Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer,...

    A second-quarter uprising fueled Anderson County to an easy 82-44 win over Spencer County in girls’ basketball action Friday night in Taylorsville.

    After withstanding a Spencer County rally to pull within 15-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats romped to a 24-9 advantage over the next eight minutes and continued to build the lead.

    Sophomore Sammy Rogers came off the bench to lead Anderson with a career-best 24 points, including a half-court shot that sent the teams to halftime with the Lady Cats up 39-23.

  • Swim Cats strong at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim teams placed third in a seven-team meet held at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville last Wednesday night.

    The Swim Cats trailed by Collins and Shelby County in both the boys’ and girls’ standings. Other teams in the meet were East Jessamine, West Jessamine, Spencer County and St. Francis of Louisville.

    Eighth-grader Carley Duncan had a big night, placing fourth in the 50-yard freesyle and swimming a personal best of 30.45. She also placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Mercer tops Lady Cats

    Mercer County showed why many consider the Titans one of the 10 best girls’ basketball teams in Kentucky with a 74-58 win over Anderson County last Tuesday in Harrodsburg.

    Led by freshman Seygan Robins’ 18 points, the Titans established control in the second quarter, when they outpointed the Lady Bearcats 20-12, then held off an Anderson rally to post the win.

    Mercer, which had beaten Anderson just once since 2006, improved to 15-2, while Anderson fell to 9-8.


    SIU-Edwardsville 62, Morehead State 61

    Morehead State squandered a 14-point second-half lead as SIU-Edwardsville claimed an Ohio Valley Conference road win last Thursday. The final score was SIU-Edwardsville’s only lead of the game. Anderson County resident Eriel McKee continued her stellar play for Morehead State, leading the Eagles with 17 points and 13 rebounds. It was her fifth double-double of the year.

    Morehead State 67, Eastern Illinois 62

  • Reds Caravan in area

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will also stop in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Backyard bird watching can be an...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Halfway to Madness

    It seems like only a week or two ago that I was contacting Anderson County basketball coaches Glen Drury and Clay Birdwhistell about getting together to talk about the upcoming seasons.

    Last week, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats passed the halfway point in their campaigns.  It’s been six weeks since the first games and six weeks from this past Monday or Tuesday, the 30th District Tournament will be getting under way at Spencer County High School.


    It was just another chapter in the long history of one of Kentucky’s best high school basketball rivalries.

    Here’s what Anderson County’s 74-65 win over Shelby County produced last Friday night in Lawrenceburg:

    Four technical fouls.

    Five players finishing their night’s work early after fouling out and 34 total fouls with 66 free throws.

    Two of the state’s most respected coaches flailing their arms and questioning a load of officials’ decisions before sharing a long embrace at the game’s end.

  • Lady Cats deadly, romp past...

    One of the oldest of all basketball truths says when the shots are falling, everything else goes easier.

    Much easier, in fact.

    Anderson County was reminded of that fact Saturday afternoon when the Lady Bearcats rolled to a much-easier-than-expected 71-46 win over district rival Collins.

    Anderson ripped Collins for 13 three-pointers, four coming in the first quarter as the Lady Bearcats roared to a 22-11 lead and were never threatened afterward.

    Anderson improved to 9-7 on the year and 2-1 in district play. Collins fell to 9-6 and 1-2.


    Asbury University’s C.J. Penny came within one rebound of a triple-double, and five Asbury players reached double digits in points as the Eagles cruised past IU Southeast on Saturday afternoon, 82-60.

    Penny finished with 12 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. Perhaps the only thing that kept him from a triple double was a shot to the mouth he took with about two minutes remaining. He left the game and did not return, according to a news release.