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Today's Sports

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Mustangs defeat...

    Anderson County overcame an early deficit, then survived a late scare to oust Rowan County, 18-16, in the middle school state football playoff semifinals.

    Tristan Ashburn had a big game, running for approximately 100 yards and finding the end zone with the go-ahead touchdown to lead Anderson’s offense.

  • MUSTANG MANIA: Winning is fun!

    Chris Glass likes to start his freshman math classes with a joke. All the better to make learning a difficult subject fun.

    When Glass makes the transition from Anderson County High School teacher to Middle School football coach, nothing really changes. Just like the classroom, it's not really a laughing matter and carries an expectation of success, but there is fun in getting there.

    Lots of fun. And lots of wins for the Mustangs, who made it all the way to to the second state middle school championship game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Young Lady...

    The Anderson Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team, also known as the “B-team,” captured the championship of the Mid-Kentucky Middle School Conference tournament Wednesday night at Marion County High School.

    The Lady Mustangs defeated Old Kentucky Home for the third time this season, 49-45. Anderson improved to 27-0 on the year.

  • Walker has 'best game of...

    Ben Walker turned in what he termed as “probably the best game of my career” to lead Anderson County to a 60-18 win over visiting Spencer County on Friday night.

    Walker ran for 135 yards and caught three passes for 76 more as he totaled four touchdowns in his final regular season home game.

    “Ben has been getting better and better every week,” said his classmate, quarterback Jacob Russell. “This is what we expected from Ben.”

  • Mustangs advance to state...

    The Anderson County Middle School football team defeated Rowan County, 18-16, Saturday to advance to the Division I state championship game against Bowling Green on Saturday.

    Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Lexington Catholic High School. The Mustangs are now 12-1 on the season.

    A complete report will appear in the Nov. 4 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: They've got the...

    Just how long Jacob Russell, Grant Cox, Josh Peach and company have been playing football for Anderson County might depend on your perspective.

    If you are a Bearcat fan, it probably does not seem all that long ago since Russell threw that first varsity touchdown pass back on Sept. 15, 2006. In some ways, it was a throw lost in history. After all, Anderson was on the road and hopelessly behind Harrison County that night.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Oct. 30: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.  Senior Night.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 29: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Oct. 31: KTCCCA Meet of Champions, Masterson Station Park, Lexington, TBA

    Dance

    Saturday, Oct. 31: Big Blue Battle, Lexington, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Football

  • Oldham collars Bearcats, wins...

    BUCKNER – Oldham County stifled the powerful Anderson County offense for a half, then held on in the closing seconds to defeat Anderson County 10-7 Friday night.

    Oldham handed the Bearcats their first loss of the season, but most importantly, won the Class 5A, District 4 championship.

    Oldham County's Jake Weigel nailed a 23-yard field goal with 3:06 to play to decide the outcome.

  • Stingy Oldham County shuts down...

    BUCKNER – Oldham County should really consider changing its mascot.

    Nothing wrong with that genteel Southern Colonel that bears a bit of resemblance to Col. Sanders, mind you. But these guys are more like Col. Patton. Or Col. Schwarzkopf. Or any other military hero on his way to general.

  • Mustangs two steps closer to...

    The Anderson County Middle School football team navigated the first two steps in its quest for a state championship last week when the Mustangs defeated Grant County and Lexington Catholic on the field at Anderson County High School.

    The Mustangs move on to play the winner of Johnson Central and Rowan County in the state semi-finals on Saturday night, Oct. 31 at Lexington Catholic High School. Game time is 7:30 p.m.