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Today's Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL:...

    Positive thinkers are right. Enthusiasm does make a difference.

    At least that was the case Saturday night when Anderson County put a 71-45 thumping on McCrary Central in boys' basketball action.

    The Bearcats took the lead for good when Seth Carmichael's runout made it 8-6 midway through the first quarter and built their advanatage to as many as 28 points in the final minutes.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    Anderson County's Lady Bearcats are alive and well, thank you.

    Pushed somewhat into the Eighth Region's background after the enormous success South Oldham, a Top 10 team, and Walton-Verona, the state All-A champions, have had, the talk had shifted away from an Anderson team that was considered the regional favorite in the pre-season.

    Saturday afternoon, the Lady Bearcats put on a revival that could have been an old-fashioned hoops camp meeting as they roared past Christian Academy of Louisville, 57-45.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    Anderson County needed this one.

    Badly.

    After three straight losses – one by a single point, another coming in overtime – the Bearcats needed Friday's win over Rockcastle County like a stressed-out teacher could use a snow day.

    The Bearcats withstood an early Rockcastle punch, took control in the second quarter, then sealed things by never letting their lead dip below nine points for the final 12 minutes.

  • BASKETBALL: Can they or can...

    It only took 36 minutes last Wednesday for Anderson County to show why it can't, why it can, and why it can't (again) win the Eighth Region boys' basketball race next month.

    The Bearcats dropped a 73-62 overtime decision to regional foe Gallatin County in a contest that left Anderson fans exhilirated one minute, scratching their heads the next, then wondering what happened.

  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF...

    Scenes from Cornerstone Christian's 60-54 win over Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg last Friday.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: McKee...

    Don't let Eriel McKee's facial expression fool you. Her stoical expression might not change often, but there is fire in her heart.

    Just ask Montgomery County.

    McKee scored 19 points, 17 coming after halftime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Anderson County to a 56-50 come-from-behind victory over visiting Montgomery last Tuesday night.

  • Wrestlers place eighth in state...

    Eighth place was good, but it could have been better.

    At least that was the way Anderson County wrestling coach Graham Carlton saw things after the Bearcats finished in the middle of the 16-team state duals tournament, held Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

    “Overall, I have mixed feelings about our performance,” Carlton said. “We finished eighth out of 16 teams, which is pretty good, but I feel we could have done better.”

  • COLUMN: Big day for kids, but...

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that today, Feb. 1, is more important than April 15, my anniversary and Election Day all put together.


    At least in the minds of those who believe the first three letters of the alphabet are BCS, it is.
    You know what I am talking about: National signing day.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: South Oldham...

    South Oldham showed why many believe this might be the year the Dragons finally taste the sweetness of a regional championship last Friday. The Dragons rolled past visiting Anderson County 82-64, using a 24-9 outburst in the second quarter to build an insurmountable halftime lead.

  • Swimming is more than staying in...

    It's no secret that Ben Spear was thinking more about his ground strokes than the backstroke when he joined the swimming team at Anderson County High School in the fall.

    “I started out doing this just to stay in shape for tennis,” Spear says with a laugh.

    A sophomore, Spear had shown plenty of promise on the courts last spring, working as both a varsity and junior varsity player. Just as he has since he hit the pool in his new sport.