.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of...

    The Anderson News account of final Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game.
    From March 3, 1949 Anderson News

    “The Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game was hard fought all the way with the Kavaliers winning by a score of 38 to 35. It was the third time the teams had met this season with the Orange and Black on top each time, 17, 6, and 3 points.
    Kavanaugh took a quick lead and, after four minutes, led 8-3. Lawrenceburg whittled this to 8-7, but Kavanaugh spurted to a 13-9 first quarter lead.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of...

    The Legend of Mrs. Kavanaugh.

    The legend of Mrs. Rhoda Kavanaugh, principal of Kavanaugh High School, is one of the most colorful in Kentucky history.
    A stern disciplinarian who had a love of basketball, Mrs. Kavanaugh often stood under one of the baskets during a Tiger game, holding an umbrella in her hand.
    Over the years, the legend grew that she would whack one of her players or an official after a mistake.
    However, those who played for Kavanaugh said the legend was not true.

  • Bearcats rally in final minutes...

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to claim a 60-57 win at Casey County to open the season on Tuesday night.
    Erik Newton scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Bearcats. Newton scored Andersons first 10 points, then hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to set the final margin.
    Casey had a chance to tie the game but the Anderson defense did not allow the Rebels to get a good look, according to Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

  • Christian Academy hoops teams...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams junior varsity and varsity basketball teams are coached by Karl Pitzer and Cory Robinson. The varsity team is led by junior Zach Gray, whose exuberance infects the team and the crowd. The JV squad leaders are sophomores Mathew Robinson and Forest Bowman, while eighth-grader Dillon Harper brings excitement from outside the 3-point arc. Of the 15 players for JV and varsity combined, six are new to Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg basketball. These teams are a blend of old and new, and the chemistry works well.

  • 100 years of basketball: One man...

    The only thing certain about picking the best ever in Anderson County basketball history is that we did not make room for enough players on the teams. Twenty boys players over 100 years? Ten girls since 1975?
    It is practically impossible to do so, especially the way basketball has changed over time.

    Just picking the best players is difficult in itself. I think it would be safe to say that no one alive has seen all of the greats in Anderson County history.

  • 100 years of basketball:...

    Lawrenceburg basketball fans had a run to remember in March of 1946 when the Bulldogs surprised he state by making the quarterfinals of the Sweet 16.
    Eddie Humston put together a pair of clutch performances for the Bulldogs, first downing Frankfort in the 11th Region final, then upsetting defending state champion Male in the first round of the Sweet 16.

  • 100 years of basketball: Smith...

    It would be difficult to imagine a more beloved person in the history of Anderson County sports than W.J. Smith.
    For that matter, it would be hard to think of anyone more loved and respected than the man called “beloved historian” when he died in 2008.

  • 100 years of basketball: 'I...

    Surrounded by memorabilia from Kavanaugh High School, C.C. Fallis leaves little doubt that he is a Tiger.
    Always has been, always will be.

    “Lawrenceburg (High School) wanted me to go there and play football, but I had already made up my mind,” smiles Fallis, who served as co-captain of the last Kavanaugh Tiger basketball team.
    Now 80, Fallis is still a regular at Kentucky Wildcat games, but his first passion was orange and black.

  • 100 years of basketball: Simple...

    It all started very simply. There was no fanfare when basketball made its way into Anderson County.
    Nearly 100 years later, an estimated 7,000 red-clad Anderson County basketball fans piled into Rupp Arena in Lexington to watch the Bearcats play in the Kentucky High School state tournament. In between, the sport's hold on the county has been strong. And the county's influence on the sport became widely known around the state's borders.

  • 100 years of Anderson County...

    One hundred years.
    Those three words sound like an eternity. In the overall history of the world, 100 years of a small town's love affair with a very simple game would seem rather insignificant.
    But don't tell that to the 7,000 or so Anderson County Bearcat fans who streamed into Rupp Arena for the Kentucky state tournament in 2009.
    Don't tell that to the people that say that Anderson County is poised to become one of the state's girls' basketball powers over the next few years.