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Today's Sports

  • Closing out 2016 with a look...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.

    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • Five unforgettable stories of...

    It doesn’t seem possible that this is the final edition of The Anderson News to be published in 2016.

    It’s passed by too fast. Waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy too fast.

    But it’s really here.

  • Lewis a Wendy’s Heisman finalist

    Anderson County High School senior Dalton Lewis has been honored as a state finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman program. Lewis was honored during an assembly at the school on Dec. 12.

  • Labhart named honorable mention...

    Anderson County High School football player Bryndon Labhart was an honorable mention selection on the prestigious Courier-Journal all-state team. The team, selected by the state’s coaches, was announced Friday by the state’s largest newspaper.

    Labhart was selected as a linebacker. He led Anderson with 47.5 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for a loss. Offensively, Labhart, a fullback, led Anderson with 719 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.

  • Lady Bearcats win big in...

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team ran its winning streak to seven games by dominating its division of the Bardstown Christmas Classic, held last week at Bardstown High School.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated Pleasure Ridge Park, West Jessamine and Bardstown Bethlehem by an average of 35 points to win their four-team pool in the 12-team affair. The tournament format consisted of three separate pools and three different winners.

    Anderson now stands at 8-2 on the year.

  • Anderson third in Raceland...

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team scored a pair of impressive wins last week in the Raceland Derby Classic, but a bad first quarter against a very good Johnson Central team in the semifinals the Bearcats had to settle for third place in the eight-team tournament.

    The Bearcats whipped Russell with a devastating second half in the opener, then in the third-place game, gradually pulled away from Lewis County.

     

    Anderson Co. 80, Russell 60

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats continue...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were scheduled to play in holiday tournaments this week.

    The Bearcats, who finished third in the Raceland Derby Classic last week to see their record go to 7-3, return to the Ashland area to play in the Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic at Greenup County. Anderson opens tournament play against West Carter.

  • GIRLS POUND SHELBY, DOMINATE...

     Less than a month into the girls’ basketball season, Anderson County has left little doubt it has no intention of loosening its grip on supremacy in the 30th District.

    The Lady Bearcats put an exclamation point on their first round through district games with a 64-44 romp past Shelby County last Thursday night. Anderson, which has won seven of the last eight district crowns, recorded its fourth straight win. Three have come against district foes.

    Anderson improved to 5-2 on the year while Shelby fell to 2-4 and 0-3 in district play.

  • Penny priceless in victory over...

    Cobe Penny scored 40 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lift Anderson County to a 75-62 win at Danville in boys’ high school basketball action last Tuesday night.

    “Cobe was Cobe,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said of the junior. “Danville elected to defend us pretty much straight up and they had no answer for him. He drove to the goal and also connected from three (-point range).”

    Penny scored 24 of his points in the second half.

  • Christmas wishes for local teams

    Well, now, let’s see what is on Santa’s wish list when he makes his rounds in Anderson County Saturday night. The list is not real long, you know, but one that could make a lot of people happy from Pigeon Fork to Lick Skillet to Tyrone and all points in between.

     

    Anderson County Bearcat basketball – A bench.

    Actually, the Bearcats are interested in developing players to leave that bench and come in to help in the quest for a state tournament berth.