Today's Sports

  • Bearcat basketball: Looking back...

    It has been eight weeks since that night Collins ended the Anderson County boys' basketball season in the 30th District tournament opener. The Bearcats fought and battled, but ultimately, Collins just had too many weapons for a depleted Anderson team to overcome.

    But high school sports are designed, in part, to teach life lessons. One of those lessons Anderson County should have learned in 2013-14 is that life, like basketball, does not always deliver a stacked hand, or even what one would think is a fair hand.

  • He really knows his stuff

    LEXINGTON – Sometime during Saturday's Blue-White spring football game, Freddie Maggard took to Twitter to let the world know about his newest experience.

    “Tom is a legend. This is not easy at all. Everything happens fast and then on to next play,” the Anderson County resident and former University of Kentucky quarterback tweeted out.

  • Get-well wins better than get-...

    There are get-well cards and then there are get-well wins.

    Anderson County track and field believed Coach Keith Brown would much rather have the latter and delivered.

    The Bearcat boys posted impressive victories in the Boyle County Invitational and the Danville All-Comers meets last week, perhaps the best get-well wishes the coach could receive.

  • Anderson lacrosse team gets...

    The Anderson County boys' lacrosse team rallied from a 4-1 first quarter deficit to defeat Greenwood, 8-7, Saturday in Bowling Green.

    Caleb Shepherd took a pass from Dillon Harrod to score the winning goal in sudden death overtime.

    Anderson County, which was without three starters due to injuries or personal reasons, cut the lead to 5-3 by halftime, then used three goals in a four-minute span of the fourth quarter to go in front, 7-6.

  • Three local golfers on KSU...

    The Kentucky State University men's golf team took the championship of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament last Wednesday.

    The Thorobreds shot a three-day total of 991 at the Woodward Golf and Country Club in Bessemer, Ala.

    Three Anderson County High School graduates – Dylan Riley, Joseph White and Gabe McMichael – are members of the Kentucky State team.

  • Lady Bearcat softball rolls past...

    The Anderson County softball team continued its winning ways Thursday with a 6-1 win over Shelby County at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Lady Bearcats extended their winning streak to nine games and had won 12 of 13 heading into Tuesday's scheduled game at East Jessamine. Most importantly, Anderson improved to 5-0 in district play and could clinch the 30th District Tournament's top seed with a win at Collins on May 6, regardless of what else happens in the district.

  • Mason named to Leach All-...

    Anderson County High School senior James Mason was honored Thursday night as a member of the TomLeachKy.com All-Resilient Team of Kentucky student-athletes.

    The team, which was also sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard, the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association and Star Communications, was honored in a ceremony at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Great spring fishing available...

    Spring has finally arrived and with it comes turkey season and some of the best fishing of the year. The air has warmed now and the lake waters of Kentucky are well on their way to those 60 degree temperatures that fire up the largemouth bass and crappie spawns.

  • Moore's break for home...

    SHELBYVILLE – If it works, you are a genius. If not, well, let's just say the fan commentary would not be kind.

    Shelby County baseball coach Bart Roettger was a genius last Thursday. Well, sort of.

    Roettger's Rockets scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Anderson County in a 30th District game that most likely will be repeated in tournament play next month. It was how Shelby did it that made Roettger look like a riverboat gambler making a desperate move.

    Again, sort of.

  • Bearcats conclude spring...

    No score was kept, but Anderson County football coach Mark Peach believes the Bearcats were winners in the spring football game, held last Thursday at Warford Stadium.

    “I told the guys I can't remember being more tickled in 20 years of coaching just as far as spring and what we were able to accomplish,” Peach said.