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Today's Sports

  • Earnhardt's biggest fan?

    There are fans and then there is Kim Carpenter.

    An assistant vice-president at Century Bank, Carpenter took up an friend's invitation to go to Bristol Motor Speedway and came home with the distinction of being the number one fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Carpenter and Debbie Henderson went to the Tennessee track on Aug. 21 for the Food City 250. While there she came upon the chance to burnout in Earnhardt's car. The popular driver was not going to run until the next day in the Sharpie 500.

  • Rich Brooks is the man!

    I will be the first to admit that when Mitch Barnhart hired Rich Brooks back in December of 2002, I was not the happiest of campers.

    What in the world could Mitch have been thinking? We are talking someone almost old enough to collect Social Security being given the reins of a program that competes – wait, let's make it lines up – in college football's toughest conference.

    Recruiting? You have GOT to be kidding me. A guy that came of age before the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan relating today?

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Monday, Sept. 7: Junior varsity – Anderson Co. at Lexington Christian, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Saturday, Sept. 5: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity match at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 8: Anderson Co. at Frankfort, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

    Thursday, Sept. 3: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 5: Anderson Co. at Berea, 7 p.m.

  • Bearcat sacrifices burn Lions

    LANCASTER – Sacrifice is a concept often discussed yet rarely practiced.

    And it is often the single trait that separates the great from the good.

    “That is why I love football so much,” Anderson County coach Mark Peach said moments after his team had routed Garrard County 47-10 in the Garrard Hall of Fame Classic on Friday night. “You have to have so many individual sacrifices for the good of the team. Tonight, we had so many kids make the sacrifice for the team.”

  • Bearcats outlast Meade County in...

    Dustin Combs scored four touchdowns, including a 97-yard kickoff return that sealed things as Anderson County defeated visiting Meade County 43-34 in Friday's Alumni Bowl game.

    A packed house witnessed a contest loaded with offensive fireworks.

    “It had to be an entertaining game for the fans, but it wasn't so entertaining for us,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. His Bearcats, ranked eighth in the state 5A, moved to 2-0 on the year.

  • EARLIER: The Jake of all trades...

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are some things Jacob Russell does not do well.

    Take singing for instance. When asked about his musical prowess, the Anderson County senior broke into a sheepish grin, laughed, and said, “Not really.”

    “Oh yeah, he can sing,” says Russell's teammate and good friend, Grant Cox. “He's pretty good. Believe it or not, he likes pop. He likes Katy Perry and Chris Brown.”

    Rap?

    Cox, a rap aficionado, concedes, “He can't rap.”

  • Cancer sucks!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was published in the print editions of the Aug. 19 Anderson News. Since then, Tommy Barnes has been accepted as a candidate for additional surgery at the University of Cincinnati. A golf scramble in his benefit at Wild Turkey Trace was a phenomenal success and another has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 at The Brook in Versailles. Contact Berry Popp at Century Bank, 502-859-5111, for more information. The Anderson News will update on his progress.)

  • Boys' Soccer: Shelby...

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team played well but fell to a strong Shelby County team 2-0 on Thursday night at the Anderson field.

    Shelby got a goal in the 33rd minute on a rebound, then scored on a header with nine minutes to play.

    Anderson goalie Brian Fleck had many good saves as Shelby pounded early. Anderson got many more looks in the second half, but Martin Frontsvog's direct kick hit the cross bar and Shelby's keeper thwarted two more chances with stellar saves.

    Check the Sept. 2 Anderson News for a full report.

  • 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.