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Despite arguments, KHSAA approves Woodford move to 30th District beginning with 2019-20 seasons

Anderson gets new district foe in old rival

By John Herndon

Anderson County and other high schools in the 30th District will have a new rival starting with the 2019-20 school year.


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Now state’s smallest Class 5A school, Bearcats weigh options, will be influenced by other schools’ decisions

Football classification leaves Anderson pondering future

By John Herndon

When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its proposed four-year football classifications last Thursday, one thing jumped off the page for those around the Anderson County High School program.


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Bearcats travel to Spencer for district showdown

By John Herndon

The Anderson County boys’ basketball team travels to Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 23 for a contest with major ramifications on the 30th District Tournament seedings.

Anderson will go into the game with a district win over Shelby County on its resume while Spencer lost to Collins on Jan. 5.

“It is a huge game with Spencer,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt says. “It’s at Spencer, so we know it will be a battle. Their freshman, Sam Conley can play with anyone in the region.”


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Many angles must be examined balancing good of athletics, facility problems, money issues

Sports not exempt from budget woes

By John Herndon

If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.


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Bearcat senior now third behind C.J., Conner; Now stands 116 points short of school mark

Penny closing in on brother’s scoring record

By John Herndon

Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has the Bearcat boys’ basketball all-time scoring record in his sights.


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Penny, Pittman lead rout of Casey

By John Herndon

Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman each scored 25 points as Anderson County routed host Casey County, 80-37, in boys’ basketball action last Tuesday.

The Bearcats, now 6-8 on the year, showed no mercy on a struggling Casey team that is still winless on the year. The Bearcats jumped out to a 34-5 first quarter lead and led 54-18 at the half.

Pittman drilled half of his 10 three-point attempts while Penny scorched the net, hitting 5-of-7 from long range. Pittman played just under 23 minutes while Penny exited the game with 14 minutes to play.


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Reds Winter Caravan to make two area stops

By The Staff

The annual Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will be making two area stops, according to a news release.

The Caravan will be stopping in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will also be in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Caravan is an opportunity for fans meet and interact with Reds’ players, broadcasters and front office personnel. All stops are free and open to the public and will include a question and answer session and opportunities for autographs as time allows.


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KHSAA adds girls’ archery

By John Herndon

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has added girls’ archery to its list of championship sports.

At its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, the KHSAA approved the change in archery, which the KHSAA classifies as a “sport-activity.”

According to a news release, “Where Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.”


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Anderson youth performs in clutch, continue district dominance

Tradition rules as Lady Bearcats turn back stubborn Spencer

By John Herndon

TAYLORSVILLE -- There’s this little thing called tradition and Anderson County girls’ basketball bleeds it.


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Peach to serve as Kentucky defensive coordinator

Franklin, Peters selected for Border Bowl Classic

By The Staff

Two Anderson County High School football players have been selected to play in the annual Border Bowl football game, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Sevier County High School in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Kickoff times have not been announced according to the game website.


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