Today's Sports

  • Collins holds on to sweep Lady...

    Collins took advantage of crucial Anderson County errors to post a 3-2 win over the Lady Bearcats in district softball action last Wednesday in Shelbyville. The win, coupled with other district results from last week, gives Collins the top seed in the 30th District tournament, beginning Monday at Collins.

    Collins stood at 12-10 though the weekend’s games and 4-2 in the district.

  • Bearcats upset regional favorite

    Anderson County might have scored its most impressive win of the 2018 high school baseball season with a 7-4 win over defending regional champion and 18th-ranked Simon Kenton Saturday in Independence.

    Anderson pitcher Timmy Rogers battled for six innings to pick up the win while reliever Bailey Turner came in to get the final three outs.

  • Turner archers third in Eastern...

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team shot its way to a third place finish in the 3D Division of the Eastern National competition Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The team advances to the World Tournament, also held in Louisville, in June.

    Breanna Woodside placed fifth in the elementary girls individual division, being the only individual winner from Turner.

  • Bearcat track shut out from state

    The Anderson County High School track team recorded two personal records in the Class 3A, Region 6 meet held Saturday at Lexington’s Henry Clay High School but the Bearcats were shut out of any berths in this weekend’s state meet.

    Triple jumper Kynan Russell came closest to advancing with a sixth-place finish in his event and setting a new personal record in the event. His 39-05.00 effort was the only Anderson result to tally on the scoresheet.

    Russell also placed 12th in the 110-meter hurdles with a 17.87 time.

  • Drury leaves a lifetime legacy

    Glen Drury can only laugh about working a basketball camp at Anderson County High School in the summer of 1982.

    Fresh off spending a year as an assistant coach at Berea College, where he had played the previous four seasons, Drury was playing a pickup game that included the Anderson head coach at the time, Kermit Koenig.

    “We got in a little verbal spat,” Drury laughs. “We were pushing a little and got in a little spat. We were both such competitors.”

  • Bearcat basketball awards...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team celebrated its season with the annual team awards banquet, held last Wednesday at the school.

    The Bearcats won their third consecutive 30th District championship, marking the first time since 1969-75, when Anderson was in the 42nd and 29th Districts, that the program has had a three-peat. Anderson finished the season 12-16.

    It turned out to be the final season for longtime Bearcat coach Glen Drury.

  • Small gestures a big part of...

    If there was ever any question about what was behind Glen Drury’s 535 wins as a high school basketball coach, it was answered last Thursday at, of all places, a tennis court.

    Drury had sent me a text message Wednesday night saying “I will be turning in my official letter later this week or the first part of next week.”

  • Daily Differences for Cats

    Each day brought something different for the Anderson County High School baseball team last week.

    The Bearcats put together one of their most impressive offensive outings of the season with a 15-6 win at Louisville Southern Thursday.

    Sam Harrod led the Bearcat attack, going perfect in five plate appearances. Harrod ripped four singles and a double, scoring three runs and driving in three. “He had a special day at the plate,” Anderson coach L.W. Barnes said.

  • Bearcats end spring practice...

    Anderson County ended its annual spring football game Wednesday with the Red team defeating the White team, 14-0, in a controlled scrimmage on Bob Ware Field.

    Kynan Russell scored both touchdowns for the red team. “He has done a nice job of rushing and catching the football,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

    Sophomore-to-be Jagger Gillis was solid, according to Peach. “It is always nice to have your starting quarterback returning and he continues to work hard and get better every day,” Peach said.

  • Power Surge

    Anderson County used a power surge to rally for a 9-4 win over visiting Shelby County in 30th District softball action last Thursday.

    Trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lady Bearcats exploded for seven runs, hitting three home runs in the process, to claim the win, their third straight. It also extended a winning streak over Shelby that dates to 2011. The Lady Rockets have never beaten Anderson since Shelby was split to form Collins High School, but had an opportunity Tuesday after press time.