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Today's Sports

  • Maxberry’s first varsity points...

    Brennon Maxberry picked a good time to score his first varsity basketball points for Anderson County on Friday night.

    The sophomore guard snared a missed free throw, then sank a short jump shot just before the final buzzer to give Anderson an 84-82 win at East Jessamine in double overtime. Trailing by one inside the final 10 seconds of the second overtime, Anderson got the ball to Christian Gritton, who was fouled as he drove the lane. The junior hit his first shot but missed his second.

  • See-saw first week for Lady Cats

    Anderson County saw where it is and what needs to be done to get where it can be in the first week of the girls’ high school basketball season.

    The Lady Bearcats can be very good, as shown in a 64-46 win at Thomas Nelson Tuesday night, saw just how big the gap they want to bridge to become elite when Louisville Mercy routed the Lady Bearcats, 75-35, the following night.

  • Anderson swimmers solid at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim team had a solid showing despite low numbers in a meet at the Shelby County Family Activity Center last Wednesday.

    A team already low on numbers, the Swim Cats went into the meet more short-handed with several swimmers out due to sickness.

    Other Anderson swimmers were just recovering from sickness. “They still stepped up and tried their hardest in their relays,” said Anderson coach Karla Phillips, who added that several of her swimmers opted to scratch their individual events due to exhaustion.

  • Peach disappointed with season...

    Short post-season runs have not been common at Anderson County in the Mark Peach era.

    “It’s always a big adjustment,” Peach said recently as he reflected on a season that ended in the first round of the state playoffs. Bullitt Central claimed an overtime win over the Bearcats to send the Bearcats to an early exit with a 4-7 record.

  • Cann makes first start for...

    Anderson County resident Makenzie Cann earned her first start for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team Sunday when the 17th-ranked Wildcats traveled to archrival Louisville.

    No. 7 Louisville pulled out a 69-67 win in overtime at the KFC Yum! Center, ending Kentucky’s streak of five consecutive wins in the series.

    Cann scored three points and pulled in four rebounds in 45 minutes of action. Cann and teammate Makayla Epps never exited the lineup.

  • Still close to his roots

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- It only takes one glance to see that playing football for Northwestern University has changed Chris Fitzpatrick.

    His shoulders are much broader than they were when he last put on the shoulder pads for Anderson County’s trip to the state championship game five years ago this week. His jaw seems to have squared and his waist looks a bit smaller.

    Fitzpatrick chuckles at the assessment. “I was 6-(foot)-1 and weighed 215 in high school. I am about 240 now,” he says. “I shed some weight and put some muscle back on.”

  • Swim Cats have strong start

    The Anderson County High School swim team dove into the 2016-17 season in a big way when the Bearcats had a strong finish in the Autumn Classic Invitational, held at the Shelby County Family Activities Center on Nov. 19.

    The Anderson girls placed fifth in the meet while the boys came in sixth. In the combined standings, Anderson finished fifth.

    “I am so impressed with my swimmers,” Anderson coach Karla Phillips said. “They did wonderfully at this meet and truly set the bar high for each meet after this one.”

  • Drury leads Mat Mustangs at...

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held on Nov. 19.

    “This team has turned out more solid than expected,” said first-year coach Dan Knight. “Everyone will continue to improve and we have a lot to look forward to.”

  • Friends before foes

    They’ve always been teammates.

    As long as they’d been playing competitive basketball it was always Anderson County’s Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee.

    Or Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    Cann and McKee. McKee and Cann. It was almost impossible to mention one without the other back when they were leading to three Eighth Region championships in five years. They played six games in Diddle Arena, advancing to the state Final Four in 2013. In those six Sweet 16 games, Cann scored 98 points, McKee tallied 96.

  • McKee returns to Morehead lineup...

    Eriel McKee’s time away from the basketball court was short.

    The Anderson County High School graduate was back in the lineup for Morehead State earlier than expected, scoring 12 points in 10 minutes of action in the Eagles’ 92-42 win over NAIA team Alice Lloyd last Tuesday.

    McKee also grabbed 8 rebounds in her first action after suffering a shoulder injury in Morehead’s season opening loss to Georgia State on Nov. 11.