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Today's Sports

  • Weather delays state wrestling...

    You could say that winter scored a takedown but high school wrestlers will be getting off the mat next month.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that the state wrestling tournament, which had beeen scheduled for Feb. 19-21, has been postponed.

    The rescheduled tournament will be held at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Competition is set for Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11.

    The tournament will go on the same two-day schedule as originally planned.

  • Cummins, Currens named all-region

    Anderson County High School basketball players Austin Cummins and Kaci Currens have been named to the All-Eighth Region teams, as selected by the region’s coaches.

    Cummins, whose 26.6 points per game scoring average was second in the state in statistics released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week, was one of the headliners of the boys’ team while Currens has emerged as a consistent scoring threat for the Anderson girls.

  • Penny strong but Asbury falls at...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County residents had a difficult week, as former Anderson County Bearcats got just one win against five losses last week.

    Men’s basketball

    Brescia 85, Asbury 74

    Brescia blistered the nets in the first half, hitting 17-of-27 shots (63 percent) on its way to an 85-74 win over Asbury last Thursday in Owensboro.

  • February a period of transition...

    By Jeff Lilly, Outdoors columnist

    February is usually a good month, at least for me, to wrap up hunting season with a few days of squirrel hunting to top off my freezer before the season closes until fall. I figure with the February snow and cold temperatures we’re having in the Bluegrass State this year the squirrels don’t need a freezer. God sure made his creatures on this earth tough.

  • Looking for a new place to fish...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest snow since this century pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • Currens plows through Collins in...

    TAYLORSVILLE – If a snow storm was not going to keep Kaci Currens down, Collins surely wasn’t going to in the 30th District Tournament semifinal.

    Currens scored 25 points, nine coming in the decisive third quarter, when Anderson County outscored Collins 20-11, to lead the Lady Bearcats to a tougher-than-the-score indicates 58-44 win over Collins in a tournament semifinal last Tuesday.

    Anderson had only three full team practices between a loss to Woodford County on Feb. 13 and playing Collins, a span of 11 days.

  • High school athletes dealing...

    “It is very common to hear people complaining about the food and that they are hungry in the locker room,” says Nathan McGregor, a junior at Anderson County High School.

    McGregor participates in football and track and field, sports that usually conduct practice immediately after school is out. He spoke to “The Anderson News” via e-mail with the permission of his parents.

    “If someone walks in with a bag of chips or a snack, they are swarmed by players asking for a bite,” McGregor continued.

  • Only consumers can put an end to...

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    I just read about legislation concerning puppy mills and how different states have approached this problem in different ways.

    The 2014 puppy mills report goal is to inform consumers about widespread problems with puppy mills before they make an uninformed purchase that could potentially support animal cruelty.

  • Anderson splits road tests...

    Austin Cummins poured in more than 40 points in successive games, but Anderson County could only salvage a split when it defeated Owen County but lost to Simon Kenton the following night.

    Cummins tallied 44 Thursday night when the Bearcats won at Owen County, 73-65. The following night, Cummins tallied 41, but Simon Kenton defeated the Bearcats, 80-71.

    Complete statistics were not available at press time.

    It is believed to be the first time an Anderson County player has recorded consecutive 40-point outings.

  • Bearcats rip Carroll County

    Anderson County never trailed as the Bearcats routed overmatched visiting Carroll County 86-53 last Tuesday night.

    Austin Cummins, who had totaled 119 points in his previous three games, scored 19 this time to lead the Bearcats, who placed four players in double figures. The Bearcats continuously pushed the action and shot just over 50 percent from the field, many of the field goal attempts coming at the end of fast breaks.