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Today's Sports

  • Rabbit and quail season promises...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the kickoff of rabbit and quail hunting across Kentucky.

    "Rabbit numbers are up, and that doesn't surprise me, considering the ideal weather conditions we had in the spring and early summer," said Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We're already getting reports of good hunting."

  • Riley, Hyatt named all-region

    Two Anderson County golfers continue to reap abundant awards after a strong season this year. Lady Bearcats Anna-Marie Hyatt, a senior, and junior Kaitlyn Riley were named to the All-Seventh Region team in a vote of the region's coaches. Their selections were announced by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association.

    Megan Kinney, of Western Hills, was named the region's player of the year, while Henry Clay's Kevin Mims was named the region's top coach.

  • WRESTLING: Rebuilt Mat Cats...

    It might be said Anderson County arrived last wrestling season, then the Bearcats left.

    While Anderson has been a strong wrestling program for several years, the Bearcats' runner-up finish in Region 2 was the first time in the program's history that they had earned some team hardware at the regional tournment.

    The Mat Cats finished 27th in the state tournament the following week, well off some earlier Top 20 finishes, but by the end of the year, had made a statement they were a force to be reckoned with.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    Makenzie Cann scored 19 points and Eriel McKee added 16 as Anderson County cruised to a 59-36 win to open the season at Casey County Monday night.

    Anderson jumped to a 17-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way. A 21-10 outburst in the final eight minutes might have made the final score a bit more one-sided than the game really was. Cann nailed four 3-point goals in the stretch run.

  • COLUMN: Good move to crack down...

    It's about time someone acted to stop the downward slide basketball was taking.

    We are talking about the uber-muggings disguising themselves as physical play, especially around the basket, in high school basketball. Apparently, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has pulled a Roberto Duran in response.

    No mas!

    (For the under-30 crowd, do a Google-search of that name and you will see why it is germane to this subject. Trust me, it is.)

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Familiar Big...

    If familiarity breeds contempt, then it would be easy to not like the best of the Eighth Region girls' basketball in 2013.

    Two-time defending champion Walton-Verona is expected to fight it out with Anderson County and Simon Kenton for the regional title. Between them, the three schools have combined for the last five regional championships and have four runner-up trophies in their cases as well. The only time two of the three did not make it to the regional final in the last five years was last March when Walton-Verona knocked off South Oldham in the final.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Collins the...

    The new version of an old tradition is the pick to represent the Eighth Region in the Sweet 16, but the Road to Rupp will not be easy.

    Collins, now in its third year, is a solid, but not prohibitive favorite to capture the school's first regional title, but will have to deal with two-time defending champ Oldham County and perennial bridesmaid South Oldham to close the deal. Also standing in Collins' path are as many as 10 other teams that could have some say by beating anyone in a one-and-done tournament.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats...

    Glen Drury will never be confused with Emeril in the kitchen, but he's trying to concoct something that will be palatable come the latter part of February when the high school basketball tournaments begin.

    “There are some good ingredients in this bunch, but they have not mixed the recipe yet,” says Drury, who is looking for a way to replace four starters from a team that finished 21-10 and, more importantly, put an exclamation point behind the idea that Anderson County basketball is alive and well, thank you very much.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Deep,...

    It has been almost three years.

    It doesn't seem possible but it really has been almost 33 months since that night when Anderson County whipped Simon Kenton for the Eighth Region championship in 2010.

    It was supposed to be the start of a dynasty for a team that was made up, in large part, by middle schoolers when it took the floor for the state tournament a few days later.

    It just hasn't happened.

  • Youth take deer on opening...

    Anderson County youth display their prizes taken during the opening weekend of deer season.