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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.