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Today's Sports

  • 30th District Titles on the line...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be looking to maintain their holds on the 30th District Tournament Friday night at Shelby County High School.

  • Bearcats come together, oust...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The record book says Anderson County is 10-15 on the year.

  • Fink fights to state medal round

    LEXINGTON -- There was a bit of disappointment on Chase Fink’s face as he left the mat for the last time at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

    Fink had just been pinned by LaRue County’s Dalton Bell in the battle for seventh place in the 152-pound class but just a few moments later, perspective had changed things.

    “This feels great. I am so excited,” said Fink, a sophomore at Anderson County High School.

  • Full speed ahead

    A nice problem exists in the locker room before the Anderson County girls’ basketball team takes the floor.

    We’re talking about high school basketball players. It’s an age group that has been notorious, for years, for being unpredictable when it comes to being ready to play the game at hand.

    Then there’s Lady Bearcat senior Taylor Harley.

    “As a coaching staff, we sometimes have to calm her down,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell grins.

  • District madness underway

    High school basketball is now down to the nitty-gritty portion of the season.

    The 30th District Tournament was to have tipped off Tuesday night at Shelby County High School and before the week is over, more than half of the state’s teams will have taken their last shots, grabbed their last rebounds and laced up the hi-tops for the final time this year.

    By mid-March, only one boys’ team and one girls’ team in Kentucky will walk off the floor happy after their final game.

  • Penny named region’s Player of...

    Anderson County High School boys’ basketball player Cobe Penny has been named the Eighth Region’s Player of the Year in a vote of the region’s coaches.

    Penny, who became school’s all-time leading scorer, headed the team, announced Monday.

    Last Friday it was also announced he had been named a Mr. Basketball finalist.

    Penny was the only Anderson player selected to the 15-man all-region team.

    Gallatin County’s Jon Jones was named the region’s Coach of the Year.

  • Strong second half powers...

    Franklin County used a outscored Anderson County 15-6 in the third quarter, then held on to defeat the Bearcats, 65-57, Friday night at Franklin.

    The Flyers pulled away from a 30-29 halftime lead and were still in front 34-32 midway through the third frame before going on a 10-0 run.

    “That has happened to us a lot and a lot of it is reading each other and being in sync with each other,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

  • Powell gets by Penny-less...

    The injury parade kept marching at Anderson County last week.

    This time it was the Bearcats’ leading scorer, Mr. Basketball finalist Cobe Penny who was unable to go when the Bearcats traveled to Powell County last Wednesday.

    Penny, the school’s all-time leading scorer, was unable to play due to aggravating a knee injury. Without him, Anderson dropped a 60-44 decision.

  • Anderson archers place high in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team competed in the pre-regional tournament at Danville on Saturday.

    Henry Thompson took first place in both the high school boys and the overall competition. Anderson’s Wade Wilson took third place in the high school boys while Jacob Newby was fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Maura Dean took second place with a 289 and Anna Rose placed fourth with 288.

    Anderson will be competing in the NASP regional tournament on Saturday.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.