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Today's Sports

  • West Jessamine wins Top 10 battle

    West Jessamine showed why it is ranked sixth in the state, defeating visiting Anderson County, 3-0, in girls' soccer action Wednesday night. West Jessamine's Arin Gilliland scored twice on identical plays, then the hosts scored another quick goal to put things out of reach.

    Anderson had several chances to score and had three near-misses in a five minute stretch of the second half.

    “They were a better team tonight,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest, whose team came into the contest ranked eighth in the state. “They took advantage of our mistakes.”

  • First Anderson team never won,...

    First Bearcats to be honored Friday

    The first Anderson Bearcat football team will be honored in a short ceremony prior to the Alumni Bowl game Friday night. The ceremony is set to begin at 7:40 p.m.

    Team members and a guest should report to the pass gate near the football fieldhouse by 7:15 for instructions on the ceremony. For more information, contact The Anderson News sports editor John Herndon by e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com or call 839-6906.

    Their legacy is simple. They were just the first.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 28: Alumni Bowl, Meade Co. at Anderson Co., 8 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 31: Junior varsity, Washington Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug 26: Anderson Co. at West Jessamine, 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 29: Anderson Co. at Central Hardin, 6:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5 p.m.

  • Slow start dooms Lady Bearcats...

    One of the oldest sayings in sport is that the best defense is a great offense.

    Cliched, no doubt, but true.

    Such was case Thursday night when Shelby County swept home-standing Anderson County in volleyball action. Shelby rolled to a 25-10 win in the first game but had to score the final two points to claim a 26-24 victory in game two.

  • COLUMN: Alumni Bowl is more than...

    Often overlooked in the incredible rebuilding job Mark Peach has done with Anderson County football is a decision he made less than a year into the task.

    In Peach's first season, the Bearcats went 1-9, but there were signs of the corner being turned. With fans that already had a reputation of following the Bearcats in large numbers, Peach had decided to add a little lustre to the early-season, but also give Bearcat fans something a little bit more special to look forward to.

    Out of that simple idea, the Alumni Bowl idea was born.

  • Novice boaters can bring some...

    Outdoors columnist Jeff Lilly says fun can be had at the lake even if you catch nothing. Just watching novice boaters can bring some laughs. He also gives the dates of the upcoming hunting seasons. His column is available this week in The Anderson News, available at newstands across the county.

  • Penny home, says juco not for him

    Former Anderson County basketball player C.J. Penny has had a change of heart.

    Penny, who was a first team all-state selection last spring, signed to play for Southeastern Illinois, a junior college located in Harrisburg, Ill., in June. But after moving to the school, he returned home after less than one week.

    “I just realized it was not what was best for me,” Penny said Friday, while attending the Anderson County-Garrard County football game.

  • Bearcats roll in opener

    LANCASTER – Dustin Combs ran for 130 yards and four touchdowns as Anderson County rolled past Garrard County 47-10 in the football season opener for both teams on Friday night.

    The Bearcats scored on their first possession, opened some breathing room in the second quarter, then put things away with a 12-play, 91-yard drive to open the second half. Combs, a senior, scored from eight yards out to cap the drive and put Anderson in front 27-3 midway through the third quarter.

    Combs also had 51 yards receiving and 38 on kick returns.

  • First game foe 'formidable...

    On paper, it would not look like Anderson County's football team would have a routine opener to get the kinks out at Garrard County.

    But Bearcat coach Mark Peach is quick to point out that Garrard's 4-7 record last year has nothing to do with what will go down Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    “I saw them scrimmage (Class 6A foe) Madison Central,” Peach says. “They gave Madison Central all they wanted. They will be a formidable opponent.”

  • COLUMN: Are the expectations...

    It did not take long to get thawed out from that night at Doss High School last Nov. 21.

    That night, temperatures were in the 20s and wind chills were in the single digits as the Louisville team ended Anderson County's season 49-41.