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    As they left the floor Saturday night, it was obvious that Anderson County was not happy with just giving top-ranked Mercer County a titanic battle.

    The Bearcats had scrapped and fought for 32 minutes, putting forth what coach Glen Drury called “the best effort we have had all year.” Anderson had blistered the nets early, at one point opening a 13-point lead, but in the end it was not enough. Mercer, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky by the Associated Press, used an abundance of athleticism to thwart the Bearcats’ upset bid, 76-64, to remain unbeaten at 19-0.

  • Hip injury slows Penny’s pro dream

    C.J. Penny won’t be playing basketball in Mexico after all.

    At least he won’t be doing so this year.

    The former Anderson County High School star recently learned he had a torn labrum in his hip when he was taking a physical for the Chihuahua League. Penny had been drafted as the 14th player after the league tryouts last month.

    “Apparently, I tore it last year (when playing for Asbury University) and kept playing,” Penny said Thursday evening after the Anderson County-Shawnee basketball game.

  • Reds Caravan to make two area stops

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

    The Caravan will depart the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday, Jan. 28 for stops in five states throughout Reds Country.

    According to the release, the South Tour will stop at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. The same tour will also stop at Fayette Mall in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The Caravan will also stop at selected Reds Radio affiliates along the tour.

  • CAL teams heading into home stretch

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball and basketball teams are gearing up for what they hope will be a long post-season run.

    The Rams and Lady Rams will be playing in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association tournaments next month.

    Friday, the Lady Ram volleyball team got a glimpse of the task that lies ahead when top-ranked Rolling Hills, from Shepherdsville, easily won 25-10, 25-6.

    The final was not indicative of Christian Academy’s strength.

  • Bombs away! Lady Bearcats pound Spencer

    Kaci Currens erupted for 30 points, hitting eight 3-point shots as Anderson County overcame an early deficit to defeat Spencer County in a key 30th District girls’ basketball game Thursday night in Taylorsville.

  • Second quarter blitz controls Shawnee

    Things were going just a little too fast for Anderson County last Thursday.

    The Bearcats had seen an early eight-point lead over Louisville Shawnee dwindle to 20-18 when Bearcat coach Glen Drury used a timeout to get his message across loud and clear: “Slow down.”

    “We didn’t want a track meet,” Drury said. “If we had gotten into an athletic game, we were gonna be beat. We had to be smart enough to control the plays that we are supposed to control.”

  • Quest for district top seed continues

    How Anderson County begins the boys’ post-season basketball journey all comes down to one game.

    Sort of.

    All Anderson County can do to help itself is win at Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 26. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The four 30th District teams still have to wait until Spencer visits Shelby County on Feb. 9 to know their seedings, but it is certain that Anderson cannot be the district’s top seed without a win at Spnecer County.

  • Surging Collins a test for Lady Bearcats

    Few probably saw the dominance that Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team has had over Collins since that school was formed out of Shelby County prior to the 2010-11 school year.

    The teams have played in many other sports with both schools winning their share of games. But that is not the case in girls’ hoops.

  • Bob Ware a special person

    Those who knew Bob Ware knew a man who was much more than just a former football player. He was the total person who loved God and served people.

    When he died on Feb. 25, 2013, his obituary said, “Bob’s strength of will, intellect and character inspired many people, and his fierce and unfailing devotion to family, friends, co-workers and community will be his legacy.”

  • Middle school wrestlers second at district

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team took second place in the district tournament, hosted by Woodford County Saturday. Woodford won the title with 231 points while Anderson came in with 215.5 points.

    Ten Anderson wrestlers qualified for the regional meet, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 23.

    Three Anderson wrestlers earned district championships. Chase Fink took the 130-pound title, Everet Marret finished first at 168 pounds and Ben Jennings came in first at 240 pounds.