Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Seven Anderson players named to district all-tournament teams

    Seven Anderson County High School basketball players were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament Team by the district's coaches.

    Makenzie Cann, Eriel McKee, Corrin Robinson and Danielle Watson were selected by the girls' coaches. Others selected to the team were Hayley Powell and Katie Hudgens of Shelby County, MacKenzie Myers and Sidney Pfeiffer of Spencer County and Aaliyah Wells, Leeara Cardwell and Rebecca Mouser of Collins.

  • Local taxidermist wins at national competiton

    Imagine being approached by a professional in an area of work you would enjoy doing and being asked to join that professional in a new career direction.

    Justin Tinsley may never have dreamed of such an opportunity, yet he’s kind of living that dream now. Just a year or two ago, Justin was approached by Ed Hancock of Full Fan Taxidermy and was asked if he would like to learn the trade and take on the already successful business Ed had built. 

  • Still taking the court for love of the game

    SPRINGFIELD – It seems such a short time ago when Courtney Milam came onto the scene.

    Tall and lacking the coordination to pull the basketball through or use her footwork to get position as a high school freshman, those limitations couldn't mask the fire that burned in her heart.

    Milam could not contain the joy she had that day when she hit a walk-off grand slam against Taylor County. It was the highlight of a short softball career.

  • Tournament briefs

    Eighth Region Tournament briefs


    Eighth Region boys tourney to offer fan shuttle

    Henry County Public Schools will offer a shuttle bus service during the boys' Eighth Region Basketball Tournament, scheduled to begin Wednesday, Feb. 29.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats open regional play Thursday

    Anderson County gets a second chance in the boys' Eighth Region Tournament.

    As a district runner-up, the Bearcats still move on to the regional tournament where all eight teams are now 0-0.

    And the Bearcats have to be happy with their draw. Teams that are district runners-up are automatically paired against a one of the region's other district champions. Anderson will play 31st District winner Owen County in the first round Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat dream

    The high hopes of October met the cruel reality of March for the Anderson County girls' basketball team Monday night. Simon Kenton saw to that when the Pioneers upset the Lady Bearcats 51-49 in the girls' Eighth Region Tournament opener. 

    Plagued by 27 turnovers, 17 in the first half, the host Lady Bearcats were looking at a 30-16 deficit just over two minutes into the second half.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Defense drives Lady Bearcats to fourth straight district crown

    They say defense wins championships.

    But Friday night, it was heart, soul, immeasurable will and a relentless perseverance that served Anderson County's drive to a fourth consecutive 30th District title.

    Come to think of it, those traits really are the qualities of a great defense.

    And the Lady Bearcats needed all of them to overcome a Collins team that had won 22 games and might have been saving its best for the district final.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: First quarter explosion sends Bearcats past Spencer, into region

    For three quarters of last Tuesday's 30th District semi-final, Anderson County and Spencer County were locked in a 2-point battle for a berth in this week's Eighth Region Tournament.

    There was only one problem for Spencer: The first quarter.

    Or, more precisely, that one quarter was full of problems for the Bears. Everything that Anderson did during the first eight minutes worked. The Bearcats blistered the nets from 3-point range. They defended with a passion. Anderson dominated the backboards.

    And the Bearcats built a 20-2 lead.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Collins bigger, quicker in beating Bearcats for district title

     Some say basketball is a game of size. Others counter it is a game of quickness.

    Friday night, Collins proved they are not mutually exclusive. And when a team has advantages in both aspects, it can be very successful.

    And especially so in the high school version of the game.

    Second-seeded Collins captured the school's first 30th District championship, leading wire-to-wire in a 62-47 decision on top-seeded Anderson's home court.

    The Titans simply had the weapons.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Spencer in district opener

    This one was over quickly.

    Even though Anderson County sputtered a bit offensively during the early stages of the game, the Lady Bearcats had no trouble dispatching of over-matched Spencer County, 62-19, in Tuesday's 30th District semi-final.

    Makenzie Cann led Anderson with 16 points while Eriel McKee scored 11 and Sydney Brown tallied 10. McKee also came up with 11 steals as the visiting Lady Bears were challenged to overcome the Anderson press.