Today's Sports

  • Surprise showdown

    Back when practice started in July, the number of people who foresaw Anderson County and Montgomery County playing a football game of major significance on Oct. 13 was probably roughly equal to those who thought the Cleveland Indians, with a record of 47-42 at that time, would win 22 straight.

  • Marching Bearcats to stage...

    The Anderson County High School marching band will present its 2017 program, “Untouchable” in a free community performance on Bob Ware Field, Saturday, Oct. 14.

    The band’s show is scheduled for 8 p.m. The Lawrenceburg Academy for Performing Arts is set to perform at 7:45 p.m.

    Prior to the musical performance, the band will be hosting a vendor fair, a silent auction and face painting. Pulled pork, hot dogs and a bake sale are available for concessions.

  • Rose, Riley Named Athletes of...

    University of the Cumberlands football kicker Joe Rose and women’s golfer Kaitlyn Riley have been selected as the inaugural Wendy’s Athletes of the Month, according to a news release.

    Both are graduates of Anderson County High School and are seniors at the university.

    The award will be presented by the school and the restaurant chain to one male athlete and one female athlete each month, according to the release.

  • Errors cost Lady Cat volleyball...

    Some missed chances here and a few mistakes there doomed Anderson County in its bid to throw the 30th District volleyball race into chaos Friday night.

    Needing a win to force a three-way tie for second place in the district tournament seedings, the Lady Bearcats fell just short in a 26-24, 25-17, 25-18 loss at Shelby County. The outcome snapped a four-match winning streak and dropped Anderson to 10-9 on the year. Most significantly, it dropped the Lady Bearcats to 1-5 in district play and the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

  • Bearcats awaken, roar past...

    VERSAILLES – For almost 12 minutes, it looked like the Anderson County football team had forgotten that it was not able to take a vacation during fall break.

    A heavy favorite over a rival it has owned in recent years, the Bearcats were looking at a 7-0 deficit and had just 14 yards offense and had lost a fumble in two possessions.

    “I think we came in overconfident,” said Anderson senior R.J. Boies. “We knew we were the favorite. We were overconfident knowing that (some Woodford) players had moved from Anderson.”

  • Bearcat seniors leave marks in...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Anderson County boys’ soccer put together a glorious end of the regular season last Thursday.

    The Bearcats routed Garrard County, 6-0, in the final regular season game of the year on the Anderson pitch. The win gave the Bearcat seniors a night that will be etched in their memories as the senior class shone and the Bearcats ended the regular season at 7-6.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team rolled to a 4-0 win over Shelby County to advance in the 30th District Tournament Monday night at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The tournament had been scheduled to be played on the Anderson pitch but was moved Monday afternoon due to field conditions at Anderson. Collins has an artificial surface making the heavy rain generated by Hurricane Nate a non-factor.

  • Learning from Louisville

    I wish I could say I was shocked by the FBI revelations that rocked Louisville and the rest of the college basketball world last week, but to do that would be an admission to living in a vacuum.

    That’s the unfortunate state of college basketball today and chances are other sports will soon follow.

    As of Monday, we knew of six schools involved, but obviously, it seemed like everyone was looking at Louisville, its Hall of Fame coach and everything else that goes along with what is undoubtedly one of the top five or six basketball programs in America.

  • Marching Bearcats win at Casey...

    The Anderson County High School Marching Band took the grand champion trophy at the Casey County Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Liberty.

    The Marching Bearcats were also awarded trophies for Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and the championship of Class 4A.

  • J.D. Shelburne to host charity...

    Country music artist J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Charity Softball Game on Sunday, Oct. 8. The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park in Taylorsville, according to a news release.

    Shelburne’s team will play the WAMZ Hamz.

    First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

    St. Jude is the largest pediatric cancer research center in the world and no child is ever turned away because a family cannot afford the treatments, according to the release.