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Today's Sports

  • Tough loss ends with emotional...

    Monday night’s Senior Night softball game for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats was an emotional night for the seniors.

    It all started with their game against Garrard County, which Anderson ended up losing by one run in extra innings. The Lady Bearcats fought their was back from multiple deficits, but base running mistakes in the bottom of the eighth cost Anderson the win.

  • Anderson track competes at...

    LEXINGTON – The Anderson County track team kicked off its postseason at the Central Kentucky Conference Championships at Henry Clay High School last weekend, with the boys’ team taking sixth place and the girls finishing 12th.

    For the boys’ team, it’s the highest they’ve finished since being the runner-up in the 2014 meet. It’s the first time they’ve finished in the top-10 as a team since 2016, and the seventh top 10 finish in the meet’s 10-year history.

  • Henry Thompson wins NASP/IBO 3D...

    LOUISVILLE – Sophomore Anderson County archer Henry Thompson made history at the NASP Eastern National and the Eastern National IBO 3D Challenge National tournaments this past weekend, as he placed first in both national competitions.

    Thompson scored a 297 & 27 10s in the IBO 3D competition and a near-perfect 299 & 29 10s in the NASP competition to claim the top prize in both tournaments.

    Thompson etched himself in the history books with his performance.

  • Edwards advances in Region...

    The Anderson County boys’ tennis team competed in the 8th Region Tournament on Monday and had both of its singles competitors and doubles teams win its first round match.

    None of Anderson’s entrants were able to advance out of the second round except the Bearcats’ top singles player Zach Edwards, as he won his second round match and will compete in Wednesday’s portion of the competition for a chance to qualify for state.

  • Anderson News Student-Athletes...

    The Anderson News will honor two Anderson County athletes for their achievements athletically and in the classroom.

    Next week, The Anderson News will present a male and female athlete from Anderson County High School with The Anderson News Male/Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award.

    The nominees for the girls’ award are Lauren Boblitt, Anna Foley, Jaclynn Ruble and Lexi Tinsley. Nominees for the boys’ award are Riley Arrendondo, C.A. Collins, Colton Cornish and Wesley Ruehrwein.

  • Extra work paying off for Pierce

    Every athlete knows that in order to improve your game, you have to put in extra work when no one else is working.

    That’s what sophomore distance running standout Mason Pierce did in the preseason before this year’s track season.

    After a successful cross country season in the fall, Pierce decided he wanted to take his next running to the next level for the spring track season. After averaging around 40 miles per week for cross country, Pierce bumped up his weekly mileage to 50 in the preseason for track.

  • Louisville angler sets new...

    The new Kentucky state saugeye record was set last Friday when Dennis Rhea caught a 6-pound-13-ounce saugeye at the Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County.

    Rhea, a Louisville resident, was fishing at the lake with his black Labrador doodle when the new state record struck his silver minnow-shaped crankbait.

    Rhea successfully brought the fish to land, securing the new state record, which had stood since 1998.

  • Kentucky Derby ends in...

    Last year’s Kentucky Derby was highlighted by a record amount of rainfall, and this year, history was made once again, but it had nothing to do with the rain.

    Coming around the final turn in the must-watch race, multiple horses were horses were in contention, which created a lot of bumping and jostling. By the time the horses reached the end of the straightaway, Maximum Security pulled away and finished first after leading the entire race.

  • Mustang track takes home...

    The Anderson County middle school track team won a pair of trophies at the Salt River Conference Championships on Monday night, as the boys’ team tied for first with West Jessamine while the girls finished second behind West Jessamine.

    Both the boys and the girls’ team were far ahead of third place, cementing themselves as one of the conference’s best. Along with that, they also set new records and had fun, which is all that Mustang track head coach Josh Morgan wanted to accomplish at the meet.

  • Multiple outcomes possible for...

    With only a few regular season games left on the schedule, that can only mean one thing: the postseason is near.

    However, Anderson County softball’s seed for the 30th District Tournament is far from decided. All of that will be decided in the coming week, as four games from May 7-14 will determine the seeds for the 30th District Tournament, which will take place at Shelby County following the final week of the regular season.