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Today's Sports

  • Archery shoot aimed toward deer...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host its final archery shoot of the year Saturday, Aug. 27, the club announced.
    Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., followed by the shoot.
    Cost is $10 for adults.
    The course will include 30 3D targets, three of which will be new, including an elk and caribou.
    To give shooters an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming deer season, the course will be designed in a hunting setting.
    A Rinehart target will be given away during the shoot, and another will be raffled.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 24

    Anderson Baseball Club finishes second in Spencer tournament
    The Anderson County Baseball Club placed second in the six-team Spencer County 14-and-under tournament held over the weekend in Taylorsville.
    Spencer County avenged an earlier tournament loss to Anderson by scoring an 8-5 win in the championship game.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This Week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football
    Saturday, Aug. 27: Anderson County vs. Lincoln County, 5:30 p.m., Pigskin Classic at Admiral Stadium, Danville.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Aug. 29: Franklin County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Aug. 26: Collins at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer

  • 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.