Today's Sports

  • STATE FINALS UPDATE: Underdog...

    The Anderson County football team knows what kind of chances the rest of the state is giving the Bearcats to upset Bowling Green in the state Class 5A championship game on Saturday night. And that does not deter the Bearcats.

    Both major computer polls list Bowling Green as about a three-touchdown favorite to deny the Bearcats their first state championship.

  • STATE FINALS EXTRA: Harp hopes...

    Before this year's run to the state championship game, Sam Harp's three years (1985-1987) were considered one of the best eras ever in Anderson County football. After Harp took the Bearcats to the regional final in 1987, the Bearcats did not advance that far again until last year's team gave top-ranked John Hardin all it wanted before falling.

    This year's Anderson County team won the school's first regional championship, then topped that with an impressive performance Saturday against Southwestern to advance to the final.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 30

    Lady Bearcats to host Lexington Catholic, travel to regional foe

    Anderson County will get a major early season test when the Lady Bearcats entertain Lexington Catholic on Friday night.

    Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Daunting task stands between...


    The task standing between Anderson County and a state football championship is a monumental one.

    The Bearcats must knock off the team ranked at the top of Class 5A for much of the season, Bowling Green, and must do it in the Purples' hometown.

  • Bearcats have gone from bottom...


    The day I met Mark Peach seems like an eternity ago.

    I can still remember the first team meeting in the gymnasium like it was yesterday.

  • Former Bearcats glad to see...

    Eddie Earl Hyatt has been an Anderson Bearcat as long as anyone, and is giddy that the current Bearcats will be playing for a state championship on Saturday night.

    A member of the very first Anderson team in 1949, Hyatt has long been a regular at Bearcat games, but ironically was unable to be at Warford Stadium to see the current team pick up the biggest win in school history.

  • Football briefs


    Follow the Bearcats in Bowling Green

    Anderson County might give Bowling Green the largest sea of red this side of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the state championship game. A large throng of Bearcat supporters is expected to make the trip to Bowling Green for the finals.


    Sydney Brown scored 15 points to lead Anderson County to an easy 64-35 win over visiting Lafayette in the season-opening girls' basketball game for both teams Tuesday night.

    Brown connected on 7-of-9 shots from the field, scoring at will against the smaller Lady Generals. Eriel McKee added 14 points for the Lady Bearcats while Makenzie Cann scored 11.

  • Bowling Green routs John Hardin...

    By Chuck Jones, Landmark News Service

    BOWLING GREEN — Mama didn’t say there’ll be days like this.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs had their worst game of the season in their biggest game of the season and the result was an embarrassing, lopsided loss – the fourth worst in the program’s 11-year history.

  • Wife says Peach endured with...

    With all those red and navy blue shirts that have been popping up around town, those first days on the job at Anderson County might seem like something from another century.

    “Mark has reminisced about the first season here,” says Julie Peach, the wife of Anderson head football coach Mark Peach. “He had noticed none of the players were wearing their 'spirit wear' to school. He asked the players why and they told him that other students made fun of them when they wore it.”