Today's News

  • Odd season can return to normal Friday

    It’s been kind of a strange season for Anderson County basketball.

    The Bearcats entered the season as one of the teams, if not THE team to beat in the Eighth Region. They were a solid choice to make the trip to Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16 in March when I conducted a poll of the region’s coaches for The Cats Pause last summer.

    But when the Rating the State rankings came out in Monday’s Lexington Herald-Leader, the Bearcats were ranked seventh in the region. They were ranked third in the 30th District.

  • Bearcats hold on at Homecoming

    Homecoming is supposed to be an easy win, but there have been few of those on Anderson County’s boys’ basketball schedule this season.

    Instead, the Bearcats did not clinch their 58-55 win over Central Hardin until the last second – literally – Friday night.

  • Lady Bearcats to face one of state’s best, regional foes

    Anderson County faces a major test tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 25) when the Lady Bearcats host highly regarded Franklin County.

    The varsity contest is the culmination of a triple-header that starts with the freshman game at 5:30. The varsity is scheduled to tip off at approximately 7:30 p.m.

  • Drury leads six Mustangs to state meet

    Eighth-grader Zane Drury led a contingent of six Anderson County Middle School wrestlers qualifying for the middle school state wrestling tournament. Two other Anderson wrestlers could also advance as alternates.

    As a team, Anderson placed third out of 20 teams at the Region 4 Tournament, held Saturday at Woodford County Middle School. Johnson County took the regional title with 218.5 points, followed by Carr Wrestling Academy with 179.5. Anderson scored 129.5 points.

  • Swim Cats endure tough waters in six-team meet

    From staff reports

    Competing with a depleted roster, the Anderson County High School swim team ran into difficult waters during a meet at Kentucky State University on Jan. 14.

    The Swim Cats placed fifth in the combined scores of a six-team meet.

  • Mat Cats 12th in Capital City meet

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team finished 12th out of 26 teams in the annual Capital City Classic, held Saturday at Franklin County High School.

    Anderson place in the top half of teams despite not having competitors in six of the 14 weight classes.

    “While it was a respectable result with our number of wrestlers, we really need a full 14-man roster before we can consistently compete for the top team awards,” said Anderson coach Hunter Lilly.

  • Labhart contributes as Kentucky stars whip Tennessee

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School senior Bryndon Labhart played on the Kentucky All-Star team in the 10th annual Border Bowl football game, held Saturday in Sevierville, Tenn.

    Kentucky rolled to a 34-16 win over the Volunteer State and was considered one of the strongest Kentucky teams ever in the 10-year series. Kentucky’s win tied the series at 5-5.

  • Lady Cats rout Collins, remain perfect in district

    It might have been billed as a girls’ basketball game but Anderson County was in a boxing mood Friday night.

    Not literally, mind you. Just with an attitude that saw the Lady Bearcats stagger Collins with an early 10-0 lead, then deliver the knockout punch with a 20-5 explosion in the second quarter on the way to a 60-37.

  • Lady Cats rout Shelby, claim district’s top seed

    SHELBYVILLE – It only looked like Anderson County took care of business quickly last Tuesday.

    Sure, the Lady Bearcats never trailed and used an 11-0 spurt late in the first quarter to take total control in their 70-44 rout of host Shelby County.

    The victory gave Anderson the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held at Collins High School in late February. The Lady Bearcats will take on Shelby, which will be the fourth seed, again in the tournament opener.

  • Former girls’ coach to be recognized

    Former Anderson County High School girls’ basketball coach Casey Sparrow will be recognized prior to the Lady Bearcats’ varsity game with Franklin County tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

    Sparrow coached the Lady Bearcats for three seasons, leading Anderson to a 27-3 record in 1997, his first season at the helm. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals but were defeated by eventual champion Gallatin County that year. His overall record at Anderson was 57-25.