Today's Sports

  • Dillow falls short of goal but...

    LEXINGTON – The look of disappointment was still etched on Austin Dillow's face 10 minutes after he had completed his final cross country race as a high school runner.

    “I just didn't run,” Dillow said after finishing 104th, well behind his stated goal of a top 50 finish in the state Class 3A meet, held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday.

    Dillow turned in a time of 18:17.37, falling 23 seconds off his time from a year ago.

  • Youthful enthusiasm

    It could be said that Karla Phillips has come full circle.

    Or that she has completed her laps.

    Phillips was a freshman at Anderson County High School when she learned the school's first swim team was being formed. Now, eight years later and fresh out of college, Phillips has taken over the program with high hopes and, it appears, boundless enthusiasm despite the hardship of having no home pool and a history of never having a swimmer qualify for the state meet.

  • Bearcats see own reflection in...

    If Anderson County wants to see some of itself Friday night, it can just look across the line of scrimmage at Conner.

    “It is like looking in a mirror when you see them,” Bearcat coach Mark Peach says. “They are very similar to us. They have several players who chip in. They play extremely well together. They are solid on offense, defense and in the kicking game.”

    The Bearcats travel to Conner, located in Boone County, for the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats rout Montgomery as...


    One step closer to Bowling Green.

    That's how Anderson County football coach Mark Peach described his team's 56-20 rout of Montgomery County on Friday night.

    “We are one step closer to Bowling Green,” Peach told his team in the post-game meeting. “We are one step closer.”

  • COLUMN: Nothing like November...

    Playoff fever notes...

    There is nothing better than a chilly November Friday night at a high school football stadium. By that time, every time two teams kick it off, only one of them is going to have another game to look forward to about 150 minutes later.

    Crowds usually aren't overflow until the middle of the month, but they always sense just how much different November football games are for high school kids who will usually be doing all they can to keep their year alive.

  • Montgomery a surprise opponent...

    The name will be the same, but the game will be different.

    At least that is how Anderson County football coach Mark Peach sees things heading into Friday's Class AAA, Region 3 semifinal with Montgomery County. The Bearcats will host the Indians, a team they defeated back on Sept. 23 after beating South Oldham, as expected, and Montgomery, a No. 4 seed, upset No. 1 seeded Cooper, which few expected, last week.

    Anderson, which enters the contest at 9-2, defeated Montgomery, 31-14, in a district game back on Sept. 23 at Warford Stadium.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Dillow earns...

    VERSAILLES – Austin Dillow might be more sure of where he will be on the second Saturday in November than the fourth Thursday.

    The Anderson County senior turned in a 17:59.31, good enough for 16th place in the Class 3A, Region 6 meet held Saturday at a muddy Woodford County Park. More importantly, Dillow was third among individuals not on the four qualifying teams, earning his fourth consecutive bid to the state cross country meet, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • FACE TO FACE: Rose juggles two...

    Over his high school athletic career, Bill Rose has quietly (maybe literally) become one of the mainstays of the sport he took up at age 3 and a vital part of another he took up just two years ago. Rose has been a defender in soccer and has the Anderson County High School record for most extra points in one season. He is also among the top 15 in state history in consecutive extra points made. Rose talked with The Anderson News about his high school athletic career last week.


  • Lady Mustangs roll through...

    The Anderson County Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team took the championship of the Bondurant Middle School Tournament on Oct. 29 in Frankfort. The Lady Mustangs defeated the host school 36-21 in the final. Sammy Rogers and Alorra Sims led Anderson with seven points each while Hannah Drury scored six. Others scoring for Anderson were Savannah Courtney with five, Billie Clark and Kristen Freed with four each, Bailey Mattingly with two and Bailey Curry with one.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 9, 2011

    5K run to benefit Bearcat basketball

    The inaugural Bearcat 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at Anderson County Middle School. The entry fee is $15 per person until Nov. 2 and $20 after that date.  

    All proceeds from the run will benefit the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team.

    The race will be broken down into age classifications. Door prizes will be awarded to those who enter but one must be present to win