Today's Sports

  • Youth wrestling sign-ups...

    Anderson County youth wrestling sign-ups will be held at Anderson County Middle School beginning Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Wrestlers in kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate.

    The cost is $60 per wrestler.

    Wrestlers will be able to participate in a clinic conducted by Doug Blubaugh, 1960 Olympic gold medalist.

    For more information, contact Anderson County High School wrestling coach Tom Castle at 859-489-3794.

  • Lady Bearcats blitz Ballard,...

    Only the cast had changed.

    Well, actually, the final margin was also much different than a year ago, but Anderson County used almost the same formula – hit them early and dominate the open court – to defeat visiting Ballard, 60-52, in girls’ gasketball action Saturday afternoon.

  • Scoreboard an afterthought as...

    LOUISVILLE – With over 1,100 wins between them, Anderson County’s Glen Drury and his coaching counterpart at Pleasure Ridge Park, Dale Mabrey, knew that the scoreboard was not the most important thing in the opening-week hoops clash.

    For the record, PRP showed why it is knocking on the door of the state’s Top 10 with a 58-44 win. The Panthers built a quick early lead, then held off several Anderson rallies in its season opener. Anderson, in its biggest early-season test in recent memory, fell to 1-1.

  • Change of pace sends Bearcats...

    There is a difference between being patient and being too slow.

    Clinging to a 24-23 lead over Buckhorn at halftime of the Wierwille Classic at Berea College on Saturday, Anderson got a simple message from head coach Glen Drury.

    “He said the game was too slow. We wanted to try to speed the game up,” said assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

    Using relentless pressure, the Bearcats ran off the first six points of the third quarter on the way to a 53-37 win over what is touted as one of the better teams in the mountains.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This Week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys’ basketball

    Friday, Dec. 11: Anderson Co. at Mercer Co, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 12: Gallatin Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Freshman boys’ basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 9: Anderson Co at Washington Co., 6:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game too.

    Monday, Dec. 14: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 16: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 6 p.m.

  • Russell named 5A Player of the...

    Jacob Russell has always been a team guy first. That is why he never really thought about being named the state Class 5A Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches’ Association.

  • COLUMN: So far, so good for...

    Notes written between takes of the John Wall Dance...

    So far so good for Anderson County basketball. A week in and a combined 4-1 is much more that even the most optimistic fan would have predicted for the Bearcats and Lady Cats.

  • Lady Bearcats face Spencer in...

    After tangling with two of the regal names in Kentucky high school basketball, the Anderson County girls travel to Spencer County on Saturdayafternoon for the biggest game of the young season.

    While wins over Ballard and Lafayette might look better to the casual fan statewide, Saturday afternoon’s matchup in Taylorsville will go a long way toward determining the seedings for the 30th District Tournament in late February.

  • Young kids answer questions...

    It took one game for Anderson County to answer the question if its young players would be able to compete with older girls’ basketball teams.

    One only had to see the huge smile on Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays’ face and the another-day-at-the-office demeanor for his team to know the answer.

    Eighth-grader Makenzie Cann swished a 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime then buried four free throws in the final 1:17 of the second overtime to send Anderson to a 52-48 win over visiting Lafayette in the season-opener for both teams.

  • Bearcats have busy weekend

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team should have a strong test Friday night when the Bearcats travel to longtime rival Mercer County.

    While Anderson would be considered a solid favorite over the Titans, this is one of those series where little matters before the game is played.