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Today's News

  • Mat Mustangs second in district tourney

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed seventh in the District 7 Tournament, held Saturday at Anderson County Middle School.

    The Mustangs finished with 202 points, three behind the champions from Carr Wrestling Academy and 10 points ahead of Woodford County.

  • Surprising rout a reminder of Anderson’s district dominance

    TAYLORSVILLE – On paper, everything looked like a showdown when Anderson County traveled to Spencer County last Thursday.

    Instead, Anderson underlined, highlighted and put an exclamation point on its dominance of 30th District girls’ basketball

    The Lady Bearcats’ 58-27 win over Spencer, a team that had battled Anderson only to lose by 9 points in December, surprised most observers. Perhaps it should not have.

  • Big game coming for Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team should have much to play for when the Lady Bearcats host Collins Friday night in the first game of a double-header.

    Anderson and Collins are scheduled to tip it off at 6 p.m. The junior varsity teams play at 7:30 in the school’s auxiliary gym while the boys’ varsity is playing Central Hardin in the main gym.

  • Whiteside battles with former Anderson teammate

    When Asbury hosted Midway last Tuesday, there was a bit of a story within the story as Kali Whiteside was occasionally facing her Anderson County teammate, Libby Pike.

    Pike got 10 minutes of playing time as Midway earned a 92-85 win in double overtime. On several rebounds, Whiteside and Pike went after each other, pushing and shoving for position.

    Whiteside finished the game with 14 rebounds while playing almost the entire game. Pike was credited with two points and a rebound.

  • Smith to vie for most Distinguished

    To say that Amy Kate Smith is excited is an understatement.
    The 17-year-old Anderson County High School junior is raring to go as she prepares to compete in the annual statewide Distinguished Young Woman program Jan. 13 and 14 in Lexington.
    “I’m very excited,” she said in an interview last week. “I have all of my routines down and have just about everything ready.
    “All I need to do now is pack.”
    Smith, who won the Anderson County title, admits to being a little nervous but says she is prepared to compete.

  • Cann following her dreams at UK

    By Larry Vaught, Contributing writer

    LEXINGTON — It was the kind of play that Makenzie Cann knows she has to make for Kentucky.

    She was trying to take a charge at Duke. Instead, she took an elbow to the face.

    “I actually did not realize then I had broken my nose,” said the Kentucky sophomore from Anderson County. “I actually broke my nose my year at Cincinnati (before she transferred to Kentucky). But it was not bleeding or anything, so I thought it was good.”

  • Bearcats write introduction for post-season story

    It was not a statement. Not even close.

    But Anderson County wrote the introduction to what the Bearcats hope will be a happy story Friday night with a 64-51 home court win over 30th District rival Shelby County.

    Leading just 25-22 after a sloppy first half, the Bearcats outpointed Shelby, 22-9, in the third quarter to cruise to the win. Anderson, now 10-4 on the year, made a big step toward a good seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be played in late February at Collins High School.

  • Bearcats to host mountain power

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team gets another stern test Saturday night, Jan. 14, when the Bearcats host 14th Region power Perry County Central. 

    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The Commodores have been tabbed as the team to beat in the 14th Region since the pre-season and have given little reason to think differently. Perry Central stood at 12-5 after the weekend’s games, a record that includes a 56-54 loss to defending state champion Dunbar in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

  • Bearcats to honor Upchurch Jan. 20

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team will honor former Bearcat coach Jack Upchurch during a ceremony prior to the varsity game against Central Hardin on Jan. 20.

    Upchurch coached at Anderson from 1965 to 1971, taking the Bearcats to their first Eighth Region championship and a state runner-up finish his final year at the helm. He later had coaching stops at his native Wayne County and Lincoln County. He also served as an assistant coach at Morehead State University.

  • Lady Bearcats rally, slip past Boyle

    With the high school basketball season nearing its mid-point, it would be difficult to label a contest as a season-maker. Especially a showdown with a foe that is grouped in a different region.

    But when the campaign is over for the Anderson County girls in late February or early March, a game played on the afternoon of January 7 might be one the Lady Bearcats point to as a season-changer.