Today's Sports

  • Anderson County's fourth...

     The Anderson County boys’ basketball team made a valiant comeback in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game against Casey County, but the comeback fell short as the Bearcats lost to the Rebels 55-51.

    Anderson County trailed for the entire game, part of it by double digits. With 3:43 left in the game the Rebels’ lead was 10 and they seemed to have the win all but locked up.

  • Lady Bearcats fall to Lincoln...

    STANFORD -- The Anderson County girls basketball team’s first game in Kentucky since the Cactus Jam tournament did not go as hoped for the Lady Bearcats, as they fell to the Lincoln County Lady Patriots 60-50.

    “It’s not all doom and gloom but there’s certainly a lot of things that we got to fix,” Anderson County head coach Clay Birdwhistell said after the loss.

  • McKee's big shot lifts...

    The Anderson County Boys basketball team kicked 2019 in dramatic fashion as they defeated Shelby County in the final seconds of overtime 56-53.

    Zariahn McKee was the hero for the Bearcats as he knocked down his fourth three-pointer of the evening with only a few seconds remaining in overtime. Shelby County had a second of clock left to work with and they were unable to score at the buzzer

  • Thank you for 34 incredible years

    It’s just time.

    It’s not something anyone can explain, including me. You just know it’s time.

    By the time you read this, I will be retired. Or self-employed. Or unemployed. I guess it depends on how you look at things. My last day at The Anderson News was Monday, Dec. 31. We got the paper together and sent it off to the press for publication on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

    It’s just time to pursue some other dreams.

  • Bearcats learn about selves,...

    OWINGSVILLE -- Anderson County learned much about itself in the Dan Swartz Classic, held at Bath County High School last week.

    The Bearcats proved to themselves that they could come back to beat a good team as they did in Friday’s semifinal round against Lewis County. They also learned there is a large gap between being good and being a regional contender Saturday night when Johnson Central spanked the Bearcats in the championship round.

  • Bearcats host Shelby Friday

    For years, anytime Anderson County and Shelby County met on the basketball court anywhere, it was major happening.

  • Lady Bearcats travel to Lincoln...

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team will be tested sternly in the Lady Bearcats’ first game of the new year.

  • 2018: A year of sports...

    There were plenty of highs and lows in Anderson County sports during 2018. Looking back on the year that just ended, there were several stories that stood out above all other sports stories in Anderson County.

    In compiling this list, the top story stands out simply because of the number of people affected both on and off the basketball court.

  • Lady Bearcats take Cactus Jam...

    It might have been fitting for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team to meet basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton while in Phoenix for the Cactus Jam Phoenix Basketball Classic last week.

    Like Walton’s great UCLA teams, the Lady Bearcats left little doubt of their superiority in the “Jam” division of the tournament, held at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

    Anderson won its three games by a total of 68 points to bring home the championship. Anderson players Sophie Smith and Jaclynn Ruble were named to the All-Tournament team.

  • Bearcats celebrate unbeaten...

    The Anderson County High School football team celebrated the 2018 season with the annual team awards banquet on Dec. 16.

    The Bearcats finished the season at 10-1 after navigating the regular season undefeated. Anderson also won the Class 5A, District 6 championship. It was only the fifth district championship in school history, dating to 1949.