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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcat...

    Anderson County's girls' soccer team might have learned more in a no-decision than any of its three games in the first week of the 2012 season.

    The Lady Bearcats went 1-1-1 in their first three games, routing Marion County 7-0 last Wednesday, but dropping a 2-0 decision at Russell on Saturday. Yet, it was a scoreless tie in the season opener at Harrison County that had Lady Bearcat coach Jason Earnest smiling.

    “A tie on the road to a pretty good team is always good,” he said. “I predict Harrison County to win (the 10th) Region this year.”

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2012

    Archery shoot to benefit Ward archers

    A 3D archery shoot to benefit the archery teams from Emma B. Ward School will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Mercer County fish and game farm. The proceeds will be used for the school's teams that qualified for the world tournament, to be held in Orlando, Fla. 

  • FOOTBALL: Bryan Station scores...

    Bryan Station scored with 42.2 seconds left to defeat host Anderson County, 41-34 in football action Friday night.

    The Defenders responded after Anderson had taken a 34-33 lead on a pass from Zachary Carmichael to Ross Cox with 3:16 to play. That had been third time the lead change on the evening.

    Carmichael and Cox combined for four touchdowns and Carmichael, a sophomore making his first start, ran for another. Complete statistics were not immediately available.

  • Friday morning sports roundup

    Thursday was a good day for Anderson County sports teams that have reported results to The Anderson News.

    The Bearcat soccer team improved to 2-0 with a big 30th District win at Spencer County. No other details were available early Friday morning.

  • 1972 Bearcats to have tailgate...

    The 1972 Anderson County football team, the school's first district football champion, will be holding a tailgate party before Friday's Anderson-Bryan Station game at Anderson, according to Anthony Stratton, an all-state running back on that team. Players are urged to look for signs pointing to the tailgate in the Anderson parking lot.

    Stratton says he will have a tent and food will be available. The party starts at 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday morning high school...

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team got the season off to a good start when the Bearcats defeated Lexington Sayre on Tuesday night at the Anderson field.
    Bearcat junior Joe Rose broke a 1-1 tie when he won a loose ball battle with the Sayre goalie, then tapped the ball into the net with just over seven minutes to play. Sayre never seriously threatened again.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Franklin,...

    The endings were so different. The feelings were at the opposite ends of the emotional spectrum.

    Back on Oct. 14, Anderson County football players walked off the home field after taking a 56-24 beating from District 6 foe Franklin County. To make matters worse, it was Anderson's Senior Night and there was a danger the mental beating might have been worse than the one that saw several Bearcats head to the bench and not return.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Replacing...

    The Band of Brothers will be calling on the replacements when the high school football season opens Friday night.

    And in some cases, they will be calling on the replacements of the replacements.

  • Middle school Mustangs strut...

    Scenes from Anderson County Middle School's 39-0 win over Henry County to open the football season Saturday in the inaugural Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl.

  • COLUMN: Old-school on and off...

    It is only fitting that those two sure signs of late August are both on the calendar for this weekend.

    The high school football season officially opens Friday. Two nights later, the Oak Ridge Boys will be Oom Boppa Mow Mowing at the Kentucky State Fair.