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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats rout Clark in season...

    Anderson County wasn't clicking on all cylinders all the time, but it was close as the Bearcats put together a methodical 42-6 win over visiting George Rogers Clark to open the high school football season.

    The Bearcats thoroughly dominated play, racking up 323 yards of offense to Clark's 124. Four different Bearcats scored touchdowns with seniors Chris Toomey and Zachary Carmichael both finding pay dirt twice.

    “I could not be more tickled with the way we played,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats...

    The red, white and blue just runs through these guys.

    Every day. Every week. Every time they get together to play football, these Anderson County Bearcats are as red, white and blue as Toby Keith.

    They’d be just as at home with Rick Monday or Jim Craig as they would Nick Saban.

    Monday, playing for the Chicago Cubs, famously grabbed Old Glory from some protestors who had gotten on the field at Dodger Stadium and were intent on burning the flag.

  • Red, white and blue runs through...

    This ain’t no rag it’s a flag

    And we don’t wear it on our heads

    It’s a symbol of the land where the good guys live

    --Charlie Daniels

    It all started when an Anderson County football fan brought a large American flag to a game several years back.

  • Olympian's message to the...

    Staff Sgt. Dallas Robinson was not always a world-class athlete and he makes sure everyone hearing his message understands that.

    “I am one of six who got to compete in Russia as a soldier and an Olympian,” he said a few moments before addressing the Anderson County football team on Aug. 21. “I wasn’t the best athlete on my high school team. I was probably the third-best and ended up in the Olympics.”

  • Bearcats aiming for repeat title...

    Mark Peach knew the rich history of Anderson County football success – and its missing link – when he undertook the challenge of rebuilding the fortunes of Bearcat football in December, 2004.

    There had been many great teams. He’d even played on one that went undefeated in the regular season in 1986. There had even been a good number of Anderson clubs to make the top five in their respective classes from time to time.

  • It’s been a real Peach of a run

    Those first few years of the Mark Peach Era around Anderson County football really were times that simultaneously boggled the mind and stretched the imagination.

    Sure, anyone who had remotely followed high school football in the years leading up to his return to his alma mater knew that Peach had been highly successful. He’d been defensive coordinator at Franklin-Simpson High School when the Wildcats made the state championship game.

  • Bearcats set to embark on title...

    Anderson County embarks on what it hopes will be a high school football season filled with joy when the Bearcats host George Rogers Clark this Friday, Aug. 29 at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    A year ago, the Bearcats were sloppy with four turnovers and seven penalties but still managed to rout the Cardinals, 50-21, in the season-opener.

    Some things have changed since then as Anderson had key graduation losses, but Clark also has had to learn a new system as Mike Riddle has replaced Steven Collins as Clark head coach.

  • Lady Cats can’t finish, fall...

    Anderson County dominated play but had little to show for it in the season opener of the girls’ high school soccer team.

    Harrison County took advantage of a Lady Bearcat defensive mistake in the first half then withstood several Anderson threats to salvage a 1-1 tie last Wednesday at the Anderson pitch.

  • Anderson golfers card bizarre...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    A bizarre end to a nine-hole match and a strong tournament finish highlighted the week for the Anderson County boys’ golf team as they hit the mid-point of the high school season.

    Last Wednesday, the Bearcats thought they had lost, then realized they had won a match against Collins at the Shelbyville Country Club.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 27, 2014

    Carnahan Bowl date announced, donations being accepted

    The third annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Warford Stadium on the campus of Anderson County High School, according to a news release.

    Anderson County Middle School will be hosting Madison Middle School that day in a double-header designated to raise money for the Mustang football program.