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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats repel Rebels

    Anderson County flexed its muscle early on its way to a 60-35 win over visiting Owen County Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats reeled off the first 15 points of the contest, then led 27-4 at the end of the first quarter to leave no doubt they were superior to their region rival.

    “We talked a lot about how we wanted to come out with a lot of energy,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “Saturday afternoon games are notorious for being games that kind of just drag on. I was really impressed with how we came out.

  • Ruble productive in all areas,...

    Anderson County is known around girls’ basketball circles for its youth but when things mattered last Tuesday, it was the veterans who came through for the Lady Bearcats.

    Junior Jaclynn Ruble scored 23 points and added 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals to lead the Lady Bearcats past visiting Franklin County, 62-57.

  • Barnhart speaks at First Baptist

    University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart spoke at First Baptist Church Sunday as part of the congregation’s Men’s Day program. Barnhart issued a challenge to influence the world for Christ.

    Barnhart cited Romans 5:1-5 and shared how several men had mentored him after his father had died when he was 11 years old. Barnhart said one man in particular called him every week and offered to take him out after church on Sunday to play tennis.

  • Peters honored by state media

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School football player Tyler Peters has been honored as an honorable mention selection on the all-state team by the Associated Press. The team was selected by members of the statewide media.

    Dmauriae VanCleave of Danville was named the state’s Mr. Football in the voting.

    The Anderson News is not a member of The Associated Press and did not participate in the all-state team voting.

  • Signs with Central
  • First Buck
  • Winter Blast Medalists
  • Saffell Street archers take...

    From staff reports

    The Saffell Street School archery team took the elementary division of the Mercer County Winter Wondershot tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg.

    Three Saffell Street earned individual awards.

    Cameron Upchurch turned in his personal best score to win the boys’ elementary division while Braelon O’Dell finished fifth. Kelsey Conley took fifth place in the girls’ division.

    Two other Saffell archers posted, Brianna Brimmer and Matthew Franklin, turned in their best scores of the year as well.

  • Mustang archers win state...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team took first place in the Mercer County State Qualifier Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. Three other teams competed in the meet.

    Individually, the Mustangs had a big day with Bryce Foster and Paul Zigo sweeping first and second place in the boys’ division while Logan Sea placed fourth.

    On the girls’ side, Emmali Dorman placed third with Rayleen Flygstad coming in fourth.

  • Lady Cats back at top of region...

    You know a high school sports program is humming along when the local press -- that’s me -- starts getting questions about where Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team is getting all of its players.

    It’s happened this year.

    In case you have spent more time trying to keep warm than following the Lady Bearcats, here’s a quick primer: Anderson has won the Eighth Region three times since 2010, more than any other school in that time span. They could make it four in March.