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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats happy with win over...

    WINCHESTER – It was a scene Anderson County football had not experienced in a while.

    The Bearcats were smiling at the end of a football game Friday night.

    Anderson had just beaten host George Rogers Clark, 27-14, on a night when the Bearcats lost nearly every statistic except the one that counts. And in winning their season-opener, the Bearcats snapped a modest three-game losing streak dating to last October.

  • ‘That’s football’

    If you’ve been around high school football as much as I have, you had to hold your breath a little in the fourth quarter of Anderson County’s game at George Rogers Clark last Friday night.

    The game was already in hand, with the only question being the final score, but there was Anderson County quarterback Tyler Peters racing around left end. Just before he got to the sideline across the field from the Anderson bench, he took a wicked hit that lifted him off the ground. Then took another that flipped Peters in mid-air.

  • Bearcats travel to Meade County

    Fresh off its win at George Rogers Clark last week, Anderson County travels to Meade County Friday night for what Bearcat coach Mark Peach expects to be a battle.

    A Class 6A school, Meade fell to 6A power Simon Kenton, 47-13, in the season opener last Friday in Brandenburg. Peach says that result is not indicative of the Green Wave’s potential. “I have seen them on film and they are good,” Peach said.

  • Anderson second in Classic

    FRANKFORT – Frankfort jumped on Anderson County early, then kept the Bearcats from making any kind of comeback to take the championship of the Frankfort Rotary Capital City Classic boys’ soccer tournament Saturday night.

    Frankfort ripped the Anderson defense for a 4-0 halftime lead, then added another goal four minutes into the second half to set the final score in the match played at the Sower Soccer Complex.

    Frankfort remained perfect through three matches while Anderson dropped its first match in three games. Anderson fell to 2-1.

  • Lady Bearcats third in...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team got the season underway with a split in the I-65 Battle of the Turfs, hosted by Mercy Academy last week.

    The Lady Bearcats dropped a 6-1 decision to Louisville Male in the tournament opener last Monday, but recovered for a 4-3 win over Thomas Nelson in Saturday’s consolation game. In between, a contest against Mercy was called because of the weather. Anderson won a coinflip to be the three seed in the consolation bracket.

  • Joyful day for Lady Cats in...

    A 14th place finish in its own tournament might not sound like much, but success is measured in many different ways in high school sports.

    Such is the case for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team. The Lady Bearcats finished 14th in the 24-team Joy of Golf Tournament at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course Saturday, but turned in a 394 team score, the Lady Bearcats’ best of the season.

  • Scholastic sports bring...

    By Bob Gardner,

    Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and

    Julian Tackett,

    Commissioner of the Kentucky

    High School Athletic Association.

    Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

  • Frankfort golf scramble to...

    From staff reports

    The eighth annual Tee It Up with C.O.C.O. (Capital Ovarian Cancer Organization) Golf Scramble is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Frankfort Country Club.

    The scramble is a 9-hole event for ladies only with a shotgun start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner and awards are scheduled for approximately 6:45 p.m.

  • Pardon our error

    From staff reports

    The name of Anderson County High School football player Austin Watts (No. 55) was inadvertently omitted from a caption of a team photo in the special football section of the Aug. 16 Anderson News. The News regrets the error.

  • Bearcats eye return to glory

    The last two years have not seen real Anderson County football.

    Oh, the Bearcats have run onto the home field wearing those red jerseys, white pants and white helmets. The band has been playing the “Washington and Lee Swing” and the stands have generally been packed unless it has been raining.