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Today's Sports

  • Learning experience for Mat Cats...

    The results turned few eyebrows but Anderson County's showing in the state wrestling tournament was a combination of getting experience and trying to overcome some tough draws.

    The five Bearcats that advanced to the state tourney, held Thursday through Saturday won just four bouts and scored eight points, yet head coach Tom Castle believes his team showed some of the potential that could propel the Bearcats to a higher finish in 2011.

  • Franklin sweeps Bearcats on...

    Franklin County spoiled Anderson County's Senior Night festivities by sweeping the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats in a basketball double-header Friday night.

    The Franklin girls overcame a seven-point first-half deficit to defeat the Lady Bearcats 56-52 in the opener. Franklin ran off the first eight points of the third quarter to take a 34-30 lead, but Anderson rallied to go up 42-40 heading into the final eight minutes.

  • UPDATED: Anderson wrestlers...

    Updated at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19

    Hunter Lilly, who had advanced farther than any other Anderson County wrestler, finally saw his run through the state tournament come to an end when Ryle's Caleb Lonkard scored a 13-7 decision in the third consolation round of the 135-pound class.

    All Anderson wrestlers have now been eliminated from the tournament. See the Feb. 24 edition of The Anderson News for details.

    Updated at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

  • From 'chooter' to...

    The arc of the basketball is so accurate, the backspin so pristine that the net hardly moves even when it is disturbed.

    Always the same. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Will Ruggles spins the ball in his hands. He takes aim, rises on his tiptoes then releases.

    Swish. Well sort of. The arc through the net is so clean, the net snapping so suble that it is easy to miss.

    But Ruggles toils on at a solitary goal at the north end of the gym at Anderson County High School.

    On this day,  assistant coach Billy Squires tracks down loose balls. Fifty shots, every day.

  • Additional regional wrestling...

    Additional photos from the regional wrestling tournament, held Feb. 13 at Anderson County High School.

  • Five Matcats headed for state

    As long as a wrestler's shoulders are not on the mat, there is always a chance.

    Blake Curtsinger is living proof of that after he might have pulled the biggest surprise, according to the rankings, at least, for Anderson County in the Region II wrestling tournament, held Saturday at Anderson County High School.

  • Girls finish with Franklin,...

    The first season has been a rousing success for the Anderson County girls' basketball team but it comes to an end Friday night. The real season begins next Tuesday, Feb. 23, when the Lady Bearcats take on Eminence in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    First things first, though.

    Friday, Feb. 19, the Lady Bearcats (15-7 through last weekend's games) say good-bye to their only senior, Kara Yeaste, as they host Franklin  County in the first game of a double-header. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. Senior Night ceremonies should begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Senior Night

        No junior varsity game.

    Wednesday, Feb. 24: 30th District Tournament at Shelby Co. High School

        Anderson Co. vs. Spencer Co., 7:45 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m. Senior Night

        No junior varsity game.

  • Lady Bearcats - Lexington...

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball game at Lexington Christian, scheduled for Monday night, has been canceled for the second time. The teams were hoping to play Tuesday night, Feb. 16, but that has been canceled as well.

    Any possible make-up date later this week will be posted as soon as it is announced. If games are made up, it must be done before Saturday, Feb. 20 because of district tournament action beginning next week.

    Check back for more weather-related information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: It all started with...

    My introduction to the Anderson County High School Class of 2010 could not have come with a bigger bang. Here's one that hope they go out with even a bigger one.

    It was back in July of 2002 when I first heard of some of the kids that are scheduled to be stepping onto Glen Drury court for their final home game on Friday night.

    July. Baseball.

    And these kids could already play that game, advancing to the final four of the Little League state tournament for 9- and 10- year olds.

    It was only a taste of what was to come.