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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Love of links pushes team toward...

    When word got out that the Anderson County boys' golf team shot a 139 to defeat Mercer County at Harrodsburg's Bright Leaf golf course a few weeks back, the most common reaction reflected the genteel nature of the sport.

    "That's pretty good."

    Pretty good?

    "At Mercer, I have eight guys that shoot even par," Anderson coach Will Carlton said.

  • Mistaken identity

    There was a case of mistaken identity in last week's Anderson News.

    Almost in the center of page B1 was a nice picture of Sam Williams kicking an extra point that was the difference in Anderson County's scrimmage win over Lincoln County on Aug. 22.

    The problem was that without jersey numbers, a certain sports editor (blush!) misidentified the kicker.

  • Southern fried

    BEREA - The confusion before the opening kickoff was only a shadow of what was to transpire on the football field at Madison Southern High School last Friday night.

    When Anderson County lined up to receive the season-opening kick, an official told the Bearcats they needed to go to the other end of Gilliam Field.

    Only when another official saw the error did anyone take a notion to turn both teams around so they could defend the goals chosen in the pre-game coin-toss ceremony.

  • Bearcats visit W. Jessamine...

    In the rebirth of Anderson County football, there have been some signature wins but one of the most important, and overlooked, came at West Jessamine, the next foe on the Bearcat schedule.

    The date was Oct. 20, 2006. The Bearcats overcame a sloppy - horrendous might be a better description - field and the emotion of West Jessamine's Senior Night to post a 24-12 win.

    The naysayer would point out that Anderson's sixth win of the season came against a club that had only beaten lowly Bourbon County.