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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Cats pass tournament prep,...

    It was a tournament prep test for Anderson County and the Lady Bearcats graded out as proficient last Tuesday.

    Anderson certainly wasn’t perfect in a 65-52 win over Grant County that was a bit closer than the score would indicate. But the Lady Bearcats did what they had to do in defeating last year’s Eighth Region runner-up.

  • Lady Bearcats remain perfect in...

    Anderson County had already sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, but the Lady Bearcats were still thinking about the post-season last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bearcats scored the first eight points, then went on to rout district foe Shelby County, 72-35 in what Anderson hopes will be a preview of the district tournament opener. Shelby will be the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

    Lauren Boblitt led Anderson with 15 points while Amiah Mason added 13. Kayla Bruner paced Shelby with 14.

  • Attention gotten

    Anderson County was playing as if it was more interested in the school’s homecoming festivities than the girls’ basketball game at hand.

    The Lady Bearcats, rated near the top of the Eighth Region and a heavy favorite according to the computer rankings, were tied with visiting Tates Creek five minutes into Friday’s contest. Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell had seen enough. He summoned five new players off his bench and made the wholesale change.

    It worked.

  • Lafayette romps

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County knew the task Saturday night would be monumental. Little did they know just how monumental it would be at Lafayette.

    The home-standing Generals went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to break open a relatively close game en route to an 86-55 shellacking of the Bearcats.

    By halftime, Lafayette had nearly doubled the score at 49-25 and the only question was whether the Bearcats would avoid the running clock mercy rule.

  • 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.

  • Mat Cats feast at Sharkbait Duals

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team rolled to a championship in the DuPont Manual Sharkbait Duals, held Saturday in Louisville.

    The Mat Cats took all five of their dual matches to place first out of 10 teams in the competition.

    Anderson defeated a combined team from Louisville Western and Shawnee, then routed Iroquois and Pleasure Ridge Park before slipping past Owensboro and Seneca for the championship.

    Last Thursday, Anderson split a pair of duals matches on the Mat Cats’ Senior Night.

  • Spencer whips Bearcats ‘in every...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- It was expected to be one of those down-to-the-wire battles that have become the norm when the Anderson County and Spencer County boys meet on the basketball court.

    Instead, Spencer County dominated the Bearcats in every way imaginable on its way to a 76-64 district win last Tuesday night. The game might not have been as close as the score indicates.

    Spencer shot 56 percent, hit 8 three-point shots and whipped the Bearcats on the backboard, 35-20.

  • Second quarter dooms Bearcats at...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Eight minutes isn’t enough time to do much but it was all Collins needed to forge a major 30th District win over Anderson County in boys’ basketball action Friday night.

    The Titans claimed a 63-51 victory on the strength of a 16-3 uprising in the second quarter. The outcome assured Collins of the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, set to begin the week of Feb. 19.