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Today's Sports

  • Cross country team has tough...

    The Anderson County cross country team had a tough day in Saturday's Region 6 cross country meet, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. Both the Anderson boys and Anderson girls finished eighth in the region and the Bearcats were shut out from individual qualifications as well.

    Paul L. Dunbar won the boys' team competition with Tates Creek, Lafayette and Henry Clay all qualifying for the state. The top five individuals not on those teams also qualify.

  • Three-peat!

    The Anderson County High School disc golf team wins its third straight state championship.

  • COLUMN: A big-time football...

    The playoff pairings showed Anderson County was hosting a playoff football game Friday night.

    Could have fooled me.

    I even checked the mileage on my car. The odometer had barely moved since I left my office on the hill across Highway 127 from Anderson County High School. Apparently, I had worked the game at Warford Stadium, but I could have sworn I had been to Cooper High School, just outside Cincinnati.

  • Stellar pick
  • Cooper ends Bearcat dreams of a...

    It was not your typical de-throning. Not by a long shot.

    There was nothing fancy. There were no last-second shenanigans. It was total domination.

    Cooper, the new kid on the block, but one steeped in football tradition, did not just end what many thought was Anderson County's legitimate shot at repeating as Region 3 champions Friday night. The visitors from northern Kentucky quickly smashed that thinking, leaving no doubt who would advance to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a 48-0 thrashing.

  • FOOTBALL: Cooper thrashes...

     

    There was no secret to Cooper's 48-0 thrashing of Anderson County in the first round of the state Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

    Cooper made the plays and held on to the ball. Anderson turned the ball over six times and its normally high-powered offense could generate little.

  • COLUMN: Special leaders guided...

    It has been 40 years.

    Actually, if you want to get technical about things, it will be 40 years next week, the second weekend of November, since Anderson County football made its first appearance in the state playoffs.

    A lot has changed since that November Friday night.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to play...

    The Anderson County Bearcat basketball team will participate in a scrimmage against Pulaskie Southwestern on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the home of the NBA's Indiana Pacers. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m.

    It is believed to be the first time an Anderson team has had the opportunity to play in a professional arena since playing in several high school-pro double headers with the old Kentucky Colonels of the ABA.

  • FOOTBALL: No easy task in...

    Typically, football coaches like to build up the next opponent, often them as a “sleeping giants” or “a team that is ready to explode on someone.”

    It gets even worse when November rolls around. That's when the playoffs start and every game could, in theory, could be the last one of the season. Added to that reality is the fact that a large number of first-round playoff games end up with scores that might cause scoreboard malfunctions.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats sputter in...

    If this was a tune-up for the playoffs, Anderson County must have gotten ahold of some bad gas.

    To be sure, Anderson defeated Marion County, 28-12, last Friday at Warford Stadium. Anderson ran its record to 8-2 and was never in serious danger of an inexplicable loss to the 2-8 Knights. But it was not the kind of performance that would put an exclamation point on a fine regular season.