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Today's Sports

  • Montgomery tournament offers...

    The Gateway Holiday Classic might not have the prestige of the King of the Bluegrass when it comes to holiday tournaments, but the 8-team event is already making a name for itself in just its second year of existence.

    Anderson County is just one of several highly-regarded teams that will be playing at Montgomery County High School for tourney, which runs from Saturday, Dec. 27 through Monday, Dec. 29.

    The Bearcats’ first test will be from Francis Howell Central High School of St. Charles, Mo.

  • Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Colt Litkenhus, a seventh-grader at Anderson County Middle School, has been named National Wrangler Rodeo Association Athlete of the Month for January, 2009.

    The award is based on a written essay, references, academics and extra-curricular activities. Litkenhus was selected from a group of cowboys from the United States, Canada and Australia.

    Litkenhus and 12 other award winners are now eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship, to be awarded at the national rodeo finals, scheduled for July, 2009, and to be held in Gallup, N.M.

  • Lady Bearcats blast Caldwell for...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County used a quick start to rout previously unbeaten Caldwell County 53-24 in the championship game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational tournament at Shelby County High School on Tuesday night.

    Anderson used an 11-1 run to build a 20-6 lead late in the first quarter, then continued to pour it on throughout the contest. The final margin was Anderson's biggest.

    “Our overall focus was excellent,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays. “Our offensive execution and our defense were both good.”

  • Nothing free about ’em

    LOUISVILLE – Free throws?

    For Anderson County, those uncontested shots launched 15 feet from the basket were about as costly as a Blackbery-Wii-Guitar Hero combo during the King of the Bluegrass tournament last week in Louisville.

    A team hitting nearly 65 percent of those simple simple shots heading into one of the nation’s most prestigious tournaments, Anderson sank just 14-of-38 (36.8 percent) in losses to third-ranked Jeffersontown and Bullitt East in the tournament held at Fairdale High School.

  • COLUMN: A short sports wish list

    My wish list is not long, but I really wonder if Santa, or anyone on earth for that matter, can really give me what I want this Christmas.

    I could be cute and offer what I think would be a good wish list for others, but this year, I am going to be selfish. If these four things would just come to pass, I can’t guarantee the world would be a better place – well, number four maybe it would – but I know my job would be a lot easier.

    The recruiting of high school athletes no longer overshadows the game.

  • Free throwing does Bearcats in...

    UPDATED Sunday, Dec. 21, 1:30 a.m.

    LOUISVILLE -- Free throws were simple explanation for Bullitt East's 66-61 win over Anderson County in the King of the Bluegrass Tournament Saturday night at Fairdale High School.

    “They made 'em and we missed 'em,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

    The Bearcats made just 9 of 23 foul shots while Bullitt East connected on 29 of 37. The Chargers sank 27 of 34 in the second half.

  • Bearcat Duals ‘a...

    A pasting from perennial state championship contender Woodford County and losses to powerhouses from Paul L. Dunbar and Louisville Eastern might not look good on the record but Anderson County is looking at things a bit differently.

    “I thought it was a good learning experience,” said Anderson head coach Tom Castle after his team had won two of five matches in the Bearcat duals, held Saturday at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Lady Bearcats erase 18-point...

    UPDATED: Sunday, Dec. 21, 1:30 a.m.

    Anderson County overcame an 18-point first half deficit to defeat Henry Clay 55-51 in the first round of the Max Performance Shelby County Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament Saturday in Shelbyville.

    Lindsay Fultz led Anderson with 29 points, while Tiffany Davenport scored 18.

    The Lady Bearcats move on to play Oldham County, a winner over Covington Holy Cross, in the tournament semifinals, set for Monday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

  • Bearcats have consolation at...

    Buried deep in the published tournament bracket, Anderson County's consolation game with host Fairdale on Monday could have been seen as a mere afterthought to the casual high school basketball fan.

    It was anything but that to the Bearcats, who got a measure of redemption with a 45-38 win over the pre-season favorite to win the Sixth Region and some consideration as one of Kentucky's 15 best teams.

    Anderson led at every quarter stop in what coach Glen Drury called his team's “smartest game we have played.”

  • A trip to Louisville with...

    That ultimate measuring stick of success is undoubtedly found on the hardwood of Rupp Arena. At least for a high school basketball team in Kentucky, it is.