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Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats a...

    Trying to get a read on Class 5A, District 6 depends on who you ask.

    “There is not a team on our schedule that is not capable of beating us,” Anderson County head coach Mark Peach has said several times this off-season.”

    But ask the other coaches in the district about how things should go and the answer is almost unanimous: Anderson is the team to beat.

    “Anderson has a ton of talent returning,” Franklin County coach Chris Tracy said in the spring.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Duane Hammons...

    Some call him, “The last man standing.”

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has called him many things since they started working together eight years ago.

    “Probably a lot of good and bad,” Bearcat assistant coach Duane Hammons says with his familiar laugh. “It depends on when he said it.”

    Nope. It's all good.

    For the record, Peach has referred to his defensive coordinator as, “The Genius” and “The Mad Scientist” over the years.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: What to look...

    The coming football season has the potential to be one of the most memorable in Anderson County history. Here are several reasons why.

    1. Anderson football could get over .500.

  • COLUMN: What happened to decency?

    Just when you think things can't go any lower, you realize they are.

    In case you missed it, the state of California recently passed a law that allows student-athletes who identify themselves as transgender to choose which sex-segregated athletic teams they desire.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law last week.

    Really. I am not making this up. I wish I were.

    Athletics are not the only thing covered under the law as it allows transgender students to choose which school locker rooms and bathrooms to use.

  • FOOTBALL: Mustangs roll past E-...

    The Anderson County Middle School football team rolled to an impressive 28-14 win over Bluegrass Middle School, of Elizabethtown, at Boyle County High School on Saturday.

    Eighth-grader Cobe Penny scored three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs. Penny took a scoring pass in from Gunnar Gillis, scored on a run and returned a punt for a touchdown.

    Gillis also connected with Christian Gritton on a scoring pass.

    Anderson led 20-8 at the half, then pulled away to a 28-8 lead before Bluegrass scored on the Anderson B-team in the fourth quarter.

  • Blue Grass Gold

    Three Anderson County archers earned medals in the Blue Grass State Games competition recently. Hunter Snow took the boys' eighth-grade gold, while Anna Rose claimed the gold medal in the girls' eighth-grade competition. Kaylee Snow captured a silver medal in the girls' ninth-grade tournament.

  • GOLF: Bearcats second in Garrard...

    The Anderson County High School boys' golf team continued to show why a state tournament berth should be in its grasp with a second-place finish in the Garrard County Invitational, held Saturday at Dix River.  

    The Bearcats' 310 team score was six strokes behind Lexington Catholic. Sixteen teams competed in the tournament.

    Individually, Tyler Harrod led Anderson with a 3-over 74, good for a fourth-place tie. All four of Anderson's scores were below 80.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Stability brings...

    Stability is the word around Anderson County boys' soccer in 2013.

    Hoping the turbulence of 2012 is behind them, the Bearcats open the season Thursday night at Madison Central with hopes of capturing the school's first-ever district championship.

    A year ago, things were in turmoil from day one. Head coach Mike Brody, who was in his first year at the helm, resigned in mid-season. The story of who was at fault depended on who was telling the story.

  • OUTDOORS: Early waterfowl...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Hunters across Kentucky will soon be celebrating the beginning of another waterfowl season and all the traditions that make this shotgunning sport so appealing.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats slip past...

    Anderson County might have been expecting its first tune-up for the upcoming football season but Danville gave the Bearcats an early lesson in finishing the job last Friday night at Warford Stadium.

    Anderson slipped by with a 34-28 win in its first scrimmage, but had seen a 28-7 halftime lead evaporate in the third quarter.

    “We know we have a lot of potential, but if we play like we did in the third quarter, there is not a team on our schedule that can't beat us,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.