Today's Sports

  • SOCCER: Close is not enough for...

    Anderson County was just a little late in getting to the game Saturday afternoon.

    South Oldham scored twice in the first seven minutes, then kept the Lady Bearcats at bay the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory in girls' soccer action.

    “We started off really slow,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest lamented. “We have had that happen quite a bit this year, for some reason. We weren't ready to play at the start of the game.

  • SOCCER: Simmons' hat trick...

     It's commonly called a “hat trick.”

    And when David Simmons went to work against Shelby County last Tuesday, there is little doubt his hat was black.

    He was the bad guy to Shelby. He was the executioner.

    Simmons scored three times over a seven-minute span to power Anderson County to a 5-2 win over its 30th District rival.

  • GOLF: Riley does it again!

    Anderson County golfer Kaitlyn Riley must like working overtime.

    The Lady Bearcat senior won a sudden-death playoff by sinking a birdie on the first playoff hole of the Region 7 Tournament, held at Danville Country Club Monday afternoon.

  • 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.