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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Automatic

    We have almost come to think of them as automatic, these extra point things in football.

    Line it up and kick. You can count on that one point as surely as you can count on a politician lying.

    Unless, of course, something goes haywire. You can hit 100 straight extra points and no one thinks a thing about it. Miss one, and everyone remembers. It's just the nature of the beast.

    Just ask Bullitt Central. And ask Anderson County, for that matter.

  • Faster than a speeding Bullitt

    There is probably no truth to the rumor that Blake Curtsinger lined the Anderson County football field last week.

    But there is little doubt that Curtsinger practically owned that piece of real estate Friday night to lead Anderson to a 28-27 overtime win over Bullitt Central.

    The junior ran for 113 yards and a touchdown, caught a scoring pass, and helped block a crucial extra point in overtime that turned out to be the break Anderson needed. For good measure, Curtsinger was the holder when Bill Rose drilled the extra point that was the difference in the final margin.

  • Lady Bearcats have unfinished...

    It would not be inappropriate if the Anderson County girls' soccer team showed up to play a tournament game wearing purple.

    And not because it would be a mix of the red and blue that make up the school colors.

    “We were on the Purple Panthers,” Anderson senior Hannah Pritchert says with a smile. “My dad was the coach and just about all of our class was on that team.”

  • Bearcats survive Bullitt in...

    Blake Curtsinger turned in the finest game of his varsity career and Bill Rose's extra point was the difference as Anderson County defeated visiting Bullitt Central, 28-27 in high school football action Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Curtsinger,a junior,  lined up at running back for the first time since his freshman year and ran for 113yards and a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and got a piece of Bullitt Central's failed extra point attempt in overtime that put Anderson in position to win in the first possession.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Oct. 8: Bullitt Central at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 11: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Saturday, Oct. 9: Bardstown at Anderson Co., noon.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Oct. 6: Ballard at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

      Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

  • Lady Cats 'that close...

    Just seconds after time had run out on Anderson County's upset bid against West Jessamine last Wednesday, Lady Bearcat assistant coach Jamey Earnest took out his frustration with a kick toward the nearest goal.

    Fittingly, it barely missed. The ball bounced, then went just inches over the crossbar.

    In the second half alone, the Lady Bearcats saw one shot carom off the cross bar, another hit an upright

    Just like so many other chances the home-standing Lady Bearcats had to knock off the state's top-ranked team.

  • One shot, one elk down

    Kate Wickizer, a senior at Anderson County High School, did not have to wait long to get her big prize Saturday.

    After less than an hour in the woods, Wickizer brought down a spike elk in Letcher County. She used a Sako 7mm gun.

    Wickizer won the chance to hunt elk in the annual drawing and spent many hours on the shooting range waiting for her big chance.

    It only took one shot for her to get the animal, which she got with the help of Mountain Guide Service, run by her uncle, Jim McAuley, of Letcher County.

  • J-town's Jackson burns...

    LOUISVILLE – If you were to ask members of the Anderson County football team, chances are that some might say that Demichael Jackson could score a touchdown before you could say his whole name.

    He's not quite that speedy, but Jackson left Bearcat defenders tackling air, slapping the ground and generally watching him  from behind as he led Jeffersontown to a 42-20 win over the visiting Bearcats in Class 5A, District 4 action Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Places change but Field...

    Even though I grew up on a farm, I can't really say that my personal Field of Dreams was carved out of a cornfield.

    There was none of that “If you build it, they will come.”

    It was more like “If I can get there, I will go.”

    Go to Findlay and Western on the west side of Cincinnati. Crosley Field. Go to that pristine white structure to catch Reds baseball. That, more than anywhere else is where I wanted to go and, when I grew up, wanted to work, driving balls above that white line for a home run.

  • J-town blitzes Bearcats for...

    LOUISVILLE -- Jeffersontown scored twice in the first 3:35, then matched everything Anderson County could muster to score a major 42-20 victory in high school football action on Friday night.

    J-town's Demichael Jackson motored 52 yards on the game's second play, then after holding Anderson to a three-and-out, the Chargers drove 71 yards in just six plays to quickly take command.