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Saturday pizza parties underscore why Bearcats have turned season around

Just hold the mushrooms

By John Herndon

We only thought Anderson County's football turnaround came about when Blake Curtsinger and Matt Sprague blocked a Bullitt Central extra point, in overtime, back on Oct. 8.
Makes sense, you know. The Bearcats were 3-3, teetering on the brink of .500 or less. Since then, they are riding a six-game win streak, managed to win only the third district title in school history and have rolled to a pair of playoff wins for the first time since Kentucky started determining state football champions with a tournament in 1959.


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Readers asked to choose county's best-ever stars

Selection of All-Time Team tips off '100 years of basketball'

By John Herndon

(Editor's note: This article contains some of the writer's personal observations and explanations of the “All-time team” selection process.)
Selecting the best of the best to ever play basketball in Anderson County is not really a new idea. In the 25 years I have been writing about sports, I have been asked countless times, “How does this player compare to that player?”
The question has come from Anderson CountyBearcat faithful and opposing fans alike.


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Carmichael throws for three TDs, Kelly scores four

Bearcats advance to regional final with romp past Bullitt Central

By John Herndon

Anderson County scored three times in the first seven minutes, then went on to an impressive 42-7 win over visiting Bullitt  Central in the Class 5A, Region 2 football semifinal on Friday night.
The Bearcats move on to play John Hardin for the regional championship next Friday. That game will also be played at Anderson.


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Seek to become first Anderson team to win two playoff games

Bearcats looking to make history Friday night

By John Herndon

Not many will say that the current Anderson County football team is the best in the program's history. But Friday, the Bearcats can make their mark on the local annals.


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Anderson strikes quickly, does not let up in state playoff romp

Bearcats have mettle to keep pushing pedal

By John Herndon

Mark Peach is a football coach, not a driver's ed. teacher. And for one round of the state football playoffs, that suits Anderson County just fine.
“He told us we needed to keep our foot on the gas,” said Bearcat senior Todd DeWoody.

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Group is ready to go in 2011

Local runners team up, compete in Bourbon Chase

By The Staff

Some people took the idea of running to the weekend literally on Oct. 22.
That day, some Anderson County runners were part of a 12-person team that competed in the 200-mile Bourbon Chase, running a scenic route from the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Ky. to Triangle Park in downtown Lexington.
The trip went through Loretto, Bardstown, Lebanon, Springfield, Perryville, Danville, Stanford, back through Danville, Harrodsburg, Salvisa, Lawrenceburg and Versailles.
The runners ran for the Kentucky Bourbon Council.

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Sports briefs

By The Staff

Cat Madness to kickoff hoops season

Cat Madness 18 will kick of the high school basketball season on Saturday, Nov. 20 as the Anderson County girls' and boys' basketball teams will be taking the court in scrimmage action.
The annual event will feature three games, food, fun, games and giveaways..
The Franklin County and Henry County boys' teams will play at 3:30 p.m.

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Carmichael throws for five scores; Will play Bullitt Central in second round

Bearcats roll past Waggener in playoffs

By John Herndon

Anderson County started fast and never let up as the Bearcats rolled to a 44-0 win over visiting Louisville Waggener in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs Friday night.


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Junior scores five TDs, becomes leading scorer in school history

Bearcats, Kelly strut their stuff

By John Herndon

TAYLORSVILLE – Ethan Kelly knew he was going to score as he covered the final yards of a 90-yard kickoff return Friday night.


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Despite Waggener’s record, Peach says he fears Wildcats’ speed

‘Burning feeling in gut’ drives Bearcats as playoffs begin

By John Herndon

Not many who were at Hollie Warford Stadium a year ago Friday will forget the night they never want to remember.


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