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  • Bearcats roll past Garrard in...

    UPDATED, Monday, Dec. 1, 9:40 p.m.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points while Jacob Russell added 18 to lead Anderson County to a 65-50 win over visiting Garrard County in the boys' high school basketball opener Monday night.

    Penny canned 11 of 17 shots before a crowd that included several college coaches. The Mr. Basketball candidate also pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out four assists.

    “It was hard to believe he did all of the things he did,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “C.J. had kind of a quiet game.”

  • Shedding few tears

    LOUISVILLE – To be certain, some tears were shed as Anderson County’s football team gathered for the final post-game meeting of the season Friday night.

    Doss had just held on for a 49-41 win that ended the Bearcats’ season. It happened in the same city where the Bearcats hoped to finish, but about seven miles and three long games from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, site of the state championship game Anderson dreamed of back in August.

  • Anderson embarks on hopeful...

    A downtown bomber and a strong inside player, both from the 12th Region, will give Anderson County basketball some different tests in the Bearcats first two games of the season, starting next week.

    Anderson, picked as the Eighth Region’s team to beat in nearly every pre-season poll, opens the 2008-09 campaign Monday when the Bearcats host Garrard County.

    The Lions, 16-13 a year ago, boast one of central Kentucky’s top 3-point shooters in 6-foot-3 senior Tyler Woods. Woods hit on 42 percent of his long-range bombs last season.

  • Anderson opens at Lafayette

    Anderson County is not the only girls’ basketball team around that should be good even while going through a transition phase.

    Lafayette, which provides the opposition for the Lady Bearcats’ regular-season opener, has gone from a team of giants to one much more like Anderson County. A year ago, the Lady Generals had several girls standing over 6-feet tall. This year, longtime coach Allison Denton is expecting no player taller than 5-11.

  • What happened?

    One indication that Anderson County football is headed in the right direction kept popping up over the last half of the 2008 football season.

    “What happened?”

    A team with lofty goals in the pre-season, Anderson’s dream of playing for a state championship ended in some bone-chilling temperatures Friday. The Bearcats were ousted from the state playoffs by a team that might have flown a bit under the radar for most of the year, but  boasted some ridiculously gifted athletes.

  • Doss holds off Anderson rally,...

    Doss built a big lead then held off an Anderson County rally to post a 49-41 victory in Class 5A football playoff action Friday in Louisville.

    The loss ended Anderson's season at 7-5. Doss moves on to play John Hardin in the Region Two finals on Friday, Nov. 28.

    "I was very proud of our effort," said Anderson coach Mark Peach. "I thought we played as hard as we had all year.

  • Anderson’s Williams...

    Anderson County High School boys’ soccer player Sam Williams has been named an honorable mention selection on the Kentucky Boys’ Soccer Coaches’ Association all-state team.

    A senior, Williams led the Bearcats to a 12-5-4 record and an appearance in the Region 13 tournament. Williams scored 21 goals and had seven assists.

    Saturday, Williams played in the state all-star game at John Hardin High School, near Elizabethtown. Williams scored two of the East team’s four goals and had an assist in the game.

  • Cats prove they are still a force

    It had been billed as the first round of the state playoffs, but for Anderson County, it was more of a proving ground.

    Taking advantage of a rare mismatch for a second-seeded team, the Bearcats routed Louisville Iroquois 47-13 Friday night at Warford Stadium. The box score will show that Jacob Russell and Grant Cox teamed up for four touchdown passes and that Russell threw for 202 yards, 145 of them to Cox. It will also show that the Bearcats outgained Iroquois 371 yards to 226, with over half of the Raiders’ output coming on four plays.

  • Survive and advance the name of...

    Thoughts that came up while thawing and drying out this weekend …

    It isn’t often that a team that doesn’t win its district gets a much needed breather in the first round of the state football playoffs, but Anderson County made the most of that big break Friday night. The Bearcats took control early and got some of the kinks of the program’s first three-game losing streak since 2005 out of their system.

  • Out to tame Dragons

    The second step to a championship is almost always tougher than the first.

    For Anderson County, though, that difference is like adding 100 pounds on the bench press between sets. It’s not an impossible task, but much more difficult.

    After easily dispatching of light-weight Iroquois in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs last week, the Bearcats travel to Louisville to play District 3 champion Doss. Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

    It will be the first-ever meeting on the football field between the schools.