Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats take Cactus Jam...

    It might have been fitting for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team to meet basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton while in Phoenix for the Cactus Jam Phoenix Basketball Classic last week.

    Like Walton’s great UCLA teams, the Lady Bearcats left little doubt of their superiority in the “Jam” division of the tournament, held at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

    Anderson won its three games by a total of 68 points to bring home the championship. Anderson players Sophie Smith and Jaclynn Ruble were named to the All-Tournament team.

  • Bearcats celebrate unbeaten...

    The Anderson County High School football team celebrated the 2018 season with the annual team awards banquet on Dec. 16.

    The Bearcats finished the season at 10-1 after navigating the regular season undefeated. Anderson also won the Class 5A, District 6 championship. It was only the fifth district championship in school history, dating to 1949.

  • Still giving and coaching after...

    (Editor’s note: As his tenure with The Anderson News draws to a close, sports editor John Herndon talks with three Anderson County High School coaches who were on the sidelines his first year writing for The News and are still around in his final year. The last two weeks, he has talked with football coach Sam Harp and basketball coach Glen Drury. This week, it is Jimmy Young, who was coaching at Western High in 1985 and is still an assistant basketball coach at Anderson County today.)

  • ‘We grew up a bit as a team’

    There was little question Anderson County was at a crossroads last Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats had just dropped a 49-38 decision to Louisville Manual after leading most of the game. The Crimsons had used a similar formula as Oldham County had in upsetting the Lady Bearcats nine days earlier: Get physical with Anderson, push the Lady Bearcats around a bit and eventually things will go your way. It looked like Anderson didn’t like that style of play.


    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Anderson County didn’t bring home the biggest crown, but did earn a bit of royalty last week, winning three times in four starts in the prestigious Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School.

    Playing against some of the state’s top teams, the Lady Bearcats had impressive moments and might shown the mettle needed to not only win the Eighth Region but be considered among the state’s best at the end of the season.

  • Three Bearcats picked as...

    Three Anderson County High School football players have been recognized as honorable mention selections to the Courier-Journal All-State Team.

    Junior running back C.A. Collins and seniors Wesley Ruehrwein, a kicker, and Colton Cornish, a linebacker, were named to the prestigious all-state team in voting by the state’s coaches.

    The team was announced Friday.

    Collins ran for 1,474 yards and caught passes for 390 yards as the Bearcats went 10-1 on the year. Collins scored 170 points for the Bearcats.

  • Drury reflects on stellar career
  • Bearcats head to Bath County...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team has a chance to end the calendar year in a good way beginning Thursday in the Dan Swartz Classic at Bath County High School.

    The Bearcats play the host school in the final first round game Thursday at 8:15 p.m.

    “I don’t know a lot about them,” Anderson coach Bryan Hyatt said Saturday. “From what I hear, they are similar do us. They like to shoot a lot of threes and like to play fast. It should be an entertaining game.”

  • Two State Parks to Visit for...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentuckians are blessed with two of the best smallmouth bass reservoirs in the world in Lake Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake.

    The beauty of fishing for smallmouth bass is they bite best when cold winds blow the heat off these lakes beginning in fall. By the time Christmas rolls around, the best smallmouth fishing of the year is here on these two lakes.

  • Go west, Lady Cats!

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats will see how they fare against teams from other states this week as they travel to Phoenix, Ariz. for the Cactus Jam, hosted by Scottsdale Christian Academy.

    The event is a round robin affair with the winner being determined based on the results of three games.

    Thursday, Anderson takes on Roosevelt of Seattle, Wash., at 9 a.m. (11 a.m. Eastern time.) According to MaxPreps.com, Roosevelt stands at 4-2 with its latest game being a 65-6 win over Seattle Nathan Hale.