Today's Sports

  • Speed kills Bearcats' dream

    Speed kills.

    It always has. Always will.

    Friday, an underdog but lightning-fast Doss football team killed Anderson County's dream of playing for a regional or state championship with a 40-37 upset in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It was the second consecutive season that the Louisville team had ended Anderson's season.

  • Dillow qualifies for state meet

    Anderson County sophomore Austin Dillow has qualified for the state high school cross country meet for the second consecutive year.

    Dillow turned in a strong performance, covering the 5K course at Lexington's Masterson Station Park in 18:32.80, good enough for 12th place overall. He was the second at-large qualifier.

    Teammate Kiefer Williams just missed the cut, with an 18:55.20, just behind Bryan Station's Josh Chadwell, who ran the course in 18:55 flat to claim the final at-large berth from Class AAA, Region 6.

  • Slideshow information

    Slideshows of the Anderson County vs. Doss playoff game, the Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky football game and of Anderson County Middle School soccer were delayed.  The Bearcat football and UK-EKU shows are now available on our homepage. The AMS soccer will be up on Thursday, Nov. 12.  We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you check back later. Sports editor John Herndon will also tweet when they are available. Follow him at Twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon.

    Thanks for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • UK, EKU fans stick with their...

    LEXINGTON -- They pretty much knew what the outcome would be on Saturday but that did not dampen the spirits of some die-hard Kentucky Wildcat and Eastern Kentucky Colonel fans from Anderson County.

    A crowd of 67,053 dressed in blue or maroon – or, in many cases, both colors – watched as Kentucky struggled for a while before putting together a 37-12 win at Commonwealth Stadium. It was about what most expected.

    Anderson County was even represented a bit on the field with cheerleaders Courtney Childers (UK) and Erin Drury (EKU) kept their fans pumped.

  • COLUMN: Searching for answers

    We grope for answers. We try to figure out what happened.

    We search for a clear explanation when the explanations aren't nearly as clear as the mud that made up the football fields Anderson County played on this season.

    This was supposed to be the year that Anderson County made the next step. At least get to the third game of the state playoffs and hope that things take care of themselves once there. Instead, Doss will be trying to avenge an earlier 52-8 loss to John Hardin this week, not  Anderson County playing in the much-anticipated shootout at Elizabethtown

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 14: State Cross Country Meet at Kentucky Horse Park. First race, 9:30 a.m.

       Class 3A boys at 2:15 p.m.


    Saturday, Nov. 14: Cheers for the Holidays, Bryan Station High School, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Nov. 13: Middle School state tournament at Kentucky Basketball Academy, Lexington, TBA

  • Doss blitzes Bearcat...

    Doss used the big play to spring a 40-37 upset of host Anderson County in the first round of the Kentucky Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Anderson dominated the statistics, leading in first downs (18-10), total offense (388-254) and offensive plays (65-41), but Doss came through when it had to to win the only stat that ultimately counts.

    “I am extremely disappointed,” said Anderson County coach Mark Peach. “This is one of the worst losses I have ever had in coaching.”

  • Lady Mustang streak hits 60

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball A-team won its 60th straight game Thursday night when the Lady Mustangs demolished Lebanon Middle School 48-28. Anderson is now 27-0 on the year and captured the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament championship in a game played at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson reeled off the first 17 points and was never threatened. The Lady Mustangs led 27-6 at the half as their pressure defense had taken its toll on Lebanon.

  • A lot of winners in UK-EKU game

    Everyone was really a winner Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium. It sounds cliched, almost too positive, if there is such a thing.

    But it really was true on Saturday.

    Everyone talks about the obvious winning aspects. Kentucky gets a win over a team that was admittedly a bit over-matched. Eastern Kentucky gets a nice paycheck with little travel expense. It only helps Colonel football and other sports.

    And let's face it. The paycheck games are a fact of life in college sports now.

  • Past not repeated as Bearcats...

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

    --George Santayana

    It is doubtful that Santayana's name was called during football practices at Anderson County last week, but his presence was there.

    And the Bearcats were determined that the past was not going to repeat when they hosted Spencer County. Coming off a 10-7 loss that cost the Bearcats both a district championship and a perfect season, the conditions could have been right for Spencer to pull a monumental upset.