Today's Sports

  • Shelby size sours Lady Cat upset...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County had things going like it wanted but those things didn’t go the Lady Bearcats’ way long enough last Thursday.

    Shelby County pulled away in the second half to defeat Anderson, 62-46, in a girls’ basketball game that was much closer than the score would indicate.

  • Anderson County basketball...

    The Adnerson County boys' basketball defeated Garrard County, 72-38, to take seventh place in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Sunday afternoon. Austin Cummins led the Bearcats with 17 points. the Bearcats enter the holidays at 5-4 and take on Beechwood at home on Friday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats roar early, hang...

    Anderson County’s post-game locker room chat took longer than usual last Tuesday.

    Much longer.

    To be sure, Anderson County was happy with its 49-43 win over regional foe Oldham County. It was how the Lady Bearcats finished things – or, more accurately, did not finish, on the home court – that had Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell in less than a jovial mood.

  • McKee registers double-doubles

    From staff reports

    Eriel McKee’s double-double was not enough for Morehead State as South Carolina-Upstate took a 75-69 decision in women’s basketball action last Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C.

    McKee scored a team-best 21 points and snared 10 rebounds in a contest that saw eight lead changes and four ties. McKee hit 8-of-18 shots from the field and sank 4-of-5 free throws to lead the Eagles, who fell to 4-7 on the season. USC-Upstate improved to 6-5.

    Cleveland State 80, Morehead State 72

  • Admirals make bombing run on...

    Danville went “bombs away” in notching an 81-70 win over Anderson County in boys’ basketball action on Dec. 15.

    The Admirals sank 11-of-19 three-point chances to move to 6-3 on the year.

    “We thought we played well,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said in an e-mail. “Our improvement in our half-court offense was obvious.”

  • Sing along for Christmas sports...

    There’s nuttin’ like a good Christmas sing-along to get the spirits right at this time of year and as 2014 draws to a close there have been some events I have witnessed or been a part over the last 12 months that just beg for a special Christmas song in their honor.

    I’m getting’ Nuttin’ for Christmas

    Mommy and Daddy (and the KHSAA) are mad

    I’m getting’ nuttin’ for Christmas

    ‘Cause I ain’t been nuttin’ but bad

  • Rodeo champ

    Brandon Hittle was the winner of the All-Around Saddle 10- to 13-year-old division of the Kansas Junior Rodeo Association. He won the all-around buckles in the calf-tying and breakaway roping and the average buckles in goat-roping and team roping competitions. Brandon is the son of Brent and Marlene Hittle and the grandson of L.D. Bontrager of Anderson County.

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  • Holiday tournament coverage in...

    Due to special holiday deadlines, coverage of the Anderson County athletic teams in pre-Christmas tournaments will not appear in this edition of The Anderson News.

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team won one and lost two in the Woodford County Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Cats had also won one and lost two and were still playing in the Traditional Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic High School when this edition of The Anderson News went to press.