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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cann rips nets for 20 as...

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a game-high 20 points to lead No. 19 Kentucky to 92-43 rout of New Hampshire last Thursday in Memorial Coliseum.

    Cann buried 6-of-8 threes for her best night in her short career as a Wildcat.

    Cann, who sat out last season after playing a year at the University of Cincinnati, had scored 23 points for Cincy against Central Florida. She also hit 6 three-pointers in that game.

    Cann score 5 points Saturday but e Wildcats took their first loss of the season, 79-69, at Colorado.

  • Swim Cats seek to emerge with...

    The struggle is always there for Anderson County High School swimming but the first major hurdle seems to be more and more surmountable.

    “We are inching closer and closer to that first state cut and I am confident that we are getting close,” says Anderson’s fifth-year coach Karla Phillips.

  • Rams targeting a title

    Fresh off some big tournament performances a year ago, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team has its sights set on something bigger this winter.

    “This team has the potential to be better than last year’s team,” says CAL coach Cory Robinson, who is also thinking of the state championship. “It will be tough but we have the potential to win it.”

    Most of the ingredients have been around for a while and Robinson says the onus is on the Rams to finish the job they almost took last year.

  • Lady Bearcats ready to open...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team opens the 2016-17 season next Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the Lady Bearcats travel to Thomas Nelson.

    Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson, which went 22-10 a year ago and won the 30th District Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years, has some question marks going into the season. First on the Lady Bearcats’ mind is how to replace last season’s Eighth Region Player of the Year, Kaci Currens, now at Georgetown College.

  • Peach honored by district coaches

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach has been named the Class 5A, District 6 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

    Peach, who just completed his 12th season at the helm of the Bearcats, led a young Anderson team to a 4-7 record. Despite numerous injuries to key players, the Bearcats were in contention for a title but fell just short against Madison Southern in the district championship game.

    Anderson saw its season end with an overtime loss to Bullitt Central in the state playoffs.