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Anderson County High School

  • Bond goes undetected, sends Harlan County to Sayre title

    LEXINGTON – This James Bond was not a 007, but he was enough for Harlan County last Thursday night.

    Bond got his golden fingers on a loose ball, then, just as his more famous counterpart, found a view to a kill – in the form of an open lane to the basket – Anderson County’s hope of an improbable championship in the Sayre Holiday Classic.

  • Bearcats hold off Sayre in first game of classic

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County seemed poised to rout host Sayre, scoring the first seven points, then building a lead as large as 33-16 early in the third quarter, but had to hold on to defeat the Spartans, 57-48, in the Sayre Holiday Classic opener last Tuesday night.

    “We will take it,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “The kids are going to get better. This was the first time we have had to play with a lead and the kids did not have the experience to know how to protect the lead.”

  • District seeding on the line as Anderson takes on Collins, Eminence

    Now the real season begins for Anderson County. Well, sort of.

    The Bearcats' main concern is to get better each week, hoping to peak when tournament play begins. However, Friday's game with 30th District foe Collins will be a factor in how things shape up in seeding the district tournament.

    "We want to play well in all of our seeding games, so this game is very important," Anderson coach Glen Drury says.

    A first-year school formed out of Shelby County, Collins has gotten off to a 7-4 start under veteran coach Curtis Turley, who coached at Shelby in the late 1990's.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Henry Clay

    Anderson County jumped to a 14-6 lead after a quarter and never looked back as the Lady Bearcats trounced host Henry Clay in girls’ high school basketball action on Tuesday night.

    Freshman Mackenzie Cann buried five 3-point shots and scored 20 points to lead Anderson, which improved to 10-4 on the season. Another freshman, Eriel McKee, scored 13.

    Henry Clay fell to 2-7.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats win in tournaments

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams recorded victories in holiday tournament play Tuesday night.

    The Bearcats jumped to a quick 7-0 lead and never trailed in defeating Lexington Sayre, 57-48, in the Sayre Holiday Classic. The Bearcats led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter but needed to hit 10 straight free throws in the final three minutes to hold off a furious Sayre rally.

    The Spartans cut Anderson’s lead to four and had a chance to get closer, but the Bearcats hung on.

  • Mountain power gives lesson on reaching summit

    LEXINGTON – Perry Central’s win over Anderson County in the Republic Bank Classic last Wednesday was a lesson in how basketball used to be played and how it is played now all wrapped into one 32-minute lesson.

  • Hoops teams continue holiday play

    Both Anderson County basketball teams will be in action this week as they close out the December portion of their schedules in central Kentucky tournament play.

    The Lady Bearcats will be in action in the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash through Thursday, Dec. 30. Anderson was to have played Monticello in the first round on Monday. Due to holiday publishing schedules, that game and a second-round game against Nelson County or Maysville St. Patrick was played after press deadlines for this edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

    Something clicked for Anderson County basketball last week.

    It happened over 100 miles from home, in the obscurity of McCreary County, down along the Tennessee border. And it clicked just when the Bearcats looked like they would be kicked and, perhaps, on the way to a disastrous season.

    No, Anderson did not win the Arby’s/KFC Classic at McCreary Central High School. Far from it. The Bearcats split four games and still were looking at a 3-4 record heading into last night’s game against Lexington Sayre.

  • Three named to all-state football team

    Three members of the Anderson County High School football team were listed as honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal All-State team, announced in Sunday’s editions of the state’s largest newspaper.

    Offensive lineman Todd DeWoody, defensive lineman Steve Sims and place-kicker Bill Rose were honored in voting by the state’s coaches.

  • Wrestlers to compete in Woodford tournament

    Some of Kentucky's best wrestling teams will be descending on Woodford County High School for the Yellow Jacket Invitational to be held on Monday, Dec. 27 and Tuesday, Dec. 28.
    Anderson County, which has several impressive wrestlers early in the season, will be part of the field.
    In the recent Bearcat Duals, held on Dec. 11, Anderson wrestlers Shea Sparrow (130 pounds), Austin Dillow (135) and Jacob Vincent (145) were undefeated in their respective weight classes.
    T.W. Stockton and Chris McDaniel went 4-1 at 160 and 125 pounds respectively.