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Today's Sports

  • 'Kentucky and Louisville at...

    GAME TIME CHANGE: The Anderson News was informed Wednesday night that the tipoff time for Saturday's game at Shelby County has been changed to 8 p.m., with the junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

    There might not be a better hoops day than Saturday.

    Cats and Cards in the afternoon. Bearcats and Rockets in the evening.

  • Russell, Cox named to All-State...

    For the last two seasons, Anderson County's Jacob Russell and Grant Cox have been one of the most feared passing duos in Kentucky.

    Sunday, the state's coaches rewarded the tandem with places on the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State team. Russell, considered by many to be the state's top quarterback prospect, was named to the second team while Cox was placed on the third team as a wide receiver.

    Russell, who had already been named the Class 5A statewide Player of the Year, learned of the selection from a phone conversation with his grandfather, Wendell Bruce.

  • Lady Cats scramble for late...

    SHELBYVILLE – It took nearly three quarters, but Anderson County finally got in the Christmas spirit last Wednesday.

    Make that the last-minute-frantically-looking-for-something Christmas spirit.

    For the Lady Bearcats, it came in the form of a full-court press unleashed in the final minutes of the third quarter that turned a close game into a 44-32 win over regional foe Owen County in girls' basketball action.

    Anderson improved to 6-1 on the year and ended up placing fifth in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County.

  • COLUMN: A look back at the...

    Seems like just a short time ago that everyone seemed to be wondering about computers crashing, planes dropping out of the sky and an Armageddon created by Y2K.

    Turned out to be nothing.

    But it's 10 years later and there are still predictions about the end of the world – see Dec. 21, 2012 for details. Maybe this one is brought on by UK2K for all we know. Maybe the wrong person did the John Wall Dancc or gave someone a Boogie Noogie.

  • Bearcat radio to debut Saturday

    Can't make it to some Anderson County basketball games? If you have a computer with an internet connection, you can listen to the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats beginning with Saturday's boys' game at Shelby County.

    Pegasus Sports Network plans to broadcast 10 Bearcat and 10 Lady Bearcat games the rest of the current season, then carry all of the 30th District and Eighth Region tournament games. A longtime hobby of Mike Montgomery, of Crestwood, Pegasus has been the voice of Oldham County sports for years.

  • Harsh early winter weather plays...

    The annual migration of the Lilly Deer Camp took place the weekend before Thanksgiving again this year right on schedule. The weather started out warmer than usual for this time of year in the mountains but ended up in typical fashion. If you can call five inches of snow and 45 mile-per-hour winds on 4,200 feet high mountains fashion, that is. 

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Saturday, Jan. 2: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co.,8 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Monday, Jan. 4: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 30: Anderson Co. vs. Bullitt Central in Mercer Co. tournament, 10 a.m.

  • Butler hands Lady Bearcats first...

    SHELBYVILE -- There were times Monday night when Anderson County resembled a veteran basketball team with lofty goals and the means to accomplish them.

    And there were times that the Lady Bearcats looked like a team that has just one senior on the roster.

    In the end, there were more of the latter as Louisville Butler handed the Lady Bearcats their first loss, 53-47, in the first round of the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Shelby County. Eighth-graders Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee led Anderson with 11 points while Butler’s Megan Cureton scored 14.

  • Bearcats split first two in...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team has split its first two games in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at North Laurel High School and were to have played Southwestern in a consolation semi-final Monday after press deadlines.

    The Bearcats were impressive in beating Whitey County, 55-46 in the first game on Saturday night. Anderson grabbed a quick early lead and extended it to 29-18 by halftime. Anderson was never seriously threatened in the second half. Jacob Russell led Anderson with 26 points while Erik Newton scored nine.

  • One last go-round for district...

    Somebody forgot to tell Shelby County’s girls’ basketball team that it was not supposed to be very good this year.

    Or if someone did tell them, the Lady Rockets did not listen.

    “They are playing as well or better than any one in the (Eighth) Region,” says Anderson County coach Tony Kays.