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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats roll past Grant in...

    Anderson County jumped to a quick 23-0 lead, then cruised to a 46-7 homecoming win over visiting Grant County on Friday night.

    The Bearcats drove 70 yards on the game's opening series with Ethan Kelly going for the touchdown from three yards out. Kelly added an interception return for a touchdown, then after Steven Sims sacked Grant quarterback Nathan Davis for a safety, Seth Carmichael's 7-yard pass to Neal Wells made it 23-0 with 3:30 still to play in the first quarter.

  • Magness Magic beats Bearcats

    Anderson County had fair warning that Henry County was able to explode at any time.

    There was fair warning that the Wildcats' quarterback, Luke Magness, is one of Kentucky's best and certainly the best the Bearcats would face all season. Fair warning that even though Henry competes in Class 3A and Anderson is perceived to be two notches higher at 5A,  when the teams line up, both have 11 on the field.

    No more, no less.

  • Lady Bearcats slip past Boyle in...

    DANVILLE – Anderson County needed a win Saturday like a pizza needs tomato sauce and cheese.

    OK, the Lady Bearcats' straits probably were not that dire, but after dropping a semi-final match in the Little Caesar's Classic, the Lady Bearcats rallied to defeat host Boyle County in the third place game of the tournament Saturday afternoon.

    Anderson overcame a sluggish first half when Madison Carter scored with 10 minutes to play, then, after escaping a pair of Boyle threats, won in a 7-deep shootout. Officially, Anderson was credited with a 2-1 victory.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 24: Grant Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Homecoming.

    Freshmen football

    Thursday, Sept. 23: Anderson Co. at Danville, 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 27: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls' Soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 22: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 25: Anderson Co. at Elizabethtown, 3 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 27: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co., 7 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Rushing field not for...

    As Seth Carmichael's last-gasp pass fell to the turf Friday night, several members of the Henry County student section did all they could to hold their buddies back.

    The barrier of shrubs was no match for a group of kids intent on perhaps pulling something off for the first time in the 42-year history of Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The Henry County fans rushed the field.

    Wildcat faithful took to the Anderson field as if it was their own, which from the look of the stat sheet might have been the case in the fourth quarter of their 45-42 upset of Anderson County.

  • Giving but never quitting

    (Editor's note: The following is part of an occasional series through the current football season, highlighting the 1965 Anderson Bearcats.)

    Cecil McFarland might have given everything he had to football, but he's quick to point out that he was able to take something from his time as an Anderson Bearcat through life.

    He shows off one of his prized possessions.

    “One of the traditions,” he says, breaking into a laugh, “was stealing a practice football.”

  • Bearcats say no pressure as they...

    Just because you are shooting for – maybe even supposed to get – your team's berth in the state tournament since 1994?

    What pressure?

    Just because this is the last go-round for a group that has been touted as one of the best gatherings of golfers in the history of the Anderson County High School program, but have never made it out of the region?

    “I feel we have three of the top five golfers in the region,” says senior Jacob Flora. “There's no pressure at all.”

    Flora smiles as if he knows the questioner has doubts.

  • Reed takes on new challenge at...

    GRAYSON – It's always been about “my boys” to Ron Reed.

    Even though the last time he directed a basketball team was guiding the Russell High School girls in the 16th Region tournament at Morehead State University, Reed wanted to make sure his boys would be the first to know about the latest development in his life.

    “I asked them not to say anything until I told my boys,” Reed said of his new employer at Kentucky Christian University. “I wanted to tell my boys first.'

  • Henry overcomes deficit, stuns...

    Henry County overcame a 15-point, fourth quarter deficit to stun host Anderson County 45-42 in high school football action Friday night.

    Trailing 42-27 entering the fourth quarter, Henry put together a pair of 80-yard drives, got a two-point conversion to tie things, then, drove 79 yards from its own 10 to set up Dylan Doll's 28-yard, game-winning field goal with 10 seconds to play.

  • Bearcats staying on the message

    HARRODSBURG – Long before Anderson County ran that first wind sprint or hit that first blocking sled in the pre-season, the message was always the same: Don’t just get to the state playoffs. Do some damage once you get there.

    Those days are still seven weeks away, but Bearcat football coach Mark Peach has not gotten off the central point of his season-long sermon. And Friday’s 42-13 romp at Mercer County was no exception.