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Today's Sports

  • Dillow’s strong...

    Anderson County runner Austin Dillow turned in a strong showing at the Class 3A, Region 6 cross country meet, held Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. Dillow’s time of 18:20.84 over the 5-kilometer course was good enough to earn a berth in the state meet, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Dillow was almost two minutes behind the winner, Rob Wahl, of Paul Dunbar, but held off Lafayette’s Michael Lobbo for 16th place in the meet.

    Dunbar won the team championship as well.

  • LEBANON – Football coaches, perhaps more than any other sort, like to discuss just how much their sport mirrors life.

    The successful ones preach positive thinking over and over. Not the kind of pie-in-the-sky dreaming some mistakenly equate with the attitude, but the real-life nuts-and-bolts attitude that drives so many successful people in all occupations.

    Work hard, and good things will happen.

    A real team can accomplish much more than individuals.

    All roles, no matter how small, are important.

  • Western Hills routs Bearcats

    UPDATED Friday, Nov. 7, 11:25 p.m.

    Western Hills ruined Anderson County's Senior Night with a 32-13 romp past the uninspired Bearcats Friday night.

    “We didn't show up,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. “I am embarrassed.”

    Western Hills repeatedly made the plays it needed to while Anderson dropped passes -- “Too many to count,” Peach said – missed tackles and stopped promising drives with penalties.

  • Never giving up

    One of the biggest perks of this job is getting to know people like J. C. Briscoe.

    It’s when you meet winners like this sophomore at Anderson County High School that you realize, again, that championships are not always the ultimate prize.

    To be sure, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement a big trophy can bring. Anderson County basketball fans sold over 5,000 tickets when the Bearcats last made the state tournament.

  • Seniors set to bid farewell

    Ten Anderson County football seniors will be playing their final home game when the Bearcats host Western Hills Friday, Nov. 7. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    “This is a very special group,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

    “These guys as freshmen had a winning season at 4-3. We felt like this was a group we could start with and build with.

    “These guys have been an absolute pleasure to coach. I am so glad that we have an opportunity to recognize these special young men.”

  • Marion stuns Bearcats on last...

     

    LEBANON -- Marion County's Bryson Bell corralled a 43-yard touchdown pass with 7.9 seconds to play to stun Anderson County 42-39 in Friday night football action.

    Bell wrestled Eric Miles' pass away from the Anderson defense to cap a wild shootout that had seen Anderson rally from an 18-point deficit. Jacob Russell's 33-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Combs with 1:43 to play gave Anderson a 39-35 lead, the Bearcats' first advantage of the night.

    "We had the game won but did not lock it down," said Anderson coach Mark Peach.

  • Oldham defeats Bearcats, takes...

    Oldham County scored 29 unanswered points on its way to defeating host Anderson County 35-21 in a Class 5A, District 4 showdown Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Local hunters make large...

    A lot of things are falling in October. Leaves, gas prices and the stock market but still not much rain.  The dry weather sure has made the deer and turkey woods crispy to say the least.

    The Lilly clan has not had much luck in the harvesting department but it hasn't been for lack of trying. We've all seen deer and turkeys just not much worth taking out of the population.

  • Tourney time is the best time of...

    There’s just something about tournament season.

    It really doesn’t make much difference which sport it is, but when you get to the sifting process that determines a district, then regional, then the state champions the heart quickens a bit more, players might try to put more oomph behind a ball or find a way to run just a step faster.

    It’s because that for the most part, the post-season is one-and-done. Lose and go home.

  • Missed chances dampen Bearcats...

    Friday's rains did not dampen Anderson County's district title hopes nearly as much as Dylan Underwood and dropped passes.

    A senior running back, Underwood punished the Bearcats with 173 yards on 22 carries and scored the clinching touchdown as Oldham County defeated Anderson 35-21 at Hollie Warford Stadium. Coupled with Jeffersontown's loss to Grant County, the win gave Oldham the Class 5A, District 4 championship.

    Both teams are now 6-2 on the year. Oldham is 3-0 in district play, Anderson 3-1.