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Today's Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Cox named to Class of...

    Anderson County High School football player Ross Cox has been named to the Class of the Commonwealth team, as selected by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    A 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior, Cox's selection to the 22-man team was announced in Sunday's editions of the paper.

  • OUTDOORS: Time flies! Enjoy the...

    I want to start out this month’s column by dedicating this writing in memory of Kenny Detherage. Kenny was an avid outdoorsman and the Lilly/Detherage clans have always been like a family. I’ll never forget the many dove hunts the two families shared together over the years, the goat cookings and the many other good times. As outdoorsmen, I feel I can speak for us all; we have lost a great one. Kenny lost his battle with cancer on November 30, 2013. Thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson...

    Anderson County has played one of the top teams in Indiana girls' basketball, a team with three Division I prospects. The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, have handled a Top 5 team and a Top 25 team. They have also beaten a two-time defending regional champion.

    But the most important game of the season, so far, graces the schedule tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18. Shelby County comes to town.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach says Bearcats...

    The way Anderson County football finished is undoubtedly a testament to where the program stands and what the expectations are.

    Anyone close to the Bearcats knows that, including head coach Mark Peach.

    Anderson finished the year at 11-3 and made it to the state Class 5A semi-finals before losing. To many,  that loss was a disappointing end to a great season.

  • BASKETBALL: Oldham explodes in...

    Oldham County exploded in the third quarter to overcome Anderson County and record a 79-71 win in an early-season matchup of Eighth Region contenders Tuesday night in Buckner.

    The Colonels outpointed the Bearcats, 28-8, in the decisive third frame to overcome the Bearcats' 34-27 halftime advantage. Oldham improved to 3-0 on the year while Anderson dropped to 1-1.

    “In the first half, we came out and executed what we wanted to do very well,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “We executed our offense and our defense was good.”

  • BASKETBALL: Wolfe stuns Bearcats...

    Wolfe County's Bradley Lawson capped a hot-shooting night with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to defeat Anderson County, 74-73, in the Kentucky Bank Classic at Bourbon County Saturday afternoon.

    Anderson had taken a 73-71 lead when Christian Estes sank a pair of free throws with six seconds to play.

    But after a Wolfe timeout, Lawson connected on his fifth bomb of the day as time expired. Lawson finished with 24 points to lead Wolfe County, which improved to 3-1 on the year.

    Anderson fell to 1-2.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Sluggish...

    Top-ranked Anderson County survived pulled together in the final two minutes to turn back upset-minded Lincoln County in girls' basketball action Friday night.

    Lincoln, the two-time defending 12th Region champion, pulled to within three points with 2:33 to play, but the Lady Bearcats scored five straight points to power a 56-49 win and improve to 5-0.

    Lincoln saw its record even at 2-2.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to play...

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team will get a chance to measure itself against a pair of 15th Region teams during the Kentucky Bank Challenge, to be held at Rowan County High School on Friday and Saturday.

    Friday, the Bearcats take on Pikeville at 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury says the Panthers should give Anderson a stern test despite starting the season with five straight losses.

    “They have some size,” Drury said. “We will have to try to get up and down the floor on them.”

  • COLUMN: Prolific scorer, bigger...

    There's a funny thing about great basketball scoring machines. The best ones usually don't care about the points beside their name.

    It's all about the team having more points than the opponent.

    Check out Larry Bird's stats. During his career with the Boston Celtics, he scored 21,791 points but had 5,695 assists. Interestingly, he's putting together a team in that same mindset with the Indiana Pacers.

    Not coincidentally, Bird had three NBA titles and has put together the best team in the league in the early going.

  • COLLEGE: Russell leaves UK for...

    Former Anderson County High School three-sport star Jacob Russell has decided to leave the University of Kentucky baseball team for Campbellsville University, according to a news release.  

    Russell has committed to play both football and baseball at Campbellsville, the release said.