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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats back at top of region...

    You know a high school sports program is humming along when the local press -- that’s me -- starts getting questions about where Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team is getting all of its players.

    It’s happened this year.

    In case you have spent more time trying to keep warm than following the Lady Bearcats, here’s a quick primer: Anderson has won the Eighth Region three times since 2010, more than any other school in that time span. They could make it four in March.

  • Sports not exempt from budget...

    If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

    We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

    That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.

  • Football classification leaves...

    When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its proposed four-year football classifications last Thursday, one thing jumped off the page for those around the Anderson County High School program.

    “Smallest team in 5A,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said in a text message.

  • Anderson’s first athletic state...

    Frozen tidbits …

    I have to admit that I am often simultaneously amused and annoyed when it comes to recognition of past accomplishments.

    Such was the case when the Anderson County High School Marching Band won the state championship last fall. It came up again when the Board of Education voted to give less than a quarter per county resident toward the cost of the band members rings.

  • Memories of a title are great,...

    (The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches asked John Herndon to write a column in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th state tournament, to be played in March. Here is the column, which is being made available statewide.)

    I can’t tell you where most of my high school mementoes are today.

    My yearbooks? They were packed up for a move and I don’t think they’ve ever been unpacked.

  • Legends to hold National Anthem...

    From staff reports

    The Lexington Legends will be holding tryouts for area musicians to perform the National Anthem and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for the coming baseball season, according to a news release.

    The Legends will hold the tryouts from 11:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, February 17 and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, February 18 at Lexington’s Fayette Mall, near Dillard’s, the release said.

  • Local archers hit mark in 3D...

    Four Anderson County archery programs made strong showings in the Bearcat Spring National Archery in the Schools Program/International Bowhunters Organization 3D Challenge.

    All four of the Anderson teams finished in the Top 3 in their respective divisions.

  • Lady Cats pass tournament prep,...

    It was a tournament prep test for Anderson County and the Lady Bearcats graded out as proficient last Tuesday.

    Anderson certainly wasn’t perfect in a 65-52 win over Grant County that was a bit closer than the score would indicate. But the Lady Bearcats did what they had to do in defeating last year’s Eighth Region runner-up.

  • Lady Bearcats remain perfect in...

    Anderson County had already sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, but the Lady Bearcats were still thinking about the post-season last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bearcats scored the first eight points, then went on to rout district foe Shelby County, 72-35 in what Anderson hopes will be a preview of the district tournament opener. Shelby will be the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

    Lauren Boblitt led Anderson with 15 points while Amiah Mason added 13. Kayla Bruner paced Shelby with 14.

  • Attention gotten

    Anderson County was playing as if it was more interested in the school’s homecoming festivities than the girls’ basketball game at hand.

    The Lady Bearcats, rated near the top of the Eighth Region and a heavy favorite according to the computer rankings, were tied with visiting Tates Creek five minutes into Friday’s contest. Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell had seen enough. He summoned five new players off his bench and made the wholesale change.

    It worked.