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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat wrestlers medal at...

    Three Anderson County High School wrestlers medaled in the Lafayette Five-Classic, held Saturday in Lexington.

    Freshman Chase Fink rolled through the 138-pound class undefeated to claim first place. Another freshman, Ethan Fowler,laced third at 113 pounds while senior K.J. Sunbom finished fourth at 160 pounds.

    Despite not having two of the team’s top wrestlers, Andrew Lykins and R.J. Boies, both out with injuries, the Bearcats finished seventh out of 25 teams in the event.

  • ACMS wrestlers excel in big meet

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth out of 21 teams in the Woodland Wildcat Wrestling Classic, held at Woodland Middle School in Taylor Mill, Ky., on Dec. 3.

    Zane Drury took first place at 140 pounds, winning all three of his bouts by pin. He had received a first round bye in the bracketing. Drury is ranked sixth in the state in his weight class at the middle school level.

  • South Oldham bombs Bearcats

    South Oldham used a 26-8 second quarter advantage to defeat Anderson County, 81-70, in an early-season matchup of the teams that battled for the boys’ Eighth Region basketball championship last March.

    South Oldham erased a first quarter deficit with some deadly shooting from 3-point range during the second quarter. Anderson did not give itself many opportunities during the run.

  • Taylorsville Lake among the most...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Winter is a season of nesting for many Kentuckians. Hot cocoa and a book by the fireplace is more appealing than getting outside in the wet and cold.

    However, for those who enjoy solitude and having lakes completely to themselves, winter is the best time to get outside and fish. Contrary to the stubborn belief of many anglers, fish bite all winter long.

  • Penny drives Bearcats to win...

    For the first time this basketball season, the play worked just like it was supposed to.

    Cobe Penny drove into the lane, then flipped in the game-winning basket with 4.8 seconds to play, lifting Anderson County to a thrilling 68-66 win over previously unbeaten Louisville Valley Saturday night.

  • Rogers leads Lady Bearcats past...

    It was just a step, but a major one for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Bearcats dispatched of pesky Spencer County, 67-58, in a Saturday matinee performance on Glen Drury Court.

    Sammy Rogers showed why she is considered one of the top players in the Eighth Region, riddling Spencer for 25 points and often delivering when the Lady Cats needed the basket. Never was it more apparent than a crucial possession inside the final minute.

  • Oldham spanks Anderson in early-...

    Oldham County overcame a four-point halftime deficit and dominated the second half in a 66-49 whipping of host Anderson County in a showdown of Eighth Region boys’ basketball powers last Tuesday night.

    The Colonels buzzed Anderson with a 23-11 third quarter run, then pulled away in the final eight minutes for the one-sided result few expected. Anderson had ousted Oldham from last season’s Eighth Region Tournament and the teams, along with South Oldham, have been expected to fight it out for regional supremacy in 2017.

  • Lady Bearcats rally at Collins

    By Brian Stone, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE -- Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    Anderson overcame a 23-point performance from Collins freshman Olivia Federle to post a 66-63 win over the 30th District rival last Tuesday in Shelbyville.

  • WRESTLING: New coach has high...

    Despite working for their third coach in four season, wrestlers at Anderson County High School have some very high expectations in the season that recently began.

    Part of that comes from the enthusiasm of first-year coach Hunter Lilly, who replaces John Griggs, who resigned last spring citing some health issues that did not allow him to continue demonstrating moves to his wrestlers.

    Lilly, who qualified for the state wrestling tournament twice as a Bearcat grappler before graduating in 2010, was ready to step in despite his lack of experience.

  • Wrestlers rumble at Boyle

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team won four of five duals matches to take third place in the Boyle County Big Brother Duals, held Saturday.

    The Anderson County Middle School program also participated in the meet

    Anderson boasted six unbeaten wrestlers with senior K.J. Sunbom and sophomore Joseph Taylor leading the way with four pins in five bouts. Sunbom owned the 160-pound class while Taylor rolled through the 182-pound class.

    Other Anderson wrestlers finishing unbeaten on the day were Caleb Gettelfinger, Chase Fink and R.J. Boies.