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Today's Sports

  • Highlands ends Bearcat dream

    The tears flowed, streaking mud-stained faces.

    The emptiness Anderson County’s football team experienced was real. After 10 solid weeks of jubilation on Friday nights, this time there was the agony of coming so close to one of Kentucky’s elite programs only to realize close doesn’t count for anything once the playoffs commence.

  • Peach speaks from experience in...

    Mark Peach had been there and knew what to say Friday night. It didn’t make things easier.

    His Anderson County football team had just taken a 14-10 loss to Highlands in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. It wasn’t really a surprise since Highlands has hardware from 23 state championships in its trophy case. Anderson County has made one appearance in a title game. Highlands was favored in all of the polls, ranked third or fourth in 5A in every poll. Unbeaten Anderson was several spots behind.

  • Glen Drury Classic tips off...
  • Time running out to see two-...

    Less than two weeks remain to see a rare, two-headed copperhead snake before the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort closes for the winter., according to a news release.

    The unique, month-old copperhead is on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday. Time to view the snake is limited, however, as the Salato Center closes for the season after Nov. 21. Salato will reopen March 1, 2019.

  • God1st registrations set

    Registration dates for God1st Basketball have been set, according to a news release.

    Children, ages 3-7, as of Aug. 1, 2018, are invited to sign up at the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, 565 Carlton Drive.

    Registrations will be taken on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will also be taken on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 until 7 p.m.

    Prospective players should be prepared to participate in a fair team rating, which takes about 20 minutes, according to the release.

  • Bearcats host Highlands in...

    To many observers, it looks like Anderson County gets a real reward in the state football playoffs Friday night.

    The sarcasm oozes from the statement.

    Anderson, one of seven teams in Kentucky to make it through the 2018 high school football season at 10-0, opens what it hopes to be a long Class 5A playoff run when the Bearcats host perennial power Highlands in the Region 3 semifinals Friday.

    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday Night Lights, November...

    There’s a reason “Friday Night Lights” refers to high school football and nothing else.

    And we get to enjoy lights at their best Friday night when Anderson County hosts Highlands in the second round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It’s the crisp fall air and, hopefully, crisp playing as 96 teams across Kentucky take their next step and hope to end their journeys at Kroger Field for the state championship game.

  • Drury Classic tips off hoops...

    The inaugural Glen Drury Classic is set to tip off the local basketball season on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    The classic will showcase all the teams that are in the Anderson County girls’ and boys’ basketball programs. The classic tips off at 11:30 a.m. with the Anderson County Elite fourth grade girls’ team.

    The Lady Bearcat varsity team, which has been pegged as the Eighth Region favorite, scrimmages Frederick Douglass at 6 p.m. Coach Clay Birdwhistell’s team is expected to be in every Top 20 poll in the state as the season begins.

  • Foley honorable mention all-state

    Anna Foley, a junior at Anderson County High School has been selected as an all-state honorable mention by the state’s soccer coaches. She also recently received the Most Valuable Player of the 30th District Girls’ Soccer Tournament in October. Anna will be playing in the all state game for the honorable mention players on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Elizabethtown High School.

    Foleyscored 36 goals for the Lady Bearcats, three short of a school record. Her production came in 19 games as four Anderson matches were canceled and she had to sit out another with an injury.

  • Pierce competes at state XC meet

    Anderson County High School sophomore Mason Pierce competed in the state Class 3A cross country meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The only runner from Anderson to advance to the state, Pierce covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:09.94, good enough for 134th place in a race that had 300 runners.

    Pierce, competing in his second state meet, finished 2:21 behind the winner, Christian Parker of Madisonville-North Hopkins.