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Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats must stop...

    It might be easy to forget the real reason Anderson County is hosting Conner for a high school football game Friday night. But that is the nature of the beast these days.

    Contrary to popular opinion, the big story is not that Drew Barker is coming to town. Yes, it's that Drew Barker, the guy that walks on Southeastern Conference water, if you were to listen to some University of Kentucky football fans.

  • COLUMN: A refresher course in...

    It's time for a refresher course in football fandom and we're just in time for Friday night.

    In case you missed it – and chances are you have been mountain climbing with a Tibetan monk if you have missed it – Anderson County will be hosting Conner in the state Class 5A playoffs Friday.

    You know Conner. And we are not talking Jimmy Dan, either.

  • BASKETBALL: McKee selects...

    Anderson County girls' basketball player Eriel McKee's announcement of her college choice was simple, yet enthusiastic, last week.

    McKee, a senior, posted “It's official I'm a MSU Eagle!” on her Twitter account last Monday night.

    McKee chose Morehead State and is expected to sign her national letter-of-intent with the school during the early signing period, which begins today, Nov. 13, and runs through next Wednesday, Nov. 20.

  • SWIMMING: Swim Cats look for...

    Anderson County swimming has become much more than just a dip in the pool.

    While the Swim Cats are still looking for that first person to earn a berth in the state meet, they are growing ever closer. Whether they are able to make that breakthrough this year remains to be seen, but coach Karla Williams is excited about her team's chances.

  • Anderson County deer hunt

    Anderson County youth display their prize deer.

  • FOOTBALL: Anderson survives...

    Anderson County survived and advanced Friday night.

    “That's all that matters now,” Bearcat coach Mark Peach said after his team withstood a major scare from Cooper to record a 45-35 win in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The top-seeded Bearcats, the state runner-up in 2011, overcame a 14-point deficit to oust last year's state runner-up. The Bearcats rallied from a 35-21 halftime deficit with a dominating performance in the second half.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats face tough...

    It is likely there will be plenty of blowouts in the first round of the state high school football playoffs this weekend.

    It is also quite likely one of them won't be taking place at Hollie Warford Stadium.

  • FOOTBALL: Titanic nightmare in...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County never expected all of the Halloween activities to be delayed for a day last week, but the Bearcats found more than trick-or-treating would be pushed back a day.

    Apparently nightmares were postponed by Thursday's rain and wind as well. That can be the only explanation for what happened to the Bearcats last Friday.

  • COLUMN:Bearcats look for playoff...

    When my grandmother would tell me to go get a switch, I knew exactly what was coming.

    And I was hurting before I reached up on that old weeping willow tree to break one off. Years later, I still hurt thinking about it. If you ever had the experience, you can empathize.

    But the idea behind setting my pants on fire with that flexible little switch was simply to make sure I didn't violate the rules again and to make me better.

  • FOOTBALL: Holloman laying...

    Nearly everyone who follows Kentucky high school football knows at least a little bit about Anderson County's resurgence.

    The numbers say that Anderson has put together a 64-20 record since the start of the 2007 season. That's winning at a 76 percent clip. Over that same time span, the Bearcats have won three district championships, including 2013, and have been district runner-up the other four years. There has been a trip to the state championship game in the mix, too, a trip many programs never experience.