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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats continue winning ways

    UPDATED Saturday, Feb. 7, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County put on a defensive clinic Saturday night, defeating visiting McCreary Central 55-35. Anderson limited one of Kentucky's best-shooting teams to 30 points below its average as the Bearcats improved to 16-4 and extended their winning streak to seven games.

    “I thought our defense was tremendous,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    Offensively, C.J. Penny led the Bearcats with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

    Aaron Watts paced McCreary with 17 points.

  • Lady Bearcats clinch district...

    The top seed in the girls' 30th District basketball tournament belongs to Anderson County this year. The Lady Bearcats clinched the top spot with a 62-53 win over visiting Shelby County Friday night.

    Anderson built a lead that grew to as many as 17 points early in the third quarter, then held off a furious Shelby rally to improve to 12-3 on the year. Shelby fell to 8-12.

    Tiffany Davenport led Anderson with 17 points, while Lindsay Fultz scored 16. Seventh-grader Eriel McKee came off the bench for 13 big points.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Boys' basketball

    Thursday, Feb. 5: Spencer County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 6: Anderson County at Woodford County, 7:30 p.m.  Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 7: McCreary Central at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.  Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Monday, Feb. 9: Frankfort at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.  Senior Night. Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshmen basketball

  • Bearcats to play Spencer...

    UPDATED Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:45 a.m.  Anderson County will host Spencer County in boys' high school basketball action Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The game had been originally scheduled for Jan. 27, then rescheduled for Feb. 3, but was canceled both times.

    The game is a 30th District Tournament seeding game. With a victory, Anderson will sew up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament for the second consecutive year.

  • Christy Gemmell is still full-...

    CINCINNNATI — It was after a loss that Christy Gemmell showed she could be a big-time winner.

    “I saw Christy in the (Eighth) regional final last year and she really took it hard when Anderson County lost,” remembers Asbury College women’s basketball coach Bart Flener. “I liked that. She does not like to lose and she wants to do something about it.”

    For Gemmell, though, that last-minute loss to Simon Kenton meant no more opportunities to do something about it at the high school level.

  • Top seed on line as Lady Cats...

    Anderson County will be trying to make some major changes on Friday night.

    The Lady Bearcats will be hosting Shelby County in a game that will decide the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, which will be held the last week of February.

    While the Lady Bearcats and Lady Rockets don’t generate the same fan interest as the schools’ boys’ teams, it is still the biggest game on either team’s schedule.

  • Local teams did best they could...

    As a handful of Anderson County girls’ basketball players shot jump shots or worked on low post moves last Thursday, Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays took a call on his cell phone.

    “I have three more coming,” he said as he put his phone away. “That gives me nine. If we have one more come in, we’ll have enough to scrimmage.”

    Kays could only chuckle about the bizarre week that started with a game cancellation and ended with his team wondering when it would ever play again.

  • The coach on the floor

    CINCINNATI — Daniel Drury won’t be winning any all-conference or All-American awards any time soon, but he’s first team all-winner.

    The box score from Asbury College’s game at Cincinnati Christian last Thursday tells the story of a nondescript 11 minutes of action – No points, two rebounds, no assists and an unforced turnover –  for the junior guard from Lawrenceburg.

    Not that Drury really cared. All he saw was the 83-73 win. “We got it going late,” Drury said with a huge smile.

  • Winter weather strikes again;...

    UPDATED, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1:20 p.m.

    Winter weather strikes again.

    The Anderson County High School basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled due to weather conditions.

    The Bearcats game with Spencer County has been canceled. Because it is a 30th District Tournament seeding game, that game will be re-scheduled. A makeup date has not been set, but the schools are working to play the game Wednesday, Feb. 4 or Thursday, Feb. 5.

  • Weather continues to disrupt...

    Weather continues to wreak havoc on Anderson County High School sports schedules.

    The Bearcats' basketball game at regional rival Simon Kenton, scheduled for Saturday night, has been canceled. The Lady Bearcats' game at district foe Eminence, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has also been canceled.

    Friday's basketball double-header involving the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at South Oldham was also canceled due to the weather conditions.