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  • Turnovers cook Bearcats in loss...

    Five turnovers did Anderson County in Friday night.

    Boyle County intercepted five Bearcat passes on its way to a 48-26 win over Anderson in high school football action at Warford Stadium.

    Boyle only turned two of the thefts into touchdowns, but four of the five picks happened inside Boyle territory, thwarting Anderson scoring chances.

    Meanwhile, the Bearcats forced turnovers on three of Boyle's first four possessions. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, they could only convert one of the Boyle turnovers into touchdowns.

  • Pumped crowd means playoff prep

    It had been a while since we had seen a student section storm the field after a team defeated Anderson County.

    But Mark Peach took note Friday night when a raucous South Oldham student section rushed the field at Dragon Stadium. They were celebrating South’s first win over Anderson in 10 tries.

    Two schools, roughly the same size, have been playing football off and on since 1993, yet South had never won until Friday night. There had been close ones and there had been blowouts, but every time the result had been the same.

    Anderson had always won.

  • Bearcats upbeat despite setback

    CRESTWOOD – Even though the possibility of a perfect season had been erased and Anderson County might not be viewed as positively in the upcoming polls, Mark Peach was upbeat Friday night.

    The Bearcat coach had just seen his charges drop a 52-43 shootout at the South Oldham corral, but he was not dour or even down.

    The teams combind for 13 touchdowns, 45 first downs and 1,054 yards.

    “South Oldham is a great football team,” he said, “but guess what? So are we. I mean it was 45-43 and we had our hands on the ball.

  • New coach, old coach? Rebels...

    Anderson County goes from mighty good to perennial power Friday night.

    The Bearcats host Boyle County with kickoff set for Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is possibly the toughest two-game stretch in my 21 years of coaching,” says Anderson coach Mark Peach. “You play the best South Oldham team in their history, then you turn around and play Boyle County with six or seven state championships.”

    The actual number is seven.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Shelby, take...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County’s youth movement played like veterans as the Lady Bearcats defeated an old rival, Shelby County, Wednesday night at Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Freshman Evan Kays scored three goals and delivered an assist while classmate Anna Boyles filled in admirably at goalkeeper after starter Billie Clark was forced to leave the game with an injury. Boyles did not give up a goal until after Anderson was firmly in control, leading 5-0 when Shelby finally scored late in the contest.

  • Lady Bearcats score big district...

    Anderson County took a big step toward earning the top seed in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament when the Lady Bearcats took a 3-1 win at Collins last Tuesday in Shelbyville.

    Anderson won two close sets, eking out a 25-2325-16, 23-25, 25-22 victory.

    “I know I keep saying this, but the girls playing together and getting along is fun to watch and tough to beat,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said. “They continue to get better each game.”

  • Anderson golfers win team,...

    Saturday was one of those doubly good days for the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team.

    The Bearcats shot a season-low 311 in the Bellevue Invitational, held at Flagg Springs Golf Course in California, Ky.

    The tournament, held on one of northern Kentucky’s tougher courses, could be a springboard to good success in the upcoming regional tournament.

    Beechwood placed second in the tournament, 18 strokes behind the Bearcats.

  • Lady Cat golfers score win over...

    Anderson County recorded a 208-228 win over Lexington Catholic in girls’ golf action last Thursday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Club.

    Junior Christina Montgomery and sophomore Cheyenne Searcy led the Lady Bearcats, both scoring 47 on the back nine of their home course.

    The Lady Bearcats will take on Western Hills today, Sept. 10, at Juniper Hills then will play in the Boyle County Invitational at Danville’s Old Bridge Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 13.

  • Sports Briefs for Sept. 10, 2014

    Donations for Carnahan Bowl 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. 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.