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    HARRODSBURG – It might be corny to say Mercer County had a titanic explosion to bury Anderson County on Friday night.

    But it would also be very true.

    Looking at a 17-7 deficit with just over a minute left in the third quarter, Mercer erupted for 34 points – 13 coming from the defense and 7 from the special teams – to defeat the Bearcats 41-31 at Alvis Johnson Field.

    It was the Titans’ first win over the Bearcats since 2005, but the teams did not play from 2006-2008.

  • Chrisman Memorial run set for Saturday

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Revamped Bearcats roll to first victories of season

    After a frustrating start to the season, the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team got in the win column last week, scoring shut outs in wins at Henry County and on the home field over Lincoln County.

    The Bearcats had dropped their first four matches of the year, but were able to turn the tide against a pair of overmatched teams.

  • Wells named MVP at Bearcat baseball banquet

    Members of the Anderson County High School baseball team celebrated their 2016 season with the annual team awards banquet, held on Aug. 28 at the high school.

    Connor Wells, who graduated in May, was named the team’s Most Valuable Player while Mason Baker, another of last season’s seniors, was presented with the Derrick Wells Award for Outstanding Pitching.

    Bryndon Labhart, then a junior, took home the most honors with the Best Offense, 110 Percent and Turpin Leadership Awards.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers show marked improvement

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team shaved 14 strokes off its previous tournament best but still finished 11th out of 19 teams in the Gene Hilen Invitational, held Saturday at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort.

    The showing capped a solid week by the Lady Bearcats as they enter the second half of their regular season.

  • Elder’s strong round leads Bearcat golfers past Western Hills

    Hayden Elder was well ahead of the pack last Tuesday.

    The Anderson County High School junior carded a 39 to earn medalist honors and lead Anderson to a 179-191 win over Western Hills in boys’ golf action at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort.

    Elder’s score was six strokes better than Western Hills’ top guns, Bradley Hughes and Chance Burrell, both of whom tallied a 45. Anderson’s Andrew Peach came in a 46.

  • Collins stuns Lady Bearcats with late rally for first series win

    The storm that came through town last Wednesday night did not do nearly as much damage to Anderson County as Collins’ lightning.

    Collins scored three times in the final 17:30 to stun Anderson County, 3-2 in girls’ soccer action on the Anderson pitch. It was the first time Collins had ever beaten Anderson and put the Lady Bearcats, the two-time defending district champions, in a major hole to earn the district tournament’s No. 1 seed for the third straight year.

  • Bardstown, Collins sweep volley Cats

    Bardstown and Collins used athleticism and experience to sweep a pair of high school volleyball matches from Anderson County last week.

    Thursday, Anderson could never put together a decisive run in dropping a 3-0 match to Bardstown. The Lady Bearcats rarely led in any of the three sets and saw Bardstown deliver the crushing blows in the second and third games in similar fashion.

  • Lady Mustangs take tournament titles
  • Mercer explodes in second half, defeats Anderson

    HARRODSBURG – Mercer County exploded in the final 13 minutes to score a 41-31 win over Anderson County in high school football Friday night.

    After Anderson County quarterback Cade Cotton connected with fullback Bryndon Labhart for a 31-yard scoring pass, the Bearcats seemed in control with a 17-7 lead on a team that had experienced major difficulties moving the ball.

    Only 1:21 was left in the third quarter.