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Today's Sports

  • EARLIER: The Jake of all trades...

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are some things Jacob Russell does not do well.

    Take singing for instance. When asked about his musical prowess, the Anderson County senior broke into a sheepish grin, laughed, and said, “Not really.”

    “Oh yeah, he can sing,” says Russell's teammate and good friend, Grant Cox. “He's pretty good. Believe it or not, he likes pop. He likes Katy Perry and Chris Brown.”

    Rap?

    Cox, a rap aficionado, concedes, “He can't rap.”

  • Cancer sucks!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was published in the print editions of the Aug. 19 Anderson News. Since then, Tommy Barnes has been accepted as a candidate for additional surgery at the University of Cincinnati. A golf scramble in his benefit at Wild Turkey Trace was a phenomenal success and another has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 at The Brook in Versailles. Contact Berry Popp at Century Bank, 502-859-5111, for more information. The Anderson News will update on his progress.)

  • Boys' Soccer: Shelby...

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team played well but fell to a strong Shelby County team 2-0 on Thursday night at the Anderson field.

    Shelby got a goal in the 33rd minute on a rebound, then scored on a header with nine minutes to play.

    Anderson goalie Brian Fleck had many good saves as Shelby pounded early. Anderson got many more looks in the second half, but Martin Frontsvog's direct kick hit the cross bar and Shelby's keeper thwarted two more chances with stellar saves.

    Check the Sept. 2 Anderson News for a full report.

  • West Jessamine wins Top 10 battle

    West Jessamine showed why it is ranked sixth in the state, defeating visiting Anderson County, 3-0, in girls' soccer action Wednesday night. West Jessamine's Arin Gilliland scored twice on identical plays, then the hosts scored another quick goal to put things out of reach.

    Anderson had several chances to score and had three near-misses in a five minute stretch of the second half.

    “They were a better team tonight,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest, whose team came into the contest ranked eighth in the state. “They took advantage of our mistakes.”

  • First Anderson team never won,...

    First Bearcats to be honored Friday

    The first Anderson Bearcat football team will be honored in a short ceremony prior to the Alumni Bowl game Friday night. The ceremony is set to begin at 7:40 p.m.

    Team members and a guest should report to the pass gate near the football fieldhouse by 7:15 for instructions on the ceremony. For more information, contact The Anderson News sports editor John Herndon by e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com or call 839-6906.

    Their legacy is simple. They were just the first.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 28: Alumni Bowl, Meade Co. at Anderson Co., 8 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 31: Junior varsity, Washington Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug 26: Anderson Co. at West Jessamine, 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 29: Anderson Co. at Central Hardin, 6:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5 p.m.

  • Slow start dooms Lady Bearcats...

    One of the oldest sayings in sport is that the best defense is a great offense.

    Cliched, no doubt, but true.

    Such was case Thursday night when Shelby County swept home-standing Anderson County in volleyball action. Shelby rolled to a 25-10 win in the first game but had to score the final two points to claim a 26-24 victory in game two.

  • 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.