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Today's Sports

  • Anderson ends slump with string...

    For most of the season, the biggest storyline that shadowed the Anderson County baseball team was a lengthy losing streak, but that’s no longer the case.

    After Anderson’s losing streak had extended to 16 games, the longest since L.W. Barnes became head coach of the Bearcats in 1999, Anderson has won four of their last five, all of which were pretty convincing victories for the Bearcats.

  • Bearcats wrap up spring practice

    There are four phases to the offseason program for the Anderson County football team, and the Bearcats just wrapped up phase two.

    After a productive weight room phase during the winter months, the Bearcats just finished their annual spring practices last week, the second phase of the offseason program.

    “Pretty much checked the boxes, we got done everything we needed to do,” head coach Mark Peach said. “Thankfully the weather cooperated, you never know in Kentucky.”

  • Multiple Bearcats place at...

    The Anderson County track team continued its great 2019 season by posting 22 top-10 marks at the Boyle County Invitational this past weekend.

    15 of the top-10 performances were from the boys, which helped fuel a fifth place finish for the Bearcats out of 14 teams. Seven Lady Bearcats posted top-10 marks, which earned them a 12th place finish.

    The Bearcats had two athletes make the podium, including Mason Pierce, who was the winner of the boys’ 1600-meter run.

  • Tourney raises cash for...

    This past weekend the Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course hosted a four-man scramble tournament with all proceeds going to the Challenger Little League in Lawrenceburg.

    Checks were still being processed as of Tuesday morning, but the tournament raised somewhere between $7,500-8,500 for the league according to Bart Lewis, the commissioner for the Challenger League. That is the most money the tournament has raised since its inception two years ago.

  • Anderson to host pair of tough...

    After beginning the week with a loss to East Jessamine and a game against Collins, the Anderson County softball team will host Franklin County and Taylor County to conclude the week’s slate of games.

    Before facing Collins, the Lady Bearcats had lost three of their previous five games and held a record of 10-7. Their losses were to teams with stellar records, which is a by-product of creating a difficult schedule.

  • Record bass caught in Harlan...

    A new Kentucky state record for the biggest largemouth bass caught was set on Good Friday, April 19 when Evarts resident Mark Ward caught a 14-pound-9.5-ounce bass at Highsplint Lake in Harlan County.

    The previous record, which had stood since 1984, was a 13-pound-10-ounce bass caught by Dale Wilson of Laurel County.

    Ward’s fish was 26.8 inches long with a girth of 22.5 inches.

  • Bearcats begin preparation for...

    The high school football season is about four months away, and the Anderson County football team is already starting to prepare for the upcoming season with its annual spring practices.

    The Bearcats have been getting in some light practices after school for a little over a week now. While it’s too early for starters to be named or plays to be perfected, the spring practices gives the newbies a chance to get comfortable on the field and the returners a chance to knock some rust off from the previous season.

  • Mastering the mouth shot

    Noah Kidwell, a member of the Anderson County archery team, hits targets and interacts with teammates just like every other member of the team.

    The only difference between him and his teammates is how he shoots the arrow.

    “It’s sort of in reverse of what a normal archer does,” head coach Dave Frederick said of Kidwell’s approach.

  • Anderson loses close battle with...

    The Anderson County boy’s tennis team hosted Collins on Monday night and lost a close battle with the Titans, 5-4.

    The Bearcats were able to take care of the singles portion of the match, as they won four of the six solo matches.

    Zach Edwards, D.J. Bierly, Jacob Alteri and Ethan Smith all logged victories for Anderson, and normally the four team points scored would have been enough to win the overall match.

  • Anderson track competes at...

    Despite less than ideal weather conditions, the Anderson County track team competed in the Heart of the Bluegrass Invitational at Mercer County this past Saturday, and came away with 11 top-10 finishes.

    Four boys and two relay teams scored points for the Bearcats, which helped fuel a seventh place finish for Anderson boys’ team among some of the state’s top competition.

    Two girls finished in scoring positions for Anderson’s girls team, which put them in a tie for 17th place.