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Today's Sports

  • YOUTH: Straining for more

    Braxton Briscoe (4) tries to get extra yardage but Tristan Gee has other ideas as he pulls on Briscoe's jersey during youth league football action Sunday at Community Park. Tyler Rose (with yellow beanie, behind Briscoe) tries to block Gee and Chris Newby looks on. See why everyone is wearing the same color jersey and read more about the state of youth league football in the Nov. 7 edition of The Anderson News.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats beat Marion...

    Anderson County overcame a lethargic performance to defeat visiting Marion County, 28-12, in the football regular-season finale Friday night.

    The Bearcats improved to 8-2 but bore little resemblance to the team that had been very impressive over its previous 10 quarters. Anderson, which had put up over 600 yards of offense against undefeated Franklin County two weeks earlier, managed only 384 against the Knights, who finished 2-8, but will move on to the state Class 4A playoffs as a No. 4 seed.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats fall...

     

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament last week but had to travel to Simon Kenton for a first-round match. Simon Kenton, the 32nd District champion, prevailed, 5-2. No other details were available to The Anderson News at press time.

  • FOOTBALL: Simmering Bearcats...

    Pity was locked out around Anderson County football during fall break.

    The Bearcats wanted none of it after seeing a district championship fly right by them at Franklin County the week before.

    “We couldn't have a pity party,” said Anderson running back Granville Hayes, a senior.

    No pity. Not for the Bearcats. Not on an East Jessamine team desperately fighting for its playoff life.

  • FOOTBALL: Anderson looking to...

    On paper, Anderson County looks like it has a mismatch in a game that means little when the Bearcats host Marion County to close out the regular season Friday night.

    Bearcat coach Mark Peach says paper is wrong.

    “Certainly, (Marion County is) capable of beating us,” he says, even though Marion has just a 2-7 record. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at their schedule and see who they have played.”

  • COLUMN: Soccer, volleyball...

    One of the better things to happen in high school sports in recent years took effect this year.

    We're talking about the alignments that are now governing scholastic volleyball and soccer. Simply put, those sports are now using virtually the same district and regional set-up as those that have been in effect for basketball, baseball and softball for some time.

    Locally, the Anderson County High School teams all advanced to regional play with the volleyball and girls' soccer teams both being eliminated by ranked teams in the regional semi-finals.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Oldham ends...

    The Lady Bearcats put up a fight, playing one of their best matches of the year, but were unable to overcome fifth-ranked Oldham County in the semi-finals of the Eighth Region Tournament last Wednesday.

    The Colonels, playing on their home turf, posted a 3-1 win on their way to a regional championship.

    “This was one of our hardest-played games of the year,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest. “Defensively, we were solid. Offensively, we were just missing and credit their defense for that.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Oldham ends...

    The Lady Bearcats put up a fight, playing one of their best matches of the year, but were unable to overcome fifth-ranked Oldham County in the semi-finals of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    The Colonels, playing on their home turf, posted a 3-1 win on their way to a regional championship.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Stellar season ends...

    Few gave Anderson County a chance to win the Eighth Region volleyball tournament. Not with three ranked teams in the fray and the Lady Bearcats still not knowing how good they really were.

    Simon Kenton punctuated those questions with a resounding 3-0 win over the Lady Bearcats in the tournament semi-finals last Wednesday at Shelby County High School. The Pioneers (ranked 21st in the final statewide poll) were every bit as good as advertised as they ended Anderson's season.

  • Sports Briefs for Oct. 24, 2012

    Several earn title of Fastest Kid in Anderson County

    The Fastest Kid in Anderson County Race was run on Main Street in Lawrenceburg during the Anderson County Burgoo Festival on Sept. 28. The event was hosted by the Lawrenceburg Lion's Club. Trophies were awarded to the fastest two runners in each age group and medals were awarded to all participants.

    The Fastest Kid in Anderson County in the 5-and-under age group was Brian Lunsford II. Starly Cornett placed second.