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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats right ship, defeat...

    It took Anderson County 16 minutes to get going but when the Lady Bearcats did, Bardstown had nothing to stop them Tuesday night.

    Despite trailing 12-0 five minutes into the game, the host Lady Bearcats used a strong second half to post a 41-33 win over visiting Bardstown. Trailing 22-13 at the half, Anderson outpointed the Tigers 28-11 in the final 16 minutes to improve to 14-5 on the season. Bardstown fell to 12-8.

  • Not an easy decision, but Gillis...

    The decision on where to continue her education and golf career was not an easy one, but Anderson County High School senior Taylor Gillis has chosen the University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Ky.

    Gillis signed an NAIA national letter of intent in a ceremony Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, her home course.

  • Snowy Weather a good time to...

    Here we go with another year full of hunting, trapping, fishing and outdoor opportunities.  The snow made for some great outdoor fun on the Lilly place while the kids were out of school. I always enjoy getting out after a fresh snow and doing a little tracking just to see where varmints come and go during such a blanket of white powder.

  • Russell “knew EKU was...

    Jacob Russell's dream of playing in the NFL is as alive as ever.

    Tabbed by many as being the state's top quarterback prospect, the Anderson County High School senior's name was often mentioned with some major college football programs last fall, but last week, Russell gave a verbal commitment to Eastern Kentucky University, a Football Championship Subdivision school. The level of play is commonly referred to as Division I-AA.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 5: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 6: Anderson Co. at McCreary Central, 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 9: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

  • Bearcat game at Simon Kenton...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at Simon Kenton, scheduled for Saturday night, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set.  

    The Bearcats return to action on Friday, Feb. 5, when they entertain Woodford County.  

    The Anderson County girls' freshman team was to have played in the Oldham County Invitational Tournament on Saturday. That has also been canceled.  Make up dates, if any, will be announced later.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats split...

    Anderson County and South Oldham split basketball games between contenders for the Eighth Region championships on Friday night.

    The Anderson Lady Bearcats rode a strong performance from sophomore center Sydney Brown to defeat visiting South Oldham, 45-40, on Friday night. The game was a matchup of the Eighth Region's top-ranked team (Anderson) and the pre-season favorite (South Oldham).

    Brown led Anderson with 19 points as the Lady Bearcats improved to 13-5 on the year. They return to action Tuesday night, entertaining Bardstown.

  • 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.