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Today's Sports

  • Rupp Arena Bound!

    One more step.

    That is all that stands between the Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team and a state championship.

    Whitley County is the only obstacle left for the Lady Mustangs as they won the first four games of the eighth-grade state tournament by an average of nearly 21 points over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    The Lady Mustangs ran their winning streak to 64 games against other teams of their own age and can finish their middle school careers undefeated with a win over Whitley on Nov. 27.

  • Lady Mustangs heading to Rupp...

    The Anderson County Lady Mustangs are going to Rupp Arena!

    They earned the spot opposite Whitley County in the finals of the girls' basketball middle school state tournament with a 42-27 win over Louisville Crosby in the semifinals on Sunday morning.

    The championship game is set for Friday, Nov. 27.

    The current eighth-grade team has run its winning streak to 64 games.

  • Speed kills Bearcats' dream

    Speed kills.

    It always has. Always will.

    Friday, an underdog but lightning-fast Doss football team killed Anderson County's dream of playing for a regional or state championship with a 40-37 upset in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It was the second consecutive season that the Louisville team had ended Anderson's season.

  • Dillow qualifies for state meet

    Anderson County sophomore Austin Dillow has qualified for the state high school cross country meet for the second consecutive year.

    Dillow turned in a strong performance, covering the 5K course at Lexington's Masterson Station Park in 18:32.80, good enough for 12th place overall. He was the second at-large qualifier.

    Teammate Kiefer Williams just missed the cut, with an 18:55.20, just behind Bryan Station's Josh Chadwell, who ran the course in 18:55 flat to claim the final at-large berth from Class AAA, Region 6.

  • Slideshow information

    Slideshows of the Anderson County vs. Doss playoff game, the Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky football game and of Anderson County Middle School soccer were delayed.  The Bearcat football and UK-EKU shows are now available on our homepage. The AMS soccer will be up on Thursday, Nov. 12.  We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you check back later. Sports editor John Herndon will also tweet when they are available. Follow him at Twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon.

    Thanks for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • UK, EKU fans stick with their...

    LEXINGTON -- They pretty much knew what the outcome would be on Saturday but that did not dampen the spirits of some die-hard Kentucky Wildcat and Eastern Kentucky Colonel fans from Anderson County.

    A crowd of 67,053 dressed in blue or maroon – or, in many cases, both colors – watched as Kentucky struggled for a while before putting together a 37-12 win at Commonwealth Stadium. It was about what most expected.

    Anderson County was even represented a bit on the field with cheerleaders Courtney Childers (UK) and Erin Drury (EKU) kept their fans pumped.

  • COLUMN: Searching for answers

    We grope for answers. We try to figure out what happened.

    We search for a clear explanation when the explanations aren't nearly as clear as the mud that made up the football fields Anderson County played on this season.

    This was supposed to be the year that Anderson County made the next step. At least get to the third game of the state playoffs and hope that things take care of themselves once there. Instead, Doss will be trying to avenge an earlier 52-8 loss to John Hardin this week, not  Anderson County playing in the much-anticipated shootout at Elizabethtown

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 14: State Cross Country Meet at Kentucky Horse Park. First race, 9:30 a.m.

       Class 3A boys at 2:15 p.m.

    Dance

    Saturday, Nov. 14: Cheers for the Holidays, Bryan Station High School, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Nov. 13: Middle School state tournament at Kentucky Basketball Academy, Lexington, TBA

  • Doss blitzes Bearcat...

    Doss used the big play to spring a 40-37 upset of host Anderson County in the first round of the Kentucky Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Anderson dominated the statistics, leading in first downs (18-10), total offense (388-254) and offensive plays (65-41), but Doss came through when it had to to win the only stat that ultimately counts.

    “I am extremely disappointed,” said Anderson County coach Mark Peach. “This is one of the worst losses I have ever had in coaching.”

  • Lady Mustang streak hits 60

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball A-team won its 60th straight game Thursday night when the Lady Mustangs demolished Lebanon Middle School 48-28. Anderson is now 27-0 on the year and captured the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament championship in a game played at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson reeled off the first 17 points and was never threatened. The Lady Mustangs led 27-6 at the half as their pressure defense had taken its toll on Lebanon.