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Today's Sports

  • Past not repeated as Bearcats...

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

    --George Santayana

    It is doubtful that Santayana's name was called during football practices at Anderson County last week, but his presence was there.

    And the Bearcats were determined that the past was not going to repeat when they hosted Spencer County. Coming off a 10-7 loss that cost the Bearcats both a district championship and a perfect season, the conditions could have been right for Spencer to pull a monumental upset.

  • Lady Mustangs advance to...

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team has advanced to the championship game of the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament. The Lady Mustangs will play Lebanon Middle School at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson routed Bardstown 41-12 in the semi-finals and whipped St. Charles 42-14 in the first round.

  • COLUMN: Nothing middling about...

    There has been nothing middling about the Anderson County Mustangs this fall.

    At least when it comes to sports teams there's been nothing middling.

    Absolutely nothing.

    Everything has been first class.

    Itt has been a time of joy. A time of excitement and a time to celebrate.

    In case you have missed it, the Mustang football team finished 12-2 and was runner-up in the state tournament. The boys' soccer team went 8-2-1. A newer team, archery, was invited to go to Disney World for the world championships of the National Archery in the Schools Program.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Nov. 6: State Class 5A playoffs, Doss at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 7: Regional meet, TBA

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Thursday, Nov. 5  Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game, Anderson County vs. Marion County  at Anderson Co. High School, 7:45 p.m. 

  • MUSTANG MANIA: They just keep on...

    Clay Birdwhistell took a game program, then rolled it tightly into his right hand.

    Wooden, you know. John Wooden.

    “Do I look that old?” Birdwhistell asked on his Twitter account.

    Well, not really. Birdwhistell is in his early 30s while the Wizard of Westwood recently celebrated No. 99.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Mustangs defeat...

    Anderson County overcame an early deficit, then survived a late scare to oust Rowan County, 18-16, in the middle school state football playoff semifinals.

    Tristan Ashburn had a big game, running for approximately 100 yards and finding the end zone with the go-ahead touchdown to lead Anderson’s offense.

  • MUSTANG MANIA: Winning is fun!

    Chris Glass likes to start his freshman math classes with a joke. All the better to make learning a difficult subject fun.

    When Glass makes the transition from Anderson County High School teacher to Middle School football coach, nothing really changes. Just like the classroom, it's not really a laughing matter and carries an expectation of success, but there is fun in getting there.

    Lots of fun. And lots of wins for the Mustangs, who made it all the way to to the second state middle school championship game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Young Lady...

    The Anderson Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team, also known as the “B-team,” captured the championship of the Mid-Kentucky Middle School Conference tournament Wednesday night at Marion County High School.

    The Lady Mustangs defeated Old Kentucky Home for the third time this season, 49-45. Anderson improved to 27-0 on the year.

  • Walker has 'best game of...

    Ben Walker turned in what he termed as “probably the best game of my career” to lead Anderson County to a 60-18 win over visiting Spencer County on Friday night.

    Walker ran for 135 yards and caught three passes for 76 more as he totaled four touchdowns in his final regular season home game.

    “Ben has been getting better and better every week,” said his classmate, quarterback Jacob Russell. “This is what we expected from Ben.”

  • Mustangs advance to state...

    The Anderson County Middle School football team defeated Rowan County, 18-16, Saturday to advance to the Division I state championship game against Bowling Green on Saturday.

    Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Lexington Catholic High School. The Mustangs are now 12-1 on the season.

    A complete report will appear in the Nov. 4 edition of The Anderson News.