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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Alumni Bowl is more than...

    Often overlooked in the incredible rebuilding job Mark Peach has done with Anderson County football is a decision he made less than a year into the task.

    In Peach's first season, the Bearcats went 1-9, but there were signs of the corner being turned. With fans that already had a reputation of following the Bearcats in large numbers, Peach had decided to add a little lustre to the early-season, but also give Bearcat fans something a little bit more special to look forward to.

    Out of that simple idea, the Alumni Bowl idea was born.

  • Novice boaters can bring some...

    Outdoors columnist Jeff Lilly says fun can be had at the lake even if you catch nothing. Just watching novice boaters can bring some laughs. He also gives the dates of the upcoming hunting seasons. His column is available this week in The Anderson News, available at newstands across the county.

  • Penny home, says juco not for him

    Former Anderson County basketball player C.J. Penny has had a change of heart.

    Penny, who was a first team all-state selection last spring, signed to play for Southeastern Illinois, a junior college located in Harrisburg, Ill., in June. But after moving to the school, he returned home after less than one week.

    “I just realized it was not what was best for me,” Penny said Friday, while attending the Anderson County-Garrard County football game.

  • Bearcats roll in opener

    LANCASTER – Dustin Combs ran for 130 yards and four touchdowns as Anderson County rolled past Garrard County 47-10 in the football season opener for both teams on Friday night.

    The Bearcats scored on their first possession, opened some breathing room in the second quarter, then put things away with a 12-play, 91-yard drive to open the second half. Combs, a senior, scored from eight yards out to cap the drive and put Anderson in front 27-3 midway through the third quarter.

    Combs also had 51 yards receiving and 38 on kick returns.

  • First game foe 'formidable...

    On paper, it would not look like Anderson County's football team would have a routine opener to get the kinks out at Garrard County.

    But Bearcat coach Mark Peach is quick to point out that Garrard's 4-7 record last year has nothing to do with what will go down Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    “I saw them scrimmage (Class 6A foe) Madison Central,” Peach says. “They gave Madison Central all they wanted. They will be a formidable opponent.”

  • COLUMN: Are the expectations...

    It did not take long to get thawed out from that night at Doss High School last Nov. 21.

    That night, temperatures were in the 20s and wind chills were in the single digits as the Louisville team ended Anderson County's season 49-41.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Late changes from the print edition of The Anderson News are highlighted.

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 21: Anderson Co. at Garrard Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug. 19: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, District 25 seeding game, 7 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 26: Anderson Co. at West Jessamine, 7 p.m.

        Junior varsity at 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for...

    It finally happened last fall.

    Anderson County's Taylor Gillis qualified for the state golf tournament, the first Anderson golfer to do so since the girls' team was organized seven years ago.

    The current Lady Bearcats are hoping to ride some of Gillis' coattails, mixed in with the good fortune of having the regional tournament on their home course at Wild Turkey Trace, to join Gillis at the state tournament in Bowling Green.

    Anderson coach Lynn Gritton says it will be difficult but his team knows it is possible to advance, just like their teammate.

  • 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.