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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats rout Woodford on soggy...

    Anderson County took control early, then battled a driving rainstorm to defeat Woodford County, 35-7, in Class 5A, District 6 football action Friday night.

    The Bearcats earned their third straight win before a packed Homecoming crowd that quickly dispersed when the heavens opened early in the third quarter. By that time, Anderson had a 28-7 lead and the Bearcats were well on their way to a 4-2 record, 2-0 in district play. Woodford fell to 1-5, 1-1.

  • Low profile, high hopes

    There’s not much doubt about America’s love of football, whether it is being played in the National Football League or by 10-year-olds on a Saturday morning at Community Park.

    We fill high school bleachers on Friday night, college stadiums on Saturday and either head to a stadium or flock to the TV on Sunday afternoon. It’s why when the calendar hits late August and turns to September, sports fans generally refer to the time frame as “football season.”

  • Football first during Homecoming...

    It’s Homecoming Week at Anderson County and you know what that means.

    All week long, the high school has been hosting activities leading into Friday night’s football game. A parade will grace downtown Lawrenceburg Thursday night, followed by community pep rally.

    Saturday, the school will host a dance to celebrate Friday’s game.

    The game? In a week of constant hoopla, it can be easily overlooked. But the entire week of festivities centers around Friday night when the Bearcats host Woodford County. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats fumble, still rumble

    MOUNT STERLING – It would not be surprising if Anderson County football players are given a new diet.

    There can be no greasy finger foods. No butter that can come in contact with the hands, either.

    But the Bearcats might be able to eat all the honey or molasses they want, as long as they make a mess and get something sticky on their hands.

  • Increased numbers key resurgence...

    Theirs is a sport where wins and losses really are not the measure of success.

    It’s a sport where the fans are there at the when the event gets underway and ends, but in between, they usually wait or talk to friends – there are few foes – who are doing the same thing.

    Welcome to cross country, a sport that is often overlooked.

  • Getting their kicks

    Anderson County put up a winning effort, but the scoreboard did not show it when the Lady Bearcats hosted Oldham County last Wednesday night.

    Oldham, ranked 17th in the state, escaped with a 2-0 win, a victory that was not sealed until the Lady Colonels’ Allie Houk scored in the 78th minute.

    “I was very pleased with how we played,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said. “It was very competitive and we gave a solid effort.”

  • Lady Bearcats chalk up two wins...

    Anderson County added two more wins to what has been an outstanding volleyball season last week. The Lady Bearcats defeated Bardstown and Eighth Region foe Henry County in a pair of matches shortened to best-of-three rather than the usual best-of-five.

    Anderson took both matches in straight sets to improve to 17-5 on the season.

  • Gee named athletic director at...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg has announced that Ben Gee is the school’s new athletics director, according to a news release. Gee, a Lawrenceburg native and parent of two students at Christian Academy, will be overseeing and developing the school’s already well-established athletics program.

  • Sports Briefs for Oct. 1, 2014

    Alumni football dinner set for Saturday

    The Anderson County High School Bearcat Football Alumni Association is sponsoring an alumni dinner on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the school cafeteria, from 6-9 p.m.

    The dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad dessert and drink.

    Tickets are $8 each or $25 for a family of four. Tickets are on sale at concession stands at Bearcat home football games or by calling Karen Cosby (502-517-1259), Sandie Stumbo (502-608-2415) or Julie Cubert (502-680-1797) for more information.

  • Anderson County college football...

    Campbellsville 31, Belhaven 13

    Anderson County High School graduate Jacob Russell threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns as Campbellsville rallied from a 13-11 halftime deficit to post a Mid-South Conference victory in Jackson, Miss.

    Russell, who also ran for a touchdown, now has 1,012 yards passing in four games, getting to the 1,000-yard mark faster than any other quarterback in Campbellsville history.

    The Tigers improved to 3-1 and are in first place in the MSC West.

    Kentucky 17, Vanderbilt 7