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This week in Anderson County sports

By The Staff

This week in Anderson County Sports

Anderson County High School

Boys' basketball

Friday, Feb. 5: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6: Anderson Co. at McCreary Central, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

Girls' basketball


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Anderson uses early defense, late free throwing to secure win

Lady Bearcats hold off South Oldham in battle of Sweet 16 contenders

By John Herndon

The Anderson County girls' basketball team took control early, then used deadly free throwing to hold off visiting South Oldham, 45-40, on Friday night.

“It was one of our best defensive efforts of the year,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said. “(Caroline) McDowell and (Kara) Yeaste did a good job containing (South Oldham's Jasmine) Whitfield and (Jordann) McGuffin, especially in the first half.”

The game featured the Eighth Region's top-ranked team, Anderson, taking on the pre-season favorite, South Oldham.


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Deer Harvest down in Anderson County

Snowy Weather a good time to observe animal tracks

By Jeff Lilly

Here we go with another year full of hunting, trapping, fishing and outdoor opportunities.  The snow made for some great outdoor fun on the Lilly place while the kids were out of school. I always enjoy getting out after a fresh snow and doing a little tracking just to see where varmints come and go during such a blanket of white powder.


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Golfer expected to compete for varsity playing time

Not an easy decision, but Gillis chooses Cumberands

By John Herndon

The decision on where to continue her education and golf career was not an easy one, but Anderson County High School senior Taylor Gillis has chosen the University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Ky.

Gillis signed an NAIA national letter of intent in a ceremony Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, her home course.


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McKee scores 18 to lead Anderson

Lady Cats right ship, defeat Bardstown

By John Herndon

It took Anderson County 16 minutes to get going but when the Lady Bearcats did, Bardstown had nothing to stop them Tuesday night.

Despite trailing 12-0 five minutes into the game, the host Lady Bearcats used a strong second half to post a 41-33 win over visiting Bardstown. Trailing 22-13 at the half, Anderson outpointed the Tigers 28-11 in the final 16 minutes to improve to 14-5 on the season. Bardstown fell to 12-8.


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Bearcat star casts his lot with Colonels, still has NFL dream

Russell “knew EKU was the place I wanted to be.”

By John Herndon

Jacob Russell's dream of playing in the NFL is as alive as ever.


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Girls defeat regional foe, boys blow 10-point halftime lead.

Lady Bearcats, Bearcats split with South Oldham

By John Herndon

Anderson County and South Oldham split basketball games between contenders for the Eighth Region championships on Friday night.

The Anderson Lady Bearcats rode a strong performance from sophomore center Sydney Brown to defeat visiting South Oldham, 45-40, on Friday night. The game was a matchup of the Eighth Region's top-ranked team (Anderson) and the pre-season favorite (South Oldham).

Brown led Anderson with 19 points as the Lady Bearcats improved to 13-5 on the year. They return to action Tuesday night, entertaining Bardstown.


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Girls' freshman tourney at Oldham also snowed out

Bearcat game at Simon Kenton canceled

By The Staff

The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at Simon Kenton, scheduled for Saturday night, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set.  

The Bearcats return to action on Friday, Feb. 5, when they entertain Woodford County.  

The Anderson County girls' freshman team was to have played in the Oldham County Invitational Tournament on Saturday. That has also been canceled.  Make up dates, if any, will be announced later.


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Bearcats, Lady Bearcats to play South Oldham Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Weather prompts changes in Anderson basketball schedules

By The Staff

Forecasts of a major winter storm have altered the Anderson County basketball schedules for Friday night. The Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball games vs. South Oldham will be varsity only tonight, Jan. 29.

The Bearcat boys will be playing at South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. as the Bearcats try to win their sixth straight and give Coach Glen Drury his 400th win.

The Lady Bearcats will be hosting South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. in a battle between two of the Eighth Region's top teams.

Check back for weather information concerning the boys' game at Simon Kenton on Saturday.


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Bearcat standout to play football for the Colonels

Russell commits to EKU

By The Staff

Jacob Russell, quarterback of the Anderson County High School Bearcat football team, has committed to play football at Eastern Kentucky University.

Russell cannot officially sign with the team until Feb. 3, but The Anderson News confirmed late Tuesday night that he intends to play for the Colonels.

Russell, a varsity standout in football, basketball and baseball, decided to stick with football at the collegiate level and had shown interest in several colleges and universities.


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