Today's News

  • Regional foe to test Lady Bearcats

    Anderson County will get a feel for one of the teams expected to challenge the Lady Bearcats for the Eighth Region championship when Owen County comes to town on Saturday afternoon. It will be the first of two regular-season meetings between the Lady Bearcats and Lady Rebels.

    But first, the Lady Bearcats will host Western Hills on Thursday night, Jan. 20. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Anderson girls get costly win over Eminence

    Anderson County jumped to a 16-4 lead after a quarter then continued to build the margin on the way to a 68-16 win over visiting Eminence on Friday night.

    However, the victory could have been costly as freshman Eriel McKee, who led Anderson with 14 points, suffered what was thought to be a strained knee ligament early in the third quarter. McKee dressed for Saturday's game with Collins but did not play.

    Twelve different Anderson players scored as they remained unbeaten in district play and moved to 11-5 on the season.

  • Owen slips past Bearcats

    Owen County broke a tie with two minutes to play, then held on to beat visiting Anderson County, 61-57 in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Anderson, which had been clinging to a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter, saw Owen convert a turnover to take the lead 56-54. Then after the Bearcats missed a shot, the Rebels nailed a 3-pointer to go up by five points.

  • Bearcats host old rival, district favorite

    Even though his team stood at 6-7 through last weekend's games, Anderson County boys' basketball coach Glen Drury believes his team can still make some noise toward a successful season.

    “When we started, we never thought this would be a year when we would have a high (won-loss) record,” he said after Monday's practice. “We are really after being a good post-season team.”

  • All-Time Team to be honored Friday

    Members of Anderson County's All-Time basketball team are scheduled to be honored in a brief ceremony prior to the Anderson County-Western Hills basketball game on Friday night. The ceremony will begin as soon as the junior varsity game is completed.

    The All-Time Team was selected by readers of The Anderson News in conjunction with the series “100  Years of Basketball” celebrating this, the 100th season of the sport in Anderson County.

  • Sports Briefs -- Jan. 19, 2011

    Disc golfers present Slide and Glide tournament

    The Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association will present the second annual Slide and Glide Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday Jan. 22 at Anderson County Community Park.

    Competition will be held in the junior, recreational, intermediate and advanced divisions. Tournament entry fees are $15 per person for all divisions of play. Mulligans are available at three for $5 and an optional ace pool is available for $2.

    A portion of the tournament proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School Disc Golf team.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports -- Jan. 19, 2011

    This week in Anderson County Sports


    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Jan. 21: Western Hills at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 25: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.


    Boys' freshman basketball

    Wednesday, Jan. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

  • North Oldham outlasts Cats in overtime

    North Oldham overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held on for a 48-45 overtime win over Anderson County in boys’ high school basketball action Tuesday night.

    Trailing 31-21 entering the fourth quarter, the Mustangs turned up the defensive pressure to force several crucial turnovers. A 9-0 spurt gave North its first lead of the game at 36-35 with 2:30 to play.

    North Oldham built the lead to three, but Anderson’s Darrin Laswell sent the game into the extra period with a 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play.

  • Lady Bearcats clinch district top seed with win over Collins

    Anderson County overcame an early 10-point deficit then turned back two Collins rallies to post a 56-49 win in girls' basketball action Saturday afternoon.

    The host Lady Bearcats, down 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, scored the first 10 points of the second stanza, then took the lead for good on Sydney Brown's layup with 2:21 left in the first half.

    Anderson led by as many as 12 points in the third frame before Collins cut the lead to two with a minute to go before the quarter break.

  • Cobb, the person, made us love Cobb, the great player, even more

    Every now and then in this business, you run across someone that makes you step back, pause and really wonder.

    “Is this person real?”

    I can't say that I know Randall Cobb well. Two conversations at media opportunities provided by the University of Kentucky and following him on Twitter isn't really a friendship, you know. Yet, like many who follow the Wildcats, I feel like I got to know Cobb in a small way.

    And I am a better person for it.