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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats set to...

    With visions of a second straight Eighth Region championship dancing in their heads, the Anderson County Bearcats open the season Monday night as they host Casey County.

    The following night, a promising, but extremely young Lady Bearcat team hosts Lafayette to lift the curtain on the season.

  • Peach looks for ways to carry...

    That loss that sends you home is the one you just can't get over.

    There is no game the next Friday. No Monday practice. No Saturday film session.

    You preach putting things behind you and focus on the next game. But try doing that when the next game is nine months away.

    "I have lost a lot of sleep over this one," Anderson County football coach Mark Peach said Thursday. Nearly a week had passed since the Bearcats had seen Doss roar back from a 30-19 fourth quarter deficit to upset Anderson 40-37 in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • Bearcats Lady Cats to start...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams kick off what figures to be an exciting winter of basketball with the 17th annual Cat Madness on Saturday.

    Trying to defend their regional championship, the Bearcats take the floor against another team for the first time when they play North Bullitt at 7:30 p.m. Despite losing all-stater C.J. Penny to graduation, Anderson is considered one of the Eighth Region favorites on the boys' side.

  • Dillow runs well at state meet

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County High School sophomore Austin Dillow turned in one of his best performances ever in the KHSAA state cross country meet on Saturday.

    Dillow covered the 5K course at the Kentucky Horse Park in 17:56.11, good for 76th place in the field of 222 runners in Class 3A, or the large school division. Dillow's time was just over two minutes behind the individual winner, Ryan Eaton of Greenwood.

    Dillow, running in his second state meet, improved his placing by 67 spots over last year's finish.

  • 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.