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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: North...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- North Oldham scored the first six points of the match and cruised to a two-game victory over Anderson County in the Eighth Region volleyball tournament Wednesday.

    The tournament was held at Bullitt East High School.

    North Oldham used a dominating front line to post a 25-6, 25-17 win that ended Anderson's season.

    Despite the loss, Anderson coach Corey Sayre called it the best season in Anderson history. The Lady Bearcats finished at 19-13.

    For complete coverage, see the Oct. 29 edition of The Anderson News.

  • District dandy

    When it comes to big football games, Anderson County has not hosted one quite like Friday’s showdown with Oldham County since, well, Nov. 16 of last year.

    That was when Oldham came to town and ended Anderson’s perfect season in the second round of the state Class 5A playoffs. Anderson has had just two home games since then.

  • North Oldham ends Anderson'...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Everyone at the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament knew that North Oldham was good.

    But in Wednesday's semifinal match at Bullitt East High School, the Lady Mustangs could have been mistaken for an Olympic team. Such was the aftermath of the 25-6, 25-17 whipping they put on Anderson County, ending the Lady Bearcats' deepest post-season run in the program's history.

  • Henry Clay ends Anderson run

    LEXINGTON - The scoreboard said Henry Clay had just whipped Anderson County 4-1, but there were few of the tears and stunned looks that often accompany an elimination loss.

    There was little doubt that the sixth-ranked Blue Devils were the better team last Thursday night, but the applause Anderson fans showered on the Bearcats was genuine. Most of all, it reflected the kind of season the team had enjoyed in what was widely thought to be a rebuilding year.

  • Smarting Franklin avenges...

    Franklin County got all the revenge it wanted, and more.

    Still smarting from being upset by Anderson County, 2-1 on Sept. 30, Franklin built a 3-0 halftime lead, then scored once more after the break to claim the 25th District championship Thursday night at the Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Shelby roars early, holds off...

    The home floor was not enough for Anderson County volleyball.

    Armed with the top seed in the 28th District Tournament and hoping that the home crowd would be worth a few extra kills or digs, Anderson still came up short against second-seeded Shelby County in the championship game last Tuesday night.

    Shelby silenced a sparse home crowd early, reeling off the first nine points of game one, then held off an Anderson rally by scoring 10 of the last 13 points in game three to take its first district championship since 2005.

  • BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Henry...

    LEXINGTON -- Henry Clay scored in the first two minutes then put Anderson County away in the second half of the 13th Region tournament semifinals Tuesday.

    The host Blue Devils were never threatened. Anderson finally scored late in the game when Seth Beasley connected.

    Anderson finished the season at 12-5-4.

    For a look back at the regional tournament, see the Oct. 29 edition of The Anderson News.