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Today's Sports

  • Swim Cats strong at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim teams placed third in a seven-team meet held at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville last Wednesday night.

    The Swim Cats trailed by Collins and Shelby County in both the boys’ and girls’ standings. Other teams in the meet were East Jessamine, West Jessamine, Spencer County and St. Francis of Louisville.

    Eighth-grader Carley Duncan had a big night, placing fourth in the 50-yard freesyle and swimming a personal best of 30.45. She also placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Western Hills, Spencer to test...

    It’s basketball Homecoming Week for Anderson County as the Bearcats host Western Hills Friday night, but the game of the week is set for next Tuesday night.

    Spencer County will be coming to town for a showdown with major post-season ramifications.

    “If we win that game, we are the two,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said of the 30th District Tournament seedings.

  • Backyard bird watching can be an...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Halfway to Madness

    It seems like only a week or two ago that I was contacting Anderson County basketball coaches Glen Drury and Clay Birdwhistell about getting together to talk about the upcoming seasons.

    Last week, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats passed the halfway point in their campaigns.  It’s been six weeks since the first games and six weeks from this past Monday or Tuesday, the 30th District Tournament will be getting under way at Spencer County High School.

  • BEARCATS BATTLE PAST ROCKETS

    It was just another chapter in the long history of one of Kentucky’s best high school basketball rivalries.

    Here’s what Anderson County’s 74-65 win over Shelby County produced last Friday night in Lawrenceburg:

    Four technical fouls.

    Five players finishing their night’s work early after fouling out and 34 total fouls with 66 free throws.

    Two of the state’s most respected coaches flailing their arms and questioning a load of officials’ decisions before sharing a long embrace at the game’s end.

  • Lady Cats deadly, romp past...

    One of the oldest of all basketball truths says when the shots are falling, everything else goes easier.

    Much easier, in fact.

    Anderson County was reminded of that fact Saturday afternoon when the Lady Bearcats rolled to a much-easier-than-expected 71-46 win over district rival Collins.

    Anderson ripped Collins for 13 three-pointers, four coming in the first quarter as the Lady Bearcats roared to a 22-11 lead and were never threatened afterward.

    Anderson improved to 9-7 on the year and 2-1 in district play. Collins fell to 9-6 and 1-2.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Penny...

    Asbury University’s C.J. Penny came within one rebound of a triple-double, and five Asbury players reached double digits in points as the Eagles cruised past IU Southeast on Saturday afternoon, 82-60.

    Penny finished with 12 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. Perhaps the only thing that kept him from a triple double was a shot to the mouth he took with about two minutes remaining. He left the game and did not return, according to a news release.

  • Reds’ Caravan to stop in...

    The annual Cincinnati Reds’ Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will make stops in Nashville, Tenn., and Bowling Green before stopping in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Kentucky to help Wisconsin...

    Kentucky will help Wisconsin boost its elk herd by providing 150 elk cows, calves and yearling male elk over the next 3-5 years, according to a news release.

    “Kentucky’s own free-ranging elk herd began with the release of seven elk from Kansas in 1997,” Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Gregory K. Johnson said in the release. “We eventually released more than 1,500 elk from six states to create a herd of approximately 10,000 elk in Kentucky today.

  • Second quarter outbreak sends...

    FRANKFORT – If Franklin County presented Anderson County with its biggest test of the girls’ basketball season last Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats would have received a passing grade.

    No, the Lady Bearcats were not able to spring the upset of the top-ranked team in the rugged 11th Region. Franklin County used a second quarter scoring spree to defeat the Lady Bearcats 64-52 in the Flyer gym.

    Franklin, which broke a four-game losing streak in the series with Anderson, improved to 10-2 on the year.