Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer in...

    Even with a new-look lineup, Anderson County let it be known last Thursday that the Lady Bearcats will be just fine.

    Using clutch hitting and a sharp pitching performance from junior Lexi Tinsley, Anderson romped past previously undefeated district rival Spencer County, 10-3, on the Lady Bearcats’ home diamond.

    “We are learning,” said Anderson’s first-year coach Jeff Hawkins, who got his first district win. “We are young, but they executed well on offense. We got some big hits with two outs and runners in scoring position.”

  • Mustangs master Mercer meet

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team dominated the Mercer County Titans 3D Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. The Mustangs took first place and took nine of the top 10 individual finishes in the tournament.

    The Mustang boys took four of the first five places in the tournament with Paul Zigo taking first place. Logan Sea and Bryce Foster followed in second and third place with Hudson Reed placing fifth.

  • Bearcat archers win at Woodford

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place at the Woodford County Invitational, held Saturday in Versailles. The Bearcats also had six medalists, three boys and three girls.

    On the boys’ side, Henry Thompson continued his dominance of the sport, taking first place. Collin Spencer took fourth with Wade Wilson fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Sabrina Kostenbader, Anna Rose and Maura Dean placed third, fourth and fifth.

  • Russell named MSC Athlete of Week

    For the second consecutive week, Anderson County resident Brayden Russell was selected as the Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

    The junior compiled 23 total points at the Centre College Twilight Invitational to pace the Tigers to a second-place finish at the event. Of the 23 points, 18 came in field events.

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  • Wrestling with priorities

    What if a baseball game was scheduled and there was no one there to pitch?

    Or what about the wrestling meet without a referee? Could a March Madness game be rescheduled because neither team had enough to play?

    None of those scenarios would be far-fetched if Anderson County wrestling parents Brad Briscoe and Blake Drury have their way. The two are part of what is now an informal local drive to challenge parents to reevaluate priorities when it comes to one’s faith and how it relates to sports.

  • Education-based sports designed...

    By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

    The odds of a sports scholarship paying for even a portion of a college education are minuscule.

  • Central Hardin sweeps Bearcats

    Central Hardin used two stellar pitching performances to sweep Anderson County in a baseball doubleheader Friday at Cecilia.

    Central Hardin sophomore Cooper Jones and senior Brendan Grider each gave up only one hit in shutting down the Bearcats.

    The Bruins took the first game, 6-2, reaching Anderson starter Hayden Elder for two runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings. Grider was dominant in the second game as Central Hardin won, 10-0, in five innings.

  • Lady Cat JV has good showing in...

    The Anderson County High School varsity softball team was unable to get on the diamond during spring break as a tournament at Collins, in which the Lady Bearcats were entered, was canceled, leaving Anderson with no games.

    However, much of the varsity team also plays on the junior varsity and got in four games Friday at a JV tournament hosted by Elizabethtown High School.