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Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Fitzpatrick makes it...

     

    There were no surprises when Chris Fitzpatrick made it official last Wednesday.

  • SOCCER: Mager signs with Queens...

     

    It didn't take Emily Mager long to know where she was going to continue her soccer career.

    “As soon as I set foot on campus, I knew it was perfect for me,” said Mager, an Anderson County High School senior who signed with Queens University last Wednesday, the first day of the fall sports signing period.

  • BASKETBALL: Ranking the Region,...

    With 10 days left in the high school basketball regular-season, things are beginning to shape up for the contenders in the races for the Eighth Region crowns. Last week saw South Oldham score a big win that will have a major bearing on the boys' regional race, then suffer its first loss to a regional foe three nights later.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers...

    Anderson County swimming coach Karla Phillips was there the first time an Anderson team got in the pool for a meet. Now she hopes to be there when a Bearcat is doing laps at the sport’s biggest day, the state meet.

    “I have two boys that could possibly make it to state,” says Phillips, a member of the school’s first swim team when she was a student. “Braden Peyton is close in the 100 (-yard) freestyle and James Mason is close in the 500 (-yard) freestyle. I think these boys could make it with just a little bit of extra effort.”

  • WRESTLING: Grapplers pin all-...

    There is little secret that Anderson County’s goal for this week’s Region 2 wrestling tournament is to bring home the big trophy for the first time in the program’s history.

    But with the state’s top-ranked team, LaRue County, a perennial statewide power, also residing in Region 2, few give the Bearcats much of a chance of coming away with the big prize. Second place, something Anderson has never attained at the regional level, is within reach.

    The action begins Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at Danville High School.

  • COLUMN: ‘I like the way my team...

    One way to gauge just where a basketball team stands in February is to consider the questions and criticisms thrown its way.

    Take the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Over the last two weeks, their demolitions of LSU, Tennessee and South Carolina have been so thorough that the big question now is simply, “Are they peaking too early?”

    Translation: This team is scary good and the only way it is going to be derailed is if it comes back to earth.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL:...

    Positive thinkers are right. Enthusiasm does make a difference.

    At least that was the case Saturday night when Anderson County put a 71-45 thumping on McCrary Central in boys' basketball action.

    The Bearcats took the lead for good when Seth Carmichael's runout made it 8-6 midway through the first quarter and built their advanatage to as many as 28 points in the final minutes.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    Anderson County's Lady Bearcats are alive and well, thank you.

    Pushed somewhat into the Eighth Region's background after the enormous success South Oldham, a Top 10 team, and Walton-Verona, the state All-A champions, have had, the talk had shifted away from an Anderson team that was considered the regional favorite in the pre-season.

    Saturday afternoon, the Lady Bearcats put on a revival that could have been an old-fashioned hoops camp meeting as they roared past Christian Academy of Louisville, 57-45.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    Anderson County needed this one.

    Badly.

    After three straight losses – one by a single point, another coming in overtime – the Bearcats needed Friday's win over Rockcastle County like a stressed-out teacher could use a snow day.

    The Bearcats withstood an early Rockcastle punch, took control in the second quarter, then sealed things by never letting their lead dip below nine points for the final 12 minutes.

  • BASKETBALL: Can they or can...

    It only took 36 minutes last Wednesday for Anderson County to show why it can't, why it can, and why it can't (again) win the Eighth Region boys' basketball race next month.

    The Bearcats dropped a 73-62 overtime decision to regional foe Gallatin County in a contest that left Anderson fans exhilirated one minute, scratching their heads the next, then wondering what happened.