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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Much to like about the...

    Random thoughts while figuring the Reds' magic number ...

    There is a lot to like about the Anderson County football team and the Bearcats showed why Friday at Mercer County.

    There is a long way to go in the season and a good Henry County team coming to town this week, so let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Wildcats might have the best quarterback the Bearcats will see this year and last year's game was closer than the 42-7 final would indicate.

    But still, the Anderson team has shown it has the potential to be playing well into the post-season.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This Week in Anderson Co. Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 17: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshmen football

    Saturday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. at Grant Co., noon.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 20: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Girls' Soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 15: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA.

    Saturday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA.

  • Bearcats roll past Mercer

    Bearcats roll past Mercer

    By John Herndon

    Sports editor

    HARRODSBURG -- Anderson County junior Travis Phillips took a pair of Seth Carmichael passes for touchdowns and intercepted a Mercer County pass late in the first half to propel the Bearcats to a 42-13 romp past Mercer on Friday night in Harrodsburg.

    Phillips did his damage all within a 66-second span that saw the Bearcats break open a 7-7 tie.

    "Travis was huge," Anderson coach Mark Peach said. "He was everywhere. He is very tough to tackle in the open field."

  • Six and counting

    Anderson County wanted to make quick work of an over-matched Berea boys' soccer team on Saturday.

    Romeo Nava made sure of it.

    The senior found the net with a goal just 19 seconds into the contest, propelling the Bearcats to a 5-0 win, their sixth straight.

    Nava's  shot was practically uncontested and was a preview of things to come.

    While Anderson only added one more goal, from Steven Pulcifer, before halftime, the Bearcats were firmly in control and Berea never seriously threatened.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 10: Anderson Co. at Mercer Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 9: Western Hills at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 13: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 6 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 8: Anderson Co. in Scott Co. Cardinal Cup, TBA

    Thursday, Sept. 9: Anderson Co. at Frankfort, 6 p.m.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What those in the...

    Shawn Black has helped coach football and softball at Anderson County High School and football at Anderson County Middle School, often with little or no pay. He is currently assisting with the golf team at the high school. Some of those who have worked with him say he is a gem. Their comments are below.

  • Always ready and able to help

    It would be easy to think that Shawn Black was born on the golf course, but it would not be entirely correct.

    He's just there several times a week, ran the lawn mower there as a kid, has become one of Anderson County's better players and even met his wife there.

    While they did not say “I do” on the 18th green, Shawn and Julie Black practically honeymooned on what was then known as Bob-O-Link Golf Course.

  • Scoreless tie leaves many...

    VERSAILLES – Half-full or half-empty? Smile or frown? Sunshine or rain?

    All might perfectly describe the choice of emotion after Anderson County's girls' soccer team fought to – or escaped with – a scoreless tie with long-time rival Woodford County last Wednesday night.

    Half-full? Anderson had periods of dominant play offensively, and withstood a barrage of Woodford attacks with some outstanding defense.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats expect...

    It probably won't be one of those knock-down, drag-out district grudge matches that Anderson County and Mercer County football fans got used to in the 1980s and 90s, nor will it carry the same passion as some of those old Anderson County-Harrodsburg dogfights of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

    But that does not mean the juices won't be flowing when Anderson and Mercer tangle on the football field Friday night at Mercer.

    Anderson won this one last year, 42-21, but Mercer showed some big play capabilty and has some of that speed back.

  • COLUMN: A rivalry that should be...

    There is nothing like Friday nights when a rivalry is on the schedule.

    Anderson County vs. Mercer County. Friday, 7:30 at the Mercer field.

    You can forget about the fact that the Bearcats and Titans have only met once on the gridiron. That was last year, when Anderson delivered a 42-21 win. Jacob Russell threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He ran 75 yards for another score.