Today's Sports

  • You just can’t forget the night...

    I was there the night the goal posts came down.

    We’re not talking that night when Tim Couch hit Craig Yeast to lift Kentucky past Alabama in overtime, although I was in what was then Commonwealth Stadium that night too.

    What I am talking about happened a week or two later in Dry Ridge, Ky. And if you were an Anderson County football fan who made that trip 21 years ago, you will never forget it.

    You can’t.

  • Inaugural Glen Drury Classic Nov...

    When Glen Drury stepped down as basketball coach at Anderson County High School last spring, he left more than a legacy of 537 wins.

    He left more than seven district championships and two Eighth Region crowns.

    He left a legacy in the minds of hundreds of young men and women who were involved in the Bearcat basketball program. It was a legacy of tough love and good times. It was basketball and life tied together.

  • Spencer makes most of...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Missed opportunities cost Anderson County dearly last Tuesday night as the Bearcats dropped a 3-1 decision at Spencer County in a boys’ 30th District soccer match in Taylorsville.

    “In life or in a soccer game, when you are given an opportunity, you have to make the most of it,” Anderson coach Jeff Pritchett.

    Spencer made the most of its opportunities to get a key district win. The Bears scored 38 seconds into the contest, then put the game way in the second half, capitalizing on a couple of Anderson mistakes.

  • Lady Bearcats hope seventh-place...

    Playing good competition during the regular season pays off when the postseason comes around. At least Anderson County is hoping for that result.

    The Lady Bearcats placed seventh out of eight teams in the rugged Spine Center Showcase, hosted by Boyle County, last week, but it was a time for growth, according to Coach Jason Earnest.

    His team rallied to defeat North Laurel, 5-2, in the seventh-place game Saturday morning. Junior Anna Foley scored four goals and delivered an assist as the Lady Bearcats erupted for four goals in the final half.

  • Lady Cat golfers end season,...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team ended its regular season last week with mixed results.

    Thursday, the Lady Bearcats took a 167-207 defeat at Shelby County.

  • Collins downs Volley Cats

    Anderson County’s district momentum could not carry the Lady Bearcats in last Wednesday’s match against visiting Collins.

    A week earlier, Anderson might have gotten its most impressive victory of the season in dispatching 30th District foe Spencer County in straight sets. However, any uptick the Lady Bearcats earned that night was not enough last Wednesday as Collins defeated Anderson, 3-1, to take command of the district seeding race.

  • Home game on the road reminds of...

    Chances are few people noticed an odd scene following the Anderson County girls’ soccer against Collins last Wednesday.

    But as I prepared to interview Anderson coach Jason Earnest following his team’s 5-0 win, he took a moment for housekeeping. He made sure the money box and tickets were secure.

    At Collins High School. On the west side of Shelbyville, 29.5 miles from Anderson County High, according to Google.

    Anderson made the trip to Shelbyville. The scoreboard read that the visitors won, 5-0.

  • Briscoe takes silver in Vegas...

    Anderson County High School student Braxton Briscoe recently qualified to compete in the Kids International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, held in Las Vegas.

    The event was sponsored by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

    Briscoe earned a silver medal in the competition, according to his father, Brad Briscoe.

    “He had a single match as contender facing the defending world and Pan American champion,” Brad Briscoe said. “With less than a minute left, he got disqualified for an illegal up kick.

  • Bearcat soccer drops two

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team came up on the short end of a pair of close matches last week, falling at home to Madison Southern, 3-1, last Thursday, and dropping a 3-2 decision to Fairdale on Saturday.

    The Bearcats, now 2-8 on the year, were to have played at Spencer County in a key 30th District match Tuesday night after press deadlines. The Bearcats also play at Bourbon County Saturday in a match originally scheduled for Sept. 8.

  • Anderson golfers finish high in...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team entered the final week of the regular season with an 8-3 record with hopes of a strong showing at the Region 4 Tournament, scheduled for next Tuesday at the Danville Country Club.

    “We finished third in our division and fourth overall in the regular season in our conference,” Anderson coach Dylan Hancock said.

    Bearcat junior Colby Martin took third place in the Central Kentucky Golf Conference Tournament, firing a 77 over 18 holes and earning a spot on the all-conference team.