Today's Sports

  • Rams improved despite losses to...

    Community Christian Academy of Independence defeated home-standing Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, 87-63, recently.

    The Crusaders might be the best team the Rams will face all season. Community Christian is an experienced team that plays five seniors with the majority of them being the starters. Head coach Ryan Smith said before the game that a couple of the starters have been playing on the same team since middle school.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    Darrin Laswell scored 17 points, leading four Anderson County players in double figures as the Bearcats defeated Kentucky Country Day, 59-48, last Tuesday in Louisville.

    “I thought we played one of our better games,” Anderson head coach Glen Drury. “We got a lot of good games out of a lot of kids down there.”

    Anderson jumped to a 15-10 lead and never looked back against a team that finished the regular season at 14-12.

  • WRESTLING: Fitzpatrick earns...

    LEXINGTON – With the state high school wrestling tournament moving to the Kentucky Horse Park this year, it might be fitting to say that Anderson County simply did not get out of the gate well.


    No one can know how many people have taken notice, but Anderson County has been giving all indications that it has every intention of defending its home court in the post-season.

    The Lady Bearcats won their seventh straight game, and 13th out of 14, in a dominating performance against visiting Franklin County Friday night.


    You can take all the old sports clichés about a one-point thriller, tie them up, roll them all together as one and still not describe Anderson County's win over Franklin County Friday night.

    The will to win. Refuse to lose. Anything can happen in a rivalry game. Senior Night is special.

    They were all true as the Bearcats scored the last six points to get their first win over their northern neighbors since 2008.

  • COLUMN: Lady Bearcats get...

    If there is anything more rare in high school basketball than winning a regional championship, it has to be taking a title on your home court.

    That seems rather strange.

    But it's true.

    In the last 15 years, it has happened just twice in the Eighth Region, both times on the girls’ side – 1998 with South Oldham and 2004 with Bullitt East. Since Henry County started hosting the boys’ tournament annually in 1963, that school has not come close to a Sweet 16 berth.


    Anderson County is back where it feels it belongs.

    The host Bearcats erased the sting of an early elimination last year with an impressive 64-44 romp over Spencer County in a 30th District Tournament semi-final.

    A year ago, Spencer knocked the Bearcats out of a trip to the Eighth Region Tournament for the first time in 11 years with a decisive win at Spencer.

  • Ranking the Region, final edition

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon ranks the Eighth Region teams.

    Boys Eighth Region

    1.Oldham County (24-5, 7-1 against regional competition)

    Defending champs have the talent, experience to navigate the region, but face a very difficult elimination game when they play North Oldham in the elimination round of the 29th District Tournament at Trimble County on Wednesday night. Oldham has won 11 straight.

    2.South Oldham (19-8, 11-1)

  • BASKETBALL: Ruggles' 3-...

    Not many think about Spencer Ruggles being one of Anderson County's top 3-point shooters, but that did not matter Friday night as the senior drilled a long ball with 9.4 seconds to play lifting Anderson to a thrilling 64-63 win over visiting Franklin County Friday night.

    “I didn't know if it was going in when I shot it,” Ruggles said. “I didn't really think about it. I just went up and was confident in my shot.”


    The assumed formula for Anderson County's success is simply defense first.

    It worked Monday night as the Lady Bearcats whipped regional foe Owen County 61-46. It was the same Owen County program that left Lawrenceburg with a 15-point win when it visited last January and put a major scare in the Lady Bearcats in last year's regional tournament.

    This time, there would be no doubt as Anderson went on a 12-0 run after giving up the opening basket. The Lady Bearcats never looked back.