Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Coming early, staying...

    Long before Glen Drury had won 386 high school basketball games and taken two teams to the Sweet 16, Kent Stevens knew why Drury would be recognized as one of Kentucky's best.

    “He came early and stayed late,” Stevens said during Cat Madness festivities Saturday night.

  • Follow the Lady Mustangs live at...

    Can't make it to Rupp Arena for the middle school state championship game? You are still in luck if you want to follow the Anderson County Lady Mustangs.

    The game will be broadcast live over the internet by CKYSports of Nicholasville. Go to www.ckysports.com and follow the directions to listen to the game.

    As always, Anderson News sports editor John Herndon will be blogging from the game via Twitter. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon. You can have updates sent directly to your phone.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats set to...

    With visions of a second straight Eighth Region championship dancing in their heads, the Anderson County Bearcats open the season Monday night as they host Casey County.

    The following night, a promising, but extremely young Lady Bearcat team hosts Lafayette to lift the curtain on the season.

  • Peach looks for ways to carry...

    That loss that sends you home is the one you just can't get over.

    There is no game the next Friday. No Monday practice. No Saturday film session.

    You preach putting things behind you and focus on the next game. But try doing that when the next game is nine months away.

    "I have lost a lot of sleep over this one," Anderson County football coach Mark Peach said Thursday. Nearly a week had passed since the Bearcats had seen Doss roar back from a 30-19 fourth quarter deficit to upset Anderson 40-37 in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • Bearcats Lady Cats to start...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams kick off what figures to be an exciting winter of basketball with the 17th annual Cat Madness on Saturday.

    Trying to defend their regional championship, the Bearcats take the floor against another team for the first time when they play North Bullitt at 7:30 p.m. Despite losing all-stater C.J. Penny to graduation, Anderson is considered one of the Eighth Region favorites on the boys' side.

  • Dillow runs well at state meet

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County High School sophomore Austin Dillow turned in one of his best performances ever in the KHSAA state cross country meet on Saturday.

    Dillow covered the 5K course at the Kentucky Horse Park in 17:56.11, good for 76th place in the field of 222 runners in Class 3A, or the large school division. Dillow's time was just over two minutes behind the individual winner, Ryan Eaton of Greenwood.

    Dillow, running in his second state meet, improved his placing by 67 spots over last year's finish.

  • Rupp Arena Bound!

    One more step.

    That is all that stands between the Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team and a state championship.

    Whitley County is the only obstacle left for the Lady Mustangs as they won the first four games of the eighth-grade state tournament by an average of nearly 21 points over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    The Lady Mustangs ran their winning streak to 64 games against other teams of their own age and can finish their middle school careers undefeated with a win over Whitley on Nov. 27.

  • Lady Mustangs heading to Rupp...

    The Anderson County Lady Mustangs are going to Rupp Arena!

    They earned the spot opposite Whitley County in the finals of the girls' basketball middle school state tournament with a 42-27 win over Louisville Crosby in the semifinals on Sunday morning.

    The championship game is set for Friday, Nov. 27.

    The current eighth-grade team has run its winning streak to 64 games.

  • Speed kills Bearcats' dream

    Speed kills.

    It always has. Always will.

    Friday, an underdog but lightning-fast Doss football team killed Anderson County's dream of playing for a regional or state championship with a 40-37 upset in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It was the second consecutive season that the Louisville team had ended Anderson's season.

  • Dillow qualifies for state meet

    Anderson County sophomore Austin Dillow has qualified for the state high school cross country meet for the second consecutive year.

    Dillow turned in a strong performance, covering the 5K course at Lexington's Masterson Station Park in 18:32.80, good enough for 12th place overall. He was the second at-large qualifier.

    Teammate Kiefer Williams just missed the cut, with an 18:55.20, just behind Bryan Station's Josh Chadwell, who ran the course in 18:55 flat to claim the final at-large berth from Class AAA, Region 6.