Today's Sports

  • Bearcats hold off Henry in...

    NEW CASTLE -- Before the Eighth Region Tournament tipped off, many observers felt Anderson County had a very favorable first round draw.

    Anderson didn’t disappoint with a 58-45 win over host Henry County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Wednesday.

    When the Bearcats built a 31-13 halftime lead, it seemed like the only thing in question was the final score. Someone forgot to tell the Bearcats.

    And someone forgot to tell Henry everything was over.

  • Lady Bearcats tame Dragons in...

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Anderson County left no doubt in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Tuesday night at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Bearcats never trailed on their way to an 80-56 win over 29th District runner-up South Oldham at Simon Kenton High School.

    Taylor Harley coaxed a 3-pointer to fall after hesitating on the rim and Jacie Chesser delivered a putback in the first minute of the contest and the Lady Bearcats were on their way.

  • Turner archers win at Bardstown
  • Turner hits target with regional...

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team captured the Region 7 championship of the National Archery in the Schools Program for the second consecutive year. The competition was held at Providence Elementary School in Nicholasville. In the individual competition, Breanna Woodside took first place and Arlena Cox finished third in the girls’ standings. On the boys’ side, Conner Glass took first, Dawson Case second and Colton Fridh fifth place.

  • Drury’s voice speaks loudly on...

    I met Glen Drury in the locker room at Anderson County High School late last Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats had just surprised much of the Eighth Region with a win over a very good Spencer County team to qualify for another regional tournament. But it was getting late at Shelby County, where the tournament was being held, and it was high school basketball. Some of the kids had final exams the next day so we met for his post-game interview after we got back to Lawrenceburg.

  • Cats slow Collins, earn first 3-...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Even when the vast majority of basketball fans quit believing in them, the Anderson County Bearcats had one person solidly in their corner.

    “He just kept telling us he believed in us,” senior Christian Gritton said of Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    And the feeling was mutual going into last week’s 30th District Tournament at Shelby County. Only this time, the Bearcats heard one more mantra.

  • Foul problems? No problem as...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s Lady Bearcats never had any doubts that they would claim their third consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.


    That enormous confidence and an off-the-chart will to win proved to be the difference as the Lady Bearcats raced to a 55-41 victory to earn the program’s ninth district championship in 10 years.

    The Lady Bearcats were sure that all would be fine even though starting 6-footers Lauren Boblitt and Jacie Chesser were both on the bench with two fouls five minutes into the game.

  • Morehead bids McKee farewell

    MOREHEAD -- Only six seconds remained when Eriel McKee left the Johnson Arena basketball court for the final time Saturday evening.

    Morehead State was safely ahead of Eastern Kentucky in McKee’s final home game and her place as one of the all-time Eagle greats was secure.

    “She is a tremendous athlete,” Morehead coach Greg Todd said. “She is one of the top players in school history. She will be in the (career) Top 10 in scoring and rebounding and may be No. 1 in steals.”

  • Brothers compete at state swim...

    From staff reports

    Brothers Reece and Riley Arredondo became the first Anderson County High School swimmers to compete in the Panell Swim Shop/KHSAA state swimming championships, held at the University of Louisville Friday and Saturday.

    While neither swimmer advanced to the state final, their times were solid against the best in Kentucky.

  • Bearcats come together, oust...

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