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Today's Sports

  • SWEET 16: In it to win it

    The changes from 2010 are not just apparent. They are striking.

    It was three years ago this week that Anderson County made its last appearance in the girls' Sweet 16 with a team that was largely made up of players who had not even matriculated to the high school

    Sure, three starters were high schoolers, but people were buzzing about “those eighth-graders.”

  • SWEET 16: Keeping up with the...

    The Anderson News will be with the Anderson County Lady Bearcats as long as they are playing in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 in Bowling Green.

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon will be at courtside and will provide updates on Twitter. Follow him at AnewsJPHerndon. He will also post short online summaries of the Lady Bearcat games as soon as possible following the action and post-game press conferences. If the Lady Bearcats advance, he will also preview the upcoming opponent as the tournament unfolds.

  • SWEET 16: Sweet 16 is different...

    Even before a team gets to the state tournament it is apparent things are just different when there are only 16 high school basketball teams from across the state still playing the game.

    Just getting there is a huge deal, no matter how often it happens. How big? Anderson County's girls' basketball team was met by a police escort when it got to the Franklin County line on the way back from North Oldham High School last Wednesday.

  • SWEET 16: Team players Avritt,...

    The scorebook will not tell what Destiny Stewart and Alex Avritt have meant to Anderson County's success this girls' basketball season.

    When the Lady Bearcats defeated Simon Kenton in the Eighth Region championship game last week, neither scored. On the year, they have combined for just over seven points and three rebounds a game.

    But there is one stat that does matter: They have started all 33 games in a season that has seen Anderson put together a 32-1 record. That is all that matters.

  • Girls' Sweet 16 tickets on...

    Anderson County High School will be selling pep section tickets to the Houchens Industries Girls' Sweet 16 on Friday, March 8 from 4-6 p.m. at the concession stand in the school lobby. The school will also offer tickets on Monday, March 11 from 1-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee says the school will be selling tickets in the student pep section and the cost is $9 per ticket and are for the night session on Wednesday, March 13, only.

  • Eighth Region Champs! Lady...

    GOSHEN – With only 90 seconds left in the journey, it looked like Anderson County was still 10 miles from Diddle.

    “Things weren't looking good,” Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays smiled.

    But somehow, the Lady Bearcats found a way to get to Bowling Green. Let's just hope their trip down the Blue Grass Parkway and I-65 is not as eventful this week.

    Anderson rallied from a 61-51 deficit to force overtime. The Lady Bearcats scored 10 points in 40 seconds.

    Read that again: Ten points. Forty seconds.

  • COLUMN: The face of Bearcat...

    It was fitting that I learned of Bob Ware's death at an Anderson County sporting event.

    I was sitting in the end zone at Henry County High School, getting ready for the Bearcats' Eighth Region Tournament opener last Monday when Tom Smith approached me with the news. “Did you hear about Bob Ware? He passed away this afternoon. Just happened about an hour, maybe two hours ago.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Oldham...

    NEW CASTLE – All Anderson County ever wanted was a chance.

    It was a wish that had dominated off-season workouts. It drove the Bearcats when they gathered for pre-season practice in October.

    “We have a chance to be good,” Coach Glen Drury repeatedly said during that time.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Smith,...

    Two Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the Eighth Region's All-Tournament team following the regional championship game Saturday night at Henry County High School. Anderson County's Christian Estes and Jay Smith were selected to the squad. Estes scored 29 points in two games while Smith tallied 34 in leading the Bearcats to the regional semi-finals.

  • Channel catfish, rainbow trout...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has partnered with Anderson County Parks and Recreation to provide a fishing opportunity at Anderson County Community Park Lake.