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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hoops season set to tip off

    There are many questions about the Anderson County boys' basketball team heading into the 2012-13 schedule, but Saturday night the Bearcats showed there is reason to believe some of the late February answers can be good ones.

  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Rams rally...

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg captured a 61-55 overtime win over Bourbon Christian Friday night in Paris.

    The Rams' Forrest Bowman sank one of two free throws with five seconds to play in regulation to tie things, then the Rams dominated the overtime to take the win.

    Before the overtime, Christian Academy coach Cory Robinson told his team, “Come out on fire and don't let them gain momentum in the overtime.”

    The Rams stopped the tenacious Bourbon Christian team to take the win.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcat golf looking...

    With the 2012 Anderson County High School girls' golf campaign in the books it was time to reflect on the season for Lady Bearcats' coach Todd Hyatt, according to a news release.

    “We had a lot of firsts this year: Katilyn Riley won our own tournament, The Joy of Golf, which was a first for Anderson County golfers,” Hyatt said in a press release.