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  • Lady Bearcats rout Ballard

    UPDATED Dec. 5 10:30 p.m.

    LOUISVILLE -- Lindsay Fultz ripped Ballard for 35 points as Anderson County routed the Louisville team 71-43 in girls' basketball action Friday night.

    Fultz riddled the Lady Bruins with slashing drives and soft jump shots as Anderson moved to 3-0 on the year. Tiffany Davenport added 15 points for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Late rally propels Bearcats past...

    A 13-0 run in the third quarter gave Anderson County the impetus to defeat Casey County Tuesday night in Liberty.

    Trailing 44-41, Anderson coach Glen Drury called a timeout where he made some adjustments in how the Bearcats were playing their man-to-man defense, forcing numerous Casey turnovers. Anderson senior Landon Jenkins buried a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run.

    Anderson now 2-0, was led in scoring by Jacob Russell's 20 points. C.J. Penny added 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

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  • ‘You have a really...

    The numbers don’t lie. Anderson County football finished 7-5 following an undefeated regular season and in a year where many, including the Bearcats, wanted a much longer post-season than two games.

    But for Mark Peach, other numbers don’t lie either.

    “In 2006, we went 6-4 but all four of the losses were to ranked teams and we were not close in any of those games. We didn’t have a chance,” the Anderson football coach recalled last week.

    He did not have to go into detail for the contrast. You can do the math.

  • Lady Bearcats to face Ballard,...

    No one can accuse the Anderson County girls’ basketball team of avoiding the competition.

    The Lady Bearcats were to open the season at Lafayette Tuesday in a game scheduled after press time then complete a four-game road swing in the next week.

    It won’t be easy as the Lady Bearcats are looking at a Louisville-area power and a team that features one of Kentucky’s five best players.

    It would be hard to pick a marquee game between the Lady Cats’ trip to Ballard Friday, Dec. 5 or Nelson County Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Fultz, Davenport power Lady...

    UPDATED Tuesday, Dec. 2, 11:30 p.m.

    LEXINGTON -- Lindsay Fultz scored 30 points and Tiffany Davenport added 23 as Anderson County defeated Lafayette 71-65 Tuesday in the girls' high school basketball season opener for both teams.

    Fultz shredded the host Generals with drives to the basket while Davenport zeroed in with five 3-point bombs. Fultz added 10 rebounds and six assists to pace Anderson in those categories.

  • Bearcats roll past Garrard in...

    UPDATED, Monday, Dec. 1, 9:40 p.m.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points while Jacob Russell added 18 to lead Anderson County to a 65-50 win over visiting Garrard County in the boys' high school basketball opener Monday night.

    Penny canned 11 of 17 shots before a crowd that included several college coaches. The Mr. Basketball candidate also pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out four assists.

    “It was hard to believe he did all of the things he did,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “C.J. had kind of a quiet game.”

  • Shedding few tears

    LOUISVILLE – To be certain, some tears were shed as Anderson County’s football team gathered for the final post-game meeting of the season Friday night.

    Doss had just held on for a 49-41 win that ended the Bearcats’ season. It happened in the same city where the Bearcats hoped to finish, but about seven miles and three long games from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, site of the state championship game Anderson dreamed of back in August.

  • Anderson embarks on hopeful...

    A downtown bomber and a strong inside player, both from the 12th Region, will give Anderson County basketball some different tests in the Bearcats first two games of the season, starting next week.

    Anderson, picked as the Eighth Region’s team to beat in nearly every pre-season poll, opens the 2008-09 campaign Monday when the Bearcats host Garrard County.

    The Lions, 16-13 a year ago, boast one of central Kentucky’s top 3-point shooters in 6-foot-3 senior Tyler Woods. Woods hit on 42 percent of his long-range bombs last season.

  • Anderson opens at Lafayette

    Anderson County is not the only girls’ basketball team around that should be good even while going through a transition phase.

    Lafayette, which provides the opposition for the Lady Bearcats’ regular-season opener, has gone from a team of giants to one much more like Anderson County. A year ago, the Lady Generals had several girls standing over 6-feet tall. This year, longtime coach Allison Denton is expecting no player taller than 5-11.

  • What happened?

    One indication that Anderson County football is headed in the right direction kept popping up over the last half of the 2008 football season.

    “What happened?”

    A team with lofty goals in the pre-season, Anderson’s dream of playing for a state championship ended in some bone-chilling temperatures Friday. The Bearcats were ousted from the state playoffs by a team that might have flown a bit under the radar for most of the year, but  boasted some ridiculously gifted athletes.