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Today's Sports

  • Anderson girls win consolation...

    A second championship in three years was not to be for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team in the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County last week. But Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell believes the effect on the rest of the season could be very similar.

    The Lady Cats took fifth place in the eight-team tournament, rolling through the consolation bracket after dropping a decision to Covington Holy Cross in the first round.

    The Lady Bearcats ended the tournament at 10-3

  • Bearcats recover from first-...

    Anderson County might have gotten the medicine it needed last week at Greenup County.

    The Bearcats went in as one of the perceived favorites in the tournament but had to settle for a fifth-place finish after taking a spanking from West Carter in the first round of the Stultz Pharmacy Classic.

    The Bearcats recovered to roll past Paintsville and Bath County in the consolation bracket to up their record to 9-4 on the year.

  • College sports roundup

    Cummins blisters nets in return to court

    Anderson County High School graduate Austin Cummins tallied 20 points to lead Union College past Brescia, 99-70, Saturday afternoon in Barbourville.

    Cummins, who transferred to  Union from Anderson University in South Carolina, saw his first action since the move, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line.

    Union improved to 13-3 on the year.

     

    Fitzpatrick closes college career

  • Bearcats usher in new year with...

    With a new year officially here, it’s fair to take inventory of where Anderson County basketball stands in relation to its expected run at a regional championship in about two months.

    We’ll get to see Friday night when the Bearcats host Shelby County in the Bearcats’ first 30th District matchup. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    “It’s our most important game of the season, so far,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said last week.

    Indeed.

  • 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.

  • Labhart picked for Border Bowl...

    Anderson County High School football player Bryndon Labhart has been selected to play for the Kentucky All-Stars who will take on Tennessee in the annual Border Bowl game. For the first time, the game will be played in Tennessee, at Sevier County High School in Sevierville.

    Kickoff is set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2:08 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

    Labhart, a fullback-linebacker, has been named all-district and honorable mention all-state.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.