Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Anderson teams...

    The real basketball season is still three weeks away, but the Anderson County teams will be trying to generate momentum over the last three weeks of the regular season.

    District tournaments will begin across the state on Monday, Feb. 20. While the 30th District has traditionally not started until Tuesday of tournament week, official dates will not be announced until the District Tournament meeting, scheduled for Feb. 12.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: No magic...

    TAYLORSVILLE – This time, there was no magic in a bottle, or more specifically, in a basket for Anderson County.

    The Bearcats saw an early lead slip away then ran out of rallies of their own as Spencer County scored a 51-50 win that threw the race for the 30th District's top seed into a frenzy.


    The Anderson County girls' basketball team overcame an 8-point deficit to defeat Bryan Station, 56-52,  last Tuesday night at the Anderson gym.

    “We were down by eight a couple of times in the third quarter,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said. “Our defense locked them down a few trips and we put together some scores.”

  • Turnovers jam Rams, but...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team recently split a pair of contests, dropping a 60-46 decision to Northside of Louisville but rebounding with a 68-49 win over Mt. Carmel, from eastern Kentucky.

    Turnovers killed the Rams against Northside.

    After looking like they had the game in hand in the first quarter at Northside, the Rams lost their momentum because of the turnovers.

    While Forrest Bowman had come off the bench to give Christian Academy a first quarter boose, the Rams were looking at a 30-20 halftime deficit.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats pin Spencer...

    Anderson County romped past Spencer County, 72-9, in wrestling action last Wednesday night. The Bearcats were credited with 12 pins in the match. 



    Anderson Co. 72, Spencer Co. 9


    Spencer County rallied from an eight-point second quarter deficit, then held off Anderson County to post a 51-50 win Tuesday night in Taylorsville.

    Anderson led 22-14 four minutes before halftime, but Spencer's Ross Goodwin buried a 3-pointer that seemed to jumpstart the Bears. By halftime, the hosts had taken a 26-24 lead.

    Spencer expanded its lead to 35-28 heading into the final quarter, but Anderson recovered to tie it at 42 behind the 3-point shooting of Darrin Laswell.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats overcome...

    It is all about preparing for the tournaments. And with about a month to go before the 30th District meet tips off, Anderson County got a lesson from an old rival Friday night.

    “When you get into the post-season, you are going to play someone that has a bad record and has some talent,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “They are going to play with nothing to lose.

    Anderson found itself down 13-2 almost as soon as the Bearcats got off the bus at Western Hills, but somehow found a way to come back and grind out a 61-56 win.

  • WRESTLING: Bearcats win at...

    Anderson County wrestlers brought home first place in the Capital City Classic, held at Franklin County High School, for the second consecutive year on Saturday.

    The Bearcats won the 16-team event with 232 points, far ahead of second-place Louisville Western. Franklin County placed third while Ft. Campbell took fourth.

    Three Anderson wrestlers won their respective weight classes: T.W. Stockton (138 pounds), Eric Spencer (145) and Jake Vincent (160).

    Three others, Zack Perry (152), Alex Swartz (182) and Travis Kaelin (195), placed second.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: North...

    Junior guard David Levitch scored 23 points to lead North Oldham to a 53-42 come-from-behind win over Anderson County last Tuesday night at Goshen.

    Anderson had led 24-19 at the half, but North Oldham went on an 18-6 run to start the second half and then outscored Anderson 16-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

    “We played well in the first half,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said, “but for some reason we left our emotions in the locker room at halftime. This was the first time this year we didn't play with passion.”


    A win over Tates Creek might have been like apple pie after a meal of spinach on Saturday.

    “It was good to get back on track and get the bad taste out of our mouths,” Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays said after his team posted a 56-45 win in the East Jessamine Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

    The final horn sounded about 16 hours after dropping a heart-breaker to South Oldham.

    Sydney Brown turned in one of her best offensive games of the year with 14 points, while Makenzie Cann added 13 for Anderson.