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Today's Sports

  • It’s Masters week

    You’ve probably already heard this once before, but I’ll repeat it for you in case you haven’t heard it yet.

    It’s Masters week.

    I know that may not excite most of you since golf isn’t the most thrilling sport. No one is getting run over like in football or dunked on like in basketball, but to me, golf is still pretty exciting.

    And that excitement is multiplied by one thousand during The Masters week.

  • Anderson makes huge strides at...

    In the first three games of the softball season for Anderson County, the Lady Bearcats scored five total runs while giving up 36, resulting in three straight losses.

    In the five games since, which all occurred last week, Anderson scored 54 runs while giving up 13, which has helped spark a five game winning streak after starting the season 0-3.

    The winning streak began last Thursday in a home game against Spencer County, a game Anderson desperately needed to win considering district seeding.

  • Bearcats’ slump continues into...

    After starting off the season with a one-run loss to Mercer County and an 8-3 win over Franklin County on March 19, the Bearcat baseball team is still searching for its second win of the season as the calendar flips from March to April.

    In the previous week’s games, Anderson went 0-2 and was outscored by five to extend their losing streak to six games. Anderson’s record now stands at 1-7, which ranks at the bottom of the 8th Region standings.

  • Additional fishing access opened...

    As fishermen in Anderson County gear up for the annual spring white bass run, their planning for the run just got a lot easier thanks to an announcement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    The KDFWR recently announced that a portion of River Road that runs alongside the Salt River is now open for those wanting to fish in the area. The gated access at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area will remain open from dawn to dusk, giving fishers more area to chase the white bass on their spring run.

  • Anderson Archers victorious at...

    WILLIAMSTOWN – The Anderson County archery team picked up a plethora of awards at the 5th Region Championships this past weekend, highlighted by a first place finish for the boys’ team.

    The boys scored 1,994 out of a possible 2,100 to secure their second consecutive regional title. The girls’ team for Anderson scored 1,941 to place second behind regional champion Western Hills.

    With the first and second place finishes, both teams for Anderson County qualified for the KHSAA State Championships, which will be in Bowling Green on April 30.

  • Anderson’s track team competes...

    LEXINGTON – This past weekend the Anderson County track & field team competed at the GRC Heavy Metal Throwdown Invitational at Transylvania University, with the boys’ team placing ninth out of 23 teams and the girls’ team placing 12th out of 19 teams.

    There were a total of 12 top-10 finishes from the Bearcats, seven on the boys’ side and five on the girls’ side.

  • McInturf Firearms Training to...

    McInturf Firearms Training will offer a free class Saturday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. for participants to learn about IDPA- and USPSA-style shooting matches, along with steel challenge shooting matches, according to a news release.

    The class will cover safety, equipment, rules and scoring, and participants will be able to shoot appropriate targets in each category, including moving targets.

  • Why you should cheer for Auburn...

    With Kentucky’s basketball season coming to an end this past weekend, it’s time to find a new team to cheer for in the NCAA Tournament for those who still have an interest in college basketball.

    The Final Four teams to choose from are Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn, a school from each of the top conferences in college basketball this year. Since it’s unlikely that many of you have connections to any of those schools, the first place to start when it comes to choosing a Final Four team would be to pick based off conference.

  • Lady Bearcats working on fixing...

    After a 0-2 start to the season for the Anderson County softball team, it didn’t take them long to want to improve.

    Just this past weekend, the Lady Bearcats came to the school for their team photo, and there were no plans to practice afterward. Once the pictures were taken, the team didn’t want to go home like previously planned, instead they wanted to stay at the team’s indoor facility and practice hitting.

    “I had everybody on the team stay, which that was all voluntarily,” Lady Bearcat head coach Jeff Hawkins said.

  • Mistakes cost Bearcats in extra...

    The Anderson County baseball team had multiple chances to win Monday night’s game against Atherton, but were unable to walk away with the victory as they lost in extra innings 11-6.

    The Bearcats spent most of the game trailing, but scored five runs in the final three innings to send it into extra innings, only to see Atherton score five runs in the top of the eighth to seal the game.