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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball program honored sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann for a pair of milestones prior to last Tuesday's game with Henry Clay.

    McKee was honored for becoming the newest member of the Lady Bearcat 1,000-point club during the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash. Through last week's games, McKee, who started playing varsity basketball as a seventh-grader, had 1,114 points.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: No...

    SHELBYVILLE – There's not much that can stop Jay Smith. Especially a cut over his eye.

    The Anderson County junior set off a wild celebration as he banked in a 3-point shot as time expired to give the Bearcats a 50-47 win at 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    Smith's game-winner was as improbable as the outcome itself.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Girls...

    SHELBYVILLE – The rankings meant little.

    The standings? That is a different story.

    Anderson County, a team ranked among the state's Top 10 girls' basketball teams in the pre-season and still in the Top 20 in both major computer polls, looked anything but a team worthy of such a high ranking at Collins last Friday.

    It really didn't matter.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats qualfy for...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team continues to turn in an impressive year under first-year coach Graham Carlton.

    The Bearcats, now ranked as high as 13th in the state, followed a second place finish in the Woodford County Invitational with a second-place finish in the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches' Association Region 2 Duals, held Friday and Saturday at LaRue County.

    Anderson advances to the state duals meet, to be held on Jan. 28 at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Somerset...

    Somerset, a team that, like Anderson County, is enjoying success a year after struggling, ended the Bearcats' 12-game winning streak with a 60-50 win in the McDonald's Classic at Adair County High School on Saturday.

  • SOCCER: Boys' soccer coach...

    (Editor's note: Anderson County High School boys' soccer coach Brett Morris contacted Anderson News sports editor John Herndon about the death of Nick Pezzi, the program's first coach and Morris' high school coach. When asked for some comments, Morris replied with the following note, which has been edited.)

    Anderson County High School's first soccer coach, Nick Pezzi, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5.

  • SOCCER: First Anderson soccer...

    Italo “Nick” Pezzi, the first boys' soccer coach at Anderson County High School, passed away last Thursday in Lexington. He was 70.

    A native of Italy, Pezzi was pegged to lead the Bearcat soccer program when it was formed in 1988.

    Already known in Lexington soccer circles, Pezzi quickly became a beloved figure among soccer enthusiasts in Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Why they’ll make it; why...

    I would like to talk with the person that came up with the phrase, “It’s a long season.”

    Whatever.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

     

    Eriel McKee scored 22 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Anderson County to a much-easier-than-expected 58-32 win over visiting Mercer County in girls' basketball action Tuesday night.

  • Bearcats still unbeaten after...

    SHELBYVILLE – Jay Smith banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to give Anderson County a 50-47 win over 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    With the Bearcats having the ball in the backcourt and 1.3 seconds to play, Smith curled around a screen by Spencer Ruggles, took an out-of-bounds pass from Seth Carmichael, then rattled the rim with the game-winner to keep Anderson's improbable season-opening winning streak alive.