Today's Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Region...

    For several years, the story was the same in the Eighth Region: Anderson County and South Oldham would be nipping at the heels of Shelby County, Oldham County and, until 2005, Scott County at the top of the region's pecking order.

    While Anderson finally broke through with a Sweet 16 trip three years ago, South Oldham has never been able to break through that barrier.

    When the 2011-12 season began, the Bearcats and Dragons were lumped together again, but this time as two perennially strong teams that were pegged to struggle.

  • COLUMN:Hickey's heart made...

    I'm pretty sure Glen Drury is a fan of John Calipari.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball coach has often marveled at how quickly Calipari got Kentucky back at the top of the national scene and how he has been successful in getting a different group of previously-coddled high school hot shots to play together as a team.

    After a win earlier this year, he talked about one of his players understanding the game much better and saying that the player had created some shots “off the dribble drive.”

  • Fultz undergoes surgery, lost...

    Lindsay Fultz, a junior at Georgetown College, has been lost to the Lady Tiger basketball team for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

    Fultz had redshirted a season and is considered a sophomore for athletic considerations. She graduated from Anderson County High School in 2009 as the school's second leading all-time scorer.

    Fultz underwent surgery on Jan. 10, according to her mother, Gina Fultz.


    Anderson County coach Tony Kays believes the best way to become the best is to play the best. The Lady Bearcats will continue to navigate a rugged schedule next Tuesday, Jan. 31, when they host Montgomery County, the team ranked at the top of the 10th Region.

    The Lady Indians stood at 15-5, the same as Anderson, after Friday's games. Montgomery has beaten South Oldham, the team that slipped by Anderson last week. Montgomery prevailed over South Oldham, 54-50, in the Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery on Dec. 28.


    It was everything anyone could want when No. 1 is playing at No. 2.

    “If you came and watched that game and were disappointed, then you are not a fan of the game,” South Oldham coach Frank Wright said Friday night.

    It was easy for him to say, though.


    With the district tournaments starting in less than a month, it's time to start taking a serious look at who are the real contenders and the pretenders in the race for the Eighth Region championship. Fall sports

    should be well behind players now, freshmen and sophomores are no longer untested and coaches should have a feel about what their teams can and can't do.

  • Sports Briefs for Jan. 25, 2012

    Sweet 16 draw to be shown live

    From staff reports

    The draws for the 2012 boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The draw will be aired live on WKYT-TV (Channel 27 in Lexington) and will be streamed live at www.khsaa.tv. The drawing will replay on CWKYT at 1 p.m. on Friday.


    Anderson County had one of its strongest showings of the high school swimming season on Saturday, when it finished third in a meet hosted by Western Hills at Kentucky State University.

    The Bearcats placed first in four different boys' events, including the 400-yard freestyle relay. James Mason took first in the 100-yard backstroke and Braden Peyton took first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races.

    Kylie Gehefer and Ben Spear also had strong days for the Anderson teams.

  • OUTDOORS: New archery range...

    A new archery range is now open to the public at the Miller Welch-Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area in Madison County, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Constructed on the northern edge of the WMA along Muddy Creek Road, the archery range consists of is a 12-target traditional range and a 30-target course through the woods, said Derek Beard, the department's wildlife coordinator said in the release. 

  • OUTDOORS: Winter temps bring...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time.