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Today's Sports

  • Football: Bearcats to host old...

    Remember those days when Anderson County and Mercer County was a good old-fashioned knock-down, drag-out fight on the football field?

    Through the 1980s and early 1990s it was arguably the biggest game on both teams' schedule in terms of post-season play since they were in the same Class AA district. Win, and chances were that team would have a good seeding in the state playoffs.

  • Bearcat soccer routs Bourbon for...

    Anderson County got its first win of the boys' soccer season last Thursday, when the Bearcats routed visiting Bourbon County, 5-0.

    Joe Rose led the Bearcats, scoring three times in the first 25 minutes of action. Garrett Prithcert added a goal while David Simmons also scored off a nice pass from Lucas Best. Dalton Wells also had two assists for the Bearcats.

    Bourbon fell to 1-10 on the year.

    Anderson was in total control when the match was halted by lightning with 32 minutes to play.

  • Mustangs whip West Jessamine,...

    Cobe Penny scored twice and Bryce Edmondson hit paydirt once to lead Anderson County Middle School to a 24-6 win over West Jessamine at Hollie Warford Stadium last Tuesday night.

    Penny scored on runs of 72 and 8 yards while Edmondson bulled his way to the goal line from four yards out.

    Quarterback Tyler Peters, filling in for the injured Gunnar Gillis, connected with Blake Franklin for two passes that covered 100 yards. One went 72 yards for a score.

  • The sports scene
  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats to play...

    The Anderson County girls' soccer team will be playing Paul L. Dunbar in the third place game of the Little Caesar's Classic at Boyle County High School on Saturday.

    Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

    Anderson defeated Bethlehem in the first game of the tournament, 2-1, but fell to Boyle, 2-0, in the semi-finals.

    The Lady Bearcats have a big district game at Collins on Monday night, Sept. 16.

  • Mistakes doom Bearcats in loss...

    Mistakes at the most inopportune times cost Anderson County a chance and what might have been its biggest regular season football win in over 15 years Friday night.

    The Bearcats were flagged for 15 penalties, dropped several passes and had some other breakdowns in a 30-27 loss at Boyle County Friday night.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What Anderson...

    Anderson County residents express their opinions on the decision that Anderson County High School football coaches cannot take part in the post-game and post-practice prayers.

     

    “People were disappointed about it. They should be allowed to pray in what they believe in. A lot of people signed a paper that this should be allowed.”

    --Anderson County High School student Austin Cummins, on the mood at the school after the news broke.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Shelby faced...

    Moves to limit traditional prayers in public school-sponsored events are not new, nor are they limited to Anderson County. A neighboring county experienced an incident similar to the ban on the football coaching staff praying with the team.

  • Despite struggles, youth...

    Youth football in Anderson County is no longer backed up to its own goal line and facing third-and-20, but it still has a long way to go before scoring a touchdown.

    The local league opened its season on Aug. 31 with four teams and big dreams for the future.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats extinguish...

    Anderson County simply willed its way to a win Friday night.

    The Bearcats, obviously struggling following a week when football had almost been pushed aside by a decision to change the post-game prayer ritual that had been standard since 2005, somehow found the way to outlast South Oldham 35-20 in a game much closer than the final score would indicate.