Today's Sports

  • Volley Cats serve two wins

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team picked up a pair of wins last week, winning hat Bardstown Bethlehem last Tuesday, then returning home two nights later to beat Lexington Christian.

    The Lady Bearcats now stand at 4-1 on the year.

    After a sluggish start at Bethlehem, Anderson settled in for a 25-18, 25-15 sweep. Anderson coach Ryan Brown said his team dominated the front line and played solid defense for the win.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled to a 25-12, 25-19, 16-25, 25-14 win over Lexington Christian Thursday night at home.

  • Unpredictable rivalry renews

    A look at the records says Anderson County should be a solid pick to win its third straight game of the young football season Friday night at Mercer County.

    After all, the Bearcats have beaten a pair of Class 6A teams while Mercer is 0-2 after taking a 34-14 whipping from Louisville Waggener Saturday night.

    Mercer had blown a 19-0 lead against John Hardin in the season opener, losing 20-19.


    On a night when things looked to be going sour, Anderson County found a way to deliver one of the sweetest nights Bearcat football has seen in quite some time.

    Anderson came together to defeat gritty Meade County, 34-19 in a contest that was not decided until Bearcat Charles Andrew Collins swept around left end for a 10-yard scoring run with 2:13 to play.

    “All the adversity we faced,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said. “Whether it was injuries or turnovers or momentum changes, our guys hung in there.

  • Bearcats explode in season-...

    The one thing Anderson County proved in its 41-0 pounding of George Rogers Clark Friday night night is that the Bearcats are armed with a double-barrelled shotgun.

    Or Wing-T. Or spread. Or any other offensive formation known to football minds, for that matter.

    Anderson’s Zach Labhart took the first snap from scrimmage and raced 52 yards for a touchdown. On the next Bearcat possession, Charles Collins broke free up the middle for a 67-yard score. What many had expected to be a close season-opener had quickly turned into a rout.

  • Brown looks for volley Cats to...

    With four seniors and two experienced sophomores back, it would seem those veterans would be the major factor in Anderson County’s volleyball success in 2018.

    However, it might just be that having head coach Ryan Brown back for a second year is the biggest thing going for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Habitat conditions right for...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    For the middle of August, much of Kentucky looks as green as late May. Corn is high and robust, pastures are green and streams run bank full. The lush conditions should translate into productive hunting when the dove season opens Sept. 1.

  • Beg your pardon

    A photo in last week’s edition of The Anderson News incorrectly identified Anderson County High School football player Ryan Stratton as Brandon Aldridge.

    A story in last week’s Anderson News reporting girls’ golf results incorrectly listed the Anderson County team finish in a tournament at Danville. The Lady Bearcats placed fourth.

    The News regrets the errors.

  • Anderson golfers post season-...

    Rain could not stop 125 golfers from playing in one of the largest and most competitive girls’ high school golf tournaments in Kentucky Saturday.

    The 10th Annual Joy of Golf Tournament overcame several days of rain and a mid-morning thunderstorm Saturday morning at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course. Despite the heavy rains, the course was wet but playable, according to Anderson coach Robert Hanks. “I’d like to thank the many employees and workers that prepared the course to make it playable. They did an excellent job,” Hanks said.

  • Lady Bearcats a ‘work in...

    Where the Anderson County girls’ soccer team plans to be when tournament time comes around in October is a long way from where the Lady Bearcats were when they opened the 2018 season last Monday.

    Elizabethtown, a program that has been to state tournament three times in the last seven years and has been a regional runner-up three more times in that span, routed the Lady Bearcats, 8-0, in the season opener, but Anderson recovered to beat Thomas Nelson two nights later.

  • New soccer coach seeks...

    With its third head coach in three years, the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team is understandably a team with some question marks.

    Yet, new coach Jeff Pritchett says the team will be working at just getting better and a chance to compete for a 30th District championship.

    “It’s a very tough district,” Pritchett says. “We are looking to improve through the season to give ourselves an opportunity to win a district title.”