Today's Sports

  • Anderson County basketball...

    Updated, Sunday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys basketball team could not take down Bourbon County for the second time in a week as the Colonels upset the Bearcats, 74-69, in the consolation bracket of the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Saturday night. The Bearcats will play Garrard County, a team the Bearcats routed in the season-opener, in another consolation bracket game Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Woodford County High School.

  • Shelby looks to take control of...

    The question of whether the 30th District girls’ basketball torch is being returned might be answered Thursday night.

    At least a there might be some insight on the matter.

    Shelby County, the school that dominated the district to the tune of 14 consecutive championships from 1994-2007, is looking to wrest that supremacy back from Anderson County, the program that has won the crown the last six times, Thursday night in Shelbyville.

  • Special deadlines for holiday...

    Because of Christmas holiday publishing deadline, all submitted sports news, announcements and photos must be submitted by 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, for inclusion in the Dec. 24 edition of The Anderson News.

    Material to be published in the Dec. 31 edition of The Anderson News should be submitted by Friday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.

    Submissions can be made via e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com, online at www.theandersonnews.com or in person at The Anderson News office at 1080 Bypass South.

  • Louisville miracle! Lady Cats...

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team is showing that it really is taking this tradition thing seriously.

    Last week, the Lady Bearcats split a pair of road games with Chrsitian Academy of Louisville and Lincoln County. While Anderson’s early record, 2-2, looks so-so on the surface, those games indicate the Lady Bearcats have no intention of simply rebuilding during the 2014-15 season.


    PARIS, Ky. – Anderson County overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat host Bourbon County, 63-56, in boys’ high school basketball action Sunday night.

    The Bearcats trailed 43-37 with just over 5:00 to play. After surviving Bourbon’s Ameryon Blackburn’s last second shot, the Bearcats prevailed in overtime.

    Bourbon had held the ball for nearly 90 seconds and through timeouts by both teams. Blackburn fired from just beyond the three-point arc, but his attempt clanged off the rim as time expired.

  • Bearcat mystery has ingredients...

    If you love a great mystery, I mean a really great one that keeps you trying to figure out the conclusion up to the end, you will probably love high school basketball around Anderson County this season.

    That is not a knock on the current edition of the Bearcats. It is the reality of expectations. And so far, the teams have shown the expectations might be a bit lower than they should have been.

  • Regional favorite romps past...

    Oldham County showed why it is the early-season favorite in the Eighth Region, while Anderson County is considered to be a work in progress when the teams met in boys’ high school basketball action last Tuesday night.

    Oldham never trailed as it scored a 77-52 win over the homestanding Bearcats.

    “We are young and they are experienced,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “Their experience showed.”

  • Bearcats to play in Woodford...

    Anderson County will participate in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, beginning Friday when the Bearcats take on Madison Southern. Tip off is at 7:45 p.m.

    The Eagles, 2-3 after last Friday’s games boast a nice point guard, 6-foot-1 senior Tanner Kidwell, who has entertained some interest from mid-major Division I schools, according to The Cats’ Pause yearbook.

  • Local man inducted to Hall of...

    Anderson County resident Jeff Sprague has been named to the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. The event was held recently at Receptions in Erlanger.

    Sprague was a standout quarterback for Bellevue’s 1979 state champions. Bellevue beat Richmond Madison, 7-0, in the final at The Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center’s Cardinal Stadium.

  • McKee named top OVC frosh again

    Morehead State University freshman forward Eriel McKee, a Lawrenceburg resident, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Freshman of the Week for women’s basketball last week, according to a news release.

    It was the second time this season that McKee has earned the award. She was also named Freshman of the Week on Nov. 18.