Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: 'I am glad he'...

    Jacob Russell has been in Anderson County's starting lineup almost his entire four years as a Bearcat, so he knows that his coach, Glen Drury, is quick to deflect accolades heading his way.

    Such was the case Friday night after the Bearcats had dispatched of Woodford County. To those of us who follow statistics and records, it was the 400th time that Drury had emerged victorious as a high school basketball coach. To others, it was his 14th win in 18 games this season.

    To Drury, it was simply a reflection of those who have been around him the last 24 years.

  • Bearcats controls Dunbar, run...

    Anderson County took control early, then gradually pulled away for a 54-37 win over visiting  Paul Laurence Dunbar in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Dunbar's only lead came at 5-4 and lasted just 38 seconds as the Bearcats won their 36th straight game at home and ran their season record to 15-5.

  • Lady Bearcat game with Oldham...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball game with Oldham County, scheduled for Wednesday night, has been canceled. The game will not be made up, according to the high school athletic director, Rick Sallee. 

    The Lady Bearcats are scheduled to return to action Friday, Feb. 12, at Woodford County. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

  • 'Disgusted' Bearcats...

    The look was disgust.

    The actual mood when Anderson County coach Glen Drury demonstratively signaled for a timeout with 3:48 to go in the first quarter of Friday's game with Woodford County? It depends on who you ask.

    The only certainty was that Woodford had come to a court where Anderson had not lost in over three years and raced to a 13-5 lead. The Yellow Jackets were threatening to blow things open before the near-capacity crowd had settled in at the Anderson gym.

  • Bearcats' game with Henry...

    The Anderson County boys' basketball game with Henry County, scheduled for Tuesday night, Feb. 9, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set at this time. Previous reports that the game would definitely not be made up were premature. The Anderson News will update any possible make up dates as soon as the information is received.

    Anderson is scheduled to host Dunbar on Friday and travel to Grant County on Saturday. Tipoff for both games is 7:30 p.m. with junior varsity action tipping off at 6 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats surge past Meade

    It must have been some halftime speech Tony Kays delivered Monday night.

    “I told them they were going to have to play better,” Kays deadpanned after his Anderson County team had dispatched of Meade County, 65-52.

    The Lady Bearcats apparently listened, outscoring the visitors 32-18 over the final 12:05 to recored their 15th win in 21 tries.

    Meade, which had won seven straight and eight of its first nine after Christmas, dropped its third straight to fall to 11-11.

  • Wrestlers look for state berths...

    Anderson County will try to defend the home mats Saturday, Feb. 13, as the Bearcats host the Region Two high school wrestling tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Admission is $5 per person.

    The regional meet was last held at Anderson in 2002 and produced a regional champion, Sean McDonald. No Bearcat is favored to take a gold medal home Saturday but several are expected to place high.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 12: Paul L. Dunbar. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Coaches vs. Cancer game

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 13 Anderson Co. at Grant Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 9: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

  • Bearcats overcome early Woodford...

    Anderson County absorbed an early punch, then put on a defensive clinic to defeat visiting Woodford County 51-42 in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Tyler Hyatt came off the bench to spark the Bearcats with 18 points, 11 in the first quarter after Woodford had smoked the nets on the way to a 13-5 lead. Woodford senior Dominique Johnson scored 10 of his team's first 13 points.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury made a defensive switch in the first quarter that held Woodford to 14 points over the next 20 minutes.

  • Bearcat game at McCreary is on

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at McCreary Central is on as scheduled. The junior varsity game will begin at 6:00 p.m. with varsity action tipping off at 7:30. A report on the game will appear in the Feb. 10 edition of The Anderson News.