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Today's Sports

  • Maxing out classroom sure way...

    Tis the season of good cheer, crowded malls, maxed out credit cards and signings.

    College signings.

    Even if you attend high school athletic events about as often as Rachael Ray pops in a frozen dinner, you know how every week or two, The Anderson News, along countless other media outlets run photos of high school kids who have decided to attend a college where they will also play their favorite sport.

  • Rams second in Nelson tournament
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Asbury 109, Morthland College 87

    Asbury pulled away in the second half to defeat Morthland on Dec. 5 in Wilmore.

    Anderson County’s C.J. Penny had just six points, but pulled down six rebounds. He had a whopping 13 assists for the Eagles.

    Asbury 67, Tennessee Temple 64

    C.J. Penny scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Asbury rallied from a halfitme deficit to defeat Tennessee Temple in the Eagles’ final home game before the Christmas holiday.

  • Centre women’s soccer advances...

    The Centre College women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight before falling to Illinois Wesleyan, 2-1, on Nov. 23 in Chicago.

    Centre ended the year at 16-6-3 and won the program’s third straight Southern Athletic Association conference championship and made a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The run to the Elite Eight was the deepest in Centre history.

  • Few lures beat a tailspinner in...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts.

    The tailspinner is another old-time lure that still catches fish consistently, and one of the best winter lures for black bass.

  • Whooping cranes confirmed in...

    Wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of five federally protected whooping cranes in Hopkins County and sixth in Barren County. 

    In addition to these confirmed reports, whooping cranes have been seen in more than a dozen counties across Kentucky in the last two weeks, according to a news release.

    Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources caution hunters to be vigilant for the possibility of whooping cranes being present in areas being hunted.

  • Recent deer harvest
  • BASKETBALL: Stingy Bearcats tame...

    Austin Cummins scored 26 points and Dillon Harper added 22 to lead Anderson County to a resounding 71-41 win over visiting Garrard County to open the boys’ high school basketball season Monday night.

    But it was the Bearcat defense that put this one away early. Anderson outscored Garrard 23-1 over the last six minutes of the first quarter and added the first bucket of the second quarter to take a 27-6 lead. The only remaining mystery was the final margin.

  • Bearcats reloading for 2015

    At the risk of sounding like a cocky fan, I will use the unmentionable word when it comes to looking at what Anderson County football has to offer in 2015.

    “Reload.”

    We know the Bearcats lose some key players. A three-year starter at quarterback will be gone. so will the team’s top threat to make a play at any time.

    Some solid backs and linemen have taken the Anderson jersey off for the last time.

    But barring the unforeseen, Anderson should be good again next fall.

    Make that very good.

  • Anderson wrestlers take the mat

    Once wrestling is pinned into one’s psyche, there is no turning back. It’s there for life.

    Such is the case with new Anderson County High School wrestling coach John Griggs.

    “I retired as a (high school) teacher four years ago,” Griggs said last week. “I coached wrestling one more year after I retired. I have been out of the sport for three years.

    “I tried some other things, but I decided I miss wrestling.”