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Today's Sports

  • Rain, relocate, repeat

    There are times when I feel like this column is sounding like a scratched record.

    If you are under the age of 35 and have never experienced the joy of hearing a short portion of a song play over and over again, you really don’t know what you are missing. Ask your parents about it sometime.

    And if you are under 35 and played high school sports for Anderson County, there’s a chance you’ve experienced a home game or match moved to another locale simply because the facilities at Anderson were in too bad a shape to host the event.

  • Inaugural Glen Drury Classic...

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

  • Peach the common thread in all...

    When Anderson County rolled to its 45-6 win over North Oldham, the 2018 Bearcats became only the third Anderson team to achieve perfection since Anderson High School was formed in the fall of 1949.

    It’s a difficult task, regardless of the program, given the complexity of playing well every week and avoiding season-changing injuries. Each of the three seasons have their own unique characteristics.

    At Anderson, though, there is one common thread with all three teams.

    Mark Peach.

  • Briscoe named to All-State...

    Anderson County Middle School basketball player Brylee Briscoe was recently named to the all-tournament team in the seventh-grade division of the middle school state tournament, held at the Kentucky Basketball Commission in Lexington.

    The Mustangs made the Elite Eight in the tournament.

  • Pierce qualifies for state XC...

    Anderson County High School runner Mason Pierce has qualified for the KHSAA state cross country meet.

    Pierce advanced to the state as an individual qualifier with a 16th place finish in the Class 3A, Region 6 meet held in Danville Saturday. Pierce covered the 3.1 mile course in 17:55.79.

    The Anderson boys’ and girls’ teams competed in the event but Pierce was the only qualifier.

    Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Austin Matthews won the title with a 16:22.18 time. Lafayette won both the boys’ and girls’ regional titles.

  • BEARCATS’ PERFECT RIDE CONTINUES

    GOSHEN -- In more than two decades of coaching high school and college football, Mark Peach had never had a ride like the one he took Friday night.

    Moments after Anderson County had delivered a 45-6 knockout at North Oldham, several members of the Bearcat team hoisted Peach on their shoulders and carried their coach toward the Mustang Stadium end zone where he would be conducting the customary post-game meeting.

  • Bearcats leave no doubt, roll to...

    Anderson County had come too far to let anything stop its march to a district championship.

    The Bearcats left no question of their supremacy, dominating Madison Southern, 40-7, Friday night to claim the school’s fifth district football championship and the program’s first since 2013.

    And the Bearcats wasted no time in doing so. Brennan Maxberry cut right and rambled 25 yards on the game’s first play from scrimmage. “We had been practicing that play all week,” Maxberry said.

  • We needed Friday’s game even...

    Anderson County, the 21,000 or so souls who live in that 204 square mile area of central Kentucky, needed Friday night a lot more than Anderson County, the high school football team, did.

    And the Bearcats needed a win over Madison Southern in the worst way possible.

    Rolling to wins by an average of 27 points through the first eight games of the 2018 season, the Bearcats were still in a position of needing a win to keep what has been an outstanding football season on track to reach the realm of the special. 

  • Anderson shooting for perfection...

    Many Kentucky high school football fans will see that Anderson County travels to North Oldham Friday night and yawn.

    It’s understandable.

    Anderson County sits at 9-0 and is fresh off winning the Class 5A, District 6 championship. So far, only one team -- Montgomery County -- has stayed within two touchdowns of the Bearcats.

    Meanwhile, North Oldham is only 4-5 and will be the No. 3 seed from Class 4A, District 4 in the state playoffs. A year ago, Anderson routed North, 49-7, in the only meeting between the schools.

  • South Oldham ends Lady Bearcat...

    Anderson County put up a fight but South Oldham had too much firepower in the Eighth Region Girls’ Soccer Tournament semifinals last Tuesday at Simon Kenton High School.

    South Oldham scored twice in the final 18 minutes of the first half, then punctuated the win with a late goal to end Anderson’s season at 10-9-1. South Oldham advanced to the regional championship, where the Dragons lost to Simon Kenton. South finished at 13-6-1.