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Today's Sports

  • Harp back where he wants to be

    Part of Sam Harp has stayed in Anderson County for nearly 30 years.

    In three years, he’d taken Bearcat football to heights it had never experienced before. He’d coached Anderson to an undefeated season in 1986. The following year, he’d guided the Bearcats to the first playoff win in school history, winning at perennial power Newport Central Catholic.

    The Bearcats had ascended to a place in the state’s Top 5 in Class AA and Harp had been named the state’s Coach of the Year in 1986.

  • Lady Bearcats keep on rolling

    The scoreboard said Anderson County had just routed Louisville Ballard by 30 points. The official scorebook gave the Lady Bearcats one more point. Either way, it was a big league rout that ran Anderson’s record to 17-6.

    But it wasn’t pretty.

    “I don’t care what the scoreboard says,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “I don’t feel good about it. I think it was the worst we have played in a month. I thought in the first half, we didn’t show a lot of enthusiasm.”

  • Lady Cat Senior Night Friday

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will be holding Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 10 when the Lady Bearcats host Woodford County. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. with Senior Night activities set at the conclusion of the junior varsity game, approximately 7:05 p.m.

  • Frankfort comes through in...

    FRANKFORT – If one play could summarize Frankfort’s 63-58 upset of Anderson County last Friday, it would undoubtedly have to be one in the first 30 seconds of the second half at Wilkinson Gym.

    With the score tied at 34, Anderson’s John Paul Garmon came up with a clean steal near midcourt, then drove for the basket. Somehow, a Frankfort player caught up to Garmon, blocked the layup from behind. In the wild scramble for the rebound, the ball somehow caught the leg of Anderson’s Dylan Pittman before heading out of bounds.

  • Bearcats to play on road

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team will go north twice this week as the Bearcats prepare for the 30th District Tournament in two weeks. Anderson heads to Owen County and Simon Kenton on successive nights.

    Thursday, the Bearcats travel to Owen County, which has struggled since losing last year’s Mr. Basketball, Carson Williams, to graduation. The Rebels, who have been one of the region’s better programs over the last 10 years, stood at 6-17 after the weekend and are only 1-10 since Jan. 1.

  • Mat Cats tune up for regional...

    BARDSTOWN – Anderson County might not have the quantity but the Bearcat wrestling team has plenty of quality. That has been the mantra of the Mat Cats and first-year coach Hunter Lilly all season long.

    Never was it more apparent than in a quad meet held last Wednesday at Thomas Nelson High School.

  • Swim Cats ready for regional

    The Anderson County High School swim team concluded the regular season in the Shelby County Winter Classic, held Jan. 28 at the Shelby County Family Activity Center.

    Junior Reece Arredondo led a short-handed Anderson team, which was missing five key swimmers. The boys scored 127 points, good enough for 10th place in the 20-team event.

  • Grappling champs
  • Drury fourth in state tourney

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed 18th out of 44 teams in the annual State Middle School Wrestling Tournament, held Saturday at Broadbent Arena in Louisville.

    Eighth-grader Zane Drury led Anderson with a fourth-place finish. Drury, who was ranked No. 1 in the state at 130 pounds, fell in the semi-final round when Stephen Little, of Union County, scored a pin. Drury won the consolation semifinal but was pinned again in the third-place match, falling to Joel Hatchett of River City.

  • High school archery team wins...

    The Anderson County High School archery team claimed the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 7 Tournament Saturday, defeating second place Western Hills by 29 points. The Bearcats won the NASP regional for the eighth consecutive year.

    Anderson tallied 3,404 points of a possible 3,600.

    Top scorers for the Bearcats were Isaiah Caldwell with a 291 (of a possible 300) to earn first-place male. Anna Rose took the first-place female with 289.