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Today's Sports

  • A season of surprises shifts to...

    We probably should have known that the 2017-18 basketball season would be kind of crazy the night the Anderson County student section gave a big cheer for the old man.

    It was back on Nov. 18. Cat Madness was tipping off the local basketball season.

    I had just taken a few dribbles and cut loose with my first shot of the third annual Cat Madness 3-Point Shootout. As I had predicted, it was nothing but net. I’m not sure who led the cheer that night, but thanks guys. You made a couple of my gray hairs turn brown.

  • Lady Bearcats tip Ballard,...

    Anderson County rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat Ballard, 61-54, in girls’ high school basketball action last Wednesday in Louisville.

    The Lady Bearcats were looking at absorbing a whipping when they suddenly came alive to record their ninth straight win. Jaclynn Ruble led the Lady Bearcats with 17 points while Lauren Boblitt scored 15 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

  • Simon Kenton finds trail to...

    Simon Kenton showed why it is considered a major threat to winning the Eighth Region Friday night with a 67-53 win at Anderson County.

    The Pioneers used a big third quarter for the difference in the Pioneers’ first-ever win at Anderson and put a sour taste on the Bearcats’ Senior Night. It was Anderson’s first Senior Night setback since 2011, although the celebration was wiped out by snow in 2015.

  • Bearcats get needed win over...

    Thursday’s 67-39 romp past visiting Owen County was just about everything Anderson County needed as the Bearcats entered the final week of the regular season.

    The Bearcats were relatively healthy and they were able to freely play against an overmatched opponent.

    “We played more five-as-one,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “It’s taken a long time but we had 24 assists tonight. We have been preaching that all year. We made shots and played five-as-one.”

  • Bearcats to close out regular...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County will close out the boys’ basketball regular season with a pair of road games to get the Bearcats ready for the 30th District Tournament.

    Wednesday, the Bearcats travel to Powell County in a game scheduled over the weekend. The Bearcats had several games canceled because of snow and Anderson coach Glen Drury wanted to get his team on the court one more time.

  • Kays plans to fly high with the...

    Evan Kays knew early that she wanted to attend Morehead State University.

    The Anderson County High School senior made a verbal commitment to play soccer for the Eagles in the fall of her junior year, believing she liked the school’s atmosphere and an opportunity to play the sport she loves at the Division I level.

  • Penny ends suspense, becomes...

    There might have been more suspense to Cobe Penny setting the Anderson County boys’ basketball scoring record than anyone might have liked.

    It really wasn’t like the night his older brother C.J. set the now second-place mark with his final basket in his final game. Cobe still had five regular season games and the post-season to play, so, barring injury or a monumental blizzard, it was just a matter of when, not if.

  • Struggles of Bearcat season go...

    You could search every inch of the earth and still not find a plausible explanation for the struggles the Anderson County boys’ basketball team have experienced this year.

    You can point to the injuries and sickness that have plagued the Bearcats. That would make a little bit of sense as to why a team that entered the season as one of the favorites to win the Eighth Region and was ranked in the state’s Top 25 stood at 8-12 after going 1-2 last week.

  • Brotherly love

    Cobe Penny was there that night when his older brother, C.J., hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send Anderson County to the Sweet 16 in 2009.

    Cobe had been there nearly every time C.J. scored a point for the Bearcats and was there in Rupp Arena when C.J. hit that final basket against Elliott County to give him 2,101 career points, the most ever by an Anderson boys’ basketball player.

    And now, C.J. will be there when Cobe reaches point 2,102 and beyond.

  • Lady Cats back at top of region...

    You know a high school sports program is humming along when the local press -- that’s me -- starts getting questions about where Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team is getting all of its players.

    It’s happened this year.

    In case you have spent more time trying to keep warm than following the Lady Bearcats, here’s a quick primer: Anderson has won the Eighth Region three times since 2010, more than any other school in that time span. They could make it four in March.