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Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats taste...

     

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    FRANKFORT – Anderson County was just happy to be back on the court Friday night at Western Hills.

    “The kids were ready to play and had a lot of enthusiasm and energy,” Bearcat basketball coach Glen Drury said of his team's 63-47 win over the Wolverines.

    Anderson eased ahead in the second quarter, then blew the game open in the second half to post its first win since Dec. 26, when the Bearcats defeated Estill County in the Powell County Tournament.

  • OUTDOORS: Trapping season a time...

    The New Year has sure started out on a cold, wintry note. The recent sub-zero temperatures are something we haven’t seen in Kentucky in years and something I don’t think we’ll ever get used to.

    I know as I get older, the cold weather just seems to reach deeper into the old gut and chill me to the bone with each passing day. Not to worry, God has a plan and spring will be here soon which of course brings with it great fishing and spring turkey season in the Bluegrass.

  • COLUMN: Lemonade from lemons?

    Rick Sallee says he believes in making lemonade out of lemons.

    Not that anyone needs a summertime beverage to cool off these days. The Polar Vortex, or whatever the weather nerds are calling that phenomenon that made Kentucky colder than Alaska last week – really, it did – has seen to that.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to learn...

    The unexpected layoff the recent snow and cold weather has forced on high school basketball teams across Kentucky has caused some problems foreign to late January and early February. Players have been itching to play but it appears the coaches are taking things in stride.

    “At least we have been able to practice some,” said Anderson boys' coach Glen Drury, whose team has played only twice since Jan. 1, “but that is not the same as playing games. We need games.”

  • WRESTLING: Leaving it all on the...

    There is intensity and there is David Lannum.

    And that's not a bad thing in wrestling, where the difference in winning and losing is often determined by one's effort and focus.

    “He says he eats, breathes and sleeps wrestling. I believe it,” says Anderson assistant coach Drew Robinson.

  • West Va. team shoots down...

    LOUISVILLE – Ever since Dr. Naismith tacked that first peach basket to a wall, one of the simple, accepted truths about basketball has been to work for shots closer to the basket.

    “High percentage shots,” are what coaches at every level and in every locale preach.

    But apparently James Naismith never met the girls' basketball team from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, W.Va.

  • Weather cancels some Saturday...

    UPDATED 9:45 a.m. Saturday: Anderson County girls' basketball game with Sacred Heart at Mercy Academy in Louisville has been canceled. Anderson athletic director Rick Salle said, in a text message, "We are not sending a bus. Too dangerous so we have canceled (the) girls' game."

    Anderson could play Sacred Heart next Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Louisville Invitational Tournament semifinals.  Anderson could also play Ballard, a team the Lady Bearcats were to have played last Saturday, in the LIT quarterfinals Friday night.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats sizzle nets...

    Even a night when Anderson County was burning the nets was not enough in a district matchup at Collins last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats shot better than 73 percent (19-for-26) and missed just one two-point field goal attempt all night but still came up short in a 63-55 decision that dropped the Bearcats to 0-2 in 30th District play.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats hungry...

    It's been over four years since that November afternoon when the girls' basketball team from Anderson County Middle School was crowned the best in Kentucky.

    At Rupp Arena that Friday after Thanksgiving, the Lady Mustangs whipped Whitley County, got a big trophy and went back to work.

  • Barnes inducted into Hall of Fame

    Anderson County High School baseball coach L. W. Barnes was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week.