http://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Brothers splash to Bearcat swimming history http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/brothers-splash-bearcat-swimming-history <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reece_end_of_raceadj.jpg" alt="Reece Arredondo checks his time after finishing the 200-yard freestyle event at the Region 6 swim meet Saturday in Versailles. " title="Reece Arredondo checks his time after finishing the 200-yard freestyle event at the Region 6 swim meet Saturday in Versailles. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> From staff reports</p> <p> Anderson County High School swimmers Reece Arredondo and his brother, Riley, became the first from the school to qualify for the state swim meet, to be held Feb. 23-24 at the University of Louisville.</p> <p> The Arredondo brothers earned the designation with strong showings at the Region 6 meet at Falling Springs in Versailles on Saturday. Both have advanced as at-large entries. The top two finishers in each region automatically advance in each event along with the next 22 top times from across the state.</p> Five Mat Cats pin berths in state tourney http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/five-mat-cats-pin-berths-state-tourney <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wrestling09adj.jpg" alt="Chase Fink begins the celebration after pinning Franklin County&#039;s Cameron Bixler in the semifinal round at 152 pound. " title="Chase Fink begins the celebration after pinning Franklin County&#039;s Cameron Bixler in the semifinal round at 152 pound. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> DRY RIDGE -- Five Anderson County High School wrestlers have advanced to the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships, to be held Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at Alltech Arena in Lexington.</p> <p> R.J. Boies (220 pounds) and Chase Fink (152) both advanced to the championship bout of the Region 5 tournament, held Saturday at Grant County High School.</p> <p> Boies, who now sports a 38-4 record and is ranked eighth in the state in his weight class, advanced to the regional final before falling to Oldham County&rsquo;s Daniel Kimbell, ranked sixth, 16-0.</p> A season of surprises shifts to tourney time http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/season-surprises-shifts-tourney-time <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cheer.jpg" alt="Anderson County cheerleader Katelyn Brandenburg supports the Bearcats against Simon Kenton last week. The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats open district tournament play next week at Shelby County." title="Anderson County cheerleader Katelyn Brandenburg supports the Bearcats against Simon Kenton last week. The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats open district tournament play next week at Shelby County." align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> We probably should have known that the 2017-18 basketball season would be kind of crazy the night the Anderson County student section gave a big cheer for the old man.</p> <p> It was back on Nov. 18. Cat Madness was tipping off the local basketball season.</p> <p> I had just taken a few dribbles and cut loose with my first shot of the third annual Cat Madness 3-Point Shootout. As I had predicted, it was nothing but net. I&rsquo;m not sure who led the cheer that night, but thanks guys. You made a couple of my gray hairs turn brown.</p> Lady Bearcats tip Ballard, Woodford, Western Hills http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-bearcats-tip-ballard-woodford-western-hills <p> Anderson County rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat Ballard, 61-54, in girls&rsquo; high school basketball action last Wednesday in Louisville.</p> <p> The Lady Bearcats were looking at absorbing a whipping when they suddenly came alive to record their ninth straight win. Jaclynn Ruble led the Lady Bearcats with 17 points while Lauren Boblitt scored 15 and grabbed 10 rebounds.</p> Simon Kenton finds trail to victory, spoils Bearcat Senior Night http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/simon-kenton-finds-trail-victory-spoils-bearcat-senior-night <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/seniorsadj_0.jpg" alt="Anderson County’s Christian Gritton (24) consoles classmate Clay Jenkins as they leave the court after their final home game, a 67-53 loss to Simon Kenton Friday night. " title="Anderson County’s Christian Gritton (24) consoles classmate Clay Jenkins as they leave the court after their final home game, a 67-53 loss to Simon Kenton Friday night. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Simon Kenton showed why it is considered a major threat to winning the Eighth Region Friday night with a 67-53 win at Anderson County.</p> <p> The Pioneers used a big third quarter for the difference in the Pioneers&rsquo; first-ever win at Anderson and put a sour taste on the Bearcats&rsquo; Senior Night. It was Anderson&rsquo;s first Senior Night setback since 2011, although the celebration was wiped out by snow in 2015.</p> Bearcats get needed win over Owen County http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-get-needed-win-over-owen-county <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pittmanadj_7.jpg" alt="Anderson County’s Dylan Pittman goes for two of his 21 points against Owen County last Thursday. " title="Anderson County’s Dylan Pittman goes for two of his 21 points against Owen County last Thursday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="44" height="85" /><p> Thursday&rsquo;s 67-39 romp past visiting Owen County was just about everything Anderson County needed as the Bearcats entered the final week of the regular season.</p> <p> The Bearcats were relatively healthy and they were able to freely play against an overmatched opponent.</p> <p> &ldquo;We played more five-as-one,&rdquo; Anderson coach Glen Drury said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s taken a long time but we had 24 assists tonight. We have been preaching that all year. We made shots and played five-as-one.&rdquo;</p> Bearcats to close out regular season http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-close-out-regular-season <p> From staff reports</p> <p> Anderson County will close out the boys&rsquo; basketball regular season with a pair of road games to get the Bearcats ready for the 30th District Tournament.</p> <p> Wednesday, the Bearcats travel to Powell County in a game scheduled over the weekend. The Bearcats had several games canceled because of snow and Anderson coach Glen Drury wanted to get his team on the court one more time.</p> Kays plans to fly high with the Eagles http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/kays-plans-fly-high-eagles <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kaysadj_0.jpg" alt="Evan Kays signs an NCAA letter-of-intent to play soccer at Morehead State University. Among those attending the ceremony at Anderson County High School were, from left, Jenny Kays (mother), Colin Kays (brother) and Travis Kays (father)." title="Evan Kays signs an NCAA letter-of-intent to play soccer at Morehead State University. Among those attending the ceremony at Anderson County High School were, from left, Jenny Kays (mother), Colin Kays (brother) and Travis Kays (father)." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Evan Kays knew early that she wanted to attend Morehead State University.</p> <p> The Anderson County High School senior made a verbal commitment to play soccer for the Eagles in the fall of her junior year, believing she liked the school&rsquo;s atmosphere and an opportunity to play the sport she loves at the Division I level.</p>