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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats unconventional, roll...

    Conventional wisdom says that a wet football field becomes an advantage to a team with a huge line and running backs that are more battering ram than high-tech wizardry.

    You know, three yards and a cloud of mud, or whatever that old saying was.

    Friday night, Anderson County took conventional wisdom and made it go the way of straight-ahead kicker. The Bearcats put together what coach Mark Peach called their “best football game” of the season in whipping district foe Montgomery County, 31-14, at Warford Stadium.

  • Friday morning sports update:...

    Friday morning sports update

     

    Not much reported from Thursday night’s activities, although I did get a note that the Anderson County boys’ soccer match with Mercer County was called off because of field conditions at the Anderson pitch.

    Drop me a note at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com if you have a score to report.

     

    Bearcat football takes on Montgomery

  • Thursday morning roundup:...

     

    Thursday sports roundup

     

    Franklin County scored with 4:50 left in the game to defeat host Anderson County 1-0 in girls' soccer action Wednesday night.

  • Wednesday sports update: Bearcat...

    Wednesday sports update

     

    Not a lot to report on from Anderson County sports on Tuesday night, however, the Anderson County boys’ soccer team routed Marion County, 3-0.  Details will be in the Sept. 28 Anderson News.

    The big game tonight is Anderson County vs. Franklin County in girls’ soccer action.  It is a district seeding game to be played at the Anderson pitch at 7 p.m.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Bearcats explode in...

     

     

    For a half, it looked like Anderson County might be in trouble.

    David Simmons and Josh Doolin made sure the Bearcats avoided any problems on the soccer pitch.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Clark’s last...

    DANVILLE – Maddy Ruble made no secret of the fact that she called for some divine help when she saw Taylor Clark break into the open near the Mercy goal on Saturday.


    “I was thinking, ‘Dear God, please score,’” Ruble quipped moments after Clark’s second goal of the day – and fifth in two matches – gave Anderson County a 3-2 win over Louisville Mercy in the fifth-place match of the Boyle County Invitational Tournament.

  • FACE TO FACE: Laswell, Bearcats...

    Someone forgot to tell the Anderson County boys’ golf team that 2011 was supposed to be a rebuilding year. The Bearcats lost three outstanding golfers, all now at Georgetown College, and were not expected to be in contention for a state tournament berth.


    But with the regional tournament set for Danville Country Club next week, the Bearcats are among the teams expected to compete for a coveted place at the state.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats' district...

    I never knew Mark Peach was such a comedian.


    A singer? Sure.  Many people  throughout south-central Kentucky have heard the Anderson County football coach belt out a few tunes in churches.


    And guys who have played football for Peach at Hancock County, Anderson County and two stops in between have heard Peach sing too.


    The usual critique? “He’s good.”

  • Little League tourney champs

    The Naturals won the spring Little League 5- and 6-year-old coach-pitch division tournament. The team also placed second in the regular season standings. Team members are, front row, from left: Ethan Sanders, Eli Castle, Ryan Bass, Hayden Ewen, Nick Bowles, Jacques Monette, Haidyn Giles and Dawson Blacketer. Second row: Jonathan Webb, Tyler Siria, Seth Davis, Cole Blakeman and Haley Crane.  Back row: Coach John Davis, coach John Giles and coach Dave Siria.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 21


    Lady Mustangs second at Boyle Invitational
    The Anderson County Middle School cross country team placed second in the Boyle County Invitational last Thursday as sixth grader Kinsey Roberts turned in a 13:08 time over the 3K course to finish second individually. Anderson also had a big race from Julie Paden, who was seventh and was clocked at 13:40.


    Kamryn Tinsley (20th), Hannah Martin (21st) and Madison Herzog (29th) all finished in the top 30. Kennedy Tinsley, Zellie Roher and Janna Halverson also ran for the Lady Mustangs.