Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hall of Famers, hoops heroes

    Even though he was still in elementary school when the Kentucky Colonels basketball team folded, the memories are still vivid for Keith Currens.

    The Anderson County resident revisited some of those memories along with many other moments of hoops history when he and his wife, Tamara, attended the American Basketball Association Reunion at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday.

    All proceeds from the event benefited the Dropping Dimes Foundation, formed to offer financial assistance and other support to former ABA players who did not have a pension.

  • Fink fantastic at national meet

    Anderson County High School wrestler Chase Fink had an impressive weekend wrestling with Team Kentucky. Competing in the National Wrestling Coaches Association/USA National Scholastic Folkstyle Duals, held at Crawfordsville, Ind., over the weekend, Fink won five of seven bouts, defeating grapplers from Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska along the way.

    Fink was part of Team Kentucky White, one of three teams in the organization. He is being coached by former Woodford County High School coach Rusty Parks.