Today's Sports

  • BOYS' SOCCER:Brogan leads...

    Anderson County boys’ soccer is alive and well.
    At least the Bearcats showed signs that they can overcome some key graduation losses with a pair of hard-fought wins in the first week of the season.

    The Bearcats defeated Sayre 3-2, then capped the week with a tough 1-0 win over Collins in a game played at Shelbyville’s Clear Creek Park.

    Anderson coach Brett Morris called the second win a “super tough match. Collins is extremely talented.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady...

    The record will show that the Anderson County girls’ socccer team won one and lost two in the Fayette County Soccer Frenzy at Lexington’s Paul L. Dunbar High School last week. But it does not show how much the Lady Bearcats improved over the week, according to Anderson head coach Jason Earnest.

    “We had been struggling as a team earlier in the week with teams that we should have beaten if we are playing well,” Earnest said after his team lost to eventual tournament champion Henry Clay in a 2-1 shootout Saturday morning.

  • Get ready for archery deer season

    It’s no mystery why hunting white-tailed deer with bows and arrows has such a dedicated following.
    One reason is archery season runs more than four months long.

    The 2011-12 season is 136 days, opening on the Labor Day holiday weekend (Saturday, Sept. 3), and running through Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

    Another reason is liberal bag limits.

  • Archery shoot aimed toward deer...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host its final archery shoot of the year Saturday, Aug. 27, the club announced.
    Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., followed by the shoot.
    Cost is $10 for adults.
    The course will include 30 3D targets, three of which will be new, including an elk and caribou.
    To give shooters an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming deer season, the course will be designed in a hunting setting.
    A Rinehart target will be given away during the shoot, and another will be raffled.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 24

    Anderson Baseball Club finishes second in Spencer tournament
    The Anderson County Baseball Club placed second in the six-team Spencer County 14-and-under tournament held over the weekend in Taylorsville.
    Spencer County avenged an earlier tournament loss to Anderson by scoring an 8-5 win in the championship game.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This Week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Saturday, Aug. 27: Anderson County vs. Lincoln County, 5:30 p.m., Pigskin Classic at Admiral Stadium, Danville.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Aug. 29: Franklin County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Aug. 26: Collins at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer

  • They're more than just...

    Hannah, Hannah and Summer

    It sounds almost like a law firm, but their jobs are not of the “one call, that's all” variety.

    Meet Hannah Searcy, Hannah Thomas and Summer Dixon, the managers for the Anderson County football team in its quest for a state championship.

    It's not a job as easy as most people think. And while often overlooked, their behind-the-scenes work is vital for the Bearcat football program.

    “My nightmare is mud with white one white,” Searcy laughs.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Woodford holds off...

    In a volleyball match that saw 131 points scored, it all came down to less than when Woodford County outlasted Anderson County Tuesday night.

    “In that third game, if just one or two of those points go the other way, we win the match,” sighed Anderson coach Dale Adkins.

    “If.” It is the most commonly used word in sports.

    “If just one or two…”

    It underscored just how close Anderson was to defeating upsetting an unbeaten Woodford team and just how frustrating the building process can be.

  • Bryan Station stuns Bearcats in...

    LEXINGTON – Not many saw this one coming.

    But long before the final horn sounded at Bryan Station High School, the reality of the Defenders’ dominance in the football season opener had been established.

    The 47-23 final score only underscored it.

    But few could have foreseen such an outcome. Not with Anderson County being ranked in everybody’s Top 5 in Class 5A. And especially not with Bryan Station riding a 10-game losing streak, dating to last year’s season opener.

  • Volleyball schedule change

    The Anderson County volleyball match with Shelby County, listed as being scheduled for Aug. 22 in this week's Anderson News, has been moved to Sept. 15 at Anderson County.