Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Gordon’s staying power paying...

    LEXINGTON – Lowell Gordon had to be wondering if his chance would ever come.

    The Anderson County resident had been stuck on the bench at Transylvania University for three years. He’d seen limited playing time to start his senior year, but the Pioneers were struggling to a 2-9 start when the door opened.

    Teammate Bo Schuh, who Transy coach Brian Lane says was on track to become the Heartland Conference Freshman of the Year, went down with a knee injury. Lane decided to restructure his team and gave Gordon, all 5-feet-9 of him, the call.

  • Anderson comes unglued, Owen...

    If Anderson County had any chance at upsetting Owen County, perhaps the favorite to represent the Eighth Region in the Sweet 16 next month, everything had to fall in place.

    And after finding its place, everything had to hold together.

    The Bearcats had things going their way a bit for almost 21 minutes, leading 40-38 with 3:04 to go in the third quarter of last Thursday’s basketball showdown.

    Over the final 11 minutes, things fell apart.

  • Bearcats work overtime for Drury...

    CARROLLTON – The drive home from Carroll County might have felt like a cross-country trek if not for Cobe Penny’s tip.

    The Anderson County sophomore’s put-back with five seconds to play forced an overtime, where Anderson dominated in an 87-78 win over the upset-minded Panthers last Tuesday.

    Penny slipped through the Carroll defense to get to Andrew Mitchell’s miss to tie the game at 76 and send it to the extra period.

  • Rogers picks Walton-Verona...

    Anderson County had already waited. And waited. And waited some more to play basketball Saturday night.

    A game that was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. had been reset to tip off at 7:30 because of a scheduling conflict with the regional wrestling tournament, which was also being hosted by the school. When the grapplers were not done at the expected time, assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook pushed the start time back again with the tipoff finally getting things underway just after 8 p.m.

  • Lady Cats refuse to let history...

    Anderson County was not going to let history repeat itself. At least not in girls’ high school basketball, it was not.

    The memory of blowing a 17-point lead to Woodford County a year ago was still fresh on the Lady Bearcats’ minds when Woodford pared Anderson’s double-digit lead what could be considered a bit of a threat.

  • Lady Cats roll at Williamstown

    Kaci Currens scored 28 points to lead the visiting Anderson County girls past regional foe Williamstown, 68-54, last Tuesday night.

    Anderson overcame the taller Lady Demons with an efficient offensive performance through the evening.

    “Williamstown was a great test for us,” said Adnerson coach Clay Birdwhistell. “They have a very good, in my opinion, all-region point guard and several long, athletic players. They were a team we were very concerned with.”

  • Archers win big