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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Cross country runners rewrite...

    From staff reports

    Several Anderson County High School cross country runners set personal records in a large field at the Bluegrass Invitational at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park on Saturday.

    Blake Borwig’s 19:26 time over the 5k course was his best ever even though he had just returned to action after being off for a week with an illness, according to Anderson boys’ coach Scott Buser. Borwig led all Anderson finishers.

    Abram Gettlefinger was eight seconds behind Borwig but set a personal record as well, according to Buser.

  • Anderson County college football...

    Eastern Kentucky 55, Morehead State 14

    Anderson County High School graduate Todd DeWoody is a member of the team at Morehead State.

    Centre 34, Defiance 7

    Senior defensive tackle Steven Sims recorded a tackle for Centre as the Colonels routed host Defiance, 34-7, Saturday. Centre is now 2-0.

    Anderson graduates Seth Carmichael and Tristin Ashburn also play for Centre.

    Campbellsville 20,

    Webber International 7

  • Lady Bearcats experience ‘...

    The Anderson County girls’ high school golf team had a tough day at the Boyle County Invitational, held Saturday at Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville.

    The Lady Bearcats finished with a 437 on the par 288 (4 x 72) course. Cheyenne Searcy led the Lady Bearcats with a 103, followed by Christina Montgomery’s 105.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats explode...

    Anderson County clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament Monday night, defeating visiting Collins, 5-2, in girls’ high school soccer action.

    Trailing 2-1 late in the first half, Anderson rallied for a tie at the break, then totally dominated the second 40 minutes to win going away.

    Anderson improved to 6-6-1 on the season, but most importantly, the Lady Bearcats completed a perfect season in district play. Anderson won the district title in 2012, but was runner-up to Spencer County last year.

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  • Turnovers cook Bearcats in loss...

    Five turnovers did Anderson County in Friday night.

    Boyle County intercepted five Bearcat passes on its way to a 48-26 win over Anderson in high school football action at Warford Stadium.

    Boyle only turned two of the thefts into touchdowns, but four of the five picks happened inside Boyle territory, thwarting Anderson scoring chances.

    Meanwhile, the Bearcats forced turnovers on three of Boyle's first four possessions. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, they could only convert one of the Boyle turnovers into touchdowns.

  • Pumped crowd means playoff prep

    It had been a while since we had seen a student section storm the field after a team defeated Anderson County.

    But Mark Peach took note Friday night when a raucous South Oldham student section rushed the field at Dragon Stadium. They were celebrating South’s first win over Anderson in 10 tries.

    Two schools, roughly the same size, have been playing football off and on since 1993, yet South had never won until Friday night. There had been close ones and there had been blowouts, but every time the result had been the same.

    Anderson had always won.