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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats luck runs out in...

    VERSAILLES – One of the oldest truisms in sport, any sport, is that championship teams are good and they are lucky.

    Anderson County girls' soccer was mighty good in 2010, as the 16-6-2 record against a rugged schedule attests. Coach Jason Earnest dubbed this year's team the most talented, top to bottom, that he has ever had. As many as five or six current seniors could be playing collegiate soccer next year.

  • 'No words can take the...

    Throughout the 2010 season, Anderson County had risen to the occasion.

    Three times the Bearcats had played ranked teams and won. They had received consideration for a Top 25 ranking, nearly cracking that elite group in the final statewide poll of the season.

    They would trade all of it for two more goals last Thursday night.

  • Collins eliminates Anderson...

    NEW CASTLE -- There were few tears after Collins ended Anderson County's volleyball season last Tuesday night. The Titans might have been the best team the Lady Bearcats had faced all year so their 25-11, 25-16  win in the 30th District Tournament at Henry County High School was not unexpected.

    If anything, the contest underscored what most observers had known for some time: The Lady Bearcats that lost 11 of their last 13 matches were not the same group that had been picked in the top five of the Eighth Region before the season started.

  • COLUMN: You probably won't...

    You would not believe what I saw at South Oldham High School last Friday night.

    I was standing near the football field when, all of a sudden, a UFO came swooping down out of the sky. It started balancing on the goalposts and flashing red and green and blue and silver lights before the bottom opened and SpongeBob Squarepants came sliding down a chute. He went to one side of the field, where he abducted Elvis.

    Before he left, ole Spongebob said he was looking for directions to Rupp Arena, because he was going to crash a party there too.

    Really. 

  • Woodford County works overtime...

    OWENTON – Never let anyone tell you that a district championship match is meaningless. Especially when Anderson County and Woodford County get together to decide girls' soccer supremacy in the 25th District.

    It is true that both had already qualified for the 13th Region tournament earlier in the week. And it is also true that most observers have felt all season long that the teams at the top of the region, including the old border rivals, are very even, underscored by when the teams battled to a 0-0 tie back in early September.

    But meaningless?

  • Tough night for Anderson soccer

    UPDATED, Saturday, Oct. 16, 5:15 p.m. 

    Thursday was a tough night for Anderson County soccer as both the Lady Bearcats and Bearcats tasted defeat in district tournament play.

    The Anderson girls saw their reign as 25th District champions come to an end as Woodford County's Taylor Kelly arced a shot in from 40 yards with five minutes to go in the second overtime period giving Woodford a 2-1 win in the championship game at Owen County.

  • Lady Bearcat soccer advances to...

    The Anderson County High School girls' soccer team advanced to the regional tournament for the 11th time in the last 12 years with an impressive 4-0 victory over Franklin County in the District 25 semi-finals at Owen County.

    After enduring delays totaling nearly 90 minutes because of a lightning delay and overtime in the first game, Anderson took control 15 minutes in when Elizabeth Mason guided a loose ball to the net.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Oct. 15: Anderson Co. at South Oldham, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 18: Anderson Co. at Oldham Co., 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 14: Anderson Co. at South Oldham, 6 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Oct. 16: Lexington Catholic Invitational, TBA

    Girls' soccer

    District 25 tournament at Owen County

  • 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.