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Today's Sports

  • Russell named to prestigious...

    The accolades continue to keep rolling in for Anderson County football player Jacob Russell.

    The senior quarterback was named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth team in Sunday’s edition. Russell was one of eight quarterbacks on the 22-player squad, which was selected by the paper’s staff.

    The Class of the Commonwealth is not a traditional all-state team but honors the 22 top seniors in Kentucky, regardless of position.

  • Girls rout Shelby in district...

     

     

    SHELBYVILLE – It is very easy to look at Anderson County’s very bright girls’ basketball future and discount the present.

    As the Lady Bearcats showed Friday night, it is also very wrong.

    You name the category and Anderson dominated it in a 61-46 thrashing of 30th District rival Shelby County. The Lady Bearcats controlled the paint, controlled the 3-point arc and controlled the tempo. About the only thing out of their grasp was a toddler who strayed on the court with just over four minutes to play.

  • COLUMN: Christmas lesson found...

    If only I had taken pictures of the boxes on Christmas morning.

    They carried the latest toys, from the simple to the must-haves. More importantly, they carried the lessons that we so often forget.

    I should have learned that when my oldest daughter, for the first Christmas she really knew anything about, wanted a Snoopy house and a Snoopy baby carriage. Those things challenged Santa’s limited mechanical skills, but she liked them.

    And she loved the boxes that presents came in.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats in...

    Updated Holiday Tournament schedule

    The Anderson County boys' and girls' basketball teams will be playing in holiday tournaments over the Christmas break. Here are the pairings for the tournaments for the coming week.

    Boys

    Hoopin' it up Classic at North Laurel and South Laurel high schools.

    Saturday, Dec. 19 at North Laurel

    Whitley Co. vs. Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.

    North Laurel vs. Williamsburg, 8:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 19 at South Laurel

  • COLUMN: A new friend kept me...

    I gave my newest friend a name.

    Arnold.

    You remember Arnold don’t you? He was that weather-forecasting, lunchbox-toting Wonder Pig from that intellectually-stimulating 60’s classic, Green Acres.

    But let’s just say my Arnold was not nearly as lovable as Fred and Doris Ziffel’s, ahem, son. While that Arnold once predicted a snowstorm during warm weather, my Arnold was more into chills after high temperature.

    Yep, my Arnold wasn’t an American Yorkshire, but of the H1N1 variety.

  • MatCats romp in duals

    Four teams showed up Saturday morning at Anderson County High School to wrestle the MatCats, and four teams went home that afternoon licking their wounds.

    The MatCats racked up 36 pins on route to knocking off Montgomery County (62-18), Woodford County (64-6), Boyle County’s A (69-6) and B (53-30) teams and Bourbon County (46-33).

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Blake Curtsinger (130) were dominant, each scoring five pins in five matches on the day.

    T.W. Stockton (135) also notched five wins, including four pins, and Zach Perry won five matches on two pins.

  • Russell's muscles lead...

    It really would be possible to have a better game than Jacob Russell did Friday night at Mercer County. But you won’t see it very often.

    Russell was uncommonly incredible, scoring 27 points, pulling down 20 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists to lead Anderson County to a 70-59 win over the Titans. It was undoubtedly one of the most dominating individual performances at Anderson basketball history.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR DEC. 16:...

    Most Anderson County fans find it strange that I list Shelby County as one of my favorite places to go on the road.

    Some think it is because my wife, while not a Shelby County native, almost considers herself from Shelbyville and her uncle, Sam Chandler, was the principal at Shelby County High School for years. Plus, Stephanie teaches at Clear Creek Elementary School and, as many of our readers know, we have lived in Shelbyville since we married over three years ago.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Hoopin' it Up Holiday Classic at London, Ky.

    Saturday, Dec. 19: Anderson Co. vs. Whitley Co. at North Laurel High School, 6:30  p.m.   

    Sunday, Dec. 20: Anderson Co.-Whitley Co. winner vs. Pleasure Ridge Park at North Laurel High School, 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 21: TBA

    Tuesday, Dec. 22: TBA

    Tournament updates and game times will be posted at www.theandersonnews.com.

    Boys' freshman basketball

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Dec. 10: UK-...

    Once upon a time, there was nothing better than that Saturday afternoon (usually) when Kentucky and Indiana got together for the annual border war.

    No game, not one, stirred so much emotion, drew so much nationwide attention or meant so much to so many people as the day when UK and IU tipped it off.

    Border war? That is putting it mildly. The Russians could have crossed the Ohio River going either way and would have gotten a better reception.

    More often than not, from the early 70's to the mid 90's, one or the other was ranked in the Top 5. Sometimes both were.