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    Anderson County’s time of reckoning had come.

    In less than six minutes, the Bearcats had seen a two-touchdown lead evaporate and they were looking up from the wrong end of a score for the first time this season. To make matters worse, it was an old rival, Franklin County, simultaneously silencing an overflow crowd and threatening to ruin Anderson’s homecoming along with quickly ending talk of an unbeaten season.

  • Home game on the road reminds of...

    Chances are few people noticed an odd scene following the Anderson County girls’ soccer against Collins last Wednesday.

    But as I prepared to interview Anderson coach Jason Earnest following his team’s 5-0 win, he took a moment for housekeeping. He made sure the money box and tickets were secure.

    At Collins High School. On the west side of Shelbyville, 29.5 miles from Anderson County High, according to Google.

    Anderson made the trip to Shelbyville. The scoreboard read that the visitors won, 5-0.

  • One to shout about!

    Anderson County just needed a win. Lady Bearcat volleyball needed a win in the worst way and getting one against a district rival with a stellar record made things that much sweeter.

    Anderson defeated Spencer County in straight sets last Tuesday, putting the Lady Bearcats right back in the 30th District seeding race and restoring some confidence that had been eroding in a stretch of losing five of the previous six matches.

  • Lady Cat golfers look for...

    With the Region 7 Tournament drawing near the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team keeps looking for ways to get better.

    The tournament tees off Monday, Sept. 24 at Gibson Bay Golf Course. While the Anderson team is not expected to be in contention for one of the two teams to qualify for the state tournament, Anderson sophomore Haley Case and senior Jaclynn Ruble could be in the running for individual spots at the state tournament.

    The state meet will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Anderson golfers finish high in...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team entered the final week of the regular season with an 8-3 record with hopes of a strong showing at the Region 4 Tournament, scheduled for next Tuesday at the Danville Country Club.

    “We finished third in our division and fourth overall in the regular season in our conference,” Anderson coach Dylan Hancock said.

    Bearcat junior Colby Martin took third place in the Central Kentucky Golf Conference Tournament, firing a 77 over 18 holes and earning a spot on the all-conference team.

  • Bearcat soccer drops two

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team came up on the short end of a pair of close matches last week, falling at home to Madison Southern, 3-1, last Thursday, and dropping a 3-2 decision to Fairdale on Saturday.

    The Bearcats, now 2-8 on the year, were to have played at Spencer County in a key 30th District match Tuesday night after press deadlines. The Bearcats also play at Bourbon County Saturday in a match originally scheduled for Sept. 8.

  • Briscoe takes silver in Vegas...

    Anderson County High School student Braxton Briscoe recently qualified to compete in the Kids International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, held in Las Vegas.

    The event was sponsored by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

    Briscoe earned a silver medal in the competition, according to his father, Brad Briscoe.

    “He had a single match as contender facing the defending world and Pan American champion,” Brad Briscoe said. “With less than a minute left, he got disqualified for an illegal up kick.

  • Peach warns giddy Bearcats, ‘Don...

    Mark Peach wasn’t about to dampen the spirits of his Anderson County football team Friday night.

    Not on a night when the skies were threatening to dampen everything around Louisville.

    And especially not when the Bearcats had dismantled Valley to go 4-0 for the first time since 2009. That doesn’t seem that long ago, but when you remember that the current Bearcats were in the first, second and third grades the last time Anderson was still perfect four games in, it really is significant.


    LOUISVILLE -- Kicking the door in? This was a total demolition.

    “All week, he had been saying we needed to come out and kick the door in,” Anderson County junior Charles Andrew Collins said of Coach Mark Peach’s effort to motivate the Bearcats for Friday’s football game at Valley.

    The door was down in 15 seconds. On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Collins took a handoff, then motored 60 yards for a touchdown. It was the perfect start to a night when Anderson did little wrong in routing the hosts 45-7.


    HARRODSBURG -- Long before flashes across the sky sent everyone home from Friday night, Anderson County’s lightning had struck.

    And the Bearcat football lightning struck quickly and with a vengeance in a 28-0 romp over Mercer County at Alvis Johnson Field. By the time game officials decided to call the game following a weather delay that added about 20 minutes to halftime, Anderson had hit hard and was well on its way to victory.