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Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Five named to all-...

    Five Anderson County High School football players got quite a Christmas present when their selections to the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State team were announced in Sunday’s edition of the state’s largest newspaper.


    Center Chris Fitzpatrick was named all-state second team as an offensive lineman. Fitzpatrick has been ranked as one of the nation’s top long snappers by various recruiting services.

  • WRESTLING: Wrestlers place...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team placed second out of 25 teams in the prestigious Lafayette Invitational Tournament, held in Lexington on Dec. 21-22.


    The Bearcats led for much of the early going but eventually fell behind tournament winner, Simon Kenton. The Bearcats, however were solidly in second place as a team.


    Ironically, no Anderson wrestler finished higher than third individually. Chris McDaniel and T.W. Stockton both won six of seven matches to place third in their respective weight classes.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Happy...

    Just a few days before Christmas, Anderson County showed it might have more tricks to give than Santa.


    In a 61-32 shellacking of Lexington Sayre on Dec. 20, the Bearcats turned to sophmore Luke Mann, who came off the bench to score 13 points in only 10 minutes of action. Mann had not even gotten into the game against Walton-Verona three nights before, but during last Tuesday’s second quarter, Mann entered the lineup and promptly swished a trio of 3-pointers. The last put Anderson up 23-14 and Sayre was never closer.

  • Sports Briefs for Dec. 28, 2011

    Boys’ soccer team celebrates season
    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team held its annual awards banquet on Dec. 1, celebrating a year in which the varsity team finished 11-9 and the junior varsity went 10-2-1. It was the sixth consecutive season that saw the Bearcats finish above .500 and register double-digit wins.

  • Christian Academy posts two...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams recently defeated the Tabernacle Christian Academy, 67-41, in Nicholasville.

    Tabernacle was led by a 6-foot-6 center and had good experienced guards. Rams coach Cory Robinson had his big men body up on Tabernacle’s big man, according to information received from the school.

    The Rams held him to just 4 points.

    Robinson relied on his bench and by halftime led 34-13.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers...

    The Anderson County High School swimming team has had a strong start during the first month of the 2011-12 season.


    New coach Karla Phillips said the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats have turned in strong times in the first three meets of the season, held at Russell County, Shelby County and Woodford County.


    Russell County hosted a meet that featured preliminary heats of 50 yards before moving up to 100 yards in the finals for the same stroke.

  • OUTDOORS: Make firearm safety a...

    I guess I’ll start out by piggy-backing off last month’s outdoor column concerning gun safety. I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year as well as safe.


    Guns can make very exciting gifts to start a new year, however, the responsibilities that come with the gift are tremendous. The giver, and well as the receiver, should understand the responsibility that comes with owning, using or handling firearms.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats hold off...

     

    Updated Dec. 30, 12:45 a.m.

    Anderson County simply refused to lose Thursday night.
    The Bearcats saw an 11-point lead dwindle to as little as three points on four separate occasions but never completely caved in as they defeated North Laurel, 55-52, in the championship game of the FNB Classic at Bracken County.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team rolled past fellow Kentucky school Letcher County Central, 58-46, on Tuesday in the KSA Holiday Tournament, being held in Orlando, Fla. Letcher Central is considered one of the top teams in the 14th Region.

  • Lady Bearcats take care of...

    SHELBYVILLE – Even when going scoreless for nearly four minutes to open last Friday’s game at Shelby County, there was little for Anderson County to be concerned about.


    The Lady Bearcats were just better. Much better.


    So much better that even after dismantling Shelby 49-22, it was easy to wonder if the Lady Bearcats had really put forth their best effort. It might not have been a fair assessment as Anderson has now beaten Shelby six straight times, including a pair of one-sided games last year and was heavily favored.