Today's Sports

  • Spring a bit behind this year,...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    You hear about Lake St. Clair, Mille Lacs, Lake Erie and the upper Mississippi River as waters that produce the best smallmouth fishing in the United States.

    As far as catching numbers of smallmouth with many of those larger than 4 pounds, you can’t argue with the sentiment. However, to catch the largest specimens in the world, you need to fish in Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • Lady Mustangs cap middle school...

    The Anderson County Middle School team capped the season with eighth-grade night on March 18. St. Dominic put a bit of a damper on the night, sending the Lady Mustangs to a defeat.

  • Anderson West second, East third...

    Anderson County youth basketball all-stars competed in the Anderson County Invitational Tournament last weekend.

  • Anderson archers finish third at...

    Anderson County High School archers continued their excellence in the KHSAA/National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament, held last Monday at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

    Junior C.J. Dunaway led Anderson with a 296 out of a possible 300 points. Dunaway's effort was good enough for second place in the boys' division of the tournament. Dunaway finished two points behind Dustin Johnson of Graves County. Dunaway scored 26 bulls eyes out of 30 attempts.

  • Lady Bearcats make statement in...

    Anderson County's concern was just not warranted.

    Even with most of the lineup joining the Lady Bearcat softball team three days before, Anderson rolled past visiting Shelby County, 9-0, in the season opener last Tuesday.

    Six starters had been playing on the school's basketball team, which had not completed its season until the Friday before. Apparently, they did not miss a beat and made sure that a 30th District rival understood why the Lady Bearcats are the coaches' pre-season pick to win the Eighth Region.

  • Ashburn signs with Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Tristin Ashburn recently signed to play football at Centre College. Ashburn accounted for 452 all-purpose yards during his senior season and was in on 54 tackles from his middle linebacker slot as Anderson made it to the state semi-finals. Ashburn cracked the starting lineup during his freshman season and stayed there throughout his career.

  • Bearcat baseball looking for...

    L.W. Barnes still stings because he didn't give one more “take” sign.

    Rewind to last season's 30th District Baseball Tournament. Unranked Anderson County, about to close out with a rare losing season, had mighty Collins and its Top 10 ranking on the ropes in a first-round elimination game.

    The Bearcats had the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning.


    Anderson County's defense betrayed the Bearcats on Saturday as Louisville Butler took advantage of three Anderson errors in a 4-3 win Barnes Memorial Field.

    Anderson's miscues led to unearned runs as the Bearcats wasted a solid pitching performance from starter Conor Cotton. Cotton scattered seven hits and walked one in six innings of work. He struck out seven, relying heavily on his fastball.

  • Drury honored at Sweet 16

    Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury (right) was honored by the Kentucky Basketball Coaches Association at the KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 last week. Drury was recognized for having over 400 wins in his career. Drury, who has been a head coach since the 1985-86 season, has put together a 470-300 recored at Western Anderson and Anderson County. Congratulating Drury is Scott Lindsey of Rafferty's restaurants.

  • Freshman tourney champs!

    The Anderson County High School freshman softball team captured its own season-opening tournament Saturday, defeating North Laurel, 5-3, in the championship game. Team members are, front row, from left: Elissa Akers, Mackenzie Burkhead, Sammy Rogers, Cheyenne Searcy, Carmen Holt. Back row: Coach Mary Ann Adams, Mikayla Rice, Gracie Inabnitt, Jessie Peavler, Ashlyn Dearinger, Abby Goodlett, Kelsey Sutherland and coach Emily Bucklew.