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Today's Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Shelby...

    Remember the days when the Anderson County-Shelby County basketball game was one of those must-see events?

    It really has been only four years since that night when C.J. Penny buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Anderson, not the arch-rival Rockets, to the Sweet 16.

    For years, those emotion-packed contests were the norm, not the exception but things changed when Shelby was split to form Collins High in the fall of 2010.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    Anderson County notched a second impressive win in the early season when the Lady Bearcats routed Lexington Catholic 59-36 Friday night in Lexington.

    Makenzie Cann sank 5-of-10 three-point shots and scored 22 points to lead the Lady Bearcats. Eriel McKee added 10 points, four assists and three steals while Kali Whiteside pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked three shots.

    Anderson owned a 38-27 rebounding advantage and only committed six turnovers.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Not a...

    It wasn't a beauty contest. Far from it.

    That was good for Anderson County as the Bearcats rolled to a 71-50 win over visiting Washington County in the Bearcats' season opener.

    Anderson ran off the first 10 points and never trailed but made things harder than necessary.

    “We were definitely inconsistent,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “I had seen that in practice.”

  • COLUMN: Costas is one of the...

    An interview with Bob Costas is still on my bucket list.

    His insight into the good – and bad – of baseball is amazing. If you don't believe me, try to find a copy of his book, Fair Ball, talking about many of the ills of the game around the turn of the century. When put in that context, and seeing where it has headed since then is nothing short of amazing.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats roll past...

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams recorded big wins Friday night.
    The Bearcats opened the boys' basketball season with a solid 71-50 win over visiting Washington County. Senior guard Jay Smith poured in 30 points, a career high, while pulling down eight rebounds and dishing five assists. Classmate Austin Linzy pulled down 12 rebounds as the Bearcats owned the backboards, 37-17.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats to be...

    Anderson County's girls' basketball team is expected to receive a stern test Friday when the Lady Bearcats travel to Lexington Catholic.

    A year ago, Lexington Catholic served notice early that the highly-ranked Lady Bearcats, a pre-season Top 10 last year, were not invincible with a 60-51 whipping on Anderson's home court. The Lady Knights filled the nets 11 times from 3-point range to notch the win.

    Lexington Catholic went on to a 20-12 season.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcat football...

     

     

    Anderson County football celebrated its 8-3 season with the annual team awards banquet on Nov. 18. The Bearcats finished as Class 5A, District 6 runner-up but were eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs by Cooper, which will be playing in this week's state championship game.

  • Anderson County youth display...

    Several Anderson County youth had successful hunts this fall.

  • Playing the game, planting the...

    It only looked like Danny Vernon's basketball career was over when plans to walk on at Murray State University were derailed by a back injury.

    Don't look now, but the Anderson County resident is coaching an undefeated team early in the season.

    A one-time high school player from North Carolina whose career ended when he hurt his back in a pick-up game at Murray, Vernon has been heading up the basketball program at Fox Creek Christian Church for the last eight years, expanding its horizons far beyond the traditional recreational church league.

  • Rabbit and quail season promises...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the kickoff of rabbit and quail hunting across Kentucky.

    "Rabbit numbers are up, and that doesn't surprise me, considering the ideal weather conditions we had in the spring and early summer," said Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We're already getting reports of good hunting."