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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lady Bearcats oust Collins,...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Kaci Currens scored 25 points, nine coming in the decisive third quarter, to lead Anderson County past Collins in the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Tuesday night at Spencer County High School.

    Trailing 31-29 midway through the third quarter, Currens scored the Lady Bearcats' next seven points. Her three-point play with 2:14 to go in the third frame put Anderson up for good at 36-34.

  • 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.

  • Third quarter blitz fuels Lady...

    SHELBYVILLE – The good teams make the plays when they need to.

    At least that is what the old adage, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, says. If it is true, then the Anderson County girls make up a good team.

    After a night of sputtering like a car needing a tuneup, the Lady Bearcats blitzed host Collins for a 13-1 scoring spurt to go up 52-32 at the end of the third quarter last Wednesday.

    Game. Set. Match.

  • Lady Cats collapse in fourth,...

    To say nothing went right for Anderson County in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to Woodford County is akin to saying the temperatures dropped a bit over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats saw a 15-point lead disappear as they tasted defeat on their home court for the third time this year. Woodford closed things out with a 24-2 run to improve to 13-15.

    The Yellow Jackets avenged a 57-41 Anderson win in the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County just after Christmas.

    It should have never happened, Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

  • Whiteside dominates glass for...

    Asbury avenged a 24-point loss to Midway by scoring an 82-58 win last Tuesday in Wilmore.

    Midway had whipped Asbury back on Jan. 6.

    Anderson County resident Kali Whiteside dominated the glass, pulling down 16 rebounds and blocking four shots. She also scored seven points and was credited with two assists as Asbury improved to 21-6.

     

    Asbury 67, Indiana-Southeast 51

    Asbury overcame a slow start to defeat IU-Southeast, 67-51, Saturday in New Albany, Ind.

  • 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.

  • 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.