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Today's Sports

  • Weather prompts changes in...

    Forecasts of a major winter storm have altered the Anderson County basketball schedules for Friday night. The Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball games vs. South Oldham will be varsity only tonight, Jan. 29.

    The Bearcat boys will be playing at South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. as the Bearcats try to win their sixth straight and give Coach Glen Drury his 400th win.

    The Lady Bearcats will be hosting South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. in a battle between two of the Eighth Region's top teams.

    Check back for weather information concerning the boys' game at Simon Kenton on Saturday.

  • Russell commits to EKU

    Jacob Russell, quarterback of the Anderson County High School Bearcat football team, has committed to play football at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Russell cannot officially sign with the team until Feb. 3, but The Anderson News confirmed late Tuesday night that he intends to play for the Colonels.

    Russell, a varsity standout in football, basketball and baseball, decided to stick with football at the collegiate level and had shown interest in several colleges and universities.

  • Lady Cats, South Oldham go at it...

    The real basketball season does not get started for another month, when the district tournaments tip off, but Anderson County and South Oldham should give some insight about who really is at the top of the Eighth Region on Friday night.

    South Oldham, the pre-season favorite to dethrone Simon Kenton as regional champion comes to town to tangle with Anderson, the team sitting atop the computer rankings in both the Lexington Herald-Leader and Courier-Journal.

  • Little League looking to big...

    It is not too early to be thinking about Little League baseball.

    Registrations for the Anderson County Little League baseball season will be taken beginning on Monday, Feb. 1 and running through Saturday, Feb. 20.

    Last summer, 247 children played Little League baseball in Anderson County, an increase of 91 from the year before, according to local Little League president Bart Lewis.

    Lewis says his goal for 2010 is to have 360 youth playing Little League baseball.

    Part of that increase could come from the newly formed Junior League for 13- and 14-year olds.

  • COLUMN: Drury at brink of...

    Chances are that few, if any, of the current Anderson County Bearcats will know about what they will be playing for this weekend until they read this column.

    That would suit Coach Glen Drury just fine.

    In fact, he would be more than OK if I never mentioned that he is on the threshhold of 400 coaching victories. But that would be a disservice to you.

    And to Drury.

  • Net result: Barosso honored for...

    When Leony Barosso is recognized as Kentucky’s tennis Volunteer of the Year on Saturday night, there is little doubt that the award is well-deserved.

    And that it is probably inadequate to recognize what Barosso, who moved to Anderson County four years ago, has done for the local tennis scene.

  • Nothing fancy, just results for...

    GOSHEN — There was no macho chest bumping. No yapping. No arm marked with tattoos.

    Just results. Lots of results.

    Jacob Russell simply reached down and helped someone up. Of course, just a few seconds earlier, the poor soul had been trying to keep the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Russell from scoring last Thursday night.

    Unsuccessfully, of course.

    Russell powered, twisted, bulled, shot mid-range jumpers and did about anything else he pleased in leading Anderson County to a hard-fought 51-48 win at North Oldham last Tuesday night.

  • Christian Academy of Louisville...

    Christian Academy of Louisville never trailed but survived a major Anderson County comeback to post a 56-45 win over the the host Lady Bearcats on Friday night.

    Christian Academy jumped out to an 8-0 lead, then upped the margin to 19-6 by the end of the first quarter. The Lady Centurions kept the lead in double digits, expanding to as many as 21 points late in the third quarter.

  • Lady Cats blitz Western Hills

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County raced to a 23-0 lead, then cruised to a 68-51 win over host Western Hills in girls' basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats were already in front 16-0 and Western Hills had burned two timeouts barely two minutes into the contest. Anderson was in front 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

    “I thought the girls came out really focused and put the loss last night (to Christian Academy of Louisville) behind them,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.

  • Bearcats rout Western Hills

    Tyler Hyatt blistered the nets for a career-high 20 points and the Anderson County defense completely disrupted the Western Hills attack as the Bearcats rolled to a 68-41 win in Frankfort on Friday night.

    “We played awfully well,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “They are a young team and our defensive pressure bothered them.”

    Hyatt came off the bench to hit 6-of-9 shots from 3-point land as the Bearcats improved to 12-3.  Western Hills fell to 8-9.