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Today's Sports

  • Ending cruel because Bearcats...

    It’s been a week now but it still seems the end of Anderson County’s basketball season was so cruel.

    Cobe Penny gets a shot he wants – a shot he nearly always hits – that would send Anderson County to the Sweet 16. The ball rolled. It teased.

    An estimated 4,500 fans in the Henry County High School gymnasium held their breath.

    The ball fall off the rim. I have seen Anderson’s season end in the last second several times over 32 years at the keyboard, but this one might have been the most cruel.

    Here’s why.

  • No. 18 UK Selected to Host...

    University of Kentucky Media Relations release

  • Lexington First and Second Round...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – All-session and single-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds to be held in historic Memorial Coliseum on March 17 and March 19 in Lexington, Ky., are now on sale.
     
    Tickets may be purchased online at ukathletics.com/ncaatickets, in person at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287.

  • The ‘Expert’ handicaps the big...

    I still don’t know why someone came up with a name for a portion of The Anderson News NCAA bracket contest.

    Beat the Expert.

    And the “expert” is supposed to be me.

    Let me pause while I laugh at that moniker just a minute.

    I’m really not sure who came up with the name. It might have been our gifted and talented publisher, Ben Carlson. It might have been a former sales rep. I honestly can’t remember.

  • Anderson archers rule region...

    The Anderson County High School archery team captured its third consecutive KHSAA Region 5 championship Saturday at Grant County High School.

    The Bearcats outlasted Western Hills 3,385 to 3,374. A perfect score is 3,600. Both teams advance to the state tournament to be held April 20 in Lexington.

    Eighth-grader Henry Thompson successfully defended his individual regional title with a 298 out of 300 possible points. Teammate Isaiah Caldwell took second place with a 294.

  • Rogers, Sims, Penny named All-...

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the All-Eighth Region teams in balloting among the region’s coaches. The teams were selected on the basis of regular season play.

    Lady Bearcats Alorra Sims and Sammy Rogers and Bearcat Cobe Penny were named to the teams.

    Kaylee Clifford of Trimble County was named the girls’ Player of the Year while South Oldham’s Jo Griffin was named the boys’ Player of the Year.

  • Three Bearcats named all-tourney

    Three Anderson County High School boys’ basketball players were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament team last Tuesday.

    Senior John Paul Garmon and juniors Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman were named to the team. Others named to the team were Charles Cochran, Dominique Turner and Dayvion McKnight of Collins; Jo Griffin and Devin Young of South Oldham; Mason Wilson and Justin Rassman of Gallatin County; Brennan Stanley of Williamstown; Ismail Jackson of Oldham County; Kemryn Jenkins of Eminence and Zach Clinkenbeard of Walton-Verona.

  • Calm Cats roar to regional final

    NEW CASTLE – The record will show that Anderson County knocked South Oldham from its Eighth Region throne on March 6 but the seeds for Anderson’s unexpected run to the Eighth Region championship game had been sown long before.

    Anderson delivered a version of calm mayhem as the Bearcats defeated South Oldham 65-56 in Monday’s semifinal game at Henry County High School. The win somewhat avenged a loss to the Dragons in last year’s regional championship contest.

  • Simon Kenton shows why it is one...

    BUCKNER -- Simon Kenton really is that good.

    Friday night, the Lady Pioneers gave a demonstration as to why they have been considered a prohibitive favorite to win the Eighth Region and have spent much of the 2016-17 girls’ basketball season ranked among Kentucky’s Top 5 teams. Simon Kenton, led by junior guard Ally Niece, ripped Anderson County, 66-44, in the semifinals of the Eighth Region Tournament at Oldham County High School.

  • ‘Family’ still with Lady Bearcats

    Mad notes …

    One of the traits of a successful high school athletic program is seeing alumni show up at big games. That is especially true in the highest profile sports like basketball and the enormous interest in March Madness.

    Over the last decade, the Anderson County girls’ basketball program has been enormously successful with over 250 wins, 8 district championships and 3 Eighth Region crowns.