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Today's Sports

  • Defense never rests as Bearcats...

    Even with the economy in shambles, Anderson County football coach Mark Peach is looking for a little extra money for a member of his staff.


    “We need to increase Coach (Duane) Hammons’ pay,” Peach quipped about his defensive coordinator. His Bearcats had just beaten long-time rival Mercer County, 28-6, Friday night.


    The Bearcats held Mercer without an offensive touchdown. Anderson stopped Mercer twice inside the two-yard line and limited the Titans to 161 yards offensively, 78 of which came on two plays.

  • Friday sports update: Big night...

    Friday sports update

    Anderson County had a big day in high school sports on Thursday.

    The Bearcat boys’ soccer team exploded in the opening minutes of the second half to roll past district rival Frankfort, 4-1, on the Anderson pitch. Leading 1-0 after a first half that saw the Bearcats miss out on some big opportunities, Anderson’s David Simmons and Josh Doolin both scored within a five-minute span just after halftime to give Anderson a commanding 3-0 lead.

  • SPORTS BLOG: Could Bearcats be...

    SPORTS BLOG: Could the Bearcats be ripe for an upset?

    I never thought I would see the day when I wondered if Anderson County was really ready for its annual football grudge match with Mercer County.

    Not so much about the Bearcats themselves, since I have not been around the team as it has prepared for Friday's game at Warford Stadium. That first game whipping by Bryan Station should have been enough to remind the Bearcats that any team they play is capable of sending them home with an “L.”

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  • WEDNESDAY SPORTS UPDATE:...

    Wednesday sports update

    Boys' soccer: Western Hills rallies past Bearcats
    The Anderson County boys' soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Western Hills on Tuesday night as Western Hills scored twice in the final 25 minutes to pull out the district win. The Bearcats fell to 4-5-0 on the year, 0-2 in district play. They host Frankfort Thursday at 6 p.m.

    “We are looking for better execution against Frankfort,” Anderson coach Brett Morris said, adding that the Bearcats need “more shots on goal and fewer silly mistakes.”

    Girls' soccer: Oldham whips Lady Bearcats

  • Her heart is in getting to San...

    Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco, but Shea Fridh is putting everything she has into getting there for a cause dear to her heart.


    The Anderson County resident is a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training as she points to running her first half-marathon in The City by the Bay on Oct. 13. In doing so, she will be raising money for research into the dreaded diseases.

  • FACE TO FACE: Best friends...

    The girls’ soccer team at Anderson County High School has consistently been one of the school’s most respected over the last decade, as the program has often been ranked among the state’s Top 25. The current season started as no exception with the Lady Bearcats ranked 25th, despite heavy graduation losses from last year.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to rekindle...

    Commonwealth Stadium won’t be the site of the state’s only football rivalry this weekend.


    Friday, Anderson County hosts Mercer County in a renewal of one of the oldest, and at times, most heated, rivalries for either school. The series has been played sporadically over the years but reached its zenith on the grudge-meter when the schools were district rivals from 1987 to 1996 and usually battled for a state playoff berth.

  • COLUMN: Sweet dreams game? Not...

    Remember that day back in 1983 when the Cats and Cards finally duked it out on the basketball court?


    Never mind that the luck of the NCAA tournament draw put the programs on a collision course to meet in Knoxville, Tenn., of all places, for the right to play in the Final Four.


    It was the Dream Game.

  • Improved Anderson volleyball...

    SHELBYVILLE – To see the demeanor around the Anderson County volleyball team Monday night, one might think the Lady Bearcats had just won the game of the year.


    To be sure, they had dropped a 26-24, 25-22 decision to host Collins, the team that has owned the 30th District since the school opened last year.


    But for Anderson, at least, victories might not always show on the scoreboard.