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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Radio glitch spoils first...

    The first radio broadcast of Anderson County basketball on the Pegasus Sports Network experienced a glitch Saturday night that kept some listeners from hearing the Bearcats' game with Shelby County. An unexpected technical problem kept the broadcast crew of Larry Basham and Cory Quisenberry off the air until late in the first half.

    The broadcast has been archived at www.pegasussportsky.com.

  • '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.