Today's Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Stability brings...

    Stability is the word around Anderson County boys' soccer in 2013.

    Hoping the turbulence of 2012 is behind them, the Bearcats open the season Thursday night at Madison Central with hopes of capturing the school's first-ever district championship.

    A year ago, things were in turmoil from day one. Head coach Mike Brody, who was in his first year at the helm, resigned in mid-season. The story of who was at fault depended on who was telling the story.

  • OUTDOORS: Early waterfowl...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Hunters across Kentucky will soon be celebrating the beginning of another waterfowl season and all the traditions that make this shotgunning sport so appealing.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats slip past...

    Anderson County might have been expecting its first tune-up for the upcoming football season but Danville gave the Bearcats an early lesson in finishing the job last Friday night at Warford Stadium.

    Anderson slipped by with a 34-28 win in its first scrimmage, but had seen a 28-7 halftime lead evaporate in the third quarter.

    “We know we have a lot of potential, but if we play like we did in the third quarter, there is not a team on our schedule that can't beat us,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Bearcats...

    Rebuilding or reloading?

    Both could be used to describe Anderson County girls' soccer for 2013. Both would be correct.

    The Lady Bearcats reached won the 30th District title and advanced to the Eighth Region semi-finals last year, but lost four seniors along with several key underclassmen who elected to by-pass the sport for various reasons.

  • Pride in the championship


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    The Anderson Pride recently captured the championship of the Girls of Summer softball tournament held in Frankfort. Team members are, front row, from left: Keisha Kays, Josie Midkiff, Leann Perry, Jessie Peavler and Eriel McKee. Back row: Coach Troy Chesser, Hannah Peach, Kameron Hawkins, MiKayla Rice, Makayla Gamble, coach Jerimie Peavler and coach Gary Hawkins. Absent from the photo were Breanna Chesser, Hannah Coulter and Heather Ritchey.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to scrimmage...

    The time and place for Anderson County's first football scrimmage was incorrectly listed in the Aug. 14 edition of The Anderson News.

    The Bearcats will be scrimmaging Danville High School at 7 p.m. at Warford Stadium, located behind Anderson County High School.

    It will be the first of two scrimmages for the Bearcats.

  • Alves joins Campbellsville...

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves, a 2013 Campbellsville University sports management graduate, has joined the school's Sports Information Department staff as a graduate assistant, according to a news release.

    Alves will be working toward a master's in organizational leadership and will help coordinate and promote volleyball and men's and women's tennis along with other daily operations in the sports information office. He will write press releases, take a few photographs and handle other kitchen-sink job description duties.

  • GOLF: Robinson, Bearcats capture...

    Lee Robinson just had that look.

    The Anderson County senior had just put his approach shot in the fringe on the second playoff hole of Saturday's Bearcat Classic and there would be no denying him.

    Robinson put his first putt less than six inches from the hole, then tapped his ball in. He then watched Butler's Chase Wathen, who had seen his tee shot land in a bunker, miss his potential tying putt by less than a foot.

  • GOLF: Bearcats take third in...

    The Anderson County boys' high school golf team placed third in the Flyer Classic, hosted by Franklin County on two different courses last week.

    The Bearcats finished with a two-day total of 634, eight strokes behind second-place Franklin County. St. Xavier won the tournament championship with a 595.

    A team's top four individual scores were compiled over 36 holes with the results totaled at the end of the tournament. Lee Robinson led Anderson with a 147 (74-73), while Nick Wilson tallied an 83-76 for a 159 total.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats second in...

    The Anderson County girls' golf team placed second in Saturday's Scott County Invitational Tournament and third in the Henry County Invitational Tournament, held last week.

    At Scott County, the Lady Bearcats finished with a 363 team score, well behind the host school, which won with a 315. Anderson was 19 strokes ahead of third-place Rowan County.

    Anderson's Kaitlyn Riley fired a 73, to take second place, just one stroke behind Ayla Rhinesmith, of Scott County, in the individual competition. Jane Watts, of Woodford County, placed third with a 77.