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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Pennsylvania anthem...

    At first glance, the news out of Pennsylvania last week was more than a bit upsetting at first glance.

    In case you missed it, last Monday, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League issued a directive to 183 member schools in the central and western portions of the state that they should no longer play the National Anthem before high school hockey games.

  • Rams open season

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team got on the winning track Saturday when the Rams whipped the Georgetown Home School group 65-40 on the academy's home floor. The Christian Academy defense limited Georgetown to 12 second half points after struggling through the first half.

    “We handled them easily last season so it was a struggle to keep our players focused for this game,” Christian Academy coach Cory Robinson said.

  • BASKETBALL: Cat Madness 20 tips...

    Cat Madness has changed since Anderson County High School started the tradition, but one thing remains the same. It is still the event that signals high school basketball is upon us.

    Now in its 20th year, Cat Madness tips off Saturday night, Nov. 17 with the highly-ranked Anderson County girls' basketball team participating in a Red-White scrimmage at 6 p.m. The Bearcat boys' team will tangle with perennial power Covington Holmes in the second game, starting at approximately 7:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Don't hold your...

    Notes written while looking for turkey deals...

    You have to love the ambition of a lot of Kentucky football fans. Some think just because the Wildcats' head coaching job is open, anyone with a right mind would want to talk with Mitch Barnhart and company.

    Nice stadium. A couple of stud quarterbacks – Max Smith and Patrick Towles – already in the fold. A chance to coach in the SEC.  What more could someone ask for?

  • Anderson athletes get fall...

    Eleven different Anderson County High School athletes were recently honored as all-district or all-region selections in their different sports.

    Lady Bearcat volleyball players Ashley Couch and Bethany Hardin were named to the All-Eighth Region Tournament team by the region's coaches. Earlier, Shelbi Savoie, Liberty O'Neal and Hardin were selected to the All-30th District Tournament team. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the regional semifinals for the first time in four years.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach reflects on...

    Mark Peach knows plenty of high school football teams would gladly trade their 2012 seasons for the one Anderson County just enjoyed.

    The Bearcats finished 8-3. They were ranked among Class 5A's Top 10 most of the year. They won the games they were supposed to win and might have picked up a couple more.

    Yet, after advancing all the way to the state championship game in 2011, there was obviously little joy around the Bearcat camp when the season abruptly ended with a 48-0 loss to Cooper in the first round of the state playoffs on Nov. 2.

  • Serious swimming

    Anderson County got a taste of how serious competitive can be last season.

    Braden Peyton, now graduated, swam the race of his life in the boys' 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at 23:93. Unfortunately for him, the final state meet qualifier turned in a 23:64, meaning that in less than the time to blink an eye, an Anderson swimmer missed out on being the school's first state qualifier.

  • Applications being taken 
Nov....

    Applications for Kentucky's second sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted online at www.fw.ky.govfrom Nov. 15-30, according to a news release.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.

  • Youth football league battles...

    When the teams lined up for the final game of the 2012 edition of Anderson County youth football, there were no contrasting jersey colors.

    There was no other way of telling who was on offense or defense other than removable yellow beanies stretched over the eligible receivers.

  • Playing Like the Pros

    Anderson County was a far cry from the Indiana Pacers or Sacramento Kings Saturday afternoon but the Bearcats did just fine in their scrimmage against Southwestern at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Actual score was not kept, but it appeared Southwestern, which made the  Final Four of the Sweet 16 last year and is one of the 12th Region favorites this season, won by about 10 points. About 100 fans of the teams were able to watch the game and Lawrenceburg resident Ed McKee was the public address announcer for the game.