Today's News

  • Drury, Smith receive regional honors

    Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury was named the Eighth Region's Coach of the Year by the region's coaches while senior Jay Smith has been named to the All-Eighth Region team. 

    Smith is the only Anderson player on the 15-man team. Through the 30th District Tournament, Smith was averaging 17.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.

    “There is no doubt we are not where we are without Jay Smith,” Drury said.

  • COLUMN: Bearcat Den a true Sixth Man

    They claim to be loud. And rowdy.

    But in the spirit of journalistic accuracy we have to dispute that.

    The Anderson County student section is LOUD. And ROWDY.

    And in a season that has seen the Bearcat basketball teams go a combined 51-5 and counting, they've been a bit of a sixth man.

    “Best student section in the state,” is how they want to be known.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Talented Titans get sweet revenge on Bearcats in district final

    SHELBYVILLE – It is said that you can't beat Mother Nature. At least you can't beat her twice. Especially in her house and on her own terms.

    Anderson County learned that hard lesson Friday night when Collins, defending its home court, ripped the Bearcats 63-51 in the 30th District basketball tournament championship game, avenging Anderson’s 55-43 win back on Jan. 4.

    It was a repeat of a year ago, when Collins avenged Anderson's regular-season win with a district title.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats escape Owen in regional opener

    Anderson County held off a determined Owen County team, 50-47, in the first round of the boys' Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School Monday night.

  • Bearcats draw Owen in regional opener; Lady Bearcats to play Grant

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team team will play Owen County, Monday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    Anderson defeated Owen, 62-50, on Feb. 7 at Owen County. That broke a three-game losing streak to the Rebels, including the first round opener of last year's regional tournament.

    The Eighth Region field is wide open with nearly every team making the tournament given a chance of advancing.

  • Lady Bearcats roll to fifth straight district crown; Collins defeats Bearcats in boys' final

    Lady Bearcats roll past Collins

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team rolled to its fifth consecutive 30th District championship with a 47-34 win over host Collins Friday night.

  • Need to get to Collins High School for the district championship game? Here's how


    The 30th District championship game will be held at Collins High School, on the west side of Shelbyville, Friday night. It is the first time the 3-year-old school has hosted the district basketball tournament.

  • Sizzling Bearcats burn Shelby in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE – Every game is different, but Austin Cummins might wish things would turn out like they did last Tuesday every time he steps on the basketball court.

    A sophomore whose status for the post-season was in question just a few days before, Cummins blistered the nets for 36 points and a school record as Anderson County routed Shelby County, 77-37, in the boys' 30th District semi-final at Collins High School.

  • Lady Bearcats roll on to district final

    SHELBYVILLE – About the only surprise in Anderson County's 54-26 win over Spencer County in the 30th District semi-final last Tuesday was that the margin wasn't worse.

    Anderson controlled the opening tip, got a 3-pointer from Alex Avritt on its first possession and never looked back as the Lady Bearcats claimed their 20th straight win and improved to 28-1.

  • Anderson County High School under 'soft lockdown'

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has confirmed that the Anderson County High School is currently under "soft lockdown" due to a safety concern about a man with connections to the high school possibly approaching the high school campus.  

    Mitchell said a One Call notification will be going out to high school parents about the “soft lockdown,” a procedure in which there is an increased security presence in the high school entryway and in the hallways.