Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Mission: Impossible?...

    It was supposed to be Mission: Impossible for Anderson County football.

    No, we aren't talking about just beating West Jessamine. The Bearcats took care of that nicely with a 24-6 win that drew a collective “ho-hum” when the score posted across the state. It was a margin in line with what the major computer rankings predicted.

    But stopping West Jessamine's Devin Taylor? Let's just say Peter Graves or Tom Cruise might not have accepted such a task.

  • GOLF: Riley's place in...

    Kaitlyn Riley is sure she didn't play her best golf at the state high school tournament last week.

    The record book, however, is just as sure about her place in Anderson County sports history.

  • GOLF: One giant step for Bearcat...

    BOWLING GREEN – It was only a step.

    Make that a giant step. One that had a disappointing end, but it was a major stride for Anderson County boys' golf.

    While the Bearcats made a quick exit from the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Boys' State Golf Tournament, they vowed that 2013 would be a foundation year for return trips. “I will go on the record now,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “I don't think it will be another 20 years before we are back.”

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 16, 2013

    Truck Tug to benefit football team

  • FOOTBALL: Peach ties old coach...

    When Mark Peach returned home to Anderson County in December of 2004, his main desire was to restore Bearcat football to a place among the state's best programs.

    There is little doubt Peach has done so in his nine years as Anderson head coach with two district titles, a regional crown and a state runner-up finish.

  • Anderson athletic director likes...

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee is a fan of the traditional post-game handshake between teams, but he understands why the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a directive last week that urges schools to discontinue the practice if it cannot be supervised.

    “I think it is a reaction to some of the things that are going on,” Sallee said. “I think they are trying to be proactive.”

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Anderson, Franklin...

    There aren't many smiles when people around the Anderson County football program think about the Bearcats' loss at Franklin County last year.

    Just to refresh your memory, as if it needs refreshing, Anderson County's Joe Rose kicked a field goal with 13 seconds to play to give the Bearcats a 52-50 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, however, Franklin's Ryan Timmons took a handoff from Lorenzo McCaskell and raced 80 yards for a touchdown as time expired.

  • SOCCER: 'Kentucky'...

    Jason Earnest might have taken something from John Calipari's playbook Monday night.

    Seeing his Anderson County girls' soccer team deadlocked in a scoreless tie with Shelby County early in the second half of the 30th District Tournament semifinal, Earest simply called “Kentucky.”

    Grace Casciola delivered a perfect corner kick to Madeline Wilson, who drove the ball home with 35:15 to play.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcat defense meets...

    Anderson County gladly accepted the challenge and met it Friday night.

    The Bearcat defense clamped down on West Jessamine's Devin Taylor, limiting the state's leading rusher to 81 yards on the ground as the hosts registered a 24-6 district win in football action.

    Taylor came into the game averaging 256 yards a game and was also the leading scorer in Class 5A, averaging 18 points a game. He did not find the end zone Friday night.

  • FOOTBALL: State's top...

    Anderson County's defensive game plan for Friday night could be an exercise in futility before it ever gets tested.

    The mission? Stop Devin Taylor.

    The odds of that happening? Oh, roughly equal to the chances of going through the grocery store checkout line without reading something about the Kardashians.

    It ain't gonna happen.