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Today's Sports

  • Rogers leads Lady Bearcats past...

    It was just a step, but a major one for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Bearcats dispatched of pesky Spencer County, 67-58, in a Saturday matinee performance on Glen Drury Court.

    Sammy Rogers showed why she is considered one of the top players in the Eighth Region, riddling Spencer for 25 points and often delivering when the Lady Cats needed the basket. Never was it more apparent than a crucial possession inside the final minute.

  • Penny drives Bearcats to win...

    For the first time this basketball season, the play worked just like it was supposed to.

    Cobe Penny drove into the lane, then flipped in the game-winning basket with 4.8 seconds to play, lifting Anderson County to a thrilling 68-66 win over previously unbeaten Louisville Valley Saturday night.

  • WRESTLING: New coach has high...

    Despite working for their third coach in four season, wrestlers at Anderson County High School have some very high expectations in the season that recently began.

    Part of that comes from the enthusiasm of first-year coach Hunter Lilly, who replaces John Griggs, who resigned last spring citing some health issues that did not allow him to continue demonstrating moves to his wrestlers.

    Lilly, who qualified for the state wrestling tournament twice as a Bearcat grappler before graduating in 2010, was ready to step in despite his lack of experience.

  • Lady Bearcats rally at Collins

    By Brian Stone, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE -- Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    Anderson overcame a 23-point performance from Collins freshman Olivia Federle to post a 66-63 win over the 30th District rival last Tuesday in Shelbyville.

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  • Dearinger, Team Kentucky move on...

    Anderson County Middle School football player Darion Dearinger and Team Kentucky have moved on to the quarter-final round of the national middle school football tournament. Team Kentucky, made up of some of the best middle school players from around the state, defeated South Atlanta, Tampa, and Dade County, Fla., in previous tournament games to advance.

    It is the first time Team Kentucky has made it to the Elite 8 round.

    The final three rounds will be held from Dec. 16 through Dec. 20 in Naples, Fla.

  • Wrestlers rumble at Boyle

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team won four of five duals matches to take third place in the Boyle County Big Brother Duals, held Saturday.

    The Anderson County Middle School program also participated in the meet

    Anderson boasted six unbeaten wrestlers with senior K.J. Sunbom and sophomore Joseph Taylor leading the way with four pins in five bouts. Sunbom owned the 160-pound class while Taylor rolled through the 182-pound class.

    Other Anderson wrestlers finishing unbeaten on the day were Caleb Gettelfinger, Chase Fink and R.J. Boies.

  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife...

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer and elk hunting regulations at its quarterly meeting Dec 2.

     

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

     

  • Cann makes first start for...

    Anderson County resident Makenzie Cann earned her first start for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team Sunday when the 17th-ranked Wildcats traveled to archrival Louisville.

    No. 7 Louisville pulled out a 69-67 win in overtime at the KFC Yum! Center, ending Kentucky’s streak of five consecutive wins in the series.

    Cann scored three points and pulled in four rebounds in 45 minutes of action. Cann and teammate Makayla Epps never exited the lineup.

  • Maxberry’s first varsity points...

    Brennon Maxberry picked a good time to score his first varsity basketball points for Anderson County on Friday night.

    The sophomore guard snared a missed free throw, then sank a short jump shot just before the final buzzer to give Anderson an 84-82 win at East Jessamine in double overtime. Trailing by one inside the final 10 seconds of the second overtime, Anderson got the ball to Christian Gritton, who was fouled as he drove the lane. The junior hit his first shot but missed his second.