http://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Dramatic goal lifts Lady Cats to district title http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/dramatic-goal-lifts-lady-cats-district-title <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/102214gsoc08adj.jpg" alt=" With several Shelby County players looking on in the background, Anderson County’s Madeline Wilson delivers the penalty kick that lifted the Lady Bearcats to their second 30th District title in three years Saturday afternoon." title=" With several Shelby County players looking on in the background, Anderson County’s Madeline Wilson delivers the penalty kick that lifted the Lady Bearcats to their second 30th District title in three years Saturday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> SHELBYVILLE &ndash; As Claire Prater went to the ground, Anderson County could only hold its collective breath Saturday afternoon.</p> <p> Prater, a senior had been pushed to the ground by a Shelby County defender inside the penalty box, but a similar play less than five minutes before had only resulted in yellow cards for Anderson head coach Jason Earnest and his assistant, Jamey Earnest.</p> <p> This time, with less than eight minutes remaining in a tie game for the girls&rsquo; 30th District soccer championship, the foul was called.</p> Lady Bearcat soccer advances to regional final; Volleyball falls in district championship http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcat-soccer-advances-regional-final-volleyball-falls-district-championship <p> Anderson County got an early goal from Taylor Harley, then another first half goal from Allie Johnson on its way to a 3-0 win over Gallatin County in the Eighth Region Girls&#39; Soccer Tournament Tuesday night at Walton-Verona.</p> <p> Madeline Wilson added a late goal to set the final score.</p> Lady Bearcats outlast North Oldham in regional tourney opener http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcats-outlast-north-oldham-regional-tourney-opener <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anderson_celebration.jpeg" alt="Anderson’s girls celebrate after junior Grace Casciola (center, back to camera) hit a penalty kick to clinch the Lady Bearcat win." title="Anderson’s girls celebrate after junior Grace Casciola (center, back to camera) hit a penalty kick to clinch the Lady Bearcat win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>By Brad Stephens, Landmark News Service<br /> </strong></p> <p> GOSHEN &ndash; Anderson County has spent recent weeks working on penalty kicks after missing all three it took in a shootout loss Sept. 11 against Paul Laurence Dunbar.</p> <p> That work paid off Monday night to help the Lady Bearcats keep their season alive.</p> <p> All five Anderson shooters hit their kicks in a PK shootout to give the Lady Bearcats a 2-1 road win against North Oldham in the Region 8 quarterfinals.</p> Flyers take only stat that counts http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/flyers-take-only-stat-counts <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/102214football16adj.jpg" alt="Anderson County fullback Bryndon Labhart stiff-arms Franklin County’s Jessey Morrow to the ground to pick up more yardage during Friday’s district showdown. It was not enough, though, as Franklin prevailed, 35-21." title="Anderson County fullback Bryndon Labhart stiff-arms Franklin County’s Jessey Morrow to the ground to pick up more yardage during Friday’s district showdown. It was not enough, though, as Franklin prevailed, 35-21." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> FRANKFORT &ndash; Through the 2014 football season, Anderson County had been winning by committee.</p> <p> Friday night, the Bearcats threw up a clunker by committee in a 35-21 district loss at Franklin County. So long four-game winning streak and most likely, so long to a repeat of last year&rsquo;s Class 5A, District 6 championship.</p> <p> &ldquo;We could not have picked a worse time to play our worst game of the year,&rdquo; Anderson coach Mark Peach said.</p> A quick wake up call http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/quick-wake-call <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/102215volleyball01adj.jpg" alt="Senior Katie Briscoe serves against Spencer County on Monday night. Briscoe had several effective services during Anderson County’s win. " title="Senior Katie Briscoe serves against Spencer County on Monday night. Briscoe had several effective services during Anderson County’s win. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SHELBYVILLE &ndash; There can be no letdowns, no off nights and no looking ahead once a team gets to the post-season.</p> <p> It does not matter which sport. The old adage is still true.</p> <p> Anderson County almost found that out when the top-seeded Lady Bearcats took the court in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament Monday night at Shelby County High School.</p> <p> &ldquo;We had played Spencer County four or five times (actually three) and had beaten them, so I think we overlooked them a little bit,&rdquo; Anderson coach Bob Hardin said.</p> College football roundup: Center beats Sewanee, stays perfect http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/college-football-roundup-center-beats-sewanee-stays-perfect <p> <strong>Centre 31, Sewanee 3</strong></p> <p> Centre remained unbeaten with the win at Sewanee. The Colonels were never threatened as they moved to 6-0 on the year.</p> <p> Anderson County High graduate Steve Sims was credited with two tackles and two assists. Anderson grads Seth Carmichael and Tristin Ashburn are also members of the team at Centre.</p> <p> <strong>LSU 41, Kentucky 3</strong></p> Russell tops conference for second time http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/russell-tops-conference-second-time <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacob_russell_vs_gtown.jpg" alt="Jacob Russell breaks off a big run during Campbellsville’s victory over Georgetown." title="Jacob Russell breaks off a big run during Campbellsville’s victory over Georgetown." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> From staff reports</p> <p> Campbellsville University quarterback Jacob Russell was named Mid-South Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week last week.</p> <p> According to a news release, the honor was Russell&rsquo;s second of the season after earning the award on Sept. 1.</p> <p> Russell set season-highs in completions and pass attempts as he helped the Tigers to a 28-24 upset win over No. 3-ranked Georgetown on Oct. 11 to earn Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week.</p> Rockets blast in first half, destroy Anderson’s upset hopes http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/rockets-blast-first-half-destroy-anderson%E2%80%99s-upset-hopes <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/102214boyssoccer02adj.jpg" alt="Clayton Barnett flies through the rain and over Shelby County keeper Brandon Hobbs during the 30th District Tournament last week. " title="Clayton Barnett flies through the rain and over Shelby County keeper Brandon Hobbs during the 30th District Tournament last week. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SHELBYVILLE &ndash; Little went right for Anderson County when the 30th District boys&rsquo; soccer tournament kicked off last Wednesday.</p> <p> Host Shelby County erupted for five goals in the final 17 minutes of the first half on its way to a 9-1 thrashing of the Bearcats in the district semifinals.</p> <p> Anderson finished the season at 2-11-2 while Shelby advanced to the district championship game, where it lost to Collins, and the Eighth Region Tournament, being played this week at Shelby and Collins.</p>