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Today's Sports

  • Anderson County girls romp at...

    CRESTWOOD – It was quickly apparent that it was going to be Lauren Boblitt’s night.

    Anderson County’s second possession of its 57-31 romp at South Oldham ended with the sophomore center launching a three-point attempt from the right wing.

    Swish!

    It put Anderson up 3-0. The Lady Bearcats would never be on the short end of the score the rest of the night.

    The Lady Bearcats’ next trip ended when Jaclynn Ruble, Boblitt’s classmate who had a big night of her own, slipped a pass to Boblitt for a layup.

  • Lafayette, Campbellsville latest...

    Sammy Rogers had already gone through her Senior Night, but had another big outing on the night she officially said her home court goodbye.

    Rogers scored 19 points, pulled in three rebounds and recorded three steals and three blocked shots as Anderson County romped past visiting Lafayette, 60-35, last Thursday night.

    “I was happy to see Sam get going,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “We know that she can go long stretches of being really hot, and I think we saw glimpses of her starting that again.”

  • Six Mat Cats make state tourney

    Six members of the Anderson County High School wrestling team will be going on to the state tournament.

    The six Mat Cats placed in the top four finishers of their respective weight classes at the Region 5 meet, held at Franklin County High School Saturday. The qualifiers advance to the state tournament which will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Changes might be coming to a...

    Changes might be coming to high school sports.

    Make that big changes.

    At least there would be some major changes to athletic programs and how they are administered if a proposal that amounts to giving students an option of open enrollment across the state becomes policy.

  • Harp back where he wants to be

    Part of Sam Harp has stayed in Anderson County for nearly 30 years.

    In three years, he’d taken Bearcat football to heights it had never experienced before. He’d coached Anderson to an undefeated season in 1986. The following year, he’d guided the Bearcats to the first playoff win in school history, winning at perennial power Newport Central Catholic.

    The Bearcats had ascended to a place in the state’s Top 5 in Class AA and Harp had been named the state’s Coach of the Year in 1986.

  • Tough coach with tender heart...

    They might be called the glory days of Anderson County basketball.

    It was that period from the mid-1960s to the late 70s when the Bearcats enjoyed a sustained run of success that is unmatched in local history.

  • Whiteside pulls off rebound...

    WILMORE – With the Luce Center audio system balking last Tuesday, there was a real question if the National Anthem would be played before the Asbury-Midway women’s basketball game tipped off.

    That’s when Kali Whiteside took a step or two forward from the Asbury bench.

    “Oh, say can you see?” she sang.

    The crowd joined in and a setback was averted.

    It was fitting. Kali rebounded nicely from a problem.

  • High school archery team wins...

    The Anderson County High School archery team claimed the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 7 Tournament Saturday, defeating second place Western Hills by 29 points. The Bearcats won the NASP regional for the eighth consecutive year.

    Anderson tallied 3,404 points of a possible 3,600.

    Top scorers for the Bearcats were Isaiah Caldwell with a 291 (of a possible 300) to earn first-place male. Anna Rose took the first-place female with 289.

  • Garmon leads Cats past Carroll

    Anderson County needed this one.

    After struggling to finish the job so many times since early January, the Bearcats needed a night when they hammered down the win early.

    Anderson reeled off the first 12 points of the fourth quarter on its way to an 84-58 win over visiting Carroll County last Tuesday. The Bearcats, who had lost six of their previous eight games, upped their record to 14-10.

    Carroll, which has been in a funk since Christmas, dropped its 15th straight game and fell to 4-20.

  • District tourney opens Tuesday

    The real high school basketball season gets underway next week as the 30th District Tournament opens at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    Anderson County swept the district titles last year, marking the first time a district school had accomplished that feat since 2009.

    While the Anderson girls are heavy favorites to repeat, the boys’ tournament could be a wild affair. Collins would have to be given the nod as the team to beat since it went through the regular-season district schedule unscathed and will be playing at home.