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Today's Sports

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What those in the...

    Shawn Black has helped coach football and softball at Anderson County High School and football at Anderson County Middle School, often with little or no pay. He is currently assisting with the golf team at the high school. Some of those who have worked with him say he is a gem. Their comments are below.

  • Always ready and able to help

    It would be easy to think that Shawn Black was born on the golf course, but it would not be entirely correct.

    He's just there several times a week, ran the lawn mower there as a kid, has become one of Anderson County's better players and even met his wife there.

    While they did not say “I do” on the 18th green, Shawn and Julie Black practically honeymooned on what was then known as Bob-O-Link Golf Course.

  • Scoreless tie leaves many...

    VERSAILLES – Half-full or half-empty? Smile or frown? Sunshine or rain?

    All might perfectly describe the choice of emotion after Anderson County's girls' soccer team fought to – or escaped with – a scoreless tie with long-time rival Woodford County last Wednesday night.

    Half-full? Anderson had periods of dominant play offensively, and withstood a barrage of Woodford attacks with some outstanding defense.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats expect...

    It probably won't be one of those knock-down, drag-out district grudge matches that Anderson County and Mercer County football fans got used to in the 1980s and 90s, nor will it carry the same passion as some of those old Anderson County-Harrodsburg dogfights of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

    But that does not mean the juices won't be flowing when Anderson and Mercer tangle on the football field Friday night at Mercer.

    Anderson won this one last year, 42-21, but Mercer showed some big play capabilty and has some of that speed back.

  • COLUMN: A rivalry that should be...

    There is nothing like Friday nights when a rivalry is on the schedule.

    Anderson County vs. Mercer County. Friday, 7:30 at the Mercer field.

    You can forget about the fact that the Bearcats and Titans have only met once on the gridiron. That was last year, when Anderson delivered a 42-21 win. Jacob Russell threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He ran 75 yards for another score.

  • COLUMN: Rivalry now what it...

    In case you haven't noticed, it looks like The Game really has become THE GAME for football in the state.

    And, nothing against the schools, but we aren't talking about the Campbellsville-Union clash set for Saturday afternoon.

    ABC's cameras will be focused on another showdown in Louisville that same day. And even though Kentucky has won three straight, this one really is worth talking about.

    Two of those three wins – ironically, the ones in Lexington – were literally not decided until the very last play.

  • Fighting for a friend

    SHELBYVILLE – There will be more tears shed around Anderson County volleyball.

    Senior Nights. The final game when the Lady Bearcats are eliminated from post-season play. Maybe even when a player twists an ankle or goes diving for a dig.

    All will be expected. None will be more heartfelt or lingering than those that fell last Thursday after Collins High defeated the Lady Bearcats in two games.

  • Bearcats earn huge win over...

    The joy of beating an old nemesis for the first time since 2006 was intense, but short-lived for the Anderson County boys' soccer.

    The 2-1 victory over Woodford County, the Bearcats' first over Woodford since 2006 and only the second in the last decade was unquestionably sweet. Fans sent phone messages and Facebook posts as soon as the final second ticked off the clock at the Anderson pitch Saturday night.

  • Meade outlasts Anderson

    BRANDENBURG -- Meade County capitalized in crucial Anderson County mistakes to record a 28-21 win in football action on Friday night.

    Meade picked up its first season opening victory since 2006. Anderson fell to 1-1.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' golf

    Wednesday, Sept. 1: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 2: Anderson Co. at Martha Layne Collins, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 7: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 5 p.m.

    Girls' golf

    Wednesday, Sept. 1: Lexington Catholic at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 2: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Sept. 8: Boyle Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Girls soccer