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Today's Sports

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats get...

    Fun was back in style for Anderson County volleyball over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled to the championship of their own tournament, the Anderson County Volley Smash, winning all six matches, most of them convincingly.

    Anderson improved to 15-5 on the season and underscored the perception that the Lady Bearcats could be a dark horse candidate in the Eighth Region title chase next month.

    It was largely about getting back to simply having fun. The Lady Bearcats laughed on the court. They acted silly on the bench.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats shoot down...

    Somehow, Anderson County found an offense Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats, who had struggled to score at times during the 2014 season, jumped to a 4-0 first half lead, then held on to beat visiting Simon Kenton, considered one of the Eighth Region’s better teams, in high school soccer action.

    Anderson’s 4-2 victory was easily the Lady Bearcats’ top showing of the season.

  • Bearcats dominate Mercer in...

    Anderson County dominated in every way on the way to a 36-0 win over Mercer County in high school football action Friday night in Harrodsburg.

    The Bearcat defense stifled the Titans, allowing just 20 yards offense and two first downs on the night. Meanwhile the Bearcat offense methodically put up 310 yards and totally controlled the line of scrimmage, The Bearcats punted just once and that play was erased by a roughing the kicker penalty against Mercer.

    Anderson running back Chris Toomey ran for three touchdowns and 77 yards on 14 carries.

  • Thrills never stop for Will

    It has been nearly 15 years since Will Carlton put on his trunks and laced up the high-tops, but the basketball awards continue to come in for the former Anderson County High School star.

    Carlton learned last Thursday that he had been selected for the NAIA Hall of Fame for his exploits during three years at Georgetown College.

  • Anderson golfers second at...

    The Anderson County boys’ high school golf team showed the promise of a team with the talent to make a return trip to the state tournament last week. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, they also showed the inconsistency that comes from having a young team.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson recovers to...

    Anderson County took a major step toward the top seed in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament last week when the Lady Bearcats defeated Shelby County 3-1 last Monday in Shelbyville.

    The Lady Bearcats overcame a sluggish first set to win 19-25, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-8.

    Anderson coach Bob Hardin said the Lady Bearcats opened things up in the second set with kills from Rachel Swartz and Baylee McKenzie fueling the run.

  • CAL Lady Rams earn win over...
  • New teal-only season gives...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky waterfowl hunters now have additional days in September to pursue teal.

    A teal-only season that is new for 2014 runs from Sept. 22-25. A combined wood duck and teal season opens Sept. 17 and closes Sept. 21.

    Hunters may harvest up to six teal a day during the experimental teal-only season.

  • Turnovers doom Bearcat bid to...

    The degree of separation between the very good and the elite is rarely large. The margin for error among the very good who are chasing those elite is even smaller.

    Anderson County, one of those in the realm of very good, found that out Friday when it was trying to take down Boyle County, a program that has been in the highest echelon of Kentucky high school football for the last 15 years.

    The Bearcats turned the ball over five times, all via interceptions, as Boyle pulled away to a 48-26 win that was much closer than the score would indicate.

  • Records can be deceptive

    It would be easy to look at Mercer County’s 1-3 record and conclude that Anderson County a shoo-in to get a win in high school football action Friday night.

    Such thinking would be foolish. The Titans will present a major challenge to the Bearcats in a renewal of a rivalry that dates to 1963.

    “Mercer, like us, has played a very tough non-district schedule,” Anderson coach Mark Peach says. “They are a very good football team.”