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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat seniors leave marks in...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Anderson County boys’ soccer put together a glorious end of the regular season last Thursday.

    The Bearcats routed Garrard County, 6-0, in the final regular season game of the year on the Anderson pitch. The win gave the Bearcat seniors a night that will be etched in their memories as the senior class shone and the Bearcats ended the regular season at 7-6.

  • Errors cost Lady Cat volleyball...

    Some missed chances here and a few mistakes there doomed Anderson County in its bid to throw the 30th District volleyball race into chaos Friday night.

    Needing a win to force a three-way tie for second place in the district tournament seedings, the Lady Bearcats fell just short in a 26-24, 25-17, 25-18 loss at Shelby County. The outcome snapped a four-match winning streak and dropped Anderson to 10-9 on the year. Most significantly, it dropped the Lady Bearcats to 1-5 in district play and the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

  • Marching Bearcats to stage...

    The Anderson County High School marching band will present its 2017 program, “Untouchable” in a free community performance on Bob Ware Field, Saturday, Oct. 14.

    The band’s show is scheduled for 8 p.m. The Lawrenceburg Academy for Performing Arts is set to perform at 7:45 p.m.

    Prior to the musical performance, the band will be hosting a vendor fair, a silent auction and face painting. Pulled pork, hot dogs and a bake sale are available for concessions.

  • Rose, Riley Named Athletes of...

    University of the Cumberlands football kicker Joe Rose and women’s golfer Kaitlyn Riley have been selected as the inaugural Wendy’s Athletes of the Month, according to a news release.

    Both are graduates of Anderson County High School and are seniors at the university.

    The award will be presented by the school and the restaurant chain to one male athlete and one female athlete each month, according to the release.

  • Bearcats look for next step in...

    As he addressed his team following its win at Grant County Friday night, Anderson County football coach Mark Peach repeatedly referred to “the next step.”

    Those steps make up the journey toward a Class 5A, District championship that Anderson hopes to be playing for on Oct. 20 when the Bearcats visit Madison Southern. But there are two more steps before that night.

  • Short day at the office

    DRY RIDGE -- About all anyone needed to know to explain Anderson County’s win at Grant County Friday night could be found near the bottom of the box score.

    “Total elapsed time: 1:45.”

    That’s one hour and 45 minutes for a high school football contest. They normally last close to 150 minutes.

    The Bearcats’ 43-8 rout of Grant County was effectively over when Grant tried an onside kick to open the game but Anderson’s Andrew Lykins picked up the ball and sprinted 48 yards for his first career touchdown.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers solid but...

    NICHOLASVILLE -- While Anderson County had hoped for a higher finish in the Region 7 Girls’ Golf Tournament, the Lady Bearcats got better in 2017. The proof is on paper, Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks said.

    Anderson carded a 393 team score, good enough for eighth place in the 15-team tournament held at Keene Run Golf Course last Tuesday.

  • Bearcats explode, overcome Shelby

    The task before the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team had been simple but had become daunting in less than 20 minutes.

    The defending 30th District champions needed a win over Shelby County to avoid falling to the No. 4 seed in the upcoming district tournament but were looking squarely at a 2-0 deficit against a Shelby County team appearing to gain more confidence with every pass last Thursday night.

  • Learning from Louisville

    I wish I could say I was shocked by the FBI revelations that rocked Louisville and the rest of the college basketball world last week, but to do that would be an admission to living in a vacuum.

    That’s the unfortunate state of college basketball today and chances are other sports will soon follow.

    As of Monday, we knew of six schools involved, but obviously, it seemed like everyone was looking at Louisville, its Hall of Fame coach and everything else that goes along with what is undoubtedly one of the top five or six basketball programs in America.

  • Wild night ends in tie for Lady...

    A wild night on the soccer pitch settled nothing last Wednesday as the Anderson County and Franklin County girls’ teams battled to a 3-3 tie.

    The action was overshadowed by off-the-field incidents that delayed the match for more than 15 minutes and resulted in bewildered fans talking more about them than the action on the field.

    Anderson rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie things and then after Franklin had taken a 3-2 lead, the Lady Bearcats responded again and thwarted several Franklin threats in the final five minutes.