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Today's Sports

  • Shelby ends Lady Bearcats'...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Shelby County withstood an early Anderson County punch, then methodically overcame the Lady Bearcats with a 48-38 decision in the girls' 30th District Tournament Friday night at Spencer County High School.

    Shelby ended Anderson's six-year stranglehold on the district title even though the Lady Bearcats exploded to a 9-1 lead just over three minutes into the game.

  • Late layup lifts Shelby past...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Jordan Armstrong scored on a layup with 4 seconds left to provide the winning margin for Shelby County as the Rockets defeated Anderson County, 75-73, in the semi-final round of the 30th District Tournament Thursday night at Spencer County High School.

    Shelby moves on to play Collins in Saturday's district championship game while Anderson saw its season come to an end at 16-10.

  • Lady Bearcats oust Collins,...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Kaci Currens scored 25 points, nine coming in the decisive third quarter, to lead Anderson County past Collins in the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Tuesday night at Spencer County High School.

    Trailing 31-29 midway through the third quarter, Currens scored the Lady Bearcats' next seven points. Her three-point play with 2:14 to go in the third frame put Anderson up for good at 36-34.

  • Plenty of fishing and cooking...

    The clipboards are safe. For now, at least.

    Fish, however, might want to beware.

    Duane Hammons plans on having plenty of time to fish.

    Hammons, Anderson County football’s defensive coordinator and the lone holdover from Coach Mark Peach’s original Bearcat staff, is stepping away from coaching after 26 years, a slew of victories and a lifetime of memories.

  • Hammons picks his best

    After 10 years at Anderson County and 26 years on the sidelines, Duane Hammons was asked about if he had any favorite players.

    “I can’t remember them all,” he laughed. “I will be safe and say my son.”

    But when it comes to opposing players, Hammons was quick with names.

  • Peach talks about Hammons'...

    Peach on Hammons

    Anderson County head football coach Mark Peach says Duane Hammons made a major impact on Anderson County football in his 10 years as an assistant coach.

  • A memorable 30-year run

    It all started with Orbrey Gritton and Tamara Stratton.

    They were classmates at Anderson County High School, graduating in 1985.

    During that basketball season, “The Big O,” as Gritton was known around Anderson County, was leading the Bearcats in a serious run for the state tournament. If successful, it would have been the first time in 11 years that Anderson would have made it to the Sweet 16.

  • Unforgettable moments over 30...

    Putting in 30 years at The Anderson News has allowed me to see things I never expected and taken me places I never dreamed to go. In trying to put a list of those things that could never be erased from memory, I could have filled an entire edition of The Anderson News.

    There have been times of joy and times of sorrow. But it has been a ride far beyond my expectations. Here they are, in chronological order:

    Walking past the big time

  • Five who greatly influenced my...

    Cawood Ledford

    I met this giant at the Kentucky football Media Day in 1985. I tried to interview this man who called the Kentucky Wildcat games for 39 years but I was so nervous that it probably turned out as one of the worst pieces I have ever done. Still, I have always remembered something he told me: “You can’t be around a team and not want them to win, but you have to tell the truth.”

    No one wants Anderson County’s teams to win any more than I do, but I still strive to tell the truth.

  • SNOW MAKES DISTRICT MORE...

    What was already being billed as the most unpredictable 30th District Touranment in memory got even more unpredictable last week.

    The snow and ice that moved through Kentucky last week played havoc with schools and made the tournament, which was to have begun Monday night on the girls’ side, a bigger mystery than what it already was.

    The Shelby County girls were to have played Spencer County Monday with the Anderson girls playing Collins Tuesday. Both games were scheduled to tip off after press time for this edition of The Anderson News.