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Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Peach ties old coach...

    When Mark Peach returned home to Anderson County in December of 2004, his main desire was to restore Bearcat football to a place among the state's best programs.

    There is little doubt Peach has done so in his nine years as Anderson head coach with two district titles, a regional crown and a state runner-up finish.

  • Anderson athletic director likes...

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee is a fan of the traditional post-game handshake between teams, but he understands why the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a directive last week that urges schools to discontinue the practice if it cannot be supervised.

    “I think it is a reaction to some of the things that are going on,” Sallee said. “I think they are trying to be proactive.”

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Anderson, Franklin...

    There aren't many smiles when people around the Anderson County football program think about the Bearcats' loss at Franklin County last year.

    Just to refresh your memory, as if it needs refreshing, Anderson County's Joe Rose kicked a field goal with 13 seconds to play to give the Bearcats a 52-50 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, however, Franklin's Ryan Timmons took a handoff from Lorenzo McCaskell and raced 80 yards for a touchdown as time expired.

  • SOCCER: 'Kentucky'...

    Jason Earnest might have taken something from John Calipari's playbook Monday night.

    Seeing his Anderson County girls' soccer team deadlocked in a scoreless tie with Shelby County early in the second half of the 30th District Tournament semifinal, Earest simply called “Kentucky.”

    Grace Casciola delivered a perfect corner kick to Madeline Wilson, who drove the ball home with 35:15 to play.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcat defense meets...

    Anderson County gladly accepted the challenge and met it Friday night.

    The Bearcat defense clamped down on West Jessamine's Devin Taylor, limiting the state's leading rusher to 81 yards on the ground as the hosts registered a 24-6 district win in football action.

    Taylor came into the game averaging 256 yards a game and was also the leading scorer in Class 5A, averaging 18 points a game. He did not find the end zone Friday night.

  • FOOTBALL: State's top...

    Anderson County's defensive game plan for Friday night could be an exercise in futility before it ever gets tested.

    The mission? Stop Devin Taylor.

    The odds of that happening? Oh, roughly equal to the chances of going through the grocery store checkout line without reading something about the Kardashians.

    It ain't gonna happen.

  • FOOTBALL: Nothing fancy, nothing...

    VERSAILLES – There would be nothing strange happening at Woodford County Stadium Friday night.

    Anderson County saw to that.

    Well, almost nothing. Woodford County got hit with a delay of game penalty when the Yellow Jackets' homecoming festivities went a bit too long at halftime, but all that did was shorten Anderson's march to the inevitable, a 38-3 romp past Woodford in high school football action.

  • COLUMN: New water tower logo a...

    Notes written on a water tower...

    OK, not really, but I can't let the fall sports season go any further without commenting on the new face watching Anderson County sporting events.

    In case you have not been to any Bearcat football or soccer games there is a permanent spectator to the northwest of Hollie Warford Stadium and from this corner, it is a great addition.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats take...

    SHELBYVILLE – Rivalry contests are supposed to induce nail-biting, hair-pulling and just about every other form of self-destruction but last Thursday's volleyball match between Anderson County and Shelby County might have taken things to some new extremes.

    The Lady Bearcats outlasted Shelby in a key 30th District contest, 3-2 in games and did so on a night when neither team forged a lead of more than seven points. Anderson finally did that in the tie-breaker, jumping out to an 8-1 lead in the fifth game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcat golfers...

    Three days after the fact, the reality of the Anderson County boys' golf team qualifying for the state tournament still had not totally taken hold of the Bearcats.

    “It is a lifelong dream. It hasn't really sunk in yet,” senior Nick Wilson said Thursday, as the Bearcats gathered at Wild Turkey Trace for a practice.