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Anderson County High School

  • Bearcats rally late for win at Casey

    Anderson County's boys' basketball team seems intent on proving the doubters wrong.
    That is what was apparent last Tuesday when the Bearcats rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to take a hard-fought 60-57 win at Casey County in the season opener for both teams.
    Erik Newton, Anderson's only returning starter from 2010, scored Anderson's first 10 points, then sank a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to go to provide the winning margin for the Bearcats.

  • Football Bearcats named first team All-District

    Nine Anderson County football players were named first team All-District by the coaches of Class 5A, District 4 last week.
    Bearcat coach Mark Peach was also named the district's Coach of the Year after leading the Bearcats, picked third in pre-season by most polls, to the district championship. It was only the third district title in school history but second in the last four years.

  • Bardstown rips Bearcats

    Bardstown rips Bearcats
    By John Herndon

    Bardstown bolted to an early lead and never looked back as the Tigers routed visiting Anderson County 68-38 in boys' high school basketball action Monday night.
    Bardstown led 18-6 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 35-16 by halftime.

  • Lady Cats beat top-ranked Marion in scrimmage

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team did not expect to sneak up on anyone this season. The Lady Bearcats assured that Saturday when they defeated top-ranked Marion County, 47-41 in the Kentucky Basketball Academy pre-season showcase at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Mackenzie Cann led Anderson with 13 points but it was a total team effort, according to Anderson coach Tony Kaya.
    "The kids played hard, but necessarily well," Kays said.

  • Peach, Bearcats looking ahead to 2011

    Mark Peach was wearing a Notre Dame t-shirt last Tuesday.
    The irony, as he sat down to talk about the just completed football season and what lies ahead for his Anderson County Bearcats, could not be overlooked or overstated.

    Suffice it to say that, based on what transpired over the last half of the regular season and in the playoffs, expectations are high for 2011.
    Maybe not as out of this world as they perennially are in South Bend, but expectations are such that the time for basking in the Bearcats’ longest post-season run in school history is now in the past.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Lafayette

    LEXINGTON—Anderson County learned quite a bit about itself Tuesday night.
    The Lady Bearcats played without one starter and saw another on the bench with foul trouble for over half the game but held off host Lafayette 51-46 in the basketball season opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
    “The thing I was most proud of was how they hit us in the mouth and made a run at us, but our kids responded,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats have eyes on goal, not target


    Even before they had gotten on I-75 for the trip home from Simon Kenton High School last March 6, the red paint was getting ready for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats.
    One big, fat, bright red target, made to order.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Drury says, 'We can be good'

    Most people in Glen Drury's predicament would be wringing their hands, at best, or even take a journey into full-fledged weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Herndon on a limb

    Top Eighth Region teams

    1.Anderson County
    Defending champs have much back and are talented, but they are still very young.
    2.Walton-Verona
    Walton-Verona gave Anderson a major scare last March and has the region's top player.
    3.Simon Kenton
    The Lady Pioneers are still smarting losing in regional final. Coach Jeff Stowers' system is sound.
    4.Collins
    Have talent. Improved dramatically at Shelby County last year.
    5.South Oldham

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson's return to Diddle far from guaranteed

    There is little doubt that Anderson County is seen as the team to beat in the girls' Eighth Region race in 2011. The Lady Bearcats were impressive through the regional tournament and return most of last year's roster.
    Everyone else around the region remembers.