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Today's Sports

  • Seeing Cann wear Blue and White...

    Bill Keightley, Mr. Wildcat himself, used to brag that alumni from little old Kavanaugh High School of Lawrenceburg had two jerseys hanging from the rafters at Rupp Arena.

    An Anderson County native, Mr. Wildcat always broke into that huge smile when he reminded visitors just how special the honor was for Keightley, the Kentucky Wildcats’ equipment manager for 46 years, and his cousin, Aggie Sale, the first All-American to play for Adolph Rupp in Lexington.

  • Big changes, same expectations...

    The word around softball circles is that Anderson County should be “down” in 2018, that the Lady Bearcats lost way too much to really be a factor in the race for the Eighth Region crown.

    That perception, however, comes from the magnitude of the changes in the Lady Bearcat lineup than the reality of the Anderson situation.

  • Cann opts to forgo senior season...

    University of Kentucky senior guard Makenzie Cann has elected to forgo her redshirt senior season and graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communication with a minor in psychology, according to a UK news release.

    Cann is forgoing her last year of eligibility to pursue a professional career in her desired field or continue her education at an institution that offers more specialized classes in veterinary tech or non-profit management programs.

  • Salt River Road access open at...

    Anglers eager to catch the white bass spawning run along a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake can get there easier now that some road access has re-opened in the area.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off Ky. 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark into summer, according to a news release. Exceptions will be made for closures during the youth-only and general spring turkey seasons, the release said.

  • Bearcat archers repeat as region...

    The Anderson County High School archery team won its fourth consecutive Region 5 championship Saturday at Anderson County High School. Four Anderson archers took individual awards in the competition while seven Anderson archers were named to the all-region team.

    The Anderson boys’ and girls’ teams both took championships in the first year of separate competitions sponsored by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    The Anderson boys took first place with 2,005 of a possible 2,100 points while the girls’ team registered 1,964 points.

  • Optimistic Lady Bearcats look to...

    There is guarded optimism around the courts for the Anderson County girls’ tennis team as the 2018 season gets underway.

    Numbers are strong as 11 girls are out for the team and Coach Holly Wampler says others might join the team. The Lady Bearcats have some experience and expect to be competitive in most matches.

    In the season opener last Thursday, the Lady Bearcats defeated Collins, 3-2, even though the top two singles players went down to defeat.

  • Bearcat football waiting out...

    Anderson County High School football is hoping for some shifting in the recently released realignment, set to take effect in the 2019 season.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control’s original classification, back in January, listed Anderson as the smallest school in Class 5A, but schools were given an option of “playing up” before the redistricting process began.

    With East Jessamine, Highlands and Louisville Western electing to play up into Class 5A, Anderson was able to become a Class 4A school.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats have...

    Thank you, Lady Bearcats. We needed what you gave us the last few weeks.

    And thank you, too, Bearcats. You were still playing Monday night and we have needed all you have given Anderson County during March Madness.

    We can’t thank you enough.

  • Drury’s voice speaks loudly on...

    I met Glen Drury in the locker room at Anderson County High School late last Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats had just surprised much of the Eighth Region with a win over a very good Spencer County team to qualify for another regional tournament. But it was getting late at Shelby County, where the tournament was being held, and it was high school basketball. Some of the kids had final exams the next day so we met for his post-game interview after we got back to Lawrenceburg.

  • Cats slow Collins, earn first 3-...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Even when the vast majority of basketball fans quit believing in them, the Anderson County Bearcats had one person solidly in their corner.

    “He just kept telling us he believed in us,” senior Christian Gritton said of Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    And the feeling was mutual going into last week’s 30th District Tournament at Shelby County. Only this time, the Bearcats heard one more mantra.