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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: What to wear? It really...

    There are not many times when I am in a tizzy about what to wear. Usually it is pull a shirt out, hope the pants match and head out.

    But I will have to admit that I have put quite a bit of thought into what not to wear on more than one occasion.

    By now I am sure you have heard about Renee Gork, the radio host in Arkansas that apparently offended Bobby Petrino – really, now, isn't the list of those who have not gotten on his wrong side much shorter, anyway?

  • Bearcats take impressive win in...

    The seeds of a Anderson County's season-opening rout were sown long before the Bearcats ever started seriously talking about Garrard County's football team.

    A week earlier, Anderson had blown a commanding lead as Franklin County, a team that had won just one game last year, humbled the Bearcats in their final tune-up. Granted, that one was just a  scrimmage, but someone forgot to tell Bearcat coach Mark Peach.

    “He was not happy,” Anderson senior Steve Sims, a team captain, said of Peach.

  • Riley rules at High Point; Lady...

    Kaitlyn Riley, a freshman on the Anderson County golf team, turned in the biggest day of her high school career as she won the Ron Zavitz Memorial Tournament, held at High Point golf course near Nicholasville on Saturday.

    Riley carded a seven-over 78, one shot better than Boyle County's Rachel Pennington, to take individual honors.

    A second Anderson golfer, sophomore Anna Marie Hyatt, finished fourth with an 87 over the 18 holes.

  • Anderson faces 'colossal...

    If there was any doubt about the kind of high school football progam Meade County has, Anderson County players and fans only need to think back a year when the Green Wave visited Anderson.

    Suffice it to say that the nickname fit. While the Anderson County side was packed with red-clad fans, as usual, there was enough green across the field that if someone did not know better, he might have thought he had stumbled onto a Christmas decoration convention.

  • Shootout in Devils' corral

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County did not really need a howitzer or even a tank last Wednesday.

    All the Lady Bearcats needed for their shootout against Henry Clay was someone with a marksman's accuracy and a heart of steel.

    After 80 excruciating, scoreless minutes, Hannah Drury answered the call.

    The junior mid-fielder is far from the most intimidating figure on the Lady Bearcats. Of the five that got the chance to try to push a penalty shot past Henry Clay goalie Kayla Price, considered by some to be the best keeper in Kentucky, Drury was by far the smallest.

  • Anderson rolls in season opener

    Ethan Kelly ran for 175 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown to lead Anderson County to an impressive 46-18 win over visiting Garrard County in the Alumni Bowl on Friday night.

    Kelly, a junior who had not played football since middle school, scored on a 38-yard run and averaged 10.9 yards on 16 carries.

    “Just a super job,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said of Kelly. “But all three of our running backs averaged over six yards a carry."

  • COLUMN: Continuing the tradition

    Right now, every high school football team in Kentucky is undefeated.

    It is that time of eternal optimism where many teams and their fans are hoping to catch the lightning to transform a bad team into a contender. Going from 2-8 to 8-2 (or some reasonable facsimile thereof) isn’t likely but it happens enough that fans always have hope the week of the opener.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 20: Garrard Co. at Anderson Co., Alumni Bowl, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug. 18: Anderson Co at Henry Clay, Fayette Co. Soccer Spectacular, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 21: Anderson Co. vs. Paul L. Dunbar, Fayette Co. Soccer Spectacular, at Henry Clay High School, 8 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 23: Anderson Co. at Lexington Catholic, 7 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

  • Bearcat soccer looking for...

    Coming off one of the best seasons  in the history of Anderson County boys' soccer, it would be easy for the Bearcats to bask in the glow of their accomplishments in 2009.

    Anderson went 13-5-4, the second highest victory total of the decade. The Bearcats had one stretch of nine wins in 10 matches. Senior Seth Beasley ranked 10th in the state and scored a school record 29 goals.

  • Lady Bearcats' heads go up...

    As its big lead slowly disappeared, last Tuesday, the Anderson County volleyball team needed a dig.

    A dig of its own attitude.

    Even though the Lady Bearcats had already won the first game, 25-23, over rival Franklin County, a five-point lead was quickly gone as Franklin County knotted things with the teams deadlocked at 11 in the second game.

    Anderson coach Bob Hardin called time out.

    “Their faces got down,” Hardin said. “They needed to get back up.”