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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats ranked No. 1 to...

    The target on Anderson County's back just got much bigger.

    When the first major statewide girls' basketball poll came out Friday, Anderson was at the top of the Courier-Journal rankings. The Lady Bearcats were a solid, but not overwhelming, choice as the top team in Kentucky in a vote of the state's coaches.

    Anderson garnered 39 first-place votes, well ahead of second-ranked Elizabethtown, which picked up 15. Anderson defeated E-town last December in the Franklin County tournament.

  • COLUMN: Playoff crowds...

    Psssssst. Did you know Anderson County has a really good football team?

    In case you missed it, and from the looks of the crowds at Hollie Warford Stadium the last three weeks, there is a chance you might have, the Bearcats have put together an impressive run of resilience to earn its second Class 5A, Region 3 football championship in the last three years.

    It just so happens those are also the only regional football championships in school history.

  • Penny sets Asbury rebound record

    C.J. Penny was literally the chairman of the boards Saturday. The Anderson County High School graduate pulled down 25 rebounds to set a new single-game mark at Asbury University.

    Penny snared 25 of his team's 44 boards to eclipse the old mark of 24, set by Art McMahon in 1998, according to a news release.

    Penny also scored 15 points as the Eagles defeated Virginia-Lynchburg, 81-64.

  • Mat Cats open season with high...

    It was not an easy decision for David Lannum to leave his hometown to coach wrestling at Anderson County High School.

    “It was very tough,” the new Mat Cat coach said last week. “I was born and raised in Danville. I wrestled in Danville. My son has wrestled on the varsity level at Danville since the seventh grade. He's a senior at Danville (High School) this year.”

  • REGIONAL CHAMPS! Bearcats slog...

    Anderson County was not going to let this one slip through its hands.

    The Bearcats scored with 3:02 to play, then intercepted two Franklin County passes in the final three minutes to defeat the Flyers, 31-28, in the Class 5A, Region 3 football championship game Friday night on a muddy field at Anderson County's Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The game-winner came when Zachary Carmichael sneaked into the end zone from two yards out. Carmichael then hit Ross Cox for the two-point conversion to set the final score.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcat-Flyer showdown...

    It took three years, but finally, it has happened.

    When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association realigned football in time for the 2011 season, many fans and media alike were looking forward to those Anderson County-Franklin County showdowns for the Region 3 championship.

  • COLUMN: Third and long in the...

    We're at third and long. That's the third round of the state high school football playoff season and a long way to go to get to the fourth step of a five-step journey to a state championship.

    Friday night, it's for all the regional marbles. It is probably the most anticipated game at Anderson since the Bearcats hosted Southwestern in the 2011 state semi-finals. That one came after the Bearcats had defeated Conner for the regional title.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats hold off...

    It was the tandem that an increasing number of central Kentucky football fans would love to see over the next four years.

    Barker to Cox, helping the Kentucky Wildcats climb up the Southeastern Conference ladder.

    Last Friday, however, the combination was good news only for Ross Cox and his Anderson County teammates.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox shines under...

    The media contingent that descended on Anderson County Friday night was a bit more than usual, even for a playoff football game.

    The reason, of course, was a chance to see Conner quarterback Drew Barker, who has committed to the University of Kentucky and is considered one of the Top 10 quarterback prospects in the nation.

    Anderson's defense pressured Barker enough that he completed just 6-of-23 passes. However, several on-the-mark passes fell through his receivers' hands.

  • BASKETBALL: Rams look to be up-...

    It’s basketball time again at The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg where the Rams started out their 2013-2014 Varsity campaign with a real treat on Oct. 31.