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  • Sports Briefs for Feb. 16

    Coaches vs. Cancer a success

    Anderson and Grant County basketball fans gave over $1,800 for cancer research at the Coaches vs. Cancer game Saturday night. As of Monday, the event had raised $1,819.53, according to Jennifer Drury, the organizer.

    Fans were able to buy shirts, bracelets and cutouts as well as give directly to the American Cancer Society at the event. Both teams had sponsors who purchased T-shirts for players to wear during warmups.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Feb. 16

    This week in Anderson County Sports

     

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 18: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co., 6 p.m.

     

    Monday, Feb. 21: 30th District Tournament at Spencer Co. High School

                Anderson Co. vs. Eminence, 7:45 p.m.

  • Seven Anderson grapplers make state

    CECILIA -- Seven Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for the state tournament during regional competition, held Saturday at Central Hardin High School.

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds), Austin Dillow (135), Chris Fitzpatrick (215) and Zach Cotton (285) finished second in their respective weight classes while Blake Curtsinger (130) and Zack Perry (152) placed third. Jake Vincent finished fourth at 140 pounds.

    The top four wrestlers in each class advance to the state tournament, to be held, starting Thursday, Feb. 17, in Frankfort.

  • Bearcats break losing streak

    Anderson County saw its eight-game losing streak come to an end Saturday night as the Bearcats whipped visiting Grant County, 63-44, in boys' basketball action.

    Trailing 27-26 at halftime, the Bearcats went on a 16-2 run to open the second half to post their first win since beating Eminence on Jan. 13. 

    "Coach (Glen) Drury told us to keep our heads up and keep working hard," said Anderson sophomore Logan Woodside, who led Anderson with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

    "Our kids needed this win," Drury said. They deserve it.

  • Lady Bearcats roll past Woodford

    Anderson County took an early lead and never gave it up as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 54-39 win over visiting Woodford County on Friday night.


    Eriel McKee led all scorers with 16 points but it was her defense with numerous steals and deflections that keyed the Lady Bearcats to their 18th win against seven losses.  Woodford fell to 20-5.

  • Lady Bearcats roll past Meade

    Anderson County scored a 69-60 win at Meade County in girls’ basketball action on Thursday night.

    Makenzie Cann led Anderson with 26 points and Eriel McKee scored 23 as Anderson improved to 17-7 on the year.

    Anderson was ahead by 18 points at the half, but Meade, which was at full strength after suffering an epidemic of injuries this year, halved the margin before the game ended.

    The Lady Bearcats return home on Friday night to take on Woodford County. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. It is Anderson’s final home game of the season.

  • County schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, according to a One Call announcement from the district.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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  • BLOG: District pairings now set

    Spencer County's boys beat Shelby County, 61-56, on Tuesday night in a game that reportedly was much closer than most expected.


    According to our sister paper, The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, Spencer shot 24 free throws to Shelby's four. Spencer hit just half of its chances at the free throw line.


    Logan and Chris Dunbar led Spencer with 18 and 16 points while Eric Schreiner, whose desperation 3-pointer gave Shelby a win over Anderson County last Wednesday, finished with 13 for Shelby.

  • Don't ever give up in fight against cancer

    A long basketball season is winding down and it hasn't been one like Anderson County fans have been accustomed to.

    The passion for high school basketball is deep in these parts. Even with a team that has struggled to find wins this season, crowds at Anderson County games are better than most places. No, they aren't what they have been in the past, but they are still better than most.