Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Anderson survives...

    Anderson County survived and advanced Friday night.

    “That's all that matters now,” Bearcat coach Mark Peach said after his team withstood a major scare from Cooper to record a 45-35 win in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The top-seeded Bearcats, the state runner-up in 2011, overcame a 14-point deficit to oust last year's state runner-up. The Bearcats rallied from a 35-21 halftime deficit with a dominating performance in the second half.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats face tough...

    It is likely there will be plenty of blowouts in the first round of the state high school football playoffs this weekend.

    It is also quite likely one of them won't be taking place at Hollie Warford Stadium.

  • FOOTBALL: Titanic nightmare in...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County never expected all of the Halloween activities to be delayed for a day last week, but the Bearcats found more than trick-or-treating would be pushed back a day.

    Apparently nightmares were postponed by Thursday's rain and wind as well. That can be the only explanation for what happened to the Bearcats last Friday.

  • COLUMN:Bearcats look for playoff...

    When my grandmother would tell me to go get a switch, I knew exactly what was coming.

    And I was hurting before I reached up on that old weeping willow tree to break one off. Years later, I still hurt thinking about it. If you ever had the experience, you can empathize.

    But the idea behind setting my pants on fire with that flexible little switch was simply to make sure I didn't violate the rules again and to make me better.

  • FOOTBALL: Holloman laying...

    Nearly everyone who follows Kentucky high school football knows at least a little bit about Anderson County's resurgence.

    The numbers say that Anderson has put together a 64-20 record since the start of the 2007 season. That's winning at a 76 percent clip. Over that same time span, the Bearcats have won three district championships, including 2013, and have been district runner-up the other four years. There has been a trip to the state championship game in the mix, too, a trip many programs never experience.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Brumley makes...

    WINCHESTER – Jacob Brumley made the best of his last shot.

    Make that his only shot at qualifying for the state cross country meet.

    The Anderson County High School senior, running cross country for the first time this year, turned in a solid performance of 18:38.83 at the Class 3A, Region 6 meet at Lykins Park in Winchester.

  • Sports Briefs for Nov. 5, 2013

    Alumni basketball game scheduled

    The Anderson County High School basketball program is planning an Alumni game during Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. The game is open to all former basketball alumni.

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  • FOOTBALL: Collins explodes early...

    Collins scored just 44 seconds into the game, starting an avalanche over Anderson County Friday night.

    What was expected to be a close football game turned into a 49-10 rout in the regular season finale for both teams. Both finished the year at 8-2 and head to the state playoffs as district winners.

    “We were outplayed and outcoached in every way tonight,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

  • COLUMN: The plight of being just...

    You you think you've got a lot to worry about, consider the plight of Tim Buchanan.

    You've heard of him, or at least his plight.

    You see, his high school football team is just too good. Or, in the eyes of one person, too big and bad.

    By now you have heard about Buchanan's team, the Aledo Bearcats of Fort Worth, Texas, routing Western Hills High, also of Fort Worth, 91-0 in a football game two weeks ago.

    Repeat. 91-zip.