http://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/penny-named-kentucky-all-stars-1 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pennyftadj.jpg" alt="Cobe Penny attempts a free throw during the 2018 season. He leaves Anderson County as the boys’ all-time leading scorer. " title="Cobe Penny attempts a free throw during the 2018 season. He leaves Anderson County as the boys’ all-time leading scorer. " align="left" hspace="6" width="39" height="85" /><p> Cobe Penny is continuing a family tradition.</p> <p> The Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual summer series against the Indiana All-Stars.</p> <p> Penny was chosen from tryouts conducted by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches at Paul L. Dunbar High School in Lexington Saturday and Sunday. The team was announced Sunday night.</p> <p> Penny was also named to the Courier-Journal All-State second team last Friday. The team was selected in a vote of the state&rsquo;s coaches.</p> COLUMN: Facing fiscal reality in tough times http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/column-facing-fiscal-reality-tough-times <p> It&rsquo;s time for a reality check when it comes to high school sports.</p> <p> We are talking a real reality check in a world where reality is far too often in short supply.</p> <p> In case you missed it, there was a little bit of action in Frankfort last week. A large number of teachers and other school personnel made their voices heard as the Kentucky legislature overrode Gov. Matt Bevin&rsquo;s veto of the budget they passed earlier in the now-completed session.</p> Lady Bearcats rip Spencer in district showdown http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcats-rip-spencer-district-showdown <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carmenholthr.jpg" alt="Anderson County’s Carmen Holt is all smiles after belting a home run against Frederick Douglass last Thursday. Holt was one of five Lady Bearcats to hit one out in that game. " title="Anderson County’s Carmen Holt is all smiles after belting a home run against Frederick Douglass last Thursday. Holt was one of five Lady Bearcats to hit one out in that game. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Even with a new-look lineup, Anderson County let it be known last Thursday that the Lady Bearcats will be just fine.</p> <p> Using clutch hitting and a sharp pitching performance from junior Lexi Tinsley, Anderson romped past previously undefeated district rival Spencer County, 10-3, on the Lady Bearcats&rsquo; home diamond.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are learning,&rdquo; said Anderson&rsquo;s first-year coach Jeff Hawkins, who got his first district win. &ldquo;We are young, but they executed well on offense. We got some big hits with two outs and runners in scoring position.&rdquo;</p> Russell named MSC Athlete of Week http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/russell-named-msc-athlete-week <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brayden_russelladj.jpg" alt="Brayden Russell clears the high jump bar for Campbellsville University. " title="Brayden Russell clears the high jump bar for Campbellsville University. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For the second consecutive week, Anderson County resident Brayden Russell was selected as the Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.</p> <p> The junior compiled 23 total points at the Centre College Twilight Invitational to pace the Tigers to a second-place finish at the event. Of the 23 points, 18 came in field events.</p> Bearcat archers win at Woodford http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcat-archers-win-woodford <p> The Anderson County High School archery team took first place at the Woodford County Invitational, held Saturday in Versailles. The Bearcats also had six medalists, three boys and three girls.</p> <p> On the boys&rsquo; side, Henry Thompson continued his dominance of the sport, taking first place. Collin Spencer took fourth with Wade Wilson fifth.</p> <p> On the girls&rsquo; side, Sabrina Kostenbader, Anna Rose and Maura Dean placed third, fourth and fifth.</p> Mustangs master Mercer meet http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mustangs-master-mercer-meet <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/acms_archeryadj.jpg" alt="Anderson County Middle School archers display some of their hardware from Saturday’s win at Mercer County. They are, from left, Cody Coleman, Bryce Foster, Rayleen Flygstad, Samantha Yonts, Emmali Dorman, Hudson Reed, Paul Zigo and Logan Sea." title="Anderson County Middle School archers display some of their hardware from Saturday’s win at Mercer County. They are, from left, Cody Coleman, Bryce Foster, Rayleen Flygstad, Samantha Yonts, Emmali Dorman, Hudson Reed, Paul Zigo and Logan Sea." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Anderson County Middle School archery team dominated the Mercer County Titans 3D Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. The Mustangs took first place and took nine of the top 10 individual finishes in the tournament.</p> <p> The Mustang boys took four of the first five places in the tournament with Paul Zigo taking first place. Logan Sea and Bryce Foster followed in second and third place with Hudson Reed placing fifth.</p> This week in Anderson County Sports - Lacrosse photos http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/week-anderson-county-sports-lacrosse-photos <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jarrod_johnsonadj.jpg" alt="Anderson County’s Jarrod Johnson goes on the attack in lacrosse action against Elizabethtown last Wednesday. E-town claimed a 14-1 win. " title="Anderson County’s Jarrod Johnson goes on the attack in lacrosse action against Elizabethtown last Wednesday. E-town claimed a 14-1 win. " align="left" hspace="6" /> The week in sports -- Girls' tennis http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/week-sports-girls-tennis <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sophiegrigsbysmileadj.jpg" alt="Seventh-grader Sophie Grigsby is all smiles after a nice shot in a varsity doubles match with Franklin County last Thursday. Anderson squeaked out a 3-2 win over the Lady Flyers." title="Seventh-grader Sophie Grigsby is all smiles after a nice shot in a varsity doubles match with Franklin County last Thursday. Anderson squeaked out a 3-2 win over the Lady Flyers." align="left" hspace="6" />