Today's Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Gillis, White...

    Anderson County High School golfers Taylor Gillis and Joseph White qualified for the state high school golf tournaments with strong individual performances at the regional meets.

    Gillis qualified for the girls' Region 7 Tournament when she shot an 87 over 18 holes at the regional golf tournament held at Picadome Golf Course in Lexington. Gillis becomes the first Anderson girls' golfer to advance to the state in over 20 years. She is scheduled to tee off at 8:45, Central time, Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Cats shatter J-town's upset...

    JEFFERSONTOWN - To hear Anderson County football players recount their coaches' halftime speech at Jeffersontown Friday night, one gets the distinct impression of a bit of an understatement.

    "They told us we were going to have to step it up and come out and play our game," senior Kenton Bottoms, invoking the almost universal clich used to describe a team not playing anywhere near its capability.

    "They got on our butts pretty good," smiled team captain B.J. Robinson, another senior.

  • Bearcats stay perfect with win...

    JEFFERSONTOWN -- Anderson County exploded for 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to post a 37-14 win at Jeffersontown Friday night. Anderson improved to 4-0, 2-0 in district play. The win also clinched a berth in the state playoffs for the Bearcats.

    J-town fell to 2-1.

    Clinging to a 17-14 lead entering the final 12 minutes, Anderson broke things open when Jacob Russell and B.J. Robinson scored on runs of seven and 18 yards in a 94-second span. Russell added another score midway through the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.


    Anderson County, ranked 17th in the state, handed Heath its first loss of the season in a 4-2 decision in the Marshall County Invitational Tournament. Anderson is now 11-1-1 on the year, while Heath is 12-1-1.

    No other details were available.

    For a complete report on the Lady Bearcats in the prestigious tournament, see the Oct. 1 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: Game cancellation is a...

    Thoughts that popped up while trying to make contingency Friday night plans.

    During the uncertainty that surrounded the eventual postponement of the Anderson County-Jeffersontown football game, I developed an even greater appreciation for those who run the Anderson County school system.

    We don't always agree, but they are right on the money in resisting the misguided urge to make a blanket rule canceling all sports and extra curricular activities when weather causes school to be canceled.

  • An Unsung Hero

    If there is a poster boy for how football has changed over the last 40 years, it has to be Mitch Crawford.

    Standing in at 6-feet and weighing 150 pounds as the quarterback who directed the Anderson County attack in 1968, Crawford would look almost frail compared to current signal caller Jacob Russell's 6-4, 215-pound frame.

    But the size difference is small compared to the game itself.

    "If Coach (Ray) Hager had run a shotgun offense like a lot of teams do today, we could have really put up some numbers," Crawford says.

  • Lady Cats express fury in Boyle...

    Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,

    Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

    - William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, 1697

    Sorry, AC - Boyle 3 - 1;

    Playing at home I like Boyle 4-0.

    - Posters on KyPreps.com, predicting the Anderson County-Boyle County soccer match, Sept. 19, 2008.

    DANVILLE - It really wasn't Boyle County's fault that Anderson County has not been feeling the love lately.

  • Bearcats, J-town set to meet...

    This was one time when football teams did not want the wind at their backs.

    Or any other direction for that matter.

    Anderson County got an unexpected week off last Friday when the Bearcats' game with Jeffersontown was a victim of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

    The massive wind storm created the largest power outage in Louisville history, including the 1974 tornado, and prompted cancellation of all Jefferson County public school extra-curricular activities last week.


    Updated Saturday, Sept. 20

    DANVILLE -- Anderson County blitzed Boyle County with four goals in the final 26 minutes of the first half to power a 6-2 win for the championship of the Boyle County Rebel Shootout Saturday.

  • Anderson football game with J-...

    Updated Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced that the Bearcats football game with Jeffersontown, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 26 in Jeffersontown.

    Several teams with district games affected by Sunday's windstorm have shuffled schedules, allowing the Anderson-Jeffersontown game to be played next week. See the Sept. 24 edition of The Anderson News for a complete report.