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Today's Sports

  • OUTDOORS: Hitting the hardest...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    After downing a limit of doves at the opening day dove hunt, you feel confident you'll get another limit this coming weekend.

    After setting up in a favorite spot near a dead tree in the early afternoon, you wait for groups of doves to come into the field. Instead, a swift gray bird comes in from behind at a 45-degree angle. You raise your barrel, swing and fire, not puffing a single feather on the dove that quickly swerves away, out of danger.

  • OUTDOORS: Hunters show their...
  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcat...

    SHELBYVILLE – The smiles around the Anderson County boys’ soccer team only reinforced what the scoreboard was confirming last Thursday at Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Not only had the Bearcats escaped with a 2-1 victory over a determined 30th District rival. They had also virtually sewed up the two-seed in the district tournament, to be held in early October.

    Anderson is now 6-2 on the season, after a loss Saturday at Madison Central, 2-1 in district play.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcat...

    Anderson County can put itself in very strong position to win the top seed in the 30th District Tournament tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, when the Lady Bearcats host Shelby County.

    The teams have played for many years but were not district rivals until a realignment took effect this year. Anderson is only 3-4-1 on the year, playing its perennially rugged schedule but is 1-0 in district play after beating Collins earlier in the year. Neither Shelby nor Spencer County had played a district game through the weekend.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats come back to...

    SHELBYVILLE – On a night that saw Anderson County and Shelby County combine for 69 points, 904 yards and countless skipped heartbeats, it all came down to whether a knee was down.

    And you can throw in some halftime lessons from George Washington and friends for good measure.

    “He used a story about the British during the Revolutionary War,” Anderson junior Ross Cox said of head coach Mark Peach’s halftime speech. “He said the British couldn’t figure out how the colonists would not give up.”

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats have week off

    Anderson County football will have a Friday off from football due to an open date before the Bearcats travel to Mercer County on Sept. 14.

    Anderson coach Mark Peach says the Bearcats will be working on getting better but through the week

    He expected his team to have a normal practice on Monday. Any change in the week's routine would be decided later in the week.

    Peach expects a battle at Mercer, which is coached by former Boyle County head coach Chris Pardue.

  • GOLF: Anderson JV wins CKC...

    The Anderson County boys' golf team captured the championship of the Central Kentucky Conference tournament last Thursday at Bright Leaf Golf Resort in Harrodsburg. The Bearcats outlasted Scott County, shooting 156 over nine holes to Scott's 158. Sayre finished third at 164 with Franklin County coming in fourth at 169.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson volleyball...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team will be hosting the inaugural Anderson County SMASH Tournament on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8. Pool play begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with games going in two different gyms at the high school. The championship games are set for Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Drummond is state champion

    Kelly Drummond, of Anderson County, won the 2D Youth Division championship in the International Barrel Racing Association Kentucky State Finals, held in Liberty, Aug. 24-26.

    Drummond, who rode her horse, Tonto, was awarded a new saddle, a custom-made saddle rack and an IBRA jacket. This was her third year competing on the IBRA circuit. Drummond won second place last year and was fourth in 2010.

  • COLUMN: From my mailbag

    I thought I would let you have a little peek at my mailbag this week. Well, at least it is a reasonable facsimile thereof.

     

    Dear John,

    My son, Brutus, just won the national flea-weight power-lifting and cornhole competition, held last week in Birdie. How can I get that in the paper.