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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats' game with Henry...

    The Anderson County boys' basketball game with Henry County, scheduled for Tuesday night, Feb. 9, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set at this time. Previous reports that the game would definitely not be made up were premature. The Anderson News will update any possible make up dates as soon as the information is received.

    Anderson is scheduled to host Dunbar on Friday and travel to Grant County on Saturday. Tipoff for both games is 7:30 p.m. with junior varsity action tipping off at 6 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats surge past Meade

    It must have been some halftime speech Tony Kays delivered Monday night.

    “I told them they were going to have to play better,” Kays deadpanned after his Anderson County team had dispatched of Meade County, 65-52.

    The Lady Bearcats apparently listened, outscoring the visitors 32-18 over the final 12:05 to recored their 15th win in 21 tries.

    Meade, which had won seven straight and eight of its first nine after Christmas, dropped its third straight to fall to 11-11.

  • Wrestlers look for state berths...

    Anderson County will try to defend the home mats Saturday, Feb. 13, as the Bearcats host the Region Two high school wrestling tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Admission is $5 per person.

    The regional meet was last held at Anderson in 2002 and produced a regional champion, Sean McDonald. No Bearcat is favored to take a gold medal home Saturday but several are expected to place high.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 12: Paul L. Dunbar. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Coaches vs. Cancer game

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 13 Anderson Co. at Grant Co., 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

  • Bearcats overcome early Woodford...

    Anderson County absorbed an early punch, then put on a defensive clinic to defeat visiting Woodford County 51-42 in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Tyler Hyatt came off the bench to spark the Bearcats with 18 points, 11 in the first quarter after Woodford had smoked the nets on the way to a 13-5 lead. Woodford senior Dominique Johnson scored 10 of his team's first 13 points.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury made a defensive switch in the first quarter that held Woodford to 14 points over the next 20 minutes.

  • Bearcat game at McCreary is on

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at McCreary Central is on as scheduled. The junior varsity game will begin at 6:00 p.m. with varsity action tipping off at 7:30. A report on the game will appear in the Feb. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Clark 'just better than us...

    George Rogers Clark took control early, then turned back an Anderson County rally to post a 57-42 win in girls' high school basketball action on Thursday night.

    The visiting Cardinals led all but 14 seconds in picking up their fourth straight win and fifth in their last six games. Junior Preshia Rogers led all scorers with 23 points, dominating the game on both ends of the floor. Rogers nailed four 3-point shots and harassed the Anderson guards into crucial turnovers in the open court.

  • Cox tips Bearcats past Spencer

    Grant Cox has never been known for getting points on the basketball court.

    Until last Tuesday that is.

    One of the state’s leading scorers on the football field last fall, Cox tipped in the biggest two points of his basketball career as time expired, giving Anderson County a 61-59 win at 30th District rival Spencer County last Tuesday.

    Cox, who had just four points on the evening, put back Allen Warford’s miss to give the Bearcats their sixth straight win this season and extend their mastery of Spencer to a like number.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off South...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team took control early, then used deadly free throwing to hold off visiting South Oldham, 45-40, on Friday night.

    “It was one of our best defensive efforts of the year,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said. “(Caroline) McDowell and (Kara) Yeaste did a good job containing (South Oldham's Jasmine) Whitfield and (Jordann) McGuffin, especially in the first half.”

    The game featured the Eighth Region's top-ranked team, Anderson, taking on the pre-season favorite, South Oldham.

  • 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.