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  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No...

    In many ways, Bearcat basketball was a lot like Mark Twain in 2011: Reports of the Bearcats' demise were an exaggeration.

    To be sure, March of 2011 was not the same around the Bearcat basketball program. Anderson had finished the season 8-17, the worst record the program had put up since 1986-87, the year before Glen Drury became head coach. Anderson was eliminated in the 30th District Tournament for the first time since 2000 and critics were quick to note there were no rising can't miss stars in the immediate future.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No...


    The year of 2011 was an eventful one in Anderson County sports with many different stories worthy of being in the Top Five. Some of the stories were surprises, others were tributes to sustained excellence. However, when trying to decide which story generated the most local interest in 2011, one stands well above all others.

    And it really is not close.

    Anderson County High School had fielded some great football teams over the years, but never had the Bearcats been able to win as much as a regional championship.


    HARRODSBURG – Anderson County's girls' basketball team routed Sheldon Clark, 65-38, to take third place in the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash Friday night. Anderson ends the December portion of its schedule with a 10-4 record.

    The Lady Bearcats overcame a sluggish start, took control in the second quarter then blew things open in the third frame for their best finish in three tries in the Mercer tourney.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Best team might...

    In case you missed it, there is a little basketball game being played in Lexington on Saturday. To most of the world, Louisville at Kentucky is a little blip in the screen, maybe an encounter that would warrant watching, perhaps even setting the DVR.

    But nothing to officially stop all other forms of life for a few hours.


    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team had a strong showing in the KSA Tournament, held at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., last week. The Lady Bearcats went 2-1 in a tournament that should prepare the Lady Bearcats for the rigors of the 30th District and Eighth Region tournaments.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated Gulliver Prep of Miami, Fla., 46-42 in overtime, in their final game in Florida last Wednesday. Gulliver Prep had entered the tournament with a 7-1 record, according to the school website.

  • FOOTBALL: Five named to all-...

    Five Anderson County High School football players got quite a Christmas present when their selections to the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State team were announced in Sunday’s edition of the state’s largest newspaper.

    Center Chris Fitzpatrick was named all-state second team as an offensive lineman. Fitzpatrick has been ranked as one of the nation’s top long snappers by various recruiting services.

  • WRESTLING: Wrestlers place...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team placed second out of 25 teams in the prestigious Lafayette Invitational Tournament, held in Lexington on Dec. 21-22.

    The Bearcats led for much of the early going but eventually fell behind tournament winner, Simon Kenton. The Bearcats, however were solidly in second place as a team.

    Ironically, no Anderson wrestler finished higher than third individually. Chris McDaniel and T.W. Stockton both won six of seven matches to place third in their respective weight classes.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Happy...

    Just a few days before Christmas, Anderson County showed it might have more tricks to give than Santa.

    In a 61-32 shellacking of Lexington Sayre on Dec. 20, the Bearcats turned to sophmore Luke Mann, who came off the bench to score 13 points in only 10 minutes of action. Mann had not even gotten into the game against Walton-Verona three nights before, but during last Tuesday’s second quarter, Mann entered the lineup and promptly swished a trio of 3-pointers. The last put Anderson up 23-14 and Sayre was never closer.

  • Sports Briefs for Dec. 28, 2011

    Boys’ soccer team celebrates season
    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team held its annual awards banquet on Dec. 1, celebrating a year in which the varsity team finished 11-9 and the junior varsity went 10-2-1. It was the sixth consecutive season that saw the Bearcats finish above .500 and register double-digit wins.

  • Christian Academy posts two...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams recently defeated the Tabernacle Christian Academy, 67-41, in Nicholasville.

    Tabernacle was led by a 6-foot-6 center and had good experienced guards. Rams coach Cory Robinson had his big men body up on Tabernacle’s big man, according to information received from the school.

    The Rams held him to just 4 points.

    Robinson relied on his bench and by halftime led 34-13.