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Today's Sports

  • 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."

  • Riley, Hyatt named all-region

    Two Anderson County golfers continue to reap abundant awards after a strong season this year. Lady Bearcats Anna-Marie Hyatt, a senior, and junior Kaitlyn Riley were named to the All-Seventh Region team in a vote of the region's coaches. Their selections were announced by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association.

    Megan Kinney, of Western Hills, was named the region's player of the year, while Henry Clay's Kevin Mims was named the region's top coach.

  • WRESTLING: Rebuilt Mat Cats...

    It might be said Anderson County arrived last wrestling season, then the Bearcats left.

    While Anderson has been a strong wrestling program for several years, the Bearcats' runner-up finish in Region 2 was the first time in the program's history that they had earned some team hardware at the regional tournment.

    The Mat Cats finished 27th in the state tournament the following week, well off some earlier Top 20 finishes, but by the end of the year, had made a statement they were a force to be reckoned with.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    Makenzie Cann scored 19 points and Eriel McKee added 16 as Anderson County cruised to a 59-36 win to open the season at Casey County Monday night.

    Anderson jumped to a 17-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way. A 21-10 outburst in the final eight minutes might have made the final score a bit more one-sided than the game really was. Cann nailed four 3-point goals in the stretch run.

  • COLUMN: Good move to crack down...

    It's about time someone acted to stop the downward slide basketball was taking.

    We are talking about the uber-muggings disguising themselves as physical play, especially around the basket, in high school basketball. Apparently, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has pulled a Roberto Duran in response.

    No mas!

    (For the under-30 crowd, do a Google-search of that name and you will see why it is germane to this subject. Trust me, it is.)

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Familiar Big...

    If familiarity breeds contempt, then it would be easy to not like the best of the Eighth Region girls' basketball in 2013.

    Two-time defending champion Walton-Verona is expected to fight it out with Anderson County and Simon Kenton for the regional title. Between them, the three schools have combined for the last five regional championships and have four runner-up trophies in their cases as well. The only time two of the three did not make it to the regional final in the last five years was last March when Walton-Verona knocked off South Oldham in the final.