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Today's Sports

  • Smarting Franklin avenges...

    Franklin County got all the revenge it wanted, and more.

    Still smarting from being upset by Anderson County, 2-1 on Sept. 30, Franklin built a 3-0 halftime lead, then scored once more after the break to claim the 25th District championship Thursday night at the Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Shelby roars early, holds off...

    The home floor was not enough for Anderson County volleyball.

    Armed with the top seed in the 28th District Tournament and hoping that the home crowd would be worth a few extra kills or digs, Anderson still came up short against second-seeded Shelby County in the championship game last Tuesday night.

    Shelby silenced a sparse home crowd early, reeling off the first nine points of game one, then held off an Anderson rally by scoring 10 of the last 13 points in game three to take its first district championship since 2005.

  • BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Henry...

    LEXINGTON -- Henry Clay scored in the first two minutes then put Anderson County away in the second half of the 13th Region tournament semifinals Tuesday.

    The host Blue Devils were never threatened. Anderson finally scored late in the game when Seth Beasley connected.

    Anderson finished the season at 12-5-4.

    For a look back at the regional tournament, see the Oct. 29 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: No matter what language...

    No language is filled with more cliches and hyperbole than coach-speak.

    You know the routine.

    Writer asks coach about next week's game.

    Coach's reply is "They are a very good football team," or if he is looking at an incredibly weak-sister next up on the schedule, it's "They are about to explode on someone."

    I learned years ago that when a football coach says, "They are a good football team," the translation into real English is, "They are the next team on our schedule."

  • Sudden end to overtime classic

    It was everything one could expect when teams separated by just over 12 miles on the map and two spots in the statewide coaches’ poll got together.

    And more. Much, much more.

    About the only thing that could have made the District 25 girls’ soccer tournament final better for Anderson County would have been to change the result.

  • State tourney jitters hinder...

    Getting to the state tournament is supposed to be a big deal.

    That is why it is not unusual for participants, no matter what sport, to have jitters when they get there.

    Now, Taylor Gillis knows that feeling up close and personal.

    After a strong practice round last Monday, the Anderson County junior found herself at 6-over just three holes into the state high school golf tournament held at Bowling Green Country Club. She eventually settled in, but rain that interrupted, then delayed, the tournament disrupted her rhythm.

  • Anderson awakens, advances to...

    Corey Sayre knew Anderson County would win but that did not make the Lady Bearcat volleyball coach any happier.

    A heavy favorite in the 28th District tournament semifinals, being played on its home floor, Anderson was on the wrong end of a 10-7 score to Eminence Monday night. Not only did Sayre call for a time out, he pulled his team away from the bench and huddled along the basketball baseline.

  • Now the fun begins

    Nearly everyone would like to think that his road to the top is filled with the toughest obstacles.

    For those wanting to win the girls’ 25th District soccer tournament, it could be a reality, not an exaggeration.

    We are sure there are probably stronger districts in Kentucky. The boys’ 27th District, for example, boasts that five of its six teams are in the state’s Top 25.

  • GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER:...

    UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 19, 10 p.m. Anderson County will play Henry Clay in the Region 13 tournament semifinals. The match kicks off Monday, Oct 20 at 6 p.m. at Woodford County Park. Woodford County and Sayre will play the second game at approximately 8 p.m.

    The championship game is set for Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Woodford County Park

    Woodford scores in sudden death to take district championship

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady...

    UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 19, 10:15 p.m. Anderson County drew 32nd District champion Walton-Verona for the quarter-final match-up in the Eighth Region Tournament. Game time is Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:45 p.m. at Bullitt East High School in Mt. Washington.

    The other upper bracket matchup will pit two of the region's best, Bullitt East and North Oldham at 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Shelby County will play Gallatin County at 6:30 p.m. followed by Oldham County and North Bullitt.