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Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Stingy Bearcats tame...

    Austin Cummins scored 26 points and Dillon Harper added 22 to lead Anderson County to a resounding 71-41 win over visiting Garrard County to open the boys’ high school basketball season Monday night.

    But it was the Bearcat defense that put this one away early. Anderson outscored Garrard 23-1 over the last six minutes of the first quarter and added the first bucket of the second quarter to take a 27-6 lead. The only remaining mystery was the final margin.

  • Anderson wrestlers take the mat

    Once wrestling is pinned into one’s psyche, there is no turning back. It’s there for life.

    Such is the case with new Anderson County High School wrestling coach John Griggs.

    “I retired as a (high school) teacher four years ago,” Griggs said last week. “I coached wrestling one more year after I retired. I have been out of the sport for three years.

    “I tried some other things, but I decided I miss wrestling.”

  • SWIMMING: Optimistic Bearcats...

    The transformation of Anderson County High School swimming into a competitive force has been a long and tiresome process, but things are looking up for the Swim Cats as they embark on the 2014-15 season.

    There is strong hope that the program, which began in 2002, will finally cross the threshold of having someone qualify for a berth in the state meet. And, while numbers are not where they need to be for Anderson to have a big season, they are strong enough that the Bearcats can have two relay teams for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • Mustang Ellis to play in second...

    Anderson County Middle School student Jonathan Ellis has been selected to play for Team Kentucky in the Football University Youth All-American Bowl, set to begin on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Team Kentucky will play Western North Carolina at McCracken County High School in Paducah.

    The teams competing in the tournament are pointing to the finals to be held in Naples, Fla.

    Ellis, an eighth-grader, played for Team Kentucky last year in the FBU tournament.

  • OVC honors Anderson grad’s team

    The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that Eastern Illinois University is the recipient of the 2014-15 Team Sportsmanship Award for women’s soccer, according to a news release.

    Anderson County High School graduate Madison Carter is a member of the Eastern Illinois team.

  • Scenes from Cat Madness XXII
  • God First soccer completes season
  • Deer harvest photos
  • A season of sports Thanksgiving

    It’s easy to overlook the little blessings that shape our lives every day. Most of us are thankful for our families, our jobs and our friends. We are thankful for the material blessings we enjoy and we use Thanksgiving as a time to remind ourselves of those obvious blessings.

    But often we have so many more blessings we might take for granted or not even recognize. As someone who has worked in journalism for nearly 30 years, I have learned the sports world offers more than its share.

    Here are four of which I am most thankful.

  • GREAT FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    LEXINGTON – Eriel McKee clapped for her teammates. She studied the action unfolding before her on the Memorial Coliseum floor.

    She was even sharing a laugh with one of her coaches during the pre-game warmups.

    But sitting on the bench was tearing at her championship heart last Wednesday.

    A concussion, suffered in the season-opener, kept McKee out of the lineup when Morehead State took on the Kentucky Wildcats in women’s college basketball action.