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Today's Sports

  • Frustration apparent as chances...

    As they filed out of the Anderson County locker room Friday night, the Bearcats’ faces spoke what they had just experienced.

    There were stunned looks after Anderson saw a 6-point lead evaporate in the final two minutes against 30th District foe Collins.

    It looked like there might have been a tear or two being shed. If a kid is a competitor, that’s good. If you want to win, losing hurts dearly.

    “It should hurt,” Anderson basketball coach Glen Drury said. “That shows you care about it.”

  • Titans make plays, overtake...

    An analysis of Collins’ win over Anderson County last Friday would be simple.

    The Titans made the plays down the stretch. The Bearcats did not.

    Collins overcame a six-point deficit in the final two minutes to notch a 62-59 win over the host Bearcats and sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament. Anderson must now wait for the Shelby County at Spencer County game on Feb. 7 to learn its seeding fate.

  • Rogers gets triple-double, Lady...

    Sammy Rogers delivered a triple-double to lead Anderson County to a surprisingly easy 73-43 win at Owen County Saturday afternoon.

    Rogers scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and was credited with 12 steals as Anderson upped its record to 15-6. Owen fell to 14-5

    Sophomore Jaclynn Ruble paced the Anderson scoring parade with 25 points, hitting seven 3-point shots. Eighth-grader Sophie Smith came off the bench to score 18 points.

    Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell believes Rogers made history in the program.

  • Spencer earns celebration with...

    The celebration started a bit early for Spencer County last Tuesday, but the Bears had earned it.

    With 18.5 seconds to play, Anderson County’s leading scorer, Cobe Penny, fouled out with Spencer in front 70-64. Spencer coach Jason Burns led the cheers in front of his team’s bench and smiles broke across the Bears’ faces.

  • Franklin rallies in second half...

    Things looked good for Anderson County at halftime last Wednesday. Very good.

    The Lady Bearcats had thrilled a larger than normal home crowd and dominated seventh-ranked Franklin County, the defending state runner-up and a team aiming for its third consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

    The Lady Bearcats led 35-22 at the break, but there were still 16 minutes to play. For the Lady Bearcats, they turned sour.

    Franklin County outpointed the Lady Cats 28-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 70-60 win.

  • Tough coach with tender heart...

    They might be called the glory days of Anderson County basketball.

    It was that period from the mid-1960s to the late 70s when the Bearcats enjoyed a sustained run of success that is unmatched in local history.

  • Whiteside pulls off rebound...

    WILMORE – With the Luce Center audio system balking last Tuesday, there was a real question if the National Anthem would be played before the Asbury-Midway women’s basketball game tipped off.

    That’s when Kali Whiteside took a step or two forward from the Asbury bench.

    “Oh, say can you see?” she sang.

    The crowd joined in and a setback was averted.

    It was fitting. Kali rebounded nicely from a problem.

  • Whiteside battles with former...

    When Asbury hosted Midway last Tuesday, there was a bit of a story within the story as Kali Whiteside was occasionally facing her Anderson County teammate, Libby Pike.

    Pike got 10 minutes of playing time as Midway earned a 92-85 win in double overtime. On several rebounds, Whiteside and Pike went after each other, pushing and shoving for position.

    Whiteside finished the game with 14 rebounds while playing almost the entire game. Pike was credited with two points and a rebound.

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  • Swim Cats getting ready for...

    The Anderson County High School swim team tuned up for the regional meet with a solid showing in a seven-team meet at Shelby County on Jan. 18.

    Junior Reece Arredondo led Anderson with 32 points, claiming wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. His younger brother, Riley, a freshman, scored 24 points, including a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, one of the most challenging races on a card. He turned in a personal best of 5:30.81.