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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Bearcats living up to...

    We're four games into Anderson County's 2013 football season.

    There's still a lot of football to be played – the Bearcats are hoping for 11 more games – but that is enough of a sample to see just how good Anderson really is and to if the pre-season hype was justified.

    Even though there have been some expected rough spots and a few stretches where the Bearcats appeared to relax or not concentrate as a championship team should, it says here that the headline on the front of our pre-season football issue four weeks ago was warranted.

  • Smallmouth bass love early fall

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    If you are a river or stream angler, this past spring and summer has filled your belly with enough frustration to pull your hair out by the handful.

  • GOLF: GOLDEN GREENS

    There were times when it seemed like Anderson County's quest for a golf championship was headed toward a sand trap or water hazard.

    The Bearcats appeared to be in trouble for much of their match with Franklin County last Wednesday, but when the scorecards were turned in, Anderson had won the North Division of the Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference.

    Despite being in some major predicaments throughout the day, the Bearcats earned a 141-145 victory that was not sealed until the final flight played the final hole.

    The mission was simple.

  • Homecoming week activities lead...

    Anderson County will host Montgomery County for the annual Homecoming football game Friday, Sept 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    The game is the first District 6 game for the Bearcats, who are hoping to win their third district championship since 2007.

    Homecoming activities will culminate with the crowning of the Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 25, 2013

    Wells Memorial Golf Scramble to be held Oct. 5

    The Third Annual Jack Wells Memorial Golf Classic will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Oct. 5.

    The scramble will be held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A continental breakfast will be served from 7-8 a.m.

    The cost for the scramble is $60 per player or $200 per foursome.

    The scramble is designed to raise money for the Father Charles McDonald Scholarship fund and other parish outreach programs.

  • FOOTBALL: Routine of the...

    It was so unexpected. So surprising. So game-changing.

    Which, of course, made the turning point of Anderson County's 55-21 win over Mercer County last Friday seem so routine.

    Clinging to a precarious 28-21 lead over their long-time rival, the Bearcats got the break they needed when Tristin Ashburn returned a fumble to the Mercer 4. One play later, Sam Laytart burst into the end zone to put the Bearcats up by two touchdowns with 30 seconds left in the third quarter.

    Game, set and bragging rights to the Bearcats.

  • OUTDOORS: Coyote population...

     When I was growing up here in Anderson County the only coyote familiar to local folks was named Wile E. Coyote and chased a roadrunner on Saturday morning cartoon television. 

  • OUTDOORS: Early Season Buck

    John Hill Jr. took this 9-point buck, his first with a bow, on Sept. 14. He was hunting on his grandmother's farm in western Anderson County. Hill says he is going to mount his prize. Send deer harvest photos to jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats explode in...

    Anderson County scored 27 unanswered points to turn a close game into a 55-21 romp past visiting Mercer County in Friday night football action.

    Leading just 28-21 and appearing to be reeling, Anderson got the break it needed when Tristin Ashburn returned a Mercer fumble to the Titan 4. On the next play, Sam Laytart scored his first varsity touchdown to make it 35-21.

    "Doesn't he have a knack for that?" Anderson coach Mark Peach said of Ashburn. "That play was huge."

  • COLUMN: Got to love a kicker

    I never dreamed of throwing a touchdown pass or making a game-saving tackle in the Super Bowl.

    I just wanted to kick the game-winning field goal.

    Maybe it was because the first time my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, made it to the Super Bowl, they came up short. A rookie kicker, Jim O'Brien of the Baltimore Colts – THAT designation is showing my age – split the uprights from 32 yards with only five seconds to play.