Today's Sports

  • Bearcats places sixth in first...

    PARIS – The Anderson County cross country team kicked off its season at the Bourbon County Colonel Charge this past weekend and the boys’ team came away with a sixth place finish.

    Junior Mason Pierce led the Bearcats with a fifth place finish, covering the 5,000 meter course in 17:36.43. Pierce was just over a minute away from the first place finisher – Connor Hayes from Lexington Christian.

    Anderson as a team scored 189 points and averaged 19:47 among its seven runners.

  • Bearcats rout Spencer in season...

    BARDSTOWN – The Anderson County football team opened its season in an impressive showing on Saturday with a 42-13 victory over Spencer County.

    Most of the damage from Anderson was done in the second quarter, where the Bearcats scored four touchdowns. That gave Anderson a 34-6 lead at halftime, a lead it would comfortably hold for the rest of the game.

    “It was a total team effort,” Bearcat head coach Mark Peach said after the game. “It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t perfect but it’s your first time out.”

  • Breaking down the Bearcats

    Everyone who knows Anderson County football probably knows by now that the Bearcats went 10-0 in the regular season last year.

    They also probably know that the team was beaten by Highlands in the second round of the state playoffs.

    This year, people might set their expectations for the Bearcats based off all the success they had last year. Can they dominate the regular season again? Can they make it past the second round in the playoffs, something they haven’t done since 2014? Can they win a district title against some new and stern competition?

  • The return of Zach Labhart

    When it comes to sports, Anderson County running back Zach Labhart admits he’s not very patient, which can be a good and bad thing.

    It’s a good thing when Labhart is on the field. When he receives handoffs in the backfield, he doesn’t sit around in the backfield and dance his way to a first down, like Le’Veon Bell. He bursts through holes the moment he sees them and runs through or away from defenders who can’t corral him.

  • Anderson County vs. Spencer...

    Anderson County’s first game of the season will be against an opponent that’s familiar but distant all at the same time.

    This Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., the Bearcats will kick off the 2019 season against Spencer County. Despite the two teams being in the same district in practically every other sport, the Bears and Bearcats haven’t met on the gridiron since 2010.

  • Summer experiences helps put...

    In the summer, a lot of Anderson County students spend the off months from school traveling around to spots all over the state and country.

    Junior defensive end Darion Dearinger did just that for most of July and parts of early August, but he wasn’t laying out on a beach or riding roller coasters like some of his classmates might have.

    He was at high-level football camps, making a name for himself as one of the high rising junior defensive ends in the state.

  • Lady Bearcats sweep first game...

    DANVILLE – The Anderson County volleyball team started off its season they it hoped it would by sweeping Boyle County 3-0 this past Monday.

    The set scores for the match were 25-12, 25-7 and 25-16. Anderson only had six 3-0 sweeps last season, and only three of those instances featured a set where the Lady Bearcats held their opponent to less than 10 points.

  • Golf scramble raises money for...

    The Anderson County softball team hosted the Lady Bearcat Golf Scramble this past Sunday at Wild Turkey Trace in an effort to raise money for next season.

    The tournament raised around $800 for the team, which will be used to cover the costs for next season.

    Nine teams competed in the tournament, and after the round concluded, two teams were knotted in a tie for first.

  • New playoff format in effect for...

    The era of cross bracketing in the KHSAA state football playoffs is over, at least for the near future.

    This offseason, the KHSAA changed the format for its football state playoffs, which will now feature intra-district matchups in the first two rounds instead of the cross-bracketing format that had been in place for years.

  • Anderson finishes 14th at home...

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team hosted the Joy of Golf Tournament at Wild Turkey Trace this past Saturday and finished in 14th place out of 19 teams.

    The tournament featured a number of top teams in the state, including last year’s second, third and fourth place finishing teams at the state tournament. Seven total teams who competed at last year’s state tournament were in Lawrenceburg this weekend.

    Sacred Heart won the tournament with a team score of 293 points, which was 82 points better than Anderson’s mark.