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Today's Sports

  • Bombing Franklin bests Bearcats

    FRANKFORT – The powers that be in basketball have not come up with a 9-point shot.

    Glen Drury knew that when he called time-out with four seconds to play and his team hopelessly down 61-52 at Franklin County Friday night.

    “I called time to let the kids know why they had beaten us. I told them we have had a great season,” Drury said, “but now we are 0-0 again.”

    It is the life of a regional favorite, one that some are already penciling in for a trip to the Sweet 16, but Franklin County showed that the Bearcats are beatable.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    CRESTWOOD – The Anderson County girls' basketball team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament semi-finals with a 61-41 victory over 31st District runner-up Carroll County. Anderson never trailed but did not put things away until late in the third quarter. Freshman Sydney Brown led Anderson with 16 points while seventh grader Eriel McKee scored 15.

  • Anderson sweeps district titles...

    The Anderson County girls' and boys' basketball teams swept the 30th District championship games Friday night at Anderson County High School. It was the first time since 1978 that Anderson had won both district titles in the same year.

    Late free throws lift Cats past Shelby

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT UPDATE:...

    UPDATED, Wednesday, Feb. 25 9:40 p.m.

    There will be a new champion in the girls' 30th District as Spencer County stunned defending titlist Shelby County, 42-38, Wednesday night at Anderson County High School.

    Spencer will play Anderson County for the championship Friday at 6 p.m.

  • Updates from state wrestling...

    UPDATED Saturday, Feb. 21, 11:25 a.m.

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County wrestlers Austin Dillow and Ben Joseph saw their bids for state tournament medals come up one match short Saturday. Both were eliminated from the KHSAA state wrestling tournament in the final match before the medal round. The tournament is going on at Frankfort Convention Center.

    Dillow dropped a decision to Woodford County's Robert Bracco at 103 pounds. Bracco scored on an early take down and controlled the rest of the match.

  • Franklin holds off Bearcats in...

    FRANKFORT -- Franklin County held on to defeat Anderson County 61-52 in the final regular-season game of the boys' basketball season Friday night.

    Playing before a packed house at Franklin County High School, Franklin shot to a 19-2 lead out of the gate, then turned back several furious Bearcat rallies for the win. Anderson cut Franklin's lead to five points on several occasions.

    Anderson's C.J. Penny led all scorers with 29 points. Anderson saw a 10-game winning streak snapped and is 19-5 heading into Tuesday's district tournament opener with Eminence. Franklin is 19-4.

  • Coaches, media don’t...

    At least Glen Drury didn’t brush me off Friday night.

    Not that I expected him to, but it seemed like every other coach in Kentucky was beginning to do that last week.

    When Drury emerged from the visitors’ locker room at Lexington’s Dunbar High School to speak with me about the game, he prefaced his first remark with, “When I finally got in there...”

    Drury’s routine is to quickly shake hands with the opposing coach, head to his locker room to talk with his team, then unwind a few moments before talking with the local media.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School sports

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 20: Anderson County at Franklin County, 7:45 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 24: 30th District Tournament at Anderson County High School

    Anderson County vs. Eminence, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Feb. 18: Fern Creek at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 19: Anderson County at Franklin County, 7:45 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

  • Anderson girls defeat Fern Creek

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team defeated Fern Creek, 64-55 on Wednesday night.

    Senior Lindsay Fultz scored 28 points and classmate Tiffany Davenport added 19 in their final regular season home game. Anderson overcame a two-point halftime deficit to go 16-5 on the season.

    For a complete report, see the Feb. 25 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats show promise at...

    According to senior Matt Nichols, Anderson County seventh-grader James Mason is “the next Michael Phelps.”

    Friday and Saturday, 22 Bearcats and Lady Bearcats competed in the high school Region 3 swim meet at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles. While no Anderson swimmer advanced to the state, there was some excitement for the team.