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  • Still wearing the 'A'...

    Jonathan Haddix is living proof that nothing can squeeze the mat out of a wrestler's blood.

    Not sickness. Not even high school graduation.

    Nothing.

    “My senior year in high school, I was ranked in the (statewide) Top 10,” says Haddix, who wrestled at 189 pounds for Anderson County. “I got strep, mono, and walking pneumonia all a week before the regional tournament. I still wanted to wrestle but the doctor told me 'No.'

    “That was one of the lowest points of my life when I could not wrestle.”

  • COLUMN: Times are a-changin in...

    Notes written while my head is spinning....

    Who would have ever thought that during the second week of December, in a year when a college football team from Kentucky is playing in the Sugar Bowl, the talk in these parts centers on the hiring of a new coach at a school playing in a post-season game named for a pizza chain and the return of a hot assistant coach to his home stomping ground.

    As Bob Dylan said, “Times, they are a-changin.'”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    Anderson County put together its best outing of the young basketball season when the Lady Bearcats whipped 12th Region favorite Lincoln County last Thursday in Stanford.

    Eriel McKee scored 22 points and Makenzie Cann added 18 as the Lady Bearcats remained perfect after four games.

    Lincoln, which made the state semi-finals last year, never led, even though Anderson got in some early foul trouble.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    Jay Smith scored 20 points while Christian Estes and Austin Linzy tallied 10 each as anerson County defeated Garrard County, 59-52, in boys' basketball action Friday night in Lancaster. Anderson improved to 2-0 while Garrard fell to 0-3.

    Anderson jumped out to an early 12-4 lead, but the Bearcats were never quite able to shake the Golden Lions.

    “They went to a 2-3 zone and we shot some quick shots,” said Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt. “Our impatience led to several easy baskets for them. We didn't do a very good job getting back defensively.”

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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Pressing...

    Anderson County's girls' basketball team showed exactly what some observers had been talking about in the off-season last Tuesday.

    After creating some off-season buzz with a second place finish in the state AAU tournament, the Lady Bearcats, some said, could be “scary good.”

    For eight minutes in their game against visiting Oldham County, Anderson showed why. The Lady Bearcats scored the first 15 points en route to a 68-41 whipping of their regional rival.

  • Middle schoolers have big day

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestlers put together a big day Saturday in a meet with E.J. Hayes and Lexington Christian. The meet was held at Anderson County Middle School.

    Four Anderson wrestlers, Jonah Perry, Andrew Goodlett, Travis Walling and Jackson Frazier, were all unbeaten Saturday. Perry won four bouts while Goodlett, Walling and Frazier took three. Perry is 9-0 on the year at 92 pounds, while Goodlett is 8-0 at 130. Walling is 7-0 at 140.

    Frazier wrestles in the 113-pound class.

  • Anderson swimmers compete at...

    The Anderson County High School swim team fared well in a four-team event, hosted by Scott County, last Wednesday night in Georgetown.

    The Anderson boys scored 103 points and placed second behind Scott County, which had 147. The Anderson girls were third, with 69 points,  behind Scott (212) and West Jessamine (121). East Jessamine rounded out the field.

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