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Today's Sports

  • Wednesday morning high school...

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team got the season off to a good start when the Bearcats defeated Lexington Sayre on Tuesday night at the Anderson field.
    Bearcat junior Joe Rose broke a 1-1 tie when he won a loose ball battle with the Sayre goalie, then tapped the ball into the net with just over seven minutes to play. Sayre never seriously threatened again.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Franklin,...

    The endings were so different. The feelings were at the opposite ends of the emotional spectrum.

    Back on Oct. 14, Anderson County football players walked off the home field after taking a 56-24 beating from District 6 foe Franklin County. To make matters worse, it was Anderson's Senior Night and there was a danger the mental beating might have been worse than the one that saw several Bearcats head to the bench and not return.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Replacing...

    The Band of Brothers will be calling on the replacements when the high school football season opens Friday night.

    And in some cases, they will be calling on the replacements of the replacements.

  • Middle school Mustangs strut...

    Scenes from Anderson County Middle School's 39-0 win over Henry County to open the football season Saturday in the inaugural Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl.

  • COLUMN: Old-school on and off...

    It is only fitting that those two sure signs of late August are both on the calendar for this weekend.

    The high school football season officially opens Friday. Two nights later, the Oak Ridge Boys will be Oom Boppa Mow Mowing at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to open...

    Carrying a football in Friday's season opener will be tough enough, but Anderson County is glad it is going that route against Bryan Station instead of racing with a baton.

    “They are like a team of Usain Bolts,” Anderson coach Mark Peach laughed when describing the Defenders. “If it were the 4x100-meter relay, we wouldn't have a chance, but we are playing football.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Young Lady...

    When it comes to high school soccer, the Anderson County girls are hoping their surprises start changing during this season.

    Anderson, which was scheduled to open the season Monday night at Harrison County, already knew it would have to replace seven seniors, six of whom started during last season's run to the 13th Region tournament. What the Lady Bearcats were not banking on was having to replace two more returnees.

  • First district champs finally...

    This time, they can only hope the public address system is working.

    “I remember we got together once before. We went on the field and the speakers quit working just as we got out there,” laughs Tony Kays, who was a sophomore defensive back on the 1972 Anderson County High School football team.

    In some ways, that glitch might have been fitting. Forty years ago, those Bearcats accomplished something no Anderson team had ever done before and did not duplicate for 35 more seasons when they won a district championship.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson surrenders...

    Shelby County's volleyball win at Anderson County Monday night really was as close as the final two-point margin.

    But the perspective on what happened in the tie-breaker was much wider.

    Trailing 6-1 with Anderson seeming to have everything going its way in the decisive game, Shelby coach Felicia Pace called time to give her team a very simple reminder.

    “I told them we have to have some backbone,” Pace said. “We were not playing with it.”

  • GOLF: Bearcat golfers fall to...

    The Anderson County boys' golf team fell to Woodford County, 155-158, last Wednesday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The match came down the the final few holes, according to Anderson coach Jim Beward. “We played better than Monday's tournament (at Shelby County), but it was just not good enough.

    Tyler Harrod and Lee Robinson both shot 38 for Anderson while Zachary Toles turned in a 40 in his first varsity match. Gabe McMichael came in at 42 while Josh Brown shot a 43. Brown's score was dropped in the final tally.