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Today's News

  • Senior Night match called when coach ejected


    Senior Night for the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team came to an abrupt end Thursday when the lead official called the game just 14 minutes into the contest.

    North Hardin was leading Anderson County 1-0 when Bearcat coach Brett Morris was issued a red card and ejected from the game after an argument with official Mike McCord. McCord then declared the game to be over despite pleas from both teams to continue the game.

    Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee provided the name of the official to The Anderson News.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats advance to semis on Prichert’s late goal

    When post-season comes, all that matters is to survive and advance.

    Anderson County learned that old truth Monday night when the Bearcats slipped past upset-minded Frankfort in the first round of the District 25 Tournament, being played on Anderson’s home field.

    Garrett Pritchert headed home a corner kick with 3:37 to play to give the Bearcats a 1-0 win.

    Anderson earned a shot at top-seeded Woodford County in the tournament semi-finals to be played tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats romp past Owen County in district tournament

    Eight different players scored, including a first-ever hat trick by senior Tori Yeaste, as Anderson County routed Owen County 10-0 Monday in the first round of the Girls’ 25th District Soccer Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

    The game was called with 33 minutes still to play due to the “mercy rule.”

    It took Anderson about 10 minutes to figure out Owen County’s offside trap defense before the deluge began, according to Lady Bearcat coach Jason Earnest.

  • Bearcats vs. Flyers: What is at stake

    Before the season, Franklin County football coach Chris Tracy said in an e-mail to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon, “I believe the district race will be decided in the last two weeks.”

  • Bearcats say farewell to ‘special group’ of football seniors

    Anderson County says goodbye to 13 football seniors on Friday night.

    It is a group that has made up one of the most successful classes in Anderson County football history.

    The Bearcats will celebrate Senior Night before the final regular season home game of the year versus Franklin County. Anderson could host several playoff games later in the year.

    Two members of the class have re-written several team records as well. Running back Ethan Kelly became Anderson County’s all-time leading scorer earlier this season.

  • COLUMN: Friday makes high school sports special

    If you can’t get worked up about Friday night, then you just don’t like sports.

    And I am not talking about that overhyped love-fest set for Rupp Arena.

    We’re talking football. Blood, sweat and tears football.

    Franklin County and Anderson County will kick it of  at Warford Stadium. They are neighbors who have not met on the gridiron in five years. The schools have had heated rivalries in other sports. Some of the kids have known each other for years. Sometimes they are even related.

  • Riley advances in state golf tourney

    Kaitlyn Riley found that things can be better the second time around.

    The Anderson County High School sophomore drastically improved her showing at the girls’ state golf tournament in Bowling Green last weekend. Riley made the first day cut with a 14-over 86, then shot a 91 in the second round to finish with a 177 score, good enough to tie for 44th place in the tournament, held at Bowling Green Country Club.

    A year ago, playing on the same course, Riley went out after the first round when her 97 failed to make the cut.

  • Brown commits to OVC school

    Anderson County High School girls’ basketball player Sydney Brown has made a verbal commitment to play for Jacksonville State of the Ohio Valley Conference.

    Brown made her commitment on Friday and is expected to sign with the Gamecocks during the early signing period in November. A commitment, however, is not binding on either the player or school until the signing.

  • DeLong named MVP during fall series

    Team Black got a run-scoring single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to win the Seventh Annual Cols’ World Series, defeating Team White, 1-0, on Saturday at Gary Wright Field in Danville. The win is the fifth straight by Team Black.

    Playing a five-inning game due to the number of pitchers available, the teams found themselves in a pitchers’ duel after a 13-8 score in game one of the series.

  • Early muzzleloader deer season held this week Oct. 15-16

    The first of two seasons created especially for hunters who want to take deer with muzzleloading firearms is coming up.

    Kentucky’s early muzzleloader deer season, which debuted in 1990, will be held this year on the weekend of Oct. 15-16. In the past decade, the muzzleloader deer harvest has averaged 16,272 deer a year. A high of 19,918 was taken during the 2004-05 season, and a low of 13,179 bagged last season.