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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: From my mailbag

    I thought I would let you have a little peek at my mailbag this week. Well, at least it is a reasonable facsimile thereof.

     

    Dear John,

    My son, Brutus, just won the national flea-weight power-lifting and cornhole competition, held last week in Birdie. How can I get that in the paper.

     

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats squeak past...

    Anderson County rallied from an early deficit, then hung on to beat Shelby County, 35-34 in high school football Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Zachary Carmichael threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bearcats improved to 2-1 on the year. Junior Ross Cox hauled in six passes for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 93-yarder on the first play of the second half.

  • COLUMN: Improved Shelby awaits...

    It's too bad Anderson County and Shelby County really don't have much of a football rivalry.

    Some of those epics in other sports have been such that only have to mention a a few words and they conjure up some emotion.

    On the Anderson side, there's C.J. Penny's buzzer-beater or Jacob Brown's pitching gem.

    Shelby fans point to Eric Standafer's walk-off hit or Lance Ashby's 3-pointer.

  • BOYS' GOLF: Two Anderson...

    Anderson County placed fifth in the boys' Central Kentucky Conference golf tournament, held Saturday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    Two Anderson golfers, juniors Lee Robinson and Tyler Harrod, we're named to the all-conference team, based on average scores. Anderson was the only school to place two golfers on the All-CKC first team. Others on the all-conference team are Peter Saad of Sayre, Jacob Cook of Franklin County and Scott County's Billy Tom Sargent.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats show they are...

    DANVILLE – It's called growing up.

    Anderson County knew even before the first weight was lifted in the off-season that it would have to mature quickly if the Bearcats were to survive a challenging early schedule before what they hope is another deep run in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    The Bearcats showed they are coming along just fine, thank you, in a 24-16 win over Garrard County Saturday night in the Pigskin Classic, held at Danville High School.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcat...

    Anderson County volleyball earned a tough, three-set win at Mercer County last Thursday.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled 25-9 in the first game but held on for 25-22 and 28-26 wins over the last two games.

    “I feel that we played well as a team,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said. “As the season goes on, they continue to progress and I believe that will show throughout the rest of the season.”

    While Anderson was winning convincingly in the first game, it was a matter of fighting through and holding on in the last two.

  • Once a Bearcat, still a Bearcat

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Barry Birdwhistell's law office leaves little doubt where the former Anderson County football player's allegiance lies.

    Sure, there are the obligatory framed degrees from the University of Kentucky and various awards and designations from the legal profession prominently displayed, but they aren't what the visitor sees most often when chatting with the 32 year veteran of the profession.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcat...

    Anderson County picked up a pair of impressive wins in boys' soccer action last week, defeating previously unbeaten Marion County and whipping Bourbon County.

    The Bearcats finished the week at 4-1 on the year.

    The Bearcats rolled past Marion last Tuesday in Lebanon, 3-1, as Josh Brogan, Joe Rose and Luke Smith all found the net.

  • GIRLS' GOLF: Lady Bearcat...

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team has gotten off to a strong start to what they hope turns out to be the strongest season in the sport's history at the school

    The Lady Bearcats placed sixth overall in the Joy of Golf tournament, held at Wild Turkey Trace on Aug. 18. The tourney, which is quickly becoming known as one of the state's best, drew 22 teams and 99 golfers.

    Anderson junior Kaitlyn Riley became the first Lady Bearcat to win the hometown tournament, shooting an even par 71 for the title.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Woodford...

    Woodford County rode two first half goals to defeat Anderson County, 2-0, last Wednesday in Versailles.

    The Lady Bearcats also lost starting defender Caitlyn Maillet, presumably for the season. Maillet posted on her Facebook account that she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and will have surgery.

    Woodford got a quick goal seven minutes in, then put the game out of reach with 15 minutes left in the first half.