Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Second-half eruption...

     A week full of special homecoming activities? Check.

    How about the now-traditional parade through downtown Lawrenceburg the night before what was supposed to be the annual pasting of some designated “W” on the schedule? Check.

    A big crowd taking everything in on Friday night? Check again.

    That presumed blowout of what is supposed to be the weakest team on the home schedule? Ah, let's wait a while on that one.

  • Old rivalry, new feeling

    There are old rivalries, then there is Anderson County vs. Woodford County.

    No, this is not the oldest continual football meeting in Kentucky. The actual Anderson-Woodford meeting really only dates to 1963, when Woodford opened. Then, there is a little matter of the teams taking a couple of breaks, first in the 1980s, then again from 2006-10.

  • Bearcats roll past Montgomery on...

    Ross Cox scored three different ways while Zachary Carmichael ran for two touchdowns and threw for three more to lead Anderson County to a 48-20 win over visiting Montgomery County in Friday night football action.

    Tristin Ashburn caught two of Carmichael's touchdown passes as the Bearcats improved to 4-1 on the season and captured their District 6 opener.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats living up to...

    We're four games into Anderson County's 2013 football season.

    There's still a lot of football to be played – the Bearcats are hoping for 11 more games – but that is enough of a sample to see just how good Anderson really is and to if the pre-season hype was justified.

    Even though there have been some expected rough spots and a few stretches where the Bearcats appeared to relax or not concentrate as a championship team should, it says here that the headline on the front of our pre-season football issue four weeks ago was warranted.

  • Smallmouth bass love early fall

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    If you are a river or stream angler, this past spring and summer has filled your belly with enough frustration to pull your hair out by the handful.


    There were times when it seemed like Anderson County's quest for a golf championship was headed toward a sand trap or water hazard.

    The Bearcats appeared to be in trouble for much of their match with Franklin County last Wednesday, but when the scorecards were turned in, Anderson had won the North Division of the Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference.

    Despite being in some major predicaments throughout the day, the Bearcats earned a 141-145 victory that was not sealed until the final flight played the final hole.

    The mission was simple.

  • Homecoming week activities lead...

    Anderson County will host Montgomery County for the annual Homecoming football game Friday, Sept 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    The game is the first District 6 game for the Bearcats, who are hoping to win their third district championship since 2007.

    Homecoming activities will culminate with the crowning of the Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 25, 2013

    Wells Memorial Golf Scramble to be held Oct. 5

    The Third Annual Jack Wells Memorial Golf Classic will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Oct. 5.

    The scramble will be held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A continental breakfast will be served from 7-8 a.m.

    The cost for the scramble is $60 per player or $200 per foursome.

    The scramble is designed to raise money for the Father Charles McDonald Scholarship fund and other parish outreach programs.

  • FOOTBALL: Routine of the...

    It was so unexpected. So surprising. So game-changing.

    Which, of course, made the turning point of Anderson County's 55-21 win over Mercer County last Friday seem so routine.

    Clinging to a precarious 28-21 lead over their long-time rival, the Bearcats got the break they needed when Tristin Ashburn returned a fumble to the Mercer 4. One play later, Sam Laytart burst into the end zone to put the Bearcats up by two touchdowns with 30 seconds left in the third quarter.

    Game, set and bragging rights to the Bearcats.

  • OUTDOORS: Coyote population...

     When I was growing up here in Anderson County the only coyote familiar to local folks was named Wile E. Coyote and chased a roadrunner on Saturday morning cartoon television.