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Today's Sports

  • Cummins, Currens named all-region

    Anderson County High School basketball players Austin Cummins and Kaci Currens have been named to the All-Eighth Region teams, as selected by the region’s coaches.

    Cummins, whose 26.6 points per game scoring average was second in the state in statistics released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week, was one of the headliners of the boys’ team while Currens has emerged as a consistent scoring threat for the Anderson girls.

  • Penny strong but Asbury falls at...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County residents had a difficult week, as former Anderson County Bearcats got just one win against five losses last week.

    Men’s basketball

    Brescia 85, Asbury 74

    Brescia blistered the nets in the first half, hitting 17-of-27 shots (63 percent) on its way to an 85-74 win over Asbury last Thursday in Owensboro.

  • February a period of transition...

    By Jeff Lilly, Outdoors columnist

    February is usually a good month, at least for me, to wrap up hunting season with a few days of squirrel hunting to top off my freezer before the season closes until fall. I figure with the February snow and cold temperatures we’re having in the Bluegrass State this year the squirrels don’t need a freezer. God sure made his creatures on this earth tough.

  • Looking for a new place to fish...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest snow since this century pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • HOOPS SUPREMACY UP FOR GRABS

    What most observers believe to be the most unpredictable 30th District Tournament in many years gets under way next week at Spencer County High School.

    Unlike the most recent years, there is no team waiting to be crowned district champion by acclamation, such as the Anderson County girls during their six-year domination of the district or like the Collins boys in 2012 and 2013.

  • Cummins filling it up when media...

    It would be understandable if Austin Cummins and his Anderson County teammates requested the local media be barred from covering the 30th District Tournament live next week.

    Cummins has been on a roll unlike anything Anderson County basketball has seen of late and wouldn't you know that yours truly, who has been at nearly every other big event in Anderson County sports over the last 30 years or so, has missed much of it.

  • Swimmers set personal marks but...

    Despite several personal bests in the Region 3 Swim Meet, the Anderson County High School swim team was unable to take that elusive next step.

    While several entries made it to the regional finals, no Anderson swimmer was able to advance to the state meet.

    The top two finishers from each region in each event advance to the state meet along with the 22 best at-large times from around the state.

    Thirty-four teams are aligned in Region 3, which held its meet last Friday and Saturday at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

  • Five Mat Cats qualify for state...

    VERSAILLES -- Five Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for the state tournament with strong performances in the Region 5 Tournament at Woodford County High School Saturday.

    The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state tournament, which will be held Friday and Saturday in Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Three other Mat Cats finished fifth and are alternates for the region.

  • Anderson splits road tests...

    Austin Cummins poured in more than 40 points in successive games, but Anderson County could only salvage a split when it defeated Owen County but lost to Simon Kenton the following night.

    Cummins tallied 44 Thursday night when the Bearcats won at Owen County, 73-65. The following night, Cummins tallied 41, but Simon Kenton defeated the Bearcats, 80-71.

    Complete statistics were not available at press time.

    It is believed to be the first time an Anderson County player has recorded consecutive 40-point outings.

  • Bearcats rip Carroll County

    Anderson County never trailed as the Bearcats routed overmatched visiting Carroll County 86-53 last Tuesday night.

    Austin Cummins, who had totaled 119 points in his previous three games, scored 19 this time to lead the Bearcats, who placed four players in double figures. The Bearcats continuously pushed the action and shot just over 50 percent from the field, many of the field goal attempts coming at the end of fast breaks.