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Today's Sports

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats second in...

    The Anderson County girls' golf team placed second in Saturday's Scott County Invitational Tournament and third in the Henry County Invitational Tournament, held last week.

    At Scott County, the Lady Bearcats finished with a 363 team score, well behind the host school, which won with a 315. Anderson was 19 strokes ahead of third-place Rowan County.

    Anderson's Kaitlyn Riley fired a 73, to take second place, just one stroke behind Ayla Rhinesmith, of Scott County, in the individual competition. Jane Watts, of Woodford County, placed third with a 77.

  • FOOTBALL: Mustangs open with big...

    Anderson County Middle School kicked off the 2013 football season in a big way with a thrilling 22-14 win over Union Middle School in the Seth Carnahan Bowl on Saturday.

    The game was played at Anderson County High School.

    Eighth-graders Cobe Penny and Blake Franklin led the Mustangs to a win over the feeder program for Ryle High School.

  • COLUMN: District AD is an idea...

    Occasionally, you run across an idea that is presented in error, but is a good one anyway.

    Such is the recent interest in a district-wide athletic director for Anderson County schools.

    As I reported last week, Anderson County High School softball coach Brian Glass is apparently being forced to give up his coaching duties under the “anti-nepotism” section of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats...

    The talent appears to be in place. There are tall girls to play at the net and quick, agile defenders to play in the back row.

    Experienced leadership might be another story for Anderson County volleyball.

    The Lady Bearcats embark on a 2013 season where they might be considered the class of the 30th District and are looking to finish even stronger than last season's regional semi-final appearance.

    But Anderson is aiming to be better even though the Lady Bearcats are without five players who graduated last spring.

  • Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2013

    Lady Bearcats to host Joy of Golf Tourney

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team will be the Fifth Annual "The Joy of Golf" Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17.

    The Lady Bearcat golfers will host this tournament, which has quickly become a popular early-season event, as their signature fund-raising event. The tournament organizers expect draw a field of some of the state's better girls' high school teams.

  • OUTDOORS: Plant winter wheat...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The heat of summer is a good time to begin thinking about fall plantings to benefit wildlife.

    Winter wheat is a top choice for a fall crop because it is readily eaten by deer and wild turkey and is an excellent nurse crop for clover. Winter wheat is typically planted Aug. 15 through Oct. 31.

    Broadcast wheat seed with a hand-crank spreader and rake or disk it under.

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Anderson teams...

    Anderson County youth teams star in late-summer tournaments.

  • OUTDOORS: BIG catch!

    Colton Hawkins, 6, caught this 21-inch bass last week while fishing at his great-grandfather's pond. Colton will be a third-grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary School and is the son of Glenn and Chasidy Hawkins.

  • GOLF: Bearcat golf tees off with...

    Anderson County wanted an early-season golf test. The Bearcats got two of them last week as the opened the season with a pair of fifth-place finishes in tournaments.

    Competing against some of the state's perennial powers at the 5-Star General and Taylor County invitationals, the Bearcats placed high in tournaments that drew close to 20 teams. Most importantly for Coach Jim Beward, the Bearcats found they belong.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats to host Joy...

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team will be the Fifth Annual "The Joy of Golf" Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17.