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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Game cancellation is a...

    Thoughts that popped up while trying to make contingency Friday night plans.

    During the uncertainty that surrounded the eventual postponement of the Anderson County-Jeffersontown football game, I developed an even greater appreciation for those who run the Anderson County school system.

    We don't always agree, but they are right on the money in resisting the misguided urge to make a blanket rule canceling all sports and extra curricular activities when weather causes school to be canceled.

  • An Unsung Hero

    If there is a poster boy for how football has changed over the last 40 years, it has to be Mitch Crawford.

    Standing in at 6-feet and weighing 150 pounds as the quarterback who directed the Anderson County attack in 1968, Crawford would look almost frail compared to current signal caller Jacob Russell's 6-4, 215-pound frame.

    But the size difference is small compared to the game itself.

    "If Coach (Ray) Hager had run a shotgun offense like a lot of teams do today, we could have really put up some numbers," Crawford says.

  • Lady Cats express fury in Boyle...

    Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,

    Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

    - William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, 1697

    Sorry, AC - Boyle 3 - 1;

    Playing at home I like Boyle 4-0.

    - Posters on KyPreps.com, predicting the Anderson County-Boyle County soccer match, Sept. 19, 2008.

    DANVILLE - It really wasn't Boyle County's fault that Anderson County has not been feeling the love lately.

  • Bearcats, J-town set to meet...

    This was one time when football teams did not want the wind at their backs.

    Or any other direction for that matter.

    Anderson County got an unexpected week off last Friday when the Bearcats' game with Jeffersontown was a victim of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

    The massive wind storm created the largest power outage in Louisville history, including the 1974 tornado, and prompted cancellation of all Jefferson County public school extra-curricular activities last week.

  • GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER:...

    Updated Saturday, Sept. 20

    DANVILLE -- Anderson County blitzed Boyle County with four goals in the final 26 minutes of the first half to power a 6-2 win for the championship of the Boyle County Rebel Shootout Saturday.

  • Anderson football game with J-...

    Updated Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced that the Bearcats football game with Jeffersontown, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 26 in Jeffersontown.

    Several teams with district games affected by Sunday's windstorm have shuffled schedules, allowing the Anderson-Jeffersontown game to be played next week. See the Sept. 24 edition of The Anderson News for a complete report.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Anderson...

    The Anderson County volleyball team shot out to an early lead then held on to beat 28th District rival Shelby County 25-20, 25-22 Tuesday night at the Anderson gym.

    Playing before a raucous crowd Anderson blitzed the team that had routed the Lady Bearcats a month earlier. The Lady Bearcats never trailed in the first game, then took the lead for good midway through the second game of the set.

  • Football Full Circle

    Football went from the days of the Fearsome Foursome to Peyton Manning-Marvin Harrison and back Friday.

    On a night when Anderson County honored the 1968 Central Kentucky Conference champions - "We gave up just 70 points in 11 games," those Bearcats like to say - in a pre-game ceremony, the current Bearcats and Grant County put on a can-you-top-this first half of offensive pyrotechnics but it was an old-fashioned, control-the-line defense that turned a video game look-alike into a 58-21 Anderson rout.

  • Lifelong lessons

    Paul Wright never grabbed the headlines as a member of the 1968 Anderson County football team, but he was still an important part of the team.

    A lineman, Wright saw most of his playing time on special teams, but also saw action as an offensive and defensive tackle on a team that is undoubtedly at or near the top in Anderson football history.

  • Introducing The Lineup

    A new feature on The Anderson News sports page this week is simply called "The Lineup." Found on Page B2, The Lineup lists as many scores, statistics and standings as possible from the wide myriad of sports happenings in Anderson County in a single glance. The Lineup includes youth soccer scores and goes all the way through college sports scores of teams that include Anderson County residents.

    We expect The Lineup to be ever changing and hope you will submit your scores, stats or brief highlights to be included on this page.