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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Winning is all that...

    You've got to love the swagger around the Anderson County football team.

    Friday night was supposed to be the night the Bearcats were ripe for an upset. You know all the issues.

    *Anderson was coming off an emotional win over Mercer County the week before.

    *Most fans knew that Henry County was pretty good, but since the Wildcats play in Class 3A, there is a perception, often unwarranted, that smaller schools can't play with the bigger boys.

  • Cross country team turning heads...

    As fall begins Anderson County High School sports teams pick up right where they left of last year, winning. For their first meet the boys' cross country team won their meet, the first cross country win in many years. The meet was held at Frankfort’s State Archives, thought by many to be one of the toughest courses in the state. The Archives course is known for its half-mile hill and its constant state of incline, two things that the team overcame to not only win the event but sweep it.

  • Bearcats looking for big scores...

    The Anderson County boys' golf team ends the regular season this week and will be shooting for a state tournament berth Tuesday in the regional tournament, set for Maywood Golf Course in Bardstown.

    The top two teams and top three individuals not on those teams will advance to the state tournament in Bowling Green the first week of October.

    Anderson has not advanced as a team for 15 years, but coach Will Carlton says, “We have a decent shot.”

  • Learning lesson from 12 years...

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach hopes recent history repeats itself Friday night at Grant County.

    All the while, he can point to a cruel lesson the Bearcats learned 12 years ago.

    Anderson will be heavily favored at Grant, which stands at 2-2, but took a 49-6 pounding from Western Hills last week.

    According to the Rating the State poll in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Anderson is about a 36-point favorite. The Courier-Journal Litkenhous ratings have the Bearcats favored by more than 50 points.

  • Peach expects major test at Henry

    Chances are the mantra around both Anderson County and Henry County this week will be something to the effect of “It only takes 11.”

    Anderson travels to Henry County on Friday night for what could be a major test against one of the state's better Class 3A teams.

    However, many will point to the fact that Anderson is a 5A school and much has a much larger enrollment than Henry. Last year, Anderson enrolled just over 1,200 students while Henry was just under 700.

  • SPORTS BUZZ: UK will win, but it...

    All right, Wildcat fans. Saturday is your day.

    It’s the day you have been waiting for ever since you partied in Memphis while your Little Brother had to decide between Middletown and Valley Station.

    It’s the day you  get a chance to remove that image of John L. Smith strutting across the field -- your field, even -- with a 56-28 win in his pocket.

    It’s the day you get to pay back Bobby Petrino for calling a timeout so he could score one more time even with the game in the bag.

  • Bearcats take second in Bourbon...

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team put on a pair of dominating performances before falling in the championship game of the Stonerside Cup tournament, held at Bourbon County last week. The Bearcats are now 8-3-1 on the season with some big district matchups on the horizon.

    The Bearcats ripped Corbin 5-0 last Tuesday, then blitzed Dixie Heights 10-0 in the second game of the round-robin tournament. Bourbon County, a team Anderson coach Brett Morris described as “fast and athletic,” scored a 4-2 win in what amounted to the championship game of the tourney.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. at Henry Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 21: Anderson Co. at Jeffersontown, 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 17: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 16: Anderson County vs. Tates Creek or South Laurel in the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 19: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA

  • COLUMN: Learning about Joy

    There was not much joy in Taylor Gillis' game Saturday.

    At least there wasn't until someone reminded her about Joy.

    Struggling more than a little bit with an uncharacteristic 6-over at the turn of the Joy of Golf Invitational – being played on her home course at Wild Turkey Trace, at that – Gillis got a little pep talk from someone closest to Joy Mountjoy.

  • Big plays, small things lead...

    Big plays. Take advantage of opportunities. Little things.

    Anderson County mixed them all together Friday night and came up with a 42-21 win over Mercer County before a standing room only crowd at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Quarterback Jacob Russell found senior classmate Grant Cox for scoring passes of 47, 76 and 70 yards and broke off a 75-yard run to start the second half as the Bearcats moved to 3-0 on the year.