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Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats open season Friday night

    On paper, Anderson County should be a big favorite in Friday’s football season opener at Bryan Station.


    Consider that the Bearcats are coming off a 9-4 year, are ranked in the Top 5 in Class 5A and have their sights set on Bowling Green and the state championship game.


    Bryan Station? The Defenders are riding a 10-game losing streak and will be breaking in their third coach in three years, former Kentucky star and NFL player Craig Yeast.

  • COLUMN: Be optimistic, but be careful

    If you have been around Anderson County football for more than the last 10-15 years, you had seen it happen so many times before when the Bearcats took on Danville.


    Quick slant pass. Boom.


    Then after holding on defense, the team is backed up after a good kick. It doesn’t matter. Boom, this time with emphasis.


    Then a turnover. And, of course, boom again.


    It has happened so many times that you knew it was inevitable, just like it happened Friday night, with one exception.

  • BOYS' GOLF PREVIEW:‘Dark horse’ Bearcats look for strong showing

    All Anderson County boys’ golf lost from its 2010 edition was undoubtedly one of the finest trio of classmates in the program’s history.

    Instead of crying, Bearcat coach T.J. Spivey is already looking forward to what a group he calls his “dark horse” team might be able to do when regional tournament time rolls around.

  • SOCCER: Girls end preseason, prepare for opener

    Rebuilding? Someone must have forgotten to tell Anderson County’s girls’ soccer team Saturday.

    In their final tuneup for the regular season, the Lady Bearcats whipped Louisville Ballard 3-0. Senior Courtney Fallis led the Lady Bearcats with two goals.

  • Local team wins first tournament


    Playing in its first event of the fall baseball season, the Anderson County Baseball Club (14-and-under) won the East Kentucky USSAA Tournament, held Aug. 13 in Mt. Sterling. The team had practiced together just twice before the tournament.

  • Frankfort Blowout champs

    The Anderson County 14-and-under softball all-stars won the Frankfort Recreational Blowout tournament during the weekend of Aug. 6-7. Team members are, front row, from left: Kasey Swails, Sierra Williams, Destyni Holland and Chasity Spencer. Back row: Coach Paul Coulter, Rachel Swartz, Keisha Kays, Heather Benson, Hannah Coulter, Rebecca Robinson, Breanna Chesser, and coach Troy Chesser.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats bounce back from opening loss, win two

    Anderson County recovered from a season-opening loss to district rival Collins by rolling to a pair of impressive wins over Boyle County and Mercer County in volleyball action last week. The Lady Bearcats also gave coach Dale Adkins his first wins as a varsity head coach.

    Anderson Co. 2, Mercer Co. 0

    Anderson got its second straight win when the Lady Bearcats whipped Mercer County Thursday night in Harrodsburg. The match had originally been scheduled for Anderson County but was moved to Mercer at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict.

  • Dove season outlook promising for Sept. 1 opener

    I remember the thrill the first time my neighbor, Mr. Goff, let me go along with the older boys on an early season dove hunt in the country around Bloomfield, Kentucky.

  • Sports briefs for Aug. 17

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  • SPORTS BLOG: Bearcats mighty impressive in Danville scrimmage

    Anderson County showed a glimpse of why the Bearcats and their fans are excited about the 2011 football season Friday night. Anderson defeated Danville 41-35 in a scrimmage at Admiral Stadium.

    You read that right. Anderson defeated perennial state power Danville in a scrimmage.

    The scrimmage was only three quarters with the clock running before the junior varsity teams went at it for two sets of 10 plays each. Anderson won that segment, too, three touchdowns to one.