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Today's Sports

  • Christian Academy looking to add...

    The old football field on North Main Street might be hearing the sounds of pads popping again very soon.

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg has announced it is exploring the possibility of adding football to its athletic program in the 2016-17 school year. Pam Brough, executive director of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, sent an e-mail to various local businesses last week requesting support for the academy’s football program.

  • Christian Academy’s look at...

    When Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg let it be known recently that the school is looking at the possibility of adding football to its sports program, the most common reaction was a bit of surprise.

    It should not have been.

    Sure, football is an expensive proposition. Real expensive.

    Outfitting a player can cost well over $600 per person at the outset, although most of the equipment can last several years. Equipment, such as footballs and field maintenance, is not cheap either.

    Goal posts and bleachers cost money. So do scoreboards.

  • Countdown to 500: 497 wins for...

    The countdown to Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury's 500th career win stands at 497.

    Clark County made sure it was put on hold with a 92-74 win over the Bearcats Tuesday night in Winchester. A complete story on that game will appear in the Feb. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

    The Bearcats return home Friday, Feb. 5, to host Frankfort, then entertain Lincoln County the following night. Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Bearcats are scheduled to travel to Carroll County.

  • Lady Bearcats overcome Boyle

    Anderson County overcame a nine-point deficit to defeat host Boyle County last Monday night.

    Trailing 36-27 early in the third quarter, Anderson went on a 20-3 run, which included a spree of 11 straight points, to take control.

    According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, Boyle had more turnovers (16) than points (15) in the second half.

  • Bearcats tame Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE – Anderson County had come to the time of basketball reckoning.

    It was still early, but the Bearcats trailed Spencer County, 17-10, after a quarter that saw the Bears do as they please, popping the nets, hitting 7-of-12 shots in those first eight minutes. In addition, Spencer had a home-court crowd, often thought of as the most influential in the Eighth Region, rocking.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury had seen enough.

  • Bearcats torch South Oldham

    No one saw this one coming. Absolutely no one.

    Anderson County put together its finest performance of the boys’ basketball season with a 73-44 thrashing of visiting South Oldham Friday night.

    Anderson improved to 10-9 while South Oldham, which had been ranked at the top of the Eighth Region, fell to 16-3 and suffered its first loss to a regional foe.

  • Anderson storm flattens Western...

    FRANKFORT – As it turned out, Western Hills might wish it had not rescheduled its game with Anderson County.

    The Bearcats went on a 14-1 run to end the first half then blew things open in the second for an 82-49 win over the host Wolverines Monday night.

    The game had originally been scheduled for Jan. 22, but was canceled due to the winter storm that moved through the area that day.

  • Freshmen fuel Lady Cat run to...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County’s win at Collins last Friday night might not have been one to turn heads, but it was a beauty to the Lady Bearcats.

    Anderson put together a 46-27 victory that came a bit tougher than the score would indicate, but that didn’t really matter to the Lady Bearcats. They clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, which will be held in three weeks at Anderson County High School.

  • Oh, Mercy! Cats entertain giant-...

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team will host Louisville Mercy in the first game of a boy-girl double header Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.

    The game was originally scheduled to be played Thursday but was reset to be in compliance with Title IX regulations governing high school sports.

    A perennial power, Mercy flexed its muscles in the quarterfinal round of the Louisville Invitational Tournament last week. The Jaguars whipped then top-ranked Elizabethtown, 65-53, becoming the first Kentucky team to knock off E-town this year.

  • Third quarter dooms Lady...

    Franklin County exploded during the third quarter to outlast pesky Anderson County, 79-64, in girls’ basketball action last Tuesday in Frankfort.

    Leading 34-31 at the half, the eighth-ranked Lady Flyers went on a 13-1 scoring run to start the third stanza and never let their lead drop back into single digits as they ran their record to 15-3.

    Franklin outpointed the Lady Cats, 23-8, in the third period.