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Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Ruggles' 3-...

    Not many think about Spencer Ruggles being one of Anderson County's top 3-point shooters, but that did not matter Friday night as the senior drilled a long ball with 9.4 seconds to play lifting Anderson to a thrilling 64-63 win over visiting Franklin County Friday night.

    “I didn't know if it was going in when I shot it,” Ruggles said. “I didn't really think about it. I just went up and was confident in my shot.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    The assumed formula for Anderson County's success is simply defense first.

    It worked Monday night as the Lady Bearcats whipped regional foe Owen County 61-46. It was the same Owen County program that left Lawrenceburg with a 15-point win when it visited last January and put a major scare in the Lady Bearcats in last year's regional tournament.

    This time, there would be no doubt as Anderson went on a 12-0 run after giving up the opening basket. The Lady Bearcats never looked back.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: McKee...

    VERSAILLES – Don't let Eriel McKee's smile fool you. There is a fire burning deep in her heart.

    And the Anderson County sophomore proved Friday night that you don't want to give that fire time to be stoked with some time on the bench.

    And there was plenty of time for the fire to grow after McKee picked up two quick fouls at Woodford County. But that fire erupted into a five-alarm blaze as far as Woodford was concerned. McKee scored 20 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to lead the Lady Bearcats to a 66-52 win.

  • WRESTLING: Spencer takes down...

    DANVILLE – Six minutes might have seemed like six hours to Eric Spencer on Saturday.

    The Anderson County High School senior had taken the advantage less than 20 seconds into the 145-pound final at the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament, but then had to do the distance to become Anderson's first regional champion in at least five years.

    “The match seemed to drag on after I got the big lead,” Spencer said.

  • BASKETBALL: Ranking the Region:...

    Boys Eighth Region

    1.Oldham County (23-5, 6-1 against regional competition)

    Oldham moves into my No. 1 spot this week. The Colonels have been playing very well of late and have a deep and experienced team. Winning 23 games, no matter who you play, is impressive.

    2.South Oldham (16-8, 9-1)

    South is a big-time threat. The Dragons have really not regressed as much as it has been Oldham playing well right now.

    3.Collins (18-10, 6-4)

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers have...

    VERSAILLES – Two-hundredths of a second.

    It is a period of time so small that it 10 to 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.

    And it can be an eternity when swimming for speed. Anderson County's Braden Peyton found that out over the weekend. The high school senior turned in a swam the 50-yard freestyle in 23.72 seconds during Saturday's Region 3 meet at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

  • Real reversal for state-bound...

    Even if he never wins another wrestling match, Travis Kaelin has put together a reversal few can match.

    It won't show up on YouTube and heaven knows it won't be on SportsCenter. But the Anderson County High School senior is a far different person than he was when he came out for wrestling three years ago.

    Then, Kaelin was a 250-pound freshman. “I wasn't very good,” he remembered last week. “I won only three matches that first year.”

    That's three out of more than 40, or a winning percentage that would cause many teenagers to find a job in fast food.

  • COLUMN: Wacky warm-up leads to...

    What has gone on since Nov. 28 has just been the warm-up.

    A prolonged one, no doubt, but it still has been the warmup. It doesn't matter what a basketball team has done from that date until now. All that really matters is what happens starting around the state on Monday night.

  • Lady Cats, Bearcats post Friday...

    Anderson County basketball teams rolled to a pair of road victories Friday night.

    In Versailles, Eriel McKee scored 20 of her game-high 24 points after halftime to lead Anderson to a 66-52 win over Woodford County.

    McKee, who sat out most of the first half after getting two quick fouls, scored Anderson's first six points after the break, then closed out the quarter with eight straight points and the Lady Bearcats were never threatened again.

    Makenzie Cann, who riddled Woodford with 15 first-half points, scored 20 for the Lady Bearcats.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

     

    The resurgence of Anderson County basketball, 2012 version, came full circle last Tuesday night.