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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Good news from KHSAA

    The news out of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week did not make many headlines, but it should have.

    In case you missed it – and unless you are a true high school sports junkie, chances are you did – the KHSAA has changed its interpretation of Bylaw 25, which defines what a coach can and cannot do in the offseason for a particular sport. For the KHSAA, the offseason is the period during the school year outside of specific start and end dates for a specific sport.

  • GOLF: Golfers place sixth, win big at Sayre

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team continued its strong early-season play with a sixth place finish in the Garrard County Invitational Tournament, held Saturday at Dix River.


    The Bearcats shot an aggregate 317, well off the 291 from tourney champ Corbin but was within 10 strokes of second place finishers Danville and Scott County.

  • BOYS' SOCCER:Brogan leads Bearcats to pair of narrow wins

    Anderson County boys’ soccer is alive and well.
    At least the Bearcats showed signs that they can overcome some key graduation losses with a pair of hard-fought wins in the first week of the season.

    The Bearcats defeated Sayre 3-2, then capped the week with a tough 1-0 win over Collins in a game played at Shelbyville’s Clear Creek Park.

    Anderson coach Brett Morris called the second win a “super tough match. Collins is extremely talented.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats learn lessons in Fayette

    The record will show that the Anderson County girls’ socccer team won one and lost two in the Fayette County Soccer Frenzy at Lexington’s Paul L. Dunbar High School last week. But it does not show how much the Lady Bearcats improved over the week, according to Anderson head coach Jason Earnest.


    “We had been struggling as a team earlier in the week with teams that we should have beaten if we are playing well,” Earnest said after his team lost to eventual tournament champion Henry Clay in a 2-1 shootout Saturday morning.

  • Get ready for archery deer season

    It’s no mystery why hunting white-tailed deer with bows and arrows has such a dedicated following.
    One reason is archery season runs more than four months long.

    The 2011-12 season is 136 days, opening on the Labor Day holiday weekend (Saturday, Sept. 3), and running through Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

    Another reason is liberal bag limits.

  • Archery shoot aimed toward deer season opener

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host its final archery shoot of the year Saturday, Aug. 27, the club announced.
    Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., followed by the shoot.
    Cost is $10 for adults.
    The course will include 30 3D targets, three of which will be new, including an elk and caribou.
    To give shooters an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming deer season, the course will be designed in a hunting setting.
    A Rinehart target will be given away during the shoot, and another will be raffled.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 24

    Anderson Baseball Club finishes second in Spencer tournament
    The Anderson County Baseball Club placed second in the six-team Spencer County 14-and-under tournament held over the weekend in Taylorsville.
    Spencer County avenged an earlier tournament loss to Anderson by scoring an 8-5 win in the championship game.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Aug. 24

    This Week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football
    Saturday, Aug. 27: Anderson County vs. Lincoln County, 5:30 p.m., Pigskin Classic at Admiral Stadium, Danville.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Aug. 29: Franklin County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Aug. 26: Collins at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer

  • They're more than just watergirls

    Hannah, Hannah and Summer

    It sounds almost like a law firm, but their jobs are not of the “one call, that's all” variety.

    Meet Hannah Searcy, Hannah Thomas and Summer Dixon, the managers for the Anderson County football team in its quest for a state championship.

    It's not a job as easy as most people think. And while often overlooked, their behind-the-scenes work is vital for the Bearcat football program.

    “My nightmare is mud with white one white,” Searcy laughs.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Woodford holds off Anderson rally, stays unbeaten

    In a volleyball match that saw 131 points scored, it all came down to less than when Woodford County outlasted Anderson County Tuesday night.

    “In that third game, if just one or two of those points go the other way, we win the match,” sighed Anderson coach Dale Adkins.

    “If.” It is the most commonly used word in sports.

    “If just one or two…”

    It underscored just how close Anderson was to defeating upsetting an unbeaten Woodford team and just how frustrating the building process can be.