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Today's Sports

  • Penny closing in on brother’s...

    Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has the Bearcat boys’ basketball all-time scoring record in his sights.

    Penny, a four-year starter, had scored 1,985 career points through last Tuesday’s win at Casey County. That total puts Penny at third place on the Bearcats’ all-time scoring list, behind his older brother, C.J., who tallied 2,101 points and Jimmy Dan Conner, who scored an estimated 2,100 points in his career.

  • Penny, Pittman lead rout of Casey

    Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman each scored 25 points as Anderson County routed host Casey County, 80-37, in boys’ basketball action last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats, now 6-8 on the year, showed no mercy on a struggling Casey team that is still winless on the year. The Bearcats jumped out to a 34-5 first quarter lead and led 54-18 at the half.

    Pittman drilled half of his 10 three-point attempts while Penny scorched the net, hitting 5-of-7 from long range. Pittman played just under 23 minutes while Penny exited the game with 14 minutes to play.

  • Reds Winter Caravan to make two...

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will be making two area stops, according to a news release.

    The Caravan will be stopping in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will also be in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The Caravan is an opportunity for fans meet and interact with Reds’ players, broadcasters and front office personnel. All stops are free and open to the public and will include a question and answer session and opportunities for autographs as time allows.

  • KHSAA adds girls’ archery

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has added girls’ archery to its list of championship sports.

    At its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, the KHSAA approved the change in archery, which the KHSAA classifies as a “sport-activity.”

    According to a news release, “Where Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.”

  • Tradition rules as Lady Bearcats...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- There’s this little thing called tradition and Anderson County girls’ basketball bleeds it.

    The Lady Bearcats proved that Thursday night with a methodical 54-47 win at Spencer County before a near-capacity crowd.

    Armed with a team full of youngsters, the Lady Bearcats answered some early Spencer punches with an 8-0 scoring run to end the first half, then withstood two Spencer flurries in the second half to post their second win over the Lady Bears this year.

  • Franklin, Peters selected for...

    Two Anderson County High School football players have been selected to play in the annual Border Bowl football game, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Sevier County High School in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Kickoff times have not been announced according to the game website.

  • Anderson’s first athletic state...

    Frozen tidbits …

    I have to admit that I am often simultaneously amused and annoyed when it comes to recognition of past accomplishments.

    Such was the case when the Anderson County High School Marching Band won the state championship last fall. It came up again when the Board of Education voted to give less than a quarter per county resident toward the cost of the band members rings.

  • Lady Bearcats can take major...

    Anderson County has to like where it stands in the race for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    The Lady Bearcats can virtually assure themselves of the top spot with a win in a district rematch at Spencer County Thursday, Jan. 11. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson defeated Spencer, 53-47, back on Dec. 9 at Anderson. At the time, it was a bit of a statement that Anderson was going to be a bit stronger than some had expected in 2017-18.

  • Lady Bearcats focus on learning...

    The long post-game talk had one simple purpose.

    “We can win the Eighth Region,” Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell.

    The Lady Bearcats had just dropped a 66-56 decision on their home court to highly-regarded Lincoln County, last Tuesday. There were no moral victories for keeping things close, as Birdwhistell chose to focus on what brought the Lady Bearcats on the verge of a major upset -- they trailed 56-53 with four minutes to play -- but also what was the difference between winning and losing.

  • Elementary school lessons pay...

    SHELBYVILLE -- All those free throws Dylan Pittman shot while he was in elementary school paid off Friday night.

    “When I was nine or ten I was fifth in the nation in a ft contest,” Pittman smiled. “It was sponsored by the Elks Lodge.”

    No one was thinking about that contest in the fourth quarter in the Bearcats’ district win at Shelby County, but it might have been prophetic for Anderson.