Today's Sports

  • Jim Boyd touched many beyond the...

    Until his health deteriorated in recent years, there was never a question of whether Jim Boyd would be somewhere on the sidelines when the Anderson County Bearcats took the football field.

    The only uncertainty, for me at least, was if I was going to get a chance to speak to the local fixture.

    The last few years usually saw Mr. Boyd standing at the fence, near the steps on the west end of Hollie Warford Stadium. He often had a program rolled in his hands as he watched the action. If I was in the vicinity, he always waved.

  • Cooler spring temps mean...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentuckians cannot complain about a lack of rain this past spring. It seemed to rain every other day in March and April.

    It is a mild miracle the horses running in the recent Kentucky Derby did not sink up to their knees while standing in the starting gate. The 2.31 inches of rain received at Churchill Downs on May 5 set the record for the wettest Kentucky Derby ever.

  • Still saying thanks

    Most people knew. Or at least they had an idea that 2018 would be Glen Drury’s last season as boys’ basketball coach at Anderson County High School.

    Nothing was certain, as Drury had not said publicly he was stepping down. Privately, he’d told a very few that 2018 would be the final round of a stellar career that had earned nearly every coaching award imaginable. But he would wait until a few weeks after the season so the focus would be on the Bearcats’ quest for a Sweet 16 berth.

  • Curry named league’s top freshman

    Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry has been named the Mid-Amercian Conference softball Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches.

    Curry, a freshman at the University of Toledo, was also named first team All-MAC by the coached.

  • Turner archers third in Eastern...

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team shot its way to a third place finish in the 3D Division of the Eastern National competition Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The team advances to the World Tournament, also held in Louisville, in June.

    Breanna Woodside placed fifth in the elementary girls individual division, being the only individual winner from Turner.

  • Collins holds on to sweep Lady...

    Collins took advantage of crucial Anderson County errors to post a 3-2 win over the Lady Bearcats in district softball action last Wednesday in Shelbyville. The win, coupled with other district results from last week, gives Collins the top seed in the 30th District tournament, beginning Monday at Collins.

    Collins stood at 12-10 though the weekend’s games and 4-2 in the district.

  • Bearcat track shut out from state

    The Anderson County High School track team recorded two personal records in the Class 3A, Region 6 meet held Saturday at Lexington’s Henry Clay High School but the Bearcats were shut out of any berths in this weekend’s state meet.

    Triple jumper Kynan Russell came closest to advancing with a sixth-place finish in his event and setting a new personal record in the event. His 39-05.00 effort was the only Anderson result to tally on the scoresheet.

    Russell also placed 12th in the 110-meter hurdles with a 17.87 time.

  • Bearcats upset regional favorite

    Anderson County might have scored its most impressive win of the 2018 high school baseball season with a 7-4 win over defending regional champion and 18th-ranked Simon Kenton Saturday in Independence.

    Anderson pitcher Timmy Rogers battled for six innings to pick up the win while reliever Bailey Turner came in to get the final three outs.

  • Who will lead the Bearcats now?

    Whoever is sitting at the end of the Anderson County bench next basketball season might want to pay Joe B. Hall a visit.

    Hall, now a beloved Kentucky legend in his own right, succeeded Adolph Rupp as the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats in 1972. At the time, Rupp had won more games than any other college basketball coach but Hall did good in his own right, winning a national championship and going to three Final Fours in 13 years. He’s widely considered as the most successful coach to replace a legend at the college level.

  • Bearcat basketball awards...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team celebrated its season with the annual team awards banquet, held last Wednesday at the school.

    The Bearcats won their third consecutive 30th District championship, marking the first time since 1969-75, when Anderson was in the 42nd and 29th Districts, that the program has had a three-peat. Anderson finished the season 12-16.

    It turned out to be the final season for longtime Bearcat coach Glen Drury.