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Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to play...

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team will get a chance to measure itself against a pair of 15th Region teams during the Kentucky Bank Challenge, to be held at Rowan County High School on Friday and Saturday.

    Friday, the Bearcats take on Pikeville at 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury says the Panthers should give Anderson a stern test despite starting the season with five straight losses.

    “They have some size,” Drury said. “We will have to try to get up and down the floor on them.”

  • COLUMN: Prolific scorer, bigger...

    There's a funny thing about great basketball scoring machines. The best ones usually don't care about the points beside their name.

    It's all about the team having more points than the opponent.

    Check out Larry Bird's stats. During his career with the Boston Celtics, he scored 21,791 points but had 5,695 assists. Interestingly, he's putting together a team in that same mindset with the Indiana Pacers.

    Not coincidentally, Bird had three NBA titles and has put together the best team in the league in the early going.

  • COLLEGE: Russell leaves UK for...

    Former Anderson County High School three-sport star Jacob Russell has decided to leave the University of Kentucky baseball team for Campbellsville University, according to a news release.  

    Russell has committed to play both football and baseball at Campbellsville, the release said.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: No...

    LOUISVILLE – Remember that debate concerning whether Kentucky or Indiana has better high school basketball?

    Saturday, it was non-existent.

    At least it was when talking about the girls' game.

    Columbus North, ranked No. 5 in Indiana, but a team that had been No. 2 before an early season loss, settled the debate quickly, then kept adding supporting evidence in a 62-42 win over Anderson County, the top-ranked team in Kentucky, in the Louisville Hoops Fest. The event was held at Iroquois High School.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Mustangs second...

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed second in the Johnson County Duals, held Saturday. Ten middle school teams from Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia participated in the meet. Anderson defeated Sheldon Clark, Chesapeake (Ohio) and Fairland (Ohio) before losing to Grundy (Va.) in the finals. Eighth-grader R.J. Boies went 4-0 on the day to improve to 12-0 on the season.

  • Lady Bearcats preach virtues of...

    There have probably been fire-breathing, brimstone-raining sermons nicer than the one delivered by Anderson County last Tuesday.

    The top-ranked Lady Bearcats burned Christian Academy of Louisville with crisp ball movement and rained 3-pointers – 12 of them, if you are counting – on the visitors in a 73-30 romp.

    And, it could have been worse.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats literally...

    Some basketball coaches believe in “throwing them to the wolves” in an effort to toughen teams up, but Anderson County boys' basketball coach Glen Drury is literally doing that Saturday.

    The Bearcats take on Wolfe County – yes, the mascot is a wolf – during Saturday's Kentucky Bank Classic at Bourbon County High School.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats turn...

    Anderson County rallied from a five-point deficit to defeat upset-minded Dunbar in girls' basketball action last Thursday in Lexington.

    Down 34-29, the Lady Bearcats reeled off the next 13 points to take control for their second win of the season.

    “We know that everyone is going to bring their best game against us,” said Tony Kays, coach of the top-ranked Lady Bearcats.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats to...

    Since John Calipari and Tom Crean could not come to an agreeement on how to play that formerly annual December love-fest, it must have been left up to the high schools.

    At one of Indiana's best girls' basketball teams is next on the agenda for Anderson County's top-ranked Lady Bearcats.

  • BASKETBALL: Carson's 54...

    Things might not go exactly according to the prescribed script but the final ending is all that really matters.

    East Jessamine junior Ronnie Carson lit up host Anderson County for 54 points, a Jaguar record, but the Bearcats held on to prevail 94-91 in boys' basketball action Thursday night.