Today's Sports

  • Lady Mustangs look to have Black...

    Black Friday could have a whole new meaning in Lexington on Friday.

    At least, the Anderson County Middle School girls' eighth-grade basketball team plans on making it a different kind blackout of Rupp Arena for the championship game of the middle school state tournament. The Lady Mustangs will be taking on Whitley County for the big prize.


    It might be open season when it comes to the Eighth Region girls' basketball race but a familiar name remains at the top.

    Simon Kenton, the team that has won the last two regional championships could make it a three-peat this season, but the consensus of the region's coaches is that 2010 should be the most wide open race to Bowling Green in many years.

    As many as six teams, including two-time regional runner-up Anderson County, can make a case for being the team to beat and several others could be a in a spoiler role.


    Well, now. Looks like we are right back where we started.

    After an off-season that included high-profile changes, things have gone full circle among the Eighth Region boys' basketball team and Shelby County is supposed to use an incredibly gifted roster to trample everyone else on its way to Rupp Arena.

    It's just like most expected back last spring when teams put 2009 in their closets and started thinking about 2010.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ: Countdown to...

    The Sports Buzz:  Countdown to tip-off

    Countdown to tipoff, Nov. 26: My expectations for Anderson County girls' basketball.

    What I expect out of the Anderson County girls' basketball team.

    Let's face it. Getting a handle on the Anderson County Lady Bearcats before the season starts isn't easy. Just a look at the roster tells why.

    There is one senior. One junior. Three sophomores. There are almost as many middle school students on the roster as there are high schoolers.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Monday, Nov. 30: Casey Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Tuesday, Dec. 1: Lafayette at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.


    Saturday, Nov. 28: Anderson Co. at Bryan Station, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Nov. 27: Kentucky Middle School State Tournament championship game, 3 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Coming early, staying...

    Long before Glen Drury had won 386 high school basketball games and taken two teams to the Sweet 16, Kent Stevens knew why Drury would be recognized as one of Kentucky's best.

    “He came early and stayed late,” Stevens said during Cat Madness festivities Saturday night.

  • Follow the Lady Mustangs live at...

    Can't make it to Rupp Arena for the middle school state championship game? You are still in luck if you want to follow the Anderson County Lady Mustangs.

    The game will be broadcast live over the internet by CKYSports of Nicholasville. Go to www.ckysports.com and follow the directions to listen to the game.

    As always, Anderson News sports editor John Herndon will be blogging from the game via Twitter. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon. You can have updates sent directly to your phone.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats set to...

    With visions of a second straight Eighth Region championship dancing in their heads, the Anderson County Bearcats open the season Monday night as they host Casey County.

    The following night, a promising, but extremely young Lady Bearcat team hosts Lafayette to lift the curtain on the season.

  • Peach looks for ways to carry...

    That loss that sends you home is the one you just can't get over.

    There is no game the next Friday. No Monday practice. No Saturday film session.

    You preach putting things behind you and focus on the next game. But try doing that when the next game is nine months away.

    "I have lost a lot of sleep over this one," Anderson County football coach Mark Peach said Thursday. Nearly a week had passed since the Bearcats had seen Doss roar back from a 30-19 fourth quarter deficit to upset Anderson 40-37 in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • Bearcats Lady Cats to start...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams kick off what figures to be an exciting winter of basketball with the 17th annual Cat Madness on Saturday.

    Trying to defend their regional championship, the Bearcats take the floor against another team for the first time when they play North Bullitt at 7:30 p.m. Despite losing all-stater C.J. Penny to graduation, Anderson is considered one of the Eighth Region favorites on the boys' side.