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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Truck tug Saturday at Legion Park

    The Anderson County Truck Tuggers will be presenting their only Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The championship event will feature the following classes: 4,300-pound 4-wheel drive, 5,500-pound 2-wheel drive, 6,000-pound 4-wheel drive and stock classes for gas and diesel. Tugging begins at 7 p.m.

    Admission is $10 per person 10-and-over, $5 for ages 4-9 and under 4 are admitted free.

  • Lady Cats tune up for tourneys,...

    Anderson County began tuning up for district tournament play with 1-0 wins over Franklin County and Bardstown last week.

    Allie Johnson scored Anderson’s only goal at Franklin County, winning a free ball then driving a shot into the corner of the net about 15 minutes into the contest.

    It would be the only scoring Anderson would need.

    “It was mainly a battle between the 18 (yard lines) with neither team getting a lot of good chances in the first half,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest.

  • Anderson youth hunt teaches...

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Were someone to look up the definition of the perfect example of a youth hunter, the photo they’d see would likely be one of sisters Quetzal and Rio Velasco.

  • Bearcats rout Woodford on soggy...

    Anderson County took control early, then battled a driving rainstorm to defeat Woodford County, 35-7, in Class 5A, District 6 football action Friday night.

    The Bearcats earned their third straight win before a packed Homecoming crowd that quickly dispersed when the heavens opened early in the third quarter. By that time, Anderson had a 28-7 lead and the Bearcats were well on their way to a 4-2 record, 2-0 in district play. Woodford fell to 1-5, 1-1.

  • Low profile, high hopes

    There’s not much doubt about America’s love of football, whether it is being played in the National Football League or by 10-year-olds on a Saturday morning at Community Park.

    We fill high school bleachers on Friday night, college stadiums on Saturday and either head to a stadium or flock to the TV on Sunday afternoon. It’s why when the calendar hits late August and turns to September, sports fans generally refer to the time frame as “football season.”

  • Football first during Homecoming...

    It’s Homecoming Week at Anderson County and you know what that means.

    All week long, the high school has been hosting activities leading into Friday night’s football game. A parade will grace downtown Lawrenceburg Thursday night, followed by community pep rally.

    Saturday, the school will host a dance to celebrate Friday’s game.

    The game? In a week of constant hoopla, it can be easily overlooked. But the entire week of festivities centers around Friday night when the Bearcats host Woodford County. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats fumble, still rumble

    MOUNT STERLING – It would not be surprising if Anderson County football players are given a new diet.

    There can be no greasy finger foods. No butter that can come in contact with the hands, either.

    But the Bearcats might be able to eat all the honey or molasses they want, as long as they make a mess and get something sticky on their hands.

  • Increased numbers key resurgence...

    Theirs is a sport where wins and losses really are not the measure of success.

    It’s a sport where the fans are there at the when the event gets underway and ends, but in between, they usually wait or talk to friends – there are few foes – who are doing the same thing.

    Welcome to cross country, a sport that is often overlooked.

  • Getting their kicks

    Anderson County put up a winning effort, but the scoreboard did not show it when the Lady Bearcats hosted Oldham County last Wednesday night.

    Oldham, ranked 17th in the state, escaped with a 2-0 win, a victory that was not sealed until the Lady Colonels’ Allie Houk scored in the 78th minute.

    “I was very pleased with how we played,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said. “It was very competitive and we gave a solid effort.”