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Today's Sports

  • Soccer and volleyball regional...

    The Eighth Region soccer and volleyball tournament pairings were announced Saturday. All of the tournaments will open Monday, October 15 at various sites.

    On paper, it appears the Anderson volleyball and girls' soccer teams got a favorable first round pairing.

  • Franklin's Timmons snatches...

    Fourteen seconds.

    Fourteen measly seconds were all that stood between Anderson County and the Class 5A, District 6 football championship Friday night.

    But when Ryan Timmons is on the other team, those 14 seconds could seem like 14 years.

    Timmons took a kickoff 80 yards on the final play of the game to lift Franklin County to a 56-52 win over Anderson County at Benny Watkins Field at Franklin County High School Friday night.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County got goals from Madeline Wilson and Autumn Miller in the first half then made them stand up to defeat Spencer County, 2-0, in the 30th District Tournament championship game, held at Collins High School.

    The Lady Bearcats got on the board in the 20th minute when Madeline Wilson scored on a free kick from only about five yards out. Spencer had been called for a hand ball when the goalie picked up the ball after receiving a pass from a teammate.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Mercer rolls...

    HARRODSBURG – Mercer County showed why it is considered one of Kentucky's top boys' soccer teams when the Titans rolled past Anderson County 4-0 last Wednesday night.

    It was the regular-season finale for both teams. Mercer finished at 17-3-1 and had won 12 of its last 13 matches heading into this week's district tournament action. Anderson, which was to have played Shelby County in the first round of the 30th District tourney, fell to 9-9-0.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Bethlehem...

    Bethlehem tried to put a damper on Senior Night for Anderson County girls' soccer, but the weather had already done that last Wednesday.

    The teams played to a scoreless tie, the second time they had dont that this year. Bethlehem was awarded a victory in the earlier meeting, at the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, when the Bardstown school prevailed in a shootout.

    Anderson coach Jason Earnest noted, “160 minutes of play yielded zero goals total for both teams.”

  • COLUMN: Friday Night is what...

    This is what it is all about when teenage boys put on shoulder pads and fasten the chin straps.

    If you don't know that Anderson County is playing football at Franklin County on Friday night, you simply haven't been paying attention.

    I got the impression that Anderson might have been looking ahead last week when the Bearcats were treating the football like it was an agitated pole cat. For 24 minutes, it looked like no one on the Anderson team wanted to hang on.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Cann's...

    Makenzie Cann’s hat trick not only ended a long goal drought for the Anderson County girls’ soccer team Monday night, it also sent the Bearcats into the 30th District final.

    The junior forward’s three goals propelled Anderson County to a 3-0 victory over Shelby County in the district tournament semifinals at Collins. The Bearcats (8-10-3) will face Spencer County (6-12) at 7 p.m. Wednesday night in the district title match.

    Spencer upset Collins in the second semi-final match, winning a penalty-kick shootout.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats hold off West...

    NICHOLASVILLE – Mark Peach had warned anyone who would listen that a trip to West Jessamine could be as harrowing as a trip down Lexington's Nicholasville Road at rush hour.

    Not many listened.

    At least, they didn't until Anderson County had to rally from a 20-0 deficit before taking a 41-39 win in high school football action Friday night.

    “I was mortified, then justified,” Peach quipped after his team had moved to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in Class 5A, District 6 action.

    Mortified and justified.

  • OUTDOORS: Peyton wins world...

    Anderson County High School sophomore Cameron Peyton won the overall individual honors at the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament, held last week in Orlando, Fla.

    Peyton shot a 298 out of a possible 300 during the tournament. Peyton connected on 28 tens out of 30 shots during the tournament. Peyton outlasted Bradley Long, the runner-up from Caudill Middle School, of Richmond, Ky., by one shot.

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed third in the tournament. The team was also awarded the NASP Spirit Award.

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Fall ball champions

    The Green Machines were recently crowned as Major League champions in the Anderson County Fall Baseball League.  Team members are, front row, from left: Zack Robertson, Ethan Freeman, Sam Harrod, Gage Mitchell, Eric Adams and Bailey Turner. Second row: Assistant coach Mike Swails, Spencer Wooldrige, Shawn Kenyon, Clay Jenkins, Mikey Swails and Shjon Ripy.

    Back row: Head coach Jake Turner, assistant coach Dave Adams and assistant coach John Ripy.