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Today's Sports

  • BEARCATS BLOCK DRAGON DREAM

    CRESTWOOD – It was too early to panic.

    But Anderson County needed a shot in the arm.

    And quick.

    Trailing 14-0 and showing just 10 yards, no first downs and a turnover in their first three possessions, the Bearcats looked nothing like a team ready to advance in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    “I was thinking, stay in and keep your head up,” Anderson senior Landon Curry said.

    Or, in this case, it might have been, “Keep your hands up.”

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Five questions...

    I could take the questions about high school basketball in Anderson County to the social media but Twitter’s limit is 140.

    That’s 140 characters, not 140 questions.

    OK, I am not sure it would be quite that many, but an experimenter would have a field day with Anderson County basketball in 2014-15.

    We are talking #teamAC, as they are known on Twitter.

    They.

    Boys and girls.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Bearcats need...

    Glen Drury's cell phone went off as he sat in his office and talked about his 2014-15 team.

    “Can you hold on for a second?” the Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach asked before trying to send a text message.

    He waved his phone several times and laughed.  “I can't get a connection,” he said.

    He tried several things, then found he could get the text to send.

    Technology can be, ahem, wonderful.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: New coach keeps...

    The new paint job is just one subtle reminder that Anderson County girls' basketball promises to be a mix of the old and the new in the season that gets underway when the Lady Bearcats host Dunbar on Dec. 4.

    The air is filled with the unmistakable scent of fresh paint. It is a long-needed touchup.

    “Let me show you our locker room,” Birdwhistell says. He points out the new laminate flooring and a new flat screen TV in one corner.

    And there's fresh paint on the walls.

  • Peach almost speechless Friday...

    I’ve known Mark Peach about 28 years, or ever since I saw him play offensive tackle at Anderson County High School for Sam Harp.

    That’s roughly 10,227 days, give or take a few here or there. I can honestly say that for about 10,222 of those days, I don’t believe I had ever seen Mark Peach unable to come upwith words.

    As he got ready to address the current Anderson team Friday night, Peach was speechless.

    Literally speechless.

    “Guys,” he began. He could only smile.

  • Big day for local college players

    Northwestern’s Jack Mitchell kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Wildcats past Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Mitchell kicked four field goals, including a 45-yarder with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

    Northwestern rallied from a 40-29 deficit in the final 4:10 to move to 4-6 on the year.

    Anderson County High School graduate Chris Fitzpatrick is Northwestern’s long snapper and delivered perfect snaps on all four of Mitchell’s field goal attempts and three extra-points.

  • Taylor pins tournament title

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor had a big day in the North Hardin Invitational, held Saturday in Radcliff.

    Taylor, an eighth-grader, won the 140-pound weight class with four victories, including two pins.

    Taylor won the tournament, which drew 27 teams from around Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. In the finals, Taylor defeated Brandon Mulcahy of Walton-Verona.

    Seventh-grader Ben Jennings placed fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • McKee rips Norfolk State, status...

    Anderson County High School graduate Eriel McKee started her college basketball career with 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Morehead State women to a season opening win at Norfolk State Friday night.

    McKee’s 20 points was the first double-digit scoring output for a Morehead freshman in their first game since the 2006-07 season.

    McKee, however, left the game with an apparent concussion, with nine minutes to play and did not play in the Lady Eagles’ 79-70 win at George Mason Sunday.

  • Bearcats find way, defeat South...

    Anderson County turned three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt into touchdowns as the Bearcats defeated host South Oldham, 42-38, in the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs Friday night.

    The Bearcats avenged a loss to South Oldham on Sept. 5 to advance to the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game next Friday night. Anderson will host Cooper, a 27-6 winner over Franklin County Friday, in the battle for the regional crown.

    It marks the fourth time in the last five years that Anderson has advanced to the regional championship game.

  • BEARCATS GROUND EAGLES’ WING

    Birds with a single wing aren’t supposed to be able to fly. Anderson County made sure of that Friday night.

    The Bearcats limited Scott’s running game to 197 yards, well below its average and forced three Eagle turnovers on the way to a 32-13 win in the first round of the KHSAA Class 5A playoffs before a sparse crowd at Warford Stadium.

    Anderson’s Brayden Russell garnered the Bearcats’ offensive honors, scoring three touchdowns, matching his career-best. He hauled in four passes for 105 yards and ran for 55 more.