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Today's Sports

  • Blasting the target for title

    The Anderson County High School archery team won the championship of the Winter Blast Tournament, held at Anderson County Middle School Saturday. Seven other high school teams competed in the event. Anderson recorded a 3,413 score out of 3,600. Anderson’s Anna Rose took first place in the high school female and overall female competition with a 294 of 300 while Chance Wayne had the high score for high school male and overall male at 295. Anderson’s Isaiah Caldwell placed fifth among high school boys with a 290.

  • KABC honors Currens, Birdwhistell

    Anderson County High School girls’ basketball player Kaci Currens and coach Clay Birdwhistell have been honored by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches as the season’s best in the Eighth Region.

  • Generals counter-attack Lady Cats

    Lafayette came back from an early deficit to defeat Anderson County, 59-48, last Thursday night in Lexington. Lafayette, considered one of the threats to win the 11th Region, finished the regular season at 22-7 while Anderson fell to 20-9.

  • Lady Bearcats sputter, still win...

    It was supposed the basketball version of a tuneup, but the Anderson County girls’ win over South Oldham last Tuesday had more than its share of sputtering.

    To be sure, the Lady Bearcats were never in trouble, to which the 66-42 final tally would attest. But at times, more than Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell would like, it was more like a pre-season scrimmage than a tuneup for what could be a lengthy tournament run.

  • Garmon lifts Bearcats to...

    John Paul Garmon buried a 15-foot jump shot as time expired in overtime to lift the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team to a 68-66 win over Spencer County in the semifinal of the 30th District Tournament Tuesday night.

    Anderson had led 66-63 after Dylan Harper hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final minute but Spencer's Jamie Newman buried a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left in overtime to tie things. Anderson did not call timeout and Garmon drove to the Anderson free throw line to launch his game-winner as time expired.

  • Pep rally readies Anderson for...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are to play Spencer County in the 30th District Tournament Tuesday night.  The girls game is set for 6 p.m., while the boys' game is to tip off at 7:30.

    The winners of those games move on to the district championship games, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26 at Anderson County High School.

    The teams from Collins and Shelby County are slated to play, Wednesday, Feb. 24.

  • Franklin defeats Anderson in...

    Three technical fouls, including a questionable flagrant call, thwarted any chance of an Anderson County comeback at Franklin County Friday night as the Flyers closed out the regular season with a 64-47 win.

  • Seeing Red

    When the 30th District basketball tournament tips off at Anderson County High School next Tuesday, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hope it will be a week of celebration culminating in district championships for both high school teams next week.

    Both local teams earned the top seed in the respective tournaments and will go into the post-season as slight favorites to protect their home court. Both Anderson teams were at the top of the district according to the Rating the State rankings in Monday’s Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Boyles, Boies headed to state...

    Even though his moment in the spotlight was short-lived, Caleb Boyles showed why those close to Anderson County wrestling program feel he has a chance to do something special at this week’s state tournament.

    In the champhionship match, Blair quickly gained advantage, putting North Oldham’s unbeaten Collin Portman on his back early the regional final.

    “Then he made a mistake and the kid made him pay for it, but Caleb did some nice things,” said Anderson coach John Griggs.

    Portman, top-ranked at 220, improved to 54-0.

  • 500th WIN A GEM IN HIS GYM

    Glen Drury might have tried to downplay the moment, but his Anderson County basketball players knew he was going for 500 wins when the Bearcats hosted Simon Kenton Friday night.

    They had to know. The countdown to the milestone victory had been chronicled on the pages of this newspaper for several weeks and ever since the Bearcats had beaten Carroll County for win number 499 three nights before, Anderson County had been buzzing.

    But Drury never mentioned it.

    “No, he did not,” said senior Dillon Harper. “He is a very humble man.”