Anderson County High School

  • A season of misfortune for Bearcats

    (Editor's note: Anderson News sports editor John Herndon looks back at the just completed season for Anderson County boys' basketball. This article contains his observations and opinions.)

    Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez once said, “I would rather be lucky than good.”
    Anderson County basketball, the 2010-2011 edition, can certainly identify with the old New York Yankee.

  • Spencer ousts Anderson from district tourney

    TAYLORSVILLE – In the end, Anderson County’s limitations made sure the Bearcats’ post season would end quickly.

    Always a few inches too short, the Bearcats had no answer for Spencer County’s Logan Dunbar, who scored 17 points, including what might have been the biggest two points of last Tuesday’s 30th District semi-final.

  • Six Anderson players named All-District

    Six members of Anderson County basketball teams were named to the 30th District All-Tournament team last week at Spencer County High School.

    Sydney Brown, Eriel McKee, Destiny Stewart and Corrin Robinson were named to the team from the Anderson girls while Lowell Gordon and Logan Woodside were selected from the Anderson boys.

  • Anderson girls draw Oldham in regional tourney

    Fresh off their 30th District championship, the Anderson County girls' basketball team drew 29th District runner-up Oldham County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at the regional draw Saturday morning. The game will be the final first round game of the tournament and is set to tip off on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m at Gallatin County High School.

    Anderson defeated Oldham 79-59 on Dec. 7. The Lady Bearcats also began their march to the Sweet 16 with a win over Oldham in the regional opener last year.

  • Three-peat! Lady Bearcats corral Collins for district title

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Anderson County captured its third consecutive 30th District Tournament championship with a 57-48 win over Collins Friday night at Spencer County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats never trailed but were not assured of the win until freshman Destiny Stewart sank a pair of free throws with 36.4 seconds to play, giving Anderson a 55-46 advantage. Sophomore Danielle Watson also buried two crucial free throws that put Anderson up 51-43 with 1:31 to play.

  • Dillow places eighth in state wrestling meet

    FRANKFORT – Austin Dillow needed just two seconds. Two measly seconds to stay alive in his seventh-place match at the state wrestling tournament on Saturday afternoon.

    Two seconds were all that stood between Dillow and one more chance to beat Meade County's Garrett Kenealy. But with their match tied at 4, Kenealy scored on a takedown that gave him the higher placing.

  • Bearcats finally have reason to smile

    TAYLORSVILLE – As another of Lowell Gordon’s long-range bombs ripped the nets, Anderson County’s smiles grew broader.

    And with every time the Bearcats forced Eminence into a turnover – the count was 22 altogether – the reality of what was happening Monday night became sharper.

  • Franklin County defeats Anderson girls

    FRANKFORT – Through three months and 27 basketball games, a familiar pattern has stayed with Anderson County's Lady Bearcats.

    When Anderson plays well for 32 minutes, the Lady Bearcats are very tough to beat. When there is a lull, things aren't quite as rosy.

  • Flyers speed past Bearcats in finale

    FRANKFORT – It was less than 30 minutes before Anderson County's scheduled tipoff when the Bearcats walked into Franklin County's gym on Friday night.

    “We got stuck in some traffic and had to step off the bus to play,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    If only that were an explanation for the Bearcats' performance at Franklin. The Bearcats never led, and after a second quarter in which they trailed 30-13, never threatened. Franklin eventually ended its regular season with a 62-41 victory.

  • Oldham balance overcomes Anderson grit

    Oldham County scored seven quick points straddling the third and fourth quarters to get some breathing room on the way to a 49-40 win over Anderson County last Tuesday night.

    The Colonels utilized a very close charging call against the Bearcats that nullified a basket that could have tied things at 28.