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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Awesome fans electrified...

    I can't say I would be a millionaire if I had a dollar for every time I have heard, “When we have more people in the stands than the home team,” but I would sure have enough money to buy tickets to a lot more Cincinnati Reds' games.

    I heard it again Friday night.

    And, “We go on the road, we are like the home team on the road.”

  • PHOTOS: Wildcat women roll past...

    Scenes from Morehead State at Kentucky, played Nov. 19 at Memorial Coliseum.

  • Cooper routs Bearcats in...

    Cooper made a statement in the Class 5A high school football playoffs Friday night.

    A very loud statement.

    The Jaguars totally dominated what had been expected to be a nail-biter to post a 61-14 win over Anderson County in the Region 3 championship game at Warford Stadium.

    Cooper running back Torry Cordell-Armstrong blitzed the Bearcats for 351 yards on 31 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Jaguars to the state semi-finals for the second time in three years. Cooper will play at Pulaski County next Friday night.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: New coach keeps...

    The new paint job is just one subtle reminder that Anderson County girls' basketball promises to be a mix of the old and the new in the season that gets underway when the Lady Bearcats host Dunbar on Dec. 4.

    The air is filled with the unmistakable scent of fresh paint. It is a long-needed touchup.

    “Let me show you our locker room,” Birdwhistell says. He points out the new laminate flooring and a new flat screen TV in one corner.

    And there's fresh paint on the walls.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Bearcats need...

    Glen Drury's cell phone went off as he sat in his office and talked about his 2014-15 team.

    “Can you hold on for a second?” the Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach asked before trying to send a text message.

    He waved his phone several times and laughed.  “I can't get a connection,” he said.

    He tried several things, then found he could get the text to send.

    Technology can be, ahem, wonderful.

  • Peach almost speechless Friday...

    I’ve known Mark Peach about 28 years, or ever since I saw him play offensive tackle at Anderson County High School for Sam Harp.

    That’s roughly 10,227 days, give or take a few here or there. I can honestly say that for about 10,222 of those days, I don’t believe I had ever seen Mark Peach unable to come upwith words.

    As he got ready to address the current Anderson team Friday night, Peach was speechless.

    Literally speechless.

    “Guys,” he began. He could only smile.

  • BEARCATS BLOCK DRAGON DREAM

    CRESTWOOD – It was too early to panic.

    But Anderson County needed a shot in the arm.

    And quick.

    Trailing 14-0 and showing just 10 yards, no first downs and a turnover in their first three possessions, the Bearcats looked nothing like a team ready to advance in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    “I was thinking, stay in and keep your head up,” Anderson senior Landon Curry said.

    Or, in this case, it might have been, “Keep your hands up.”

  • Big day for local college players

    Northwestern’s Jack Mitchell kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Wildcats past Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Mitchell kicked four field goals, including a 45-yarder with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

    Northwestern rallied from a 40-29 deficit in the final 4:10 to move to 4-6 on the year.

    Anderson County High School graduate Chris Fitzpatrick is Northwestern’s long snapper and delivered perfect snaps on all four of Mitchell’s field goal attempts and three extra-points.

  • Taylor pins tournament title

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor had a big day in the North Hardin Invitational, held Saturday in Radcliff.

    Taylor, an eighth-grader, won the 140-pound weight class with four victories, including two pins.

    Taylor won the tournament, which drew 27 teams from around Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. In the finals, Taylor defeated Brandon Mulcahy of Walton-Verona.

    Seventh-grader Ben Jennings placed fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • Rams open with impressive wins

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ varsity basketball team opened the season with a pair of impressive victories as they look to defend their state championship.

    Christian Academy took the Ketucky Christian School Athletic Association Class 3A title last season.

    The Rams overcame a slow start to whip the Louisville Christian Home Educators, 63-32, in Shepherdsville on Nov. 4. They followed with a 63-48 home court win over Hearts for Christ, also of Louisville.