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Today's Sports

  • They're more than just...

    Hannah, Hannah and Summer

    It sounds almost like a law firm, but their jobs are not of the “one call, that's all” variety.

    Meet Hannah Searcy, Hannah Thomas and Summer Dixon, the managers for the Anderson County football team in its quest for a state championship.

    It's not a job as easy as most people think. And while often overlooked, their behind-the-scenes work is vital for the Bearcat football program.

    “My nightmare is mud with white one white,” Searcy laughs.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Woodford holds off...

    In a volleyball match that saw 131 points scored, it all came down to less than when Woodford County outlasted Anderson County Tuesday night.

    “In that third game, if just one or two of those points go the other way, we win the match,” sighed Anderson coach Dale Adkins.

    “If.” It is the most commonly used word in sports.

    “If just one or two…”

    It underscored just how close Anderson was to defeating upsetting an unbeaten Woodford team and just how frustrating the building process can be.

  • Bryan Station stuns Bearcats in...

    LEXINGTON – Not many saw this one coming.


    But long before the final horn sounded at Bryan Station High School, the reality of the Defenders’ dominance in the football season opener had been established.


    The 47-23 final score only underscored it.


    But few could have foreseen such an outcome. Not with Anderson County being ranked in everybody’s Top 5 in Class 5A. And especially not with Bryan Station riding a 10-game losing streak, dating to last year’s season opener.

  • Volleyball schedule change

    The Anderson County volleyball match with Shelby County, listed as being scheduled for Aug. 22 in this week's Anderson News, has been moved to Sept. 15 at Anderson County.

     

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Band of...

    “I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player.”
    —Gen. George C. Marshall, during World War II

    There’s nothing secret about the Anderson County Band of Brothers’ mission. A trip to the state championship football game in December has been on their minds since that night last November when they came within a whisker of upsetting No. 1 John Hardin in a state quarterfinal game.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Veterans, dads...

    Football is often described in military terms.

     “It is a war.”  “They battle in the trenches.” “He boomed a howitzer shot.” 

    Some object, saying it is wrong to describe a game with war. Others do not like the comparison, saying a game cannot begin to capture the sacrifices made in combat.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: About '...

    “Band of Brothers” is a book written by noted historian Stephen E. Ambrose, originally published in 1992. It was released again in 2001 when Touchstone Books released a paperback version.

    The book was also the basis of an acclaimed HBO miniseries of the same name that first aired in 2001 and was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. It has since been broadcast on many different cable networks including The History Channel and Spike TV, among others.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats to...

    History buffs will love what the new football alignment has done to Anderson County and surrounding areas.


    The lineup that goes into effect this year has lumped the Bearcats in Class 5A, District 6 with a host of old rivals that have been absent from the Anderson schedule since 2006. Anderson, however, most likely hopes that history does not repeat itself as the Bearcats suffered through some lean years during much of the time the new district was competing against each other.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats open season...

    On paper, Anderson County should be a big favorite in Friday’s football season opener at Bryan Station.


    Consider that the Bearcats are coming off a 9-4 year, are ranked in the Top 5 in Class 5A and have their sights set on Bowling Green and the state championship game.


    Bryan Station? The Defenders are riding a 10-game losing streak and will be breaking in their third coach in three years, former Kentucky star and NFL player Craig Yeast.

  • COLUMN: Be optimistic, but be...

    If you have been around Anderson County football for more than the last 10-15 years, you had seen it happen so many times before when the Bearcats took on Danville.


    Quick slant pass. Boom.


    Then after holding on defense, the team is backed up after a good kick. It doesn’t matter. Boom, this time with emphasis.


    Then a turnover. And, of course, boom again.


    It has happened so many times that you knew it was inevitable, just like it happened Friday night, with one exception.