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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • West Jessamine outlasts...

    West Jessamine rallied to win the final three sets after host Anderson County had taken the first to capture the season opener in high school volleyball action last Tuesday night.

    All four sets ended with a 25-23 score.

    “We played extremely well,” said Anderson coach Bob Hardin. “As a team, we had great energy coming out in our first game. Katy Carmichael and Baylee McKenzie both had a very hard kill and both hits made the crowd erupt with excitement and the kids fed off that.”

  • Local youth sports photos
  • Wild hogs better than gators or...

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    A sure sign that summer is fading away is the emerging of the bid yellow kid haulers letting us all know that school is back in session in Anderson County as well as other surrounding counties and communities.

  • High school sports give best...

    You’ve got to love this time of the sports year.

    Even though Anderson County is waiting a week to kick it off, high school football gets under way in Kentucky this weekend.

    Most of the other fall sports at the high school level got started with the real thing this week, too. Golf has been hacking for about three weeks now and cross country takes to the hills very soon.

    Other than big post-season games, it is the best time to just sit back and watch.

  • Optimism high for Lady Bearcats

    By his very nature, at least when talking about his Anderson County girls’ soccer team, Jason Earnest is one of those guys who would focus on the sliver of sunshine in the midst of a rainstorm.

    To say Earnest is optimistic is kind of like saying the sun rises in the east, so that makes the larger than normal smile he’s wearing as the 2014 season opens significant.

  • Youthful, talented Bearcats look...

    Knowing what to expect from the Anderson County boys’ soccer team as its season begins might prove to be one tough task.

    On the one hand, the Bearcats lost five seniors from last year’s 6-11-1 team that lost to Shelby County in the first round of the 30th District Tournament. Gone are Garrett Pritchert, Joe Rose, Daniel Peach, David Simmons and Ethan Woodrow.

    But back is a nice group of young players that has the potential to develop into a solid team by season’s end.

  • Familiar face looks to direct...

    Bob Hardin’s volleyball journey has never been easy.

    And ride that put Hardin in charge of the volleyball program at Anderson County High School has been simultaneously circuitous and direct.

    A long-time assistant who had occasionally directed the Lady Bearcats over the last three seasons, Hardin was officially named head coach of the program on July 13, two days before fall practice was set to begin.

  • Taylor Co. wins JOY Tournament

    Taylor County used a two-under 70 from Ellen Kehoe to shoot a combined 319 for the championship of the JOY Invitational girls’ high school golf tournament held Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    Taylor County was six strokes better than second place Boyle County with Scott County coming in third at 330. The tournament drew 78 girls’ high school golfers from around Kentucky.

    Kehoe took individual medalist honors.

  • Sports briefs for Aug. 20, 2014

    Follow John Herndon on Twitter

    For up-to-the minute Anderson County sports news, be sure to follow Anderson News sports editor John Herndon at www.twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon.

    The service is free and can be sent directly to your smartphone if you like. Herndon provides news updatesand live updates of games he is covering.

    Just for fun, Herndon also talks a little about area colleges and a lot about the Cincinnati Reds. He even throws in a little bit of country music commentary too.

    Just follow him to join the fun.