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Today's Sports

  • Referee of the Year!

    Kate Wickizer, a junior at Anderson County High School, has been named the female winner of the EuroSport Young Referee of the Year award as given by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. She was selected for her impact on the local community and across the state of Kentucky.

    Wickizer represented the state for the Region II Olympic Development Program in DeKalb, Ill.

    Wickizer was selected after being nominated by Daniel Rogers, former head of officials for the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association.

  • Lady Bearcats learning new...

    There is little doubt that 2008 will go down as one of the benchmark years in Anderson County volleyball history.

    The Lady Bearcats finished 19-13, claimed a win over Scott County, swept a very good Henry County team, and after faltering in the District 28 championship game, rebounded to win the first regional match in the program's history.

    Moments after the team's final match, a regional semi-final loss to eventual champion North Oldham, there was a quick transition to looking ahead. After all, nearly everyone that played was expected to return.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Aug. 15:...

    It is sometimes extremely hard to get a read on a football team in a scrimmage setting but it was clear on Friday night that Anderson County has the potential to be a very special football team in 2009. The Bearcats dominated Lincoln County in every way possible and it could have been worse than it was. Scores are not kept in such scrimmages, but this one was played in game conditions. About the only differences from real game situations were some extra protections against kick returners and no defensive rush on extra point attempts.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School sports

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 14: Scrimmage, Anderson Co. at Lincoln Co., 6:30 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Monday, Aug. 17: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 7 p.m. District seeding game.

        Junior varsity game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 19: Anderson Co. at Western Hills at Sower Soccer Complex, Frankfort, 7 p.m. District seeding game.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for Aug. 12:...

    Just catching up on a few things as fall sports are getting into full swing....

    First, the Anderson County volleyball game at Cornerstone Christian, scheduled for Monday night, Aug. 17, has been canceled. Cornerstone also canceled the return match set for later in the season at Anderson and has apparently canceled the boys' basketball game set for this fall, according to Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Directions to Lincoln County...

    Here are directions to Lincoln County High School for the Anderson County vs. Lincoln County football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 14

    Take 127 South to Highway 150 East in Danville. (127 actually goes to the right at the intersection, stay straight, which will put you on 150.) Take 150 to Highway 27 in Stanford. Turn right on 27, go about three miles and the school is on the left.

  • No Repeat Performances

    The year has begun the same way but Anderson County's girls' soccer team does not want a repeat performance from 2008.

    The Lady Bearcats already have a gold medal from the Bluegrass State games and a win over perennial power South Oldham, just as last summer. But reality is sometimes a harsh teacher: Not one of those victories really mattered.

    Nice and prestigious, for sure, but they were till scrimmages.

    Anderson hopes to have learned the hard lesson a year ago.

  • Lady Cats' volleyball opens...

    The Anderson County volleyball team opened its season with a win over Mercer County on Tuesday night. The Lady Bearcats cruised to a 25-18 victory in game one, a win that was never in doubt, but had to hang on for a 25-23 victory in game two. Mental errors were the main culprit in the second game but the Lady Bearcats got big games from Chelsea Payne and Hannah Smith at the net for the victory.

    Assistant coach Bob Hardin led the Bearcats as head coach Jason McDannold did not make his debut. McDannold was tending to a family illness.

  • COLUMN: Shelby wins this one

    C.J. Penny might have put a dagger through Shelby County's collective heart back on March 10.

    Jacob Brown might have dominated Shelby on May 20, then came back and did it again – with a little help from Luke Hawkins – seven days later.

  • Despite key losses, Bearcat golf...

    It is not often when a high school sports team loses three of its top five players off a team that went 16-3 in dual meets and won two tournaments can actually feel the following year can be another banner season.

    But welcome to Anderson County boys’ golf, where fourth-year coach Will Carlton says, “We can be better than last year.”

    Say what?