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Today's Sports

  • Breaking down the Bearcats

    Everyone who knows Anderson County football probably knows by now that the Bearcats went 10-0 in the regular season last year.

    They also probably know that the team was beaten by Highlands in the second round of the state playoffs.

    This year, people might set their expectations for the Bearcats based off all the success they had last year. Can they dominate the regular season again? Can they make it past the second round in the playoffs, something they haven’t done since 2014? Can they win a district title against some new and stern competition?

  • The return of Zach Labhart

    When it comes to sports, Anderson County running back Zach Labhart admits he’s not very patient, which can be a good and bad thing.

    It’s a good thing when Labhart is on the field. When he receives handoffs in the backfield, he doesn’t sit around in the backfield and dance his way to a first down, like Le’Veon Bell. He bursts through holes the moment he sees them and runs through or away from defenders who can’t corral him.

  • Anderson County vs. Spencer...

    Anderson County’s first game of the season will be against an opponent that’s familiar but distant all at the same time.

    This Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., the Bearcats will kick off the 2019 season against Spencer County. Despite the two teams being in the same district in practically every other sport, the Bears and Bearcats haven’t met on the gridiron since 2010.

  • Summer experiences helps put...

    In the summer, a lot of Anderson County students spend the off months from school traveling around to spots all over the state and country.

    Junior defensive end Darion Dearinger did just that for most of July and parts of early August, but he wasn’t laying out on a beach or riding roller coasters like some of his classmates might have.

    He was at high-level football camps, making a name for himself as one of the high rising junior defensive ends in the state.

  • Lady Bearcats sweep first game...

    DANVILLE – The Anderson County volleyball team started off its season they it hoped it would by sweeping Boyle County 3-0 this past Monday.

    The set scores for the match were 25-12, 25-7 and 25-16. Anderson only had six 3-0 sweeps last season, and only three of those instances featured a set where the Lady Bearcats held their opponent to less than 10 points.

  • Golf scramble raises money for...

    The Anderson County softball team hosted the Lady Bearcat Golf Scramble this past Sunday at Wild Turkey Trace in an effort to raise money for next season.

    The tournament raised around $800 for the team, which will be used to cover the costs for next season.

    Nine teams competed in the tournament, and after the round concluded, two teams were knotted in a tie for first.

  • New playoff format in effect for...

    The era of cross bracketing in the KHSAA state football playoffs is over, at least for the near future.

    This offseason, the KHSAA changed the format for its football state playoffs, which will now feature intra-district matchups in the first two rounds instead of the cross-bracketing format that had been in place for years.

  • Anderson finishes 14th at home...

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team hosted the Joy of Golf Tournament at Wild Turkey Trace this past Saturday and finished in 14th place out of 19 teams.

    The tournament featured a number of top teams in the state, including last year’s second, third and fourth place finishing teams at the state tournament. Seven total teams who competed at last year’s state tournament were in Lawrenceburg this weekend.

    Sacred Heart won the tournament with a team score of 293 points, which was 82 points better than Anderson’s mark.

  • Bearcats gearing up for...

    After starting the season with a win and a loss, the Anderson County boys’ soccer team will play its next four games in the Frankfort Rotary Capital City Soccer Classic.

    The inaugural tournament will feature four teams – including Anderson County – and will last a span of five days beginning on Aug. 20.

  • My takes on the latest Anderson...

    Last Friday, we got a glimpse of what this year’s Bearcat football team could look like in a scrimmage against Moore, and there was a lot to take away from the game.

    Overall, it was a fun game to watch with lots of good moments from the Bearcats. They got off to a slow start, but once the pregame jitters wore off, they closed the gap on the scoreboard and would’ve had a chance to win if the game had continued past the third quarter.