Today's Sports

  • Drury leads six Mustangs to...

    Eighth-grader Zane Drury led a contingent of six Anderson County Middle School wrestlers qualifying for the middle school state wrestling tournament. Two other Anderson wrestlers could also advance as alternates.

    As a team, Anderson placed third out of 20 teams at the Region 4 Tournament, held Saturday at Woodford County Middle School. Johnson County took the regional title with 218.5 points, followed by Carr Wrestling Academy with 179.5. Anderson scored 129.5 points.

  • Swim Cats endure tough waters in...

    From staff reports

    Competing with a depleted roster, the Anderson County High School swim team ran into difficult waters during a meet at Kentucky State University on Jan. 14.

    The Swim Cats placed fifth in the combined scores of a six-team meet.

  • Mat Cats 12th in Capital City...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team finished 12th out of 26 teams in the annual Capital City Classic, held Saturday at Franklin County High School.

    Anderson place in the top half of teams despite not having competitors in six of the 14 weight classes.

    “While it was a respectable result with our number of wrestlers, we really need a full 14-man roster before we can consistently compete for the top team awards,” said Anderson coach Hunter Lilly.

  • Labhart contributes as Kentucky...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School senior Bryndon Labhart played on the Kentucky All-Star team in the 10th annual Border Bowl football game, held Saturday in Sevierville, Tenn.

    Kentucky rolled to a 34-16 win over the Volunteer State and was considered one of the strongest Kentucky teams ever in the 10-year series. Kentucky’s win tied the series at 5-5.

  • Lady Cats rout Collins, remain...

    It might have been billed as a girls’ basketball game but Anderson County was in a boxing mood Friday night.

    Not literally, mind you. Just with an attitude that saw the Lady Bearcats stagger Collins with an early 10-0 lead, then deliver the knockout punch with a 20-5 explosion in the second quarter on the way to a 60-37.

  • Lady Cats rout Shelby, claim...

    SHELBYVILLE – It only looked like Anderson County took care of business quickly last Tuesday.

    Sure, the Lady Bearcats never trailed and used an 11-0 spurt late in the first quarter to take total control in their 70-44 rout of host Shelby County.

    The victory gave Anderson the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held at Collins High School in late February. The Lady Bearcats will take on Shelby, which will be the fourth seed, again in the tournament opener.

  • Former girls’ coach to be...

    Former Anderson County High School girls’ basketball coach Casey Sparrow will be recognized prior to the Lady Bearcats’ varsity game with Franklin County tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

    Sparrow coached the Lady Bearcats for three seasons, leading Anderson to a 27-3 record in 1997, his first season at the helm. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals but were defeated by eventual champion Gallatin County that year. His overall record at Anderson was 57-25.

  • Tough coach with tender heart...

    They might be called the glory days of Anderson County basketball.

    It was that period from the mid-1960s to the late 70s when the Bearcats enjoyed a sustained run of success that is unmatched in local history.

  • Whiteside pulls off rebound...

    WILMORE – With the Luce Center audio system balking last Tuesday, there was a real question if the National Anthem would be played before the Asbury-Midway women’s basketball game tipped off.

    That’s when Kali Whiteside took a step or two forward from the Asbury bench.

    “Oh, say can you see?” she sang.

    The crowd joined in and a setback was averted.

    It was fitting. Kali rebounded nicely from a problem.

  • Perry Central weapons too much...

    How one looks at Perry Central’s 81-74 win over Anderson County Saturday night depends on the perspective.

    To the casual observer and perhaps most statewide observers, the Commodores’ win probably came as little surprise, even on Anderson’s home court. After all, Perry Central is considered a solid favorite to win the 14th Region, played defending state champion Dunbar to the wire and boasts what Anderson coach Glen Drury called “the No. 1 team in the state of Kentucky talent-wise.”