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  • Bearcats find way, defeat South...

    Anderson County turned three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt into touchdowns as the Bearcats defeated host South Oldham, 42-38, in the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs Friday night.

    The Bearcats avenged a loss to South Oldham on Sept. 5 to advance to the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game next Friday night. Anderson will host Cooper, a 27-6 winner over Franklin County Friday, in the battle for the regional crown.

    It marks the fourth time in the last five years that Anderson has advanced to the regional championship game.

  • Anderson band places third in...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats saved their best for last.

    Anderson placed third in the Mid-States Band Association competition, held Saturday at Atrium Stadium in Mason, Ohio.

    Just a week after placing third in the Kentucky Music Educators Association state finals, the Marching Bearcats turned in their fines performance of the year at the Mid-States, according to band director Patrick Brady.

  • Credit Bearcat defense for...

    Third and long notes …

    You can’t say Anderson County put on a clinic Friday night but the Bearcats looked mighty good in whipping a mighty good Scott team in the first round of the state football playoffs.

    Anderson put a convincing win up on a team that has quietly been raising its level of play over the last two years.


    Birds with a single wing aren’t supposed to be able to fly. Anderson County made sure of that Friday night.

    The Bearcats limited Scott’s running game to 197 yards, well below its average and forced three Eagle turnovers on the way to a 32-13 win in the first round of the KHSAA Class 5A playoffs before a sparse crowd at Warford Stadium.

    Anderson’s Brayden Russell garnered the Bearcats’ offensive honors, scoring three touchdowns, matching his career-best. He hauled in four passes for 105 yards and ran for 55 more.

  • Carmichael leaves team, returns

    Anderson County starting quarterback Zachary Carmichael left the team over the weekend, but returned Monday night, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    His father, Steve Carmichael, said in a text message Monday morning that his son was “not planning on being a member of the team beginning today.”

    Monday night, however, Steve Carmichael said in another text, “The Bearcat QB will be back on the practice field tomorrow with his teammates.”

  • Late run fuels high expectations

    No one ever said getting to the highest level is easy and Anderson County girls’ soccer is getting to be the expert.

    The Lady Bearcats saw their season come to an end back on Oct. 23 when South Oldham defeated them, 3-1, in the Eighth Region championship match.

  • Russell shatters Tiger record...

    Anderson County High School graduate Jacob Russell etched his name in the Campbellsville record books as he completed 29-of-57 passes for 382 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ upset of No. 4 Faulkner at Campbellsville’s Finley Stadium last Saturday.

    Russell, playing his final regular season game at Campbellsville, set school records for most passes attempted in a game, most single-season completions (202) and single-season passing yards (2,642) according to a news release.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 12, 2014

    Could you use an extra $10,000?

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams and cheerleaders are sponsoring a raffle for $10,000, to be drawn during Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Tickets are $10 each and one person will win the big prize during Cat Madness. The winner does not have to be present to win.

    The Anderson teams will be hosting Woodford County for Madness in what is being billed as “The Battle for the Bridge.”

  • Leading the Break
  • Bearcats look to cool Dragons’...

    It is the rematch nearly everyone was expecting. It is just hitting a week earlier and in a different locale than originally called for.

    Anderson County visits South Oldham Friday, Nov. 14, for the second round of the state football playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    It will be a rematch of a game played on the same field back on Sept. 5. South Oldham won that one 52-43. The Dragons jumped to a quick 14-0 lead, then fought off furious Anderson rally. The Bearcats tied things at 28, fell behind 42-28, then rallied again.