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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats survive Eminence scare...

    NEW CASTLE -- When the classwork is over and the end of course exams get underway, the grading scale is very simple.

    Survive. Or die.

    “Survive and advance. That’s all that matters now,” Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury said after the Bearcats had done just that with a 69-60 win over Eminence in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Thursday at Henry County High School.

  • Bearcats vs. Titans, Round 3,...

    Tonight’s Eighth Region championship game is what Kentucky high school basketball is all about. Anderson County vs. Collins.  Or if you live on the west side of Shelby County, it’s Collins vs. Anderson County. Rivals located about 30 miles apart, families represented at both schools and co-workers who have kids attending the respective schools.

  • Road access to Taylorsville Lake...

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open according to a news release. The access for vehicles is in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run, the release said.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • Turner archers bullseye...

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team won the Bardstown Classic tournament on Saturday, scoring 3,114 points out of a possible 3,600.

    The score was the second highest elementary team score in Kentucky during the current season. The team is also ranked ninth nationally.

    Bradley Collins won the boys’ division while Madalynn Puryear took high honors in the girls’ division. EmmaLi Dorman placed third in the girls’ division. All are fourth grade students.

  • Trophy bass program open for...

    When Murray resident Justin Gruner caught an 8.2-ounce largemouth bass bulging with developing eggs from Kentucky Lake on Feb. 10, he didn’t keep it.

    Instead, Gruner took his trophy to Fisherman’s Headquarters in Benton, where employees held it for pick up by a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hatchery truck.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat...

    BUCKNER – Simon Kenton showed why it is ranked among Kentucky’s best girls’ high school basketball teams Friday night.

    The Pioneers dominated the second half, turning a close game into a 66-44 whipping of Anderson County in the Eighth Region semi-finals at Oldham County High School. Anderson saw its season end at 25-8.

  • Lady Bearcats get shot at Simon...

    Back in November, most observers saw the race kind of like the 1973 Belmont Stakes.

    “Secretariat is moving like a tremendous ma-chinnne! He is more than a sixteenth of a mile in front of the other horses!”

  • Bearcats survive Eminence scare...

    NEW CASTLE -- When March Madness arrives, there is only one measuring stick that matters.

    Survive and advance.

    It’s that time of the year when margins of victory are meaningless. There’s no tomorrow for learning from mistakes.

    Just survive and advance.

    “That’s all that matters now,” Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury said Thursday after his team had survived a scare from Eminence in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

  • Doing hoops ‘the right way’

    As the Anderson County boys celebrated beating Spencer County last Wednesday, the question was put before junior center Christian Gritton, “Do you know how long you have actually been working on this game?”

    Gritton broke into his trademark smile and admitted he didn’t really know.

    That’s OK, because the Bearcats’ execution was just another chapter in what should be a Hall of Fame career for Coach Glen Drury.

  • Birdwhistell named region’s...

    Anderson County High School girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Eighth Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. It is the second time in three years at the helm of the Lady Bearcats that Birdwhistell has been so honored.

    He will be recognized at the girls’ Sweet 16 on Friday afternoon, March 10.

    Anderson repeated as 30th District champions and carried a 24-7 record into this week’s Eighth Region Tournament.