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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Youth take deer prizes in hunt

    These Anderson County youth have taken some very big prizes during the fall hunting season.

  • OUTDOORS: House Bill 1 protects...

    If you’re reading my column this month I hope that within a week of doing so you intend to head to the polls to cast your vote in our next election. I try not to get too political when writing since this is an “outdoor column” but some things just have to be included here especially since the following relates to every person in Kentucky who hunts and fishes. 

  • Softball league champs

    The Strike Force recently won the championship of the Anderson County Parks and Recreation fall softball league 12-and-under tournament. Team members are, front row, from left: Annalese Taylor, Mariah Nation , Brooke Sizemore and Jaclyn Montgomery. Back row: Coach Troy Chesser, Megan McGaughey, Savannah Bechstein, Kendra Wolcott, MaKayla Chesser, Lexi Tinsley and coach Chris McGaughey. Not pictured is Summer Browning.

  • YOUTH: Straining for more

    Braxton Briscoe (4) tries to get extra yardage but Tristan Gee has other ideas as he pulls on Briscoe's jersey during youth league football action Sunday at Community Park. Tyler Rose (with yellow beanie, behind Briscoe) tries to block Gee and Chris Newby looks on. See why everyone is wearing the same color jersey and read more about the state of youth league football in the Nov. 7 edition of The Anderson News.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats beat Marion...

    Anderson County overcame a lethargic performance to defeat visiting Marion County, 28-12, in the football regular-season finale Friday night.

    The Bearcats improved to 8-2 but bore little resemblance to the team that had been very impressive over its previous 10 quarters. Anderson, which had put up over 600 yards of offense against undefeated Franklin County two weeks earlier, managed only 384 against the Knights, who finished 2-8, but will move on to the state Class 4A playoffs as a No. 4 seed.