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Today's Sports

  • Tourney champs
  • Lady Cat Senior Night Friday

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will be holding Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 10 when the Lady Bearcats host Woodford County. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. with Senior Night activities set at the conclusion of the junior varsity game, approximately 7:05 p.m.

  • Bearcats to play on road

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team will go north twice this week as the Bearcats prepare for the 30th District Tournament in two weeks. Anderson heads to Owen County and Simon Kenton on successive nights.

    Thursday, the Bearcats travel to Owen County, which has struggled since losing last year’s Mr. Basketball, Carson Williams, to graduation. The Rebels, who have been one of the region’s better programs over the last 10 years, stood at 6-17 after the weekend and are only 1-10 since Jan. 1.

  • Frustration apparent as chances...

    As they filed out of the Anderson County locker room Friday night, the Bearcats’ faces spoke what they had just experienced.

    There were stunned looks after Anderson saw a 6-point lead evaporate in the final two minutes against 30th District foe Collins.

    It looked like there might have been a tear or two being shed. If a kid is a competitor, that’s good. If you want to win, losing hurts dearly.

    “It should hurt,” Anderson basketball coach Glen Drury said. “That shows you care about it.”

  • Titans make plays, overtake...

    An analysis of Collins’ win over Anderson County last Friday would be simple.

    The Titans made the plays down the stretch. The Bearcats did not.

    Collins overcame a six-point deficit in the final two minutes to notch a 62-59 win over the host Bearcats and sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament. Anderson must now wait for the Shelby County at Spencer County game on Feb. 7 to learn its seeding fate.

  • Swim Cats getting ready for...

    The Anderson County High School swim team tuned up for the regional meet with a solid showing in a seven-team meet at Shelby County on Jan. 18.

    Junior Reece Arredondo led Anderson with 32 points, claiming wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. His younger brother, Riley, a freshman, scored 24 points, including a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, one of the most challenging races on a card. He turned in a personal best of 5:30.81.

  • Franklin rallies in second half...

    Things looked good for Anderson County at halftime last Wednesday. Very good.

    The Lady Bearcats had thrilled a larger than normal home crowd and dominated seventh-ranked Franklin County, the defending state runner-up and a team aiming for its third consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

    The Lady Bearcats led 35-22 at the break, but there were still 16 minutes to play. For the Lady Bearcats, they turned sour.

    Franklin County outpointed the Lady Cats 28-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 70-60 win.

  • Rogers gets triple-double, Lady...

    Sammy Rogers delivered a triple-double to lead Anderson County to a surprisingly easy 73-43 win at Owen County Saturday afternoon.

    Rogers scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and was credited with 12 steals as Anderson upped its record to 15-6. Owen fell to 14-5

    Sophomore Jaclynn Ruble paced the Anderson scoring parade with 25 points, hitting seven 3-point shots. Eighth-grader Sophie Smith came off the bench to score 18 points.

    Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell believes Rogers made history in the program.

  • Spencer earns celebration with...

    The celebration started a bit early for Spencer County last Tuesday, but the Bears had earned it.

    With 18.5 seconds to play, Anderson County’s leading scorer, Cobe Penny, fouled out with Spencer in front 70-64. Spencer coach Jason Burns led the cheers in front of his team’s bench and smiles broke across the Bears’ faces.

  • Odd season can return to...

    It’s been kind of a strange season for Anderson County basketball.

    The Bearcats entered the season as one of the teams, if not THE team to beat in the Eighth Region. They were a solid choice to make the trip to Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16 in March when I conducted a poll of the region’s coaches for The Cats Pause last summer.

    But when the Rating the State rankings came out in Monday’s Lexington Herald-Leader, the Bearcats were ranked seventh in the region. They were ranked third in the 30th District.