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Today's Sports

  • Collins sours Lady Cat Senior...

    Collins quieted any talk about Anderson County being the top Eighth Region volleyball team without the word “Oldham” in its name last Tuesday.

    The Titans got just a few more balls in and made a few less errors as Collins took a 3-1 win over the host Lady Bearcats in the match to determine the top seed in the 30th District Tournament later this month.

    At press time, it appeared that Collins claimed the tie-breaker for the top seed. Anderson and Collins split two matches during the season with each winning on the other team’s home court.

  • Carter scores three times for...

    Anderson County High School graduate Madison Carter might have had her best scoring matches as a collegiate soccer player last weekend.

    Carter, now a senior at Eastern Illinois University, scored both of the Panthers’ goals Friday as they tied Tennessee Tech, 2-2, in Cookeville, Tenn.

    Saturday, Carter scored her team’s only goal as the Panthers fell at Jacksonville State, 3-1, in an Ohio Valley Conference match.

  • Big Red Glow race set for Oct. 25

    The inaugural Glow Big Red 5k race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. The race startes at Anderson County Community Park with the course rolling around the park and Anderson County Middle School.

    The race will feature seven different age groups with awards to the top three overall male and female runners and to the top three male and female in each age group.

    Water will be provided along the course and refreshments will be available after the race.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers finish...

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team ended its season by finishing eighth in the Region 7 Tournament, held at Kearney Hills on Sept. 29.

    Cheyenne Searcy and Christina Montgomery both shot 102 to lead Anderson, which shot 412 and was well behind regional winner Paul Dunbar (311) and Henry Clay (315).

    “I feel that this finish in the region gives us a more clear vision of what we need to do to be able to compete with the top teams,” said Anderson coach Robert Hanks.

  • Youth hunters notch successful...

    From staff reports

    Youth hunters had a bang-up weekend, going 9-for-9 in harvesting deer during the annual event sponsored by the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club with an assist from officers with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

    The nine participating hunters bagged three bucks, two button bucks and four does, according to a news release.

    “These are times that will never be forgotten for the youth and for the adults,” organizers said in a news release. “Thank you to all the supporters, great or small.”

  • Russell leads Campbellsville...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School graduate Jacob Russell helped engineer what some are calling the greatest upset in the history of the Campbellsville University football program.

    A senior quarterback, Russell led Campbellsville past Georgetown, 28-24 Saturday.

    Georgetown was ranked No. 3 in NAIA going into the game. Russell completed 28-of-43 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns as Campbellsville had a happy Homecoming at Finley Stadium.

  • Send us your wildlife photos

    Whether it’s a Boone and Crockett or or a doe, The Anderson News wants to print photos of successful deer hunts.

    Along with our monthly outdoors page featuring local hunter and fisherman Jeff Lilly, we routinely prints photos not only of successful deer hunts, but anglers holding up everything from a monster catfish to the smallest bluegill.

    We ask that the names of those appearing in the photo are provided from the left, and that the game being shown is clean and presented in a dignified manner.

  • Bearcats romp past West...

    NICHOLASVILLE – Anderson County left little to chance Friday night as the Bearcats put together a methodical 36-0 district win over West Jessamine.

    The Bearcats scored on their first two possessions and built the lead to the running clock threshold on their first drive of the second half. The final 20 minutes were played with the clock stopping only on change of possessions.

  • Old-school drill leads to old-...

    It was a simple old-school drill that Anderson County football coach Mark Peach put his team through last week.

    It’s called the gauntlet.

    “We ran that every day,” Bearcat senior Brayden Russell said.

    As the name suggests, the drill consists of ball carriers having to go between two lines of players or coaches trying to knock the ball away or cause a fumble.

    It’s a drill that is almost as old as the game itself, but it worked as Anderson rolled to a 35-7 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

  • Revamped West Jessamine next up...

    Football coaches like to speak in cliches, especially in a week when their teams are heavily favored.

    And saying the Bearcats will be heavily favored Friday night is sort of like saying Usain Bolt would be the pick in a 100-meter dash against just about anyone else in the world.

    Weeks such at this give rise to sayings like, “You play the games on the field, not on paper,” or “Anyone can beat anyone on a given night,” or “We have to take one game at a time.”