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Today's Sports

  • Lifelong lessons

    Paul Wright never grabbed the headlines as a member of the 1968 Anderson County football team, but he was still an important part of the team.

    A lineman, Wright saw most of his playing time on special teams, but also saw action as an offensive and defensive tackle on a team that is undoubtedly at or near the top in Anderson football history.

  • Introducing The Lineup

    A new feature on The Anderson News sports page this week is simply called "The Lineup." Found on Page B2, The Lineup lists as many scores, statistics and standings as possible from the wide myriad of sports happenings in Anderson County in a single glance. The Lineup includes youth soccer scores and goes all the way through college sports scores of teams that include Anderson County residents.

    We expect The Lineup to be ever changing and hope you will submit your scores, stats or brief highlights to be included on this page.

  • These Lady Bearcats are good!

    LEXINGTON - They won't say it publicly, but there have to be times when those closest to the girls' soccer program must want to just scream, "Hey, we are good!"

    But Saturday night, they would have just been talking to themselves.

    Finding a more appropriate sports venue than Jon Akers Stadium at Lexington's Dunbar High School to serve as the backdrop for the 21st-ranked Lady Bearcats Saturday night would not be impossible, but it would be close.

    Kind of like finding dollar gas these days.

  • Second half explosion lifts...

    Jacob Russell and Grant Cox connected on a 37-yard touchdown pass on Anderson County's first play of the game, but it was a second half explosion that lifted the Bearcats to a 58-21 win over visiting Grant County Friday night.

    Russell, who completed 14 of 18 passes for 247 yards, teamed up with Cox for two more first half scores, then arced a throw over the Grant defense to Dustin Combs on Anderson's first series of the second half that put the Bearcats up 37-21 and started the second half blitz.

  • Cats take sudden death; Bussell...

    One could have forgiven Anderson County if the Bearcats had violated golf etiquette Saturday.

    After all, it is not every day that a team wins its conference tournament.

    But after Jade Martin sank a put for par on the No. 1 hole at Wild Turkey Trace, the Bearcats had won a sudden death playoff to be crowned Central Kentucky Conference tournament champs for the first time since the conference was reborn several years ago. Martin's putt simply clinched what a pair of playoff birdies is supposed to do.

  • Peach's post-game comments...

    Watching Anderson County slosh through the first half of Friday's football game at West Jessamine, it was almost eerie to think of those words of wisdom that greeted people who drove down Broadway last week.

    I hear and I forget.

    I was not privy to what Bearcat coach Mark Peach said to his team last week, but I would have bet money that he talked repeatedly about West Jessamine being better than the team Anderson drubbed 58-0 a year ago. I would bet he tried to keep his team from looking ahead to this week's district game.

  • Country boys rule

    The declaration that a country boy can survive was really old news to Anderson County residents.

    Thirteen years before Hank Williams made millions off that statement, a group of Anderson County country boys did not just survive. They excelled.

    And when the city boys came to town, those country boys more than survived. They dominated.

    It was Sept. 20, 1968.

  • Attitude adjustment

    NICHOLASVILLE - Even though his Anderson County football team allowed West Jessamine just 28 second half yards Friday, Mark Peach insisted neither he nor his coaching staff made any significant adjustments during intermission.

    "We didn't change a thing," he said.

    Well, maybe. The x's and o's stayed the same at least, but there was a change.

    "He and coach (Duane) Hammons tried getting under our skin a little bit," smiled running back B.J. Robinson.

  • GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady...

    Madison Carter scored a pair of first half goals and Rebecca Radcliffe turned in one of her finest games ever in the net as 21st-ranked Anderson County whipped No. 20 Tates Creek 3-0 in girls' soccer action Monday in Lexington.

    "I thought that we played our best since leaving pre-season team camp at Western Kentucky University," said Anderson coach Jason Earnest. "This was the team I was hoping we could be. We passed the ball extremely well and were really able to determine the pace of play and

  • Bearcats defeat West Jessamine

    NICHOLASVILLE -- B.J. Robinson's 78-yard scoring run one minute before halftime propelled Anderson County to a 35-12 win over host West Jessamine Friday night.

    Robinson's sprit down the left sideline energized a heavily favored but lethargic Anderson team that was clinging to a 14-12 lead.

    Robinson's jaunt was the first of his two touchdowns. The senior led Anderson with 140 yards rushing on 15 carries.

    "That run totally changed the complexion of the game," said Anderson coach Mark Peach.