http://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Bearcats give Drury 500th career win http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-give-drury-500th-career-win <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/drury_500_1.jpg" alt="Anderson County coach Glen Drury gets his 500th career win, all in Anderson County schools, with a 66-52 win over Simon Kenton Friday night." title="Anderson County coach Glen Drury gets his 500th career win, all in Anderson County schools, with a 66-52 win over Simon Kenton Friday night." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> Glen Drury has reached a level of excellence that few have attained coaching high school basketball Friday night.</p> <p> Anderson County put together what might have been its most complete performance of the year in defeating visiting Simon Kenton, 66-52, giving the veteran Bearcat mentor his 500<sup>th</sup> career win. All of the victories have come in the Anderson County school system.</p> <p> Drury coached two years at Western Anderson before moving to his alma mater for the 1987-88 season.</p> Mr. Basketball candidate to visit http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mr-basketball-candidate-visit <p> It&#39;s not often that basketball players like Carson Williams make headlines these days. He&#39;s an old-school success story in the glitz and glamour of 2016.</p> <p> The 6-foot-7 Williams makes his final trip to Anderson Thursday night when his Owen County team, considered by many to be the top team in the Eighth Region, comes to town.</p> <p> &ldquo;He has my vote for Mr. Basketball,&rdquo; Anderson coach Glen Drury says. &ldquo;He has done it the right way. He is competitive and wants to win and he has stayed at Owen County and stayed the course.&rdquo;</p> Flying high at Morehead http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/flying-high-morehead <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wilson_signs.jpg" alt="Madeline Wilson signs an NCAA national letter-of-intent to play soccer at Morehead State University during a ceremony at Anderson County High School last Wednesday. Among those attending the ceremony were, front row, from left, Hunter Wilson (brother), Madeline Wilson, Alice Wilson (mother) and Stephen Wilson (father). Back row: Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee, former Anderson County Middle School coach Daniel Rogers, Lexington Futbol Club coach Brad Turpin and Anderson County coach Jason Earnest." title="Madeline Wilson signs an NCAA national letter-of-intent to play soccer at Morehead State University during a ceremony at Anderson County High School last Wednesday. Among those attending the ceremony were, front row, from left, Hunter Wilson (brother), Madeline Wilson, Alice Wilson (mother) and Stephen Wilson (father). Back row: Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee, former Anderson County Middle School coach Daniel Rogers, Lexington Futbol Club coach Brad Turpin and Anderson County coach Jason Earnest." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Anderson County High School senior Madeline Wilson signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Morehead State University during a ceremony at the school last Wednesday.</p> <p> Wilson has been a mainstay of the Anderson program. She was a four-year starter and earned honorable mention all-state status after both her junior and senior seasons.</p> Wrestlers to host regional tournament http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/wrestlers-host-regional-tournament <p> The Anderson County High School wrestling team will host the Region 4 Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13 beginning at 10 a.m.</p> <p> The 10-team regional meet will provide a full day of action with the top four finishers in each weight class advancing to the state meet, scheduled for the following weekend at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.</p> <p> The tournament will feature mats in the school&#39;s main gym and the auxiliary gym, known as Gym B.</p> Lincoln makes plays in final minute, slips past Anderson http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lincoln-makes-plays-final-minute-slips-past-anderson <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gillis.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Everything seemed to be going Anderson County&#39;s way Saturday night.</p> <p> The Bearcats had built a 10-point lead with less than 10 minutes to play. They looked like a team ready to post victories on back-to-back nights for the first time since December. After 22 minutes, they had the look of a team that was working its way into being an Eighth Region title contender.</p> Mercy shows why it is elite, rolls past Cats http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mercy-shows-why-it-elite-rolls-past-cats <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ac1_4923.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mercy Academy showed why it is one of the elite girls&#39; basketball programs in Kentucky Friday night. The defending Sixth Region champion delivered a staggering punch in the third quarter, then cruised to a 45-35 win over a cold shooting Anderson County team.</p> <p> Anderson fell to 16-8 on the year while Mercy, a long-time power that has the hardware from two state championships on display in the school&#39;s trophy case, improved to 17-9.</p> Currens, Harley shine as Lady Bearcats overcome Boyle http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/currens-harley-shine-lady-bearcats-overcome-boyle <p> Anderson County overcame a nine-point deficit to defeat host Boyle County last Monday night.</p> <p> Trailing 36-27 early in the third quarter, Anderson went on a 20-3 run, which included a spree of 11 straight points, to take control.</p> <p> According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, Boyle had more turnovers (16) than points (15) in the second half.</p> <p> Already without freshmen Lauren Boblitt and Jaclynn Ruble, Anderson felt fortunate to still be in the hunt at the break.</p> Lady Cats romp at Ballard http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lady-cats-romp-ballard <p> Anderson County continued to flex its muscle as the Lady Bearcats routed Ballard, 58-28, last Wednesday in Louisville.</p> <p> Anderson was never threatened as the Lady Bearcats pummeled a team that is in a major rebuilding project.</p> <p> Taylor Harley took a blow to the head in the first quarter and was out the rest of the game, leaving an already short-handed Lady Cat team even more decimated.</p>