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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    Anderson County’s girls knew things might be tough on the soccer field this year. Just how tough has been magnified in the early part of the season.

    Spencer County erupted for three goals over a 15-minute span in the second half to defeat the host lady Bearcats, 4-3, in girls' soccer action last Wednesday night.

    Saturday, the Lady Bearcats fell to Russell High, 1-0, to fall to 0-3-1 on the year.

  • BOYS' GOLF: Smiles return...

    There were no raucous celebrations when Anderson County defeated Western Hills last Thursday.

    It was golf and the sport's decorum would not have allowed such a demonstration. But that did not mean the Anderson boys could not be happy with the 148-150 win at Wild Turkey Trace.

    “The grin has returned,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “All five guys shot under 40 for the first time in my tenure as coach.”

  • COLUMN: Emotional opening to...

    Sometimes the first weekend of the football season is as exhilarating as an 80-yard bomb, as deceptive as a blowout win or as jolting as an Andrew Jackson hit in the backfield.

    For local fans, it could have been a mixture of the three.

     

    Exhilarating.

    That had to be the feeling around Anderson County football after a 50-21 win at George Rogers Clark Friday night. The Bearcats were far from perfect, to be sure, but they did a lot of things right in beating a decent opponent Friday night.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats put up...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team put together an impressive performance in advancing to the championship game of the First Spike Tournament, hosted by Iroquois High School in Louisville, on Saturday. The tournament was held at the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled past four Louisville-area teams before falling to Owensboro Apollo, 2-0, in the final. The Eagles scored a pair of 25-16 wins for the title.

  • Church League champs!

    Champions in the Anderson County Church Softball League were crowned last week.

  • Bearcats roll past Clark in...

    Anderson County overcame four turnovers and the mistakes expected in a season opener to whip host George Rogers Clark, 50-21, Friday night in Winchester.

    Zachary Carmichael, Ryan Martin and Chris Toomey all registered two touchdowns as the Bearcats won their first season-opener since 2010.

    Anderson overcame an early deficit, then took control during the second quarter and never looked back.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Madison...

    Anderson County wanted some routine tests, not some final exams to start the season.

    Madison Central and district rival Collins showed the Bearcats they have some areas that need work during Anderson's first two games of the boys' soccer season last week. Madison Central rolled to a 5-2 win over the Bearcats Thursday night in Richmond. 

    Saturday, Collins struck quickly in the first half and rolled to a 4-0 win in a 30th District matchup.

  • Lady Bearcat volleyball splits...

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team hit a bump in the road at West Jessamine before rebouning for a win at Western Hills.

    According to a news release, the junior varsity started out strong with a win against West Jessamine in Tuesday's first match 21-14, but fell to pressure and struggled to regain their communication efforts on the court. West Jessamine rebounded with a 21-18 win in the second match and came out strong in the third match winning 21-17.  

  • OUTDOORS: Fall brings many...

    Another great Kentucky fall is upon us. The fall season brings with it a plethora (pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve ever typed that word and I am grateful for the automatic spell check on my laptop) of outdoor opportunities for outdoorsmen. 

    Squirrel season opened a few weeks back to several nice cool mornings and the first segment of the early season continues right up to the opening of deer gun season. 

  • GOLF: Tough week for Bearcat...

    When expectations are high, results are scrutinized differently.

    Such is the case with Anderson County boys' golf.

    Last week, the Bearcats split a pair of 9-hole matches and placed fifth in the Tates Creek Invitational Tournament, yet the week was almost a disappointment to Coach Jim Beward.

    At best, there were mixed feelings about the finishes.