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Today's Sports

  • WRESTLING: Early takedown raises...

    FRANKFORT – When Isaac Mason took his opponent down, he knew there was a chance his arm would be raised.

    Mason, an Anderson County junior, recorded what might have been the biggest upset of the finals round when he decisioned top-seeded Matthew Davis of South Oldham, 10-3, to win the 285-pound championship of the Region 5 Wrestling Tournament at Western Hills High School on Saturday.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    It seems so fitting that Lafayette will be visiting Anderson County for Thursday's girls' basketball game.

    Back on Dec. 1, 2009, the Lady Generals came to town only to leave with a 52-48 double overtime loss. Two of the heroes of that Anderson team, Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann, were eighth-graders who would play key roles in the Lady Bearcats' run to the state tournament three months later.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox follows lifelong...

    Ross Cox has rushed the field many times at Commonwealth Stadium. If everything goes as planned, he won't have to do that again over the next four or five years.

    He plans on already being there if Kentucky records some big football victories.

    Cox, an Anderson County High School senior, publicly announced last Thursday what had long been speculated that he was going to walk on to play football at the University of Kentucky.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Stingy...

    There is good defense, then there is just downright stinginess.

    Anderson County was mighty happy after having a first half when the Bearcats became first-class tightwads last Thursday. Anderson built a 29-16 halftime lead on the way to a 67-55 win over Owen County.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    For a good portion of Anderson County's 59-25 win over Collins, the only question was whether the visiting Titans would actually score in the second half.

    That is how dominating Anderson was in a 30th District girls' basketball game last Wednesday.

    And the Lady Bearcats really did not play all that well for much of the contest. Anderson gradually pulled away from the over-matched Titans, then exploded in the second half for their 35th straight win in district play.

  • Girls' basketball: Dirty-...

    There were undoubtedly many who made it to Anderson County's Top 10 showdown with Franklin County last Tuesday who are not regulars at girls' high school basketball games.

    With the home side of the stands having only a few empty seats, it was undoubtedly the largest crowd of the season to see the Lady Bearcats and was one of the largest gatherings ever at Anderson for a regular-season girls' basketball game that was not part of a double-header with the boys.

  • COLUMN: Learning a hard lesson

    The times that hurt the worst are usually the times you remember most.

    It could be a spanking with a willow switch – my bottom still hurts when I think about how my grandmother used to, ahem, remind me I had done wrong – or it could be a little slap on the basketball court.

  • WRESTLING: Bearcats look to...

    All Anderson County can do is leave everything it has on the mat.

    The Bearcat wrestlers will be seeing how they fare against new rivals in the Region 5 Tournament, scheduled for Saturday at Western Hills High School.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers...

    Anderson County swimmers will be looking for that first-ever berth in the state swimming meet when the regional competition gets underway on Friday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. The regional meet will be hosted by Russell County High School.

    The Swim Cats competed in the Shelby County Winter Classic on Feb. 1, with the girls placing 18th and the boys finishing 19th in the 23-team event.

  • Sports briefs for Feb. 12, 2014

    Boies places sixth at state

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler R.J. Boies, an eighth-grader, placed sixth in the 168-pound class of the Kentucky Middle School State Wrestling Championships, held Saturday at Montgomery County Arena in Mt. Sterling..