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Today's Sports

  • Mustangs place high in state XC...

    Jordan McHugh and Mason Pierce, of the Anderson County Middle School cross country team, had a good day at the middle school state meet at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park on Oct. 22.

    Both runners turned in personal bests in the 4K race.

    McHugh finished sixth in the event with a 14:15 time while Pierce turned in a 14:35 for 13th place. The meet drew 540 runners from around the state.

  • Anderson runners qualify for...

    Anderson County cross country runners Elle Buser and Abram Gettlefinger both qualified for the state Class AAA meet. Both ran strong races in the Region 6 meet, held at Danville.

    Buser finished seventh overall in the regional race, turning in her best time of the year in the 5K race. Buser, a junior, ran a 21:40.71 and was the second individual qualifier.

  • Bearcats open playoffs hosting...

    Anderson County will be heading into the state Class 5A football playoffs with a losing record for the first time in the tenure of Bearcat coach Mark Peach, but Peach is upbeat about his team’s chcances.

    The Bearcats, 4-6 on the year, enter the playoffs with a losing record for the first time since the 2002 season, three years before Peach returned home.

    A year ago, the Bearcats went 5-5 but were the No. 3 seed in Class 5A, District 6. They lost to Covington Catholic in the first round.

  • Collins turns 6 Anderson...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Collins made Anderson County pay for its mistakes as the Titans rolled to a 41-21 win in high school football action Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Anderson turned the ball over six times -- four interceptions and two fumbles with Collins scoring 24 points off Bearcat turnovers.  

    Anderson was also penalized 12 times for 171 yards.

  • Eagles turn inches into 99 yards...

    Inches were all that were separating Anderson County from tying Madison Southern Friday night as the teams battled for the Class 5A, District 6 high school football championship.

    The Bearcats had driven inside Madison Southern’s one-yard line with just under seven minutes to play. They had one more chance on fourth-and-goal.

  • No one should fear for safety...

    I thought I had seen or heard of everything in more than three decades of writing about high school sports.

    I’d seen things I wish I hadn’t such as a parent and coach in each other’s face after a game. I’d seen coach and player so animated after a game that, even though the incident did not involve a team I was covering at the time, I pulled out my camera in case something did explode.

    Thankfully, it didn’t.

  • Marching Bearcats ‘in the mix’...

    The day the Anderson County High School marching band has been pointing to throughout the fall is almost here.

    The Marching Bearcats will be performing in the state Class AAAA semifinal round at South Oldham High School Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. If Anderson is one of the top four bands in the semifinal round, it will move on to the state finals Saturday night. The time of the evening performance will be announced Saturday.

  • Tears real as Bearcats fall to...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The tears were real. They were more profuse than those shed around Anderson County boys’ soccer had been in recent years.

    They were in keeping with the almost-universal athletic truism that the hurt runs deeper when the stakes are higher. And make no mistake, the stakes were high for the Bearcats last Tuesday.

    And the Bearcats believed they were capable of pulling off the unexpected in the Eighth Region semifinal round at Collins High School.

  • South Oldham ends Lady Bearcat...

    South Oldham showed why it has long been one of the programs by which all other Kentucky girls’ high school soccer teams are measured when the Lady Dragons ousted Anderson County in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinal round last Tuesday at the Walton-Verona Sports Complex.

    While the final score read South Oldham 5, Anderson County 0, things were decided in the first 15 minutes when the Lady Dragons scored a pair of quick goals and never looked back.

    South Oldham eventually fell in the regional final, losing to Simon Kenton, 2-1.

  • Shelby ousts Lady Cats in...

    Visiting Shelby County made the plays at the end of each set to defeat Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament Monday night.

    Shelby made the plays in the final points of each set to claim a 25-23, 25-20, 25-23 win over a depleted Lady Bearcat team. In the days leading up to the tournament, Anderson’s seniors left the team, forcing the Lady Bearcats to put more of a load on younger players.

    Anderson finished the season at 11-19.