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Today's Sports

  • Giving but never quitting

    (Editor's note: The following is part of an occasional series through the current football season, highlighting the 1965 Anderson Bearcats.)

    Cecil McFarland might have given everything he had to football, but he's quick to point out that he was able to take something from his time as an Anderson Bearcat through life.

    He shows off one of his prized possessions.

    “One of the traditions,” he says, breaking into a laugh, “was stealing a practice football.”

  • Bearcats say no pressure as they...

    Just because you are shooting for – maybe even supposed to get – your team's berth in the state tournament since 1994?

    What pressure?

    Just because this is the last go-round for a group that has been touted as one of the best gatherings of golfers in the history of the Anderson County High School program, but have never made it out of the region?

    “I feel we have three of the top five golfers in the region,” says senior Jacob Flora. “There's no pressure at all.”

    Flora smiles as if he knows the questioner has doubts.

  • Reed takes on new challenge at...

    GRAYSON – It's always been about “my boys” to Ron Reed.

    Even though the last time he directed a basketball team was guiding the Russell High School girls in the 16th Region tournament at Morehead State University, Reed wanted to make sure his boys would be the first to know about the latest development in his life.

    “I asked them not to say anything until I told my boys,” Reed said of his new employer at Kentucky Christian University. “I wanted to tell my boys first.'

  • Henry overcomes deficit, stuns...

    Henry County overcame a 15-point, fourth quarter deficit to stun host Anderson County 45-42 in high school football action Friday night.

    Trailing 42-27 entering the fourth quarter, Henry put together a pair of 80-yard drives, got a two-point conversion to tie things, then, drove 79 yards from its own 10 to set up Dylan Doll's 28-yard, game-winning field goal with 10 seconds to play.

  • Bearcats staying on the message

    HARRODSBURG – Long before Anderson County ran that first wind sprint or hit that first blocking sled in the pre-season, the message was always the same: Don’t just get to the state playoffs. Do some damage once you get there.

    Those days are still seven weeks away, but Bearcat football coach Mark Peach has not gotten off the central point of his season-long sermon. And Friday’s 42-13 romp at Mercer County was no exception.

  • Collins pulls away from Lady...

    A late surge was all that Collins needed to defeat host Anderson County for the second time in two weeks in 28th District volleyball action last Thursday.

    Already up with a win in game one, the Titans broke a 13-13 deadlock in game two, gaining possession and the lead on a bad return by the Lady Bearcats. Heather Luce then served up five straight points, giving Collins an insurmountable 19-13 lead.

  • COLUMN: Much to like about the...

    Random thoughts while figuring the Reds' magic number ...

    There is a lot to like about the Anderson County football team and the Bearcats showed why Friday at Mercer County.

    There is a long way to go in the season and a good Henry County team coming to town this week, so let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Wildcats might have the best quarterback the Bearcats will see this year and last year's game was closer than the 42-7 final would indicate.

    But still, the Anderson team has shown it has the potential to be playing well into the post-season.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This Week in Anderson Co. Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 17: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshmen football

    Saturday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. at Grant Co., noon.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 20: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Girls' Soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 15: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA.

    Saturday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA.

  • Bearcats roll past Mercer

    Bearcats roll past Mercer

    By John Herndon

    Sports editor

    HARRODSBURG -- Anderson County junior Travis Phillips took a pair of Seth Carmichael passes for touchdowns and intercepted a Mercer County pass late in the first half to propel the Bearcats to a 42-13 romp past Mercer on Friday night in Harrodsburg.

    Phillips did his damage all within a 66-second span that saw the Bearcats break open a 7-7 tie.

    "Travis was huge," Anderson coach Mark Peach said. "He was everywhere. He is very tough to tackle in the open field."

  • Six and counting

    Anderson County wanted to make quick work of an over-matched Berea boys' soccer team on Saturday.

    Romeo Nava made sure of it.

    The senior found the net with a goal just 19 seconds into the contest, propelling the Bearcats to a 5-0 win, their sixth straight.

    Nava's  shot was practically uncontested and was a preview of things to come.

    While Anderson only added one more goal, from Steven Pulcifer, before halftime, the Bearcats were firmly in control and Berea never seriously threatened.