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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dance teams to perform at Ky....

    The Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School dance teams will perform at the basketball double-header at Kentucky State University on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Both teams will be traveling to Atlanta this month to vie for the Cheersport national titles.

    At the Keep On Dreaming competition, hosted by Bourbon County, the high school team won the grand champion award and also won first place in varsity hip hop. 

    Brianna Allen won the Individual Dance Award while Katelynn Goodlett was awarded a $500 scholarship at the same meet.

  • First Elk

    Chris Literal of Lawrenceburg was drawn for the 2011 Elk Lottery and landed his this 300-pound cow for his first elk on Dec. 13.

  • COLUMN: KHSAA gets it right with...

    Finally something that makes a lot of sense came along in the sports world last week.

    Over the last few years, it felt like every day some university is looking for a new home. While Louisville, for example, says it is happy in the Big East, reports linger that the Cardinals would move to the Big 12 in a minute. 

    The Big 10 has 12 teams and who knew that College Station, Texas, located northwest of Houston, is now in the Southeast, the same as Columbia, Mo? For some reason, I just don't see those places having much in common with Gainesville, Fla.

  • BASKETBALL: Anderson teams...

    The real basketball season is still three weeks away, but the Anderson County teams will be trying to generate momentum over the last three weeks of the regular season.

    District tournaments will begin across the state on Monday, Feb. 20. While the 30th District has traditionally not started until Tuesday of tournament week, official dates will not be announced until the District Tournament meeting, scheduled for Feb. 12.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: No magic...

    TAYLORSVILLE – This time, there was no magic in a bottle, or more specifically, in a basket for Anderson County.

    The Bearcats saw an early lead slip away then ran out of rallies of their own as Spencer County scored a 51-50 win that threw the race for the 30th District's top seed into a frenzy.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team overcame an 8-point deficit to defeat Bryan Station, 56-52,  last Tuesday night at the Anderson gym.

    “We were down by eight a couple of times in the third quarter,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said. “Our defense locked them down a few trips and we put together some scores.”

  • Turnovers jam Rams, but...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team recently split a pair of contests, dropping a 60-46 decision to Northside of Louisville but rebounding with a 68-49 win over Mt. Carmel, from eastern Kentucky.

    Turnovers killed the Rams against Northside.

    After looking like they had the game in hand in the first quarter at Northside, the Rams lost their momentum because of the turnovers.

    While Forrest Bowman had come off the bench to give Christian Academy a first quarter boose, the Rams were looking at a 30-20 halftime deficit.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats pin Spencer...

    Anderson County romped past Spencer County, 72-9, in wrestling action last Wednesday night. The Bearcats were credited with 12 pins in the match. 

     

     

    Anderson Co. 72, Spencer Co. 9