https://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Flyers fly past Bearcats https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/flyers-fly-past-bearcats <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0056_24.jpg" alt="Jacob Castle (middle) and Kynan Russell (right) push Fred Farrier out of bounds during the first quarter of Friday&#039;s game between Anderson County and Franklin County." title="Jacob Castle (middle) and Kynan Russell (right) push Fred Farrier out of bounds during the first quarter of Friday&#039;s game between Anderson County and Franklin County." align="left" hspace="6" width="97" height="85" /><p> FRANKFORT &ndash; The Anderson County football team was blown out on the road at Franklin County on Friday evening, losing to the Flyers 53-19.</p> <p> The 34-point defeat was Anderson&rsquo;s largest since losing to Meade County 48-0 in 2017. The 53 points surrendered was also the most the Bearcats have given up since letting Cooper score 61 on Anderson back in the 2014 state playoffs.</p> Bearcats to face tough test at Franklin https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-face-tough-test-franklin <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/franklin_preview_photo.jpg" alt="Jagger Gillis (left) throws a pass to Jackson Snyder (29) during a game between Anderson County and Mercer County on Sept. 6." title="Jagger Gillis (left) throws a pass to Jackson Snyder (29) during a game between Anderson County and Mercer County on Sept. 6." align="left" hspace="6" width="80" height="85" /><p> For the first time since October 2017, the No. 10 ranked Anderson County football team lost a regular season game and will look to rebound in the next game.</p> <p> Anderson&rsquo;s next opponent is one that&rsquo;s familiar, but will be a tough challenge &ndash; No. 7 Franklin County.</p> <p> The Flyers are one of only seven undefeated teams left in the 4A class, and roster a number of players that are capable of making an impact on the game at any moment.</p> Bearcats looking for first district win against Collins https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-looking-first-district-win-against-collins <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bsoc_photo_2.jpg" alt="Liam Sutherland guards the net in a game against Spencer County on Sept. 5." title="Liam Sutherland guards the net in a game against Spencer County on Sept. 5." align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><p> The Anderson County boys&rsquo; soccer team hasn&rsquo;t won a game since its season opener on Aug. 13, but it&rsquo;ll attempt to change that tomorrow when it hosts the defending 30th District champs Collins in a district showdown.</p> <p> The Bearcats are currently 1-7-1 (0-2) and are riding a three-game losing streak. Anderson has lost its first two district games of the season to Woodford County and Spencer County, and will have one district game left on its schedule against Shelby County after Thursday&rsquo;s game.</p> Lady Bearcats win first district game of season https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcats-win-first-district-game-season <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vb_photo_0.jpg" alt="Bella Bailey-Sims (5) and Anna Grace McGregor (13) attempt to block a kill during a game against Collins on Aug. 28." title="Bella Bailey-Sims (5) and Anna Grace McGregor (13) attempt to block a kill during a game against Collins on Aug. 28." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> SHELBYVILLE &ndash; The Anderson County volleyball team won its first 30th District game of the season on Monday night with a 3-1 (18-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-19) win over Shelby County.</p> <p> The victory also gives the Lady Bearcats 10 wins on the season with a 10-5 (1-2) record.</p> <p> Jina Sparrow led the Lady Bearcats in kills on the night with eight, followed by Anna Grace McGregor with five.</p> <p> McGregor also led Anderson in blocks with four.</p> <p> After the Lady Bearcats dropped the first set, they went on to win a competitive second set by a score of 26-24.</p> Anderson takes care of Spencer to keep undefeated district record intact https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/anderson-takes-care-spencer-keep-undefeated-district-record-intact <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gsoc_photo.jpg" alt="Morgan Quire kicks the ball towards the goal in a game between Anderson County and Spencer County on Sept. 9. Quire’s shot went into the net." title="Morgan Quire kicks the ball towards the goal in a game between Anderson County and Spencer County on Sept. 9. Quire’s shot went into the net." align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> The Anderson County girls&rsquo; soccer team further cemented its place atop the 30th District standings on Monday night with a 4-1 win over Spencer County.</p> <p> The win moves Anderson&rsquo;s district record to 3-0 with one game remaining. It also guarantees Anderson a top two seed in next month&rsquo;s district tournament with a good chance to secure the overall top seed.</p> <p> &ldquo;A district win is always a good win,&rdquo; Lady Bearcat head coach Jason Earnest said after the game.</p> Bearcats secure first match win of season https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-secure-first-match-win-season <p> The Anderson County boys&rsquo; golf team won its first match of the season on Monday with a 160-190 victory over East Jessamine at Wild Turkey Trace.</p> <p> Taylor Hensley and Colby Martin tied for the lowest round of the day with an even-par 36 for nine holes. However, Hensley was declared the winner of the match due to a playoff scorecard.</p> <p> Other Bearcats also performed well in the match, as Layne Lilly and Job Bush both shot 44s while Tanner Cornish shot a 52.</p> Lady Bearcats compete at Butler Invitational https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcats-compete-butler-invitational <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/g-golf.jpg" alt="Kennedy Gilchrest watches her ball roll across the green during a match against Boyle County on Aug. 13." title="Kennedy Gilchrest watches her ball roll across the green during a match against Boyle County on Aug. 13." align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> LOUISVILLE &ndash; The Anderson County girls&rsquo; golf team competed at the Butler Invitational this past Saturday at Quail Chase Golf Club and came away with a ninth place finish out of 12 teams.</p> <p> The Lady Bearcats shot a 395 as a team, which is 20 strokes less than their season&rsquo;s best tournament score.</p> <p> Anderson was 61 strokes behind tournament champion North Hardin, who beat Madisonville North Hopkins by eight strokes and Pulaski County by 10 to win the tournament.</p> Multiple Bearcats improve season’s best at Bluegrass invite https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/multiple-bearcats-improve-season%E2%80%99s-best-bluegrass-invite <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/xc_photo_1.jpg" alt="Mason Pierce (left) runs alongside another competitor during the Bluegrass Invitational varsity race on Sept. 7." title="Mason Pierce (left) runs alongside another competitor during the Bluegrass Invitational varsity race on Sept. 7." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> LEXINGTON &ndash; The Anderson County cross country team competed at its third invitational of the season this past weekend at the Bluegrass Invitational, and the boys&rsquo; team came away with a 17th place finish.</p> <p> 27 total teams competed in the race, which took place Masterson Station in Lexington. Anderson&rsquo;s top five runners scored a combined 435 points, and was led by an 11th place finish by Mason Pierce, who completed the 5,000 meter course in a season&rsquo;s best 16:49.33.</p>