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Today's Sports

  • Elliott uses Bearcat formula to...

    LEXINGTON – Elliott County claims it did not pay much attention to the flood of state and national media coverage the Lions have gotten over the course of the basketball season.

    Apparently, the Lions did not pay attention to Anderson County’s reputation, either. For years, the word has been that few will out-rebound or out-defend the Bearcats.

  • Eagles make Bearcats pay for...

    The little things added up into a big inning Monday night.

    Lexington Christian erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth as the Eagles posted a 6-2 win over host Anderson County.

    The Eagles sent 10 batters to the plate in the decisive inning, smacking five hits, and making the Bearcats pay for two walks and a pair of mental errors in the field.

    With the score tied at 2, Dalton Henzman and Ben Hartley led off  with back-to-back doubles.

  • A PLACE AMONG THE BEST

    Wayne King still remembers the first time he ever saw Glen Drury.

    There was nothing to suggest he would someday become a hall-of-fame coach.

    “I didn’t even think he would be a good player,” King says with a laugh. “I had just gotten to Anderson County and we were able to open the gym for the returning players for a week or so.

    “Glen showed up. He was short and scrawny and didn’t have his hand behind the ball when he shot it. He wasn’t even supposed to be there, because I think he had just finished the eighth grade.”

  • Lady Cats look to repeat as...

    Anderson County softball will see if it is really true that tradition never graduates.

    A year after going 31-15 and advancing deep into the state tournament, where the Lady Bearcats came within a whisker of the final four, Anderson has new starters in three of the four infield positions, and because of shuffling the lineup, in two of the three outfield spots.

    Yet, Lady Cat coach Brian Glass is confident.

  • OPINION: Gillispie a great coach...

    With all of the media coverage of Billy Gillispie's ouster as basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, it is easy to forget the human side of this story.

    During his two years at UK, my dealings with Gillispie were very minimal. I attended handful of press conferences and in what is now a bit of a local joke, sat next to him on press row for a while at the Sweet 16 last week.

  • Bearcat baseball canceled

    Posted Saturday, March 28, 12:40 p.m.

    Anderson County's baseball triple-header was canceled due to weather conditions. Anderson was to play Henry County, followed by Henry vs. Campbellsville. Anderson was to play Campbellsville in the final game of the day.

    The Bearcats' game with Garrard County on Friday night was also canceled.

    Anderson has lost five games to the weather since Thursday, but Coach L.W. Barnes is unsure if any beside a district seeding game with Eminence, which had been scheduled as the second game of a double-header Thursday, will be made up.

  • Cats, crowd make community proud

    I can’t think of any time when I have been more proud of my hometown that I was Thursday night.

    But, of course, that is just how it is around Anderson County when it comes to high school sports.

  • ANDERSON COUNTY SPORTS BLOG:...

    We are taking the Anderson County sports blog down for the time being, as we are looking for ways to improve on the blog. It was begun as a way to keep you informed and give you a chance for feedback during basketball tournament time, when everything is happening much faster than our normal deadlines. Our response has been good and we are looking for ways to improve.

    I ask that you give some feedback on the blog, what you like, what you do not like and any suggestions you might have. Just drop me an e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

    Thanks!

  • Bearcats get spirited sendoff

    Anderson County gave the Bearcats quite a sendoff to the Sweet 16 on Wednesday night. A large number of fans lined Broadway, Main Street and Highway 44 to cheer the Bearcats on as they departed for Lexington.

    The team will play Elliott County on Thursday night at 8 p.m. “We have had some good practices this week,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said before the team boarded a bus decorated by fans, parents and cheerleaders.

    Upper arena tickets are still available from Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena box office. Tickets are $11.

  • Bearcat Girl is ready to roar in...

    Bearcat Girl is ready. And very confident.

    A fixture at Anderson County basketball games since her freshman year, now Bearcat Girl gets to retire her cape in Rupp Arena.

    But, contrary to what most of the state is saying, she does not believe that she’ll have to hang it up Thursday night when Anderson County takes on Elliott County in the first round of the Sweet 16. Bearcat Girl is as confident that her favorite team is going to shock the state and end the storied careers of Elliott County’s seniors.