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

    Briscoe earned a silver medal in the competition, according to his father, Brad Briscoe.

    “He had a single match as contender facing the defending world and Pan American champion,” Brad Briscoe said. “With less than a minute left, he got disqualified for an illegal up kick.