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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats face regional tests...

    After an unexpected week off, the Anderson County boys' basketball team will be tested by a pair of teams intent on making some regional noise in March.

  • Lady Cats get preview of country...

    Country music?

    Check.

    Enough televisions to watch any sporting event, especially the Kentucky Wildcats?

    Check. After all, the owner is the Wildcats' top celebrity fan. Eat your heart out, Ashley.

    A ribeye so tender you can eat it with a fork?

    Check again.

  • Former Lady Cat hoops star Milam...

    Former Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball player Courtney Milam had an abrupt end to her season when she suffered a knee injury while playing for St. Catharine College against Centre on Dec. 19.

    St. Catharine College is located near Springfield.

    Milam suffered damage to her right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments.

    “I have a torn ACL, torn meniscus and a partially torn MCL on my right knee,” Milam said in a message from her Facebook account. “I am obviously out for the rest of the season.”

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Jan. 8: Oldham Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. CANCELED No makeup date set

    Saturday, Jan. 9: Lafayette at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. CANCELED No makeup date set

        Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 12: Eminence at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

  • Lady Bearcats have busy week

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will have a pair of tests sandwiched around what looks to be a district mismatch in the coming week.

    Anderson will host Oldham County in the first game of a girl-boy doubleheader Friday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. in what Anderson coach Tony Kays feels will be a major test for his team. “They have a new coach, a new system and they are playing well,” Kays says.

  • Anderson, Shelby need to rethink...

    SHELBYVILLE -- There was a strange sight at Shelby County High School on Saturday night.

    Empty seats. Lots of empty seats.

    There was a time when I thought you would have to worry about the heat index in January before you could walk in after tipoff and get a seat -- a decent one at that -- when Anderson County and Shelby County got together for their annual border love fest.

    So that bone-chiller Saturday night was just a figment of our imagination. It must have been at least 110 degrees outside.

  • Shelby rallies to slip past...

    SHELBYVILLE – Only the uninitiated  would have foreseen a different scenario to Saturday's annual Anderson County-Shelby County border war.

    The scoreboard showed that Shelby came away with a 32-30 win and the likely No. 1 seed in the 30th District Tournament. To many, it was the epitome of ugly basketball.

    There were frustrations, missed open shots and crucial turnovers.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Henry...

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats built a big lead, then held off a spirited Henry Clay rally to post a 49-40 win in girls' high school basketball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    The Lady Bearcats had overcome some sloppy play to go up 45-30 with five minutes to play but Henry  Clay ran off 10 straight points over the next 2:35 to get within 45-40.

    Anderson survived a turnover, its fifth straight possession without a shot, when Eriel McKee blocked a shot, then hit four of six free throws inside the final minute to preserve the win.

  • Local Wildcat fans saddened by...

    Leslie Edmondson has not bled Blue all her life, but her heart was still heavy when Rich Brooks retired as football coach at the University of Kentucky on Monday.

    “We were in Nashville (for the Music City Bowl) when the news broke that he was more than likely going to retire,” said Edmondson, a teacher at Anderson County Middle School.

    “Even knowing the chance was high, the thought was there that maybe he would change his mind.”

  • Shelby rallies to defeat Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County overcame a five-point third quarter deficit to defeat visiting Anderson County 32-30 in a boys' basketball game turned chess match Saturday night.

    Anderson led 24-19 after Tyler Hyatt buried a 3-pointer with a minute to go in the third frame but Shelby's Eric Standafer swished a trey as the third quarter ended to pull Shelby within 24-23.

    The lead changed hands five times in the fourth quarter, with Anderson taking its last lead on Will Ruggles' layup that made it 30-29 with 53 seconds to play.