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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats, J-town set to meet...

    This was one time when football teams did not want the wind at their backs.

    Or any other direction for that matter.

    Anderson County got an unexpected week off last Friday when the Bearcats' game with Jeffersontown was a victim of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

    The massive wind storm created the largest power outage in Louisville history, including the 1974 tornado, and prompted cancellation of all Jefferson County public school extra-curricular activities last week.

  • GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER:...

    Updated Saturday, Sept. 20

    DANVILLE -- Anderson County blitzed Boyle County with four goals in the final 26 minutes of the first half to power a 6-2 win for the championship of the Boyle County Rebel Shootout Saturday.

  • Anderson football game with J-...

    Updated Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced that the Bearcats football game with Jeffersontown, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 26 in Jeffersontown.

    Several teams with district games affected by Sunday's windstorm have shuffled schedules, allowing the Anderson-Jeffersontown game to be played next week. See the Sept. 24 edition of The Anderson News for a complete report.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Anderson...

    The Anderson County volleyball team shot out to an early lead then held on to beat 28th District rival Shelby County 25-20, 25-22 Tuesday night at the Anderson gym.

    Playing before a raucous crowd Anderson blitzed the team that had routed the Lady Bearcats a month earlier. The Lady Bearcats never trailed in the first game, then took the lead for good midway through the second game of the set.

  • Football Full Circle

    Football went from the days of the Fearsome Foursome to Peyton Manning-Marvin Harrison and back Friday.

    On a night when Anderson County honored the 1968 Central Kentucky Conference champions - "We gave up just 70 points in 11 games," those Bearcats like to say - in a pre-game ceremony, the current Bearcats and Grant County put on a can-you-top-this first half of offensive pyrotechnics but it was an old-fashioned, control-the-line defense that turned a video game look-alike into a 58-21 Anderson rout.

  • 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.