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Today's Sports

  • Mr. Basketball candidate to visit

    It's not often that basketball players like Carson Williams make headlines these days. He's an old-school success story in the glitz and glamour of 2016.

    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.

    “He has my vote for Mr. Basketball,” Anderson coach Glen Drury says. “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.”

  • Flying high at Morehead

    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.

    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.

  • Wrestlers to host regional...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team will host the Region 4 Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13 beginning at 10 a.m.

    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.

    The tournament will feature mats in the school's main gym and the auxiliary gym, known as Gym B.

  • Lincoln makes plays in final...

    Everything seemed to be going Anderson County's way Saturday night.

    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.

  • Mercy shows why it is elite,...

    Mercy Academy showed why it is one of the elite girls' 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.

    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's trophy case, improved to 17-9.

  • Currens, Harley shine as Lady...

    Anderson County overcame a nine-point deficit to defeat host Boyle County last Monday night.

    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.

    According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, Boyle had more turnovers (16) than points (15) in the second half.

    Already without freshmen Lauren Boblitt and Jaclynn Ruble, Anderson felt fortunate to still be in the hunt at the break.

  • Lady Cats romp at Ballard

    Anderson County continued to flex its muscle as the Lady Bearcats routed Ballard, 58-28, last Wednesday in Louisville.

    Anderson was never threatened as the Lady Bearcats pummeled a team that is in a major rebuilding project.

    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.

  • Rams overcome CEC

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team pulled away from Christian Educators' Consortium to post a 57-49 win Saturday in Louisville.

    Josh Smith led the Rams with 21 points while Zach Dennis tallied 15, including a trio of 3-point shots.

    Leading 42-41 entering the fourth quarter, CAL made the plays down the stretch to claim the win.

    “It was a tough game on the road,” CAL coach Cory Robinson said. “We didn't play well in the first half, but pulled together in the second half and got a big win.”

  • Archers take NASP regional title

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place in the Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program Region 7 tournament, held Saturday at the Cross Center in Frankfort.

    Anderson scored 3,414 points out of a possible 3,600.

    “This is the second best score posted in the state this year,” said Anderson coach Dave Frederick.

  • Christian Academy looking to add...

    The old football field on North Main Street might be hearing the sounds of pads popping again very soon.

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg has announced it is exploring the possibility of adding football to its athletic program in the 2016-17 school year. Pam Brough, executive director of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, sent an e-mail to various local businesses last week requesting support for the academy’s football program.