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Today's Sports

  • Late layup lifts Shelby past...

    TAYLORSVILLE – It was everything Tourney Time anyone could want out of a tournament game.

    The gym at Spencer County High School was packed. The bands were repeatedly belting out the Anderson County and Shelby County fight songs.

    “Both teams played at a very high level,” Anderson coach Glen Drury would say. “We knew going into it, it was going to be a high level game. One team would do this and the other team would do that.”

  • Wrestlers to hit mat at state...

    Five Anderson County High School wrestlers are set to get on the mat for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament next Tuesday, March 10, at Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The tournament had originally been scheduled for Feb. 20-21 but was rescheduled because of the major snow storm that hit most of the state on Feb. 16, followed by more heavy snow in some areas of Kentucky.

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  • Birdwhistell named KABC...

    Anderson County High School head coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches girls’ Coach of the Year in the Eighth Region.

    Birdwhistell, in his first year as head coach, was selected by association members in the region.

    Birdwhistell took over a team decimated by graduation and rebuilt the Lady Bearcats into a contender for the regional championship despite having no starter standing over 5-foot-9.

  • Cann blisters SMU; Penny’s...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a career-high 15 points, nailing 5 three-point shots, to spark Cincinnati to a 56-46 win over SMU Saturday in Dallas, Tex.

    Cann passed her previous career-best of 12 points, scored against UT-Martin early in the year. It marked the seventh time this year she had scored in double figures.

    Cincinnati improved to 7-21 on the year, 4-13 in the AAC.

    Other women’s basketball

    South Florida 74,

    Cincinnati 44

  • Currens plows through Collins in...

    TAYLORSVILLE – If a snow storm was not going to keep Kaci Currens down, Collins surely wasn’t going to in the 30th District Tournament semifinal.

    Currens scored 25 points, nine coming in the decisive third quarter, when Anderson County outscored Collins 20-11, to lead the Lady Bearcats to a tougher-than-the-score indicates 58-44 win over Collins in a tournament semifinal last Tuesday.

    Anderson had only three full team practices between a loss to Woodford County on Feb. 13 and playing Collins, a span of 11 days.

  • High school athletes dealing...

    “It is very common to hear people complaining about the food and that they are hungry in the locker room,” says Nathan McGregor, a junior at Anderson County High School.

    McGregor participates in football and track and field, sports that usually conduct practice immediately after school is out. He spoke to “The Anderson News” via e-mail with the permission of his parents.

    “If someone walks in with a bag of chips or a snack, they are swarmed by players asking for a bite,” McGregor continued.

  • Only consumers can put an end to...

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    I just read about legislation concerning puppy mills and how different states have approached this problem in different ways.

    The 2014 puppy mills report goal is to inform consumers about widespread problems with puppy mills before they make an uninformed purchase that could potentially support animal cruelty.

  • Trembling Lady Bearcats shake...

    CARROLLTON – Kaci Currens was still shaking.

    It had been almost 15 minutes since she had hit three free throws with a half-second left on the game clock, giving Anderson County a heart-stopping 50-49 win over a vastly underrated Trimble County team Monday night.

  • UPDATED: Regional draw pits...

    Updated: Feb. 28, 2:45 p.m.
    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will embark on its quest for a third straight Eighth Region championship when the Lady Bearcats take on Trimble County in the first round of the regional tournament Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

    On paper, it appears the Lady Bearcats got the best possible draw as tournament favorites Simon Kenton and Shelby County drew in the opposite bracket.