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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats game canceled

    UPDATED, Monday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball game with Fern Creek, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 26, has been canceled.

    Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays says the schools are working on a make-up date. The Lady Bearcats are set to play at South Oldham, Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:45 p.m., then play Eminence Saturday, Jan.31.

    The Lady Bearcats are also to play at Bardstown on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in a game scheduled after the season began.

  • Post-season preview?

    It was not clear what kind of words Anderson County and North Oldham exchanged in the customary post-game congratulatory line, but “See you in March” would have been appropriate.

    Thirty-two minutes of bumping, banging, bruising and, in one instance, breaking each other came down to the oldest truism of basketball as Anderson hit its free throws down the stretch, North Oldham did not.

    Final score: Anderson 69, North Oldham 67.

  • Bearcat game with Spencer...

    UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10:40 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball game with Spencer County, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been canceled. No make-up date has been announced, but the game will be rescheduled as it is necessary for 30th District tournament seeding purposes.

    Check back to www.theandersonnews.com for updates on all weather related cancellations and updates.

  • COLUMN: Drury dressing up for...

    Glen Drury will be getting dressed up Saturday night.

    Not that we would expect his upgrade to make Rick Pitino sweat, but the Anderson County boys’ basketball coach is supposed to wear a coat and tie when the Bearcats play at Simon Kenton.

    “I will wear a tie,” chuckles Drury, who is fond of pullovers or open-collared shirts.

    The coat? Let’s just say that the last one Drury wore while coaching ripped straight down the back seam. That was back in December 1987 when his first Anderson team was playing at Christian Academy of Louisville.

  • More than special

    Senior Night is supposed to be special but that adjective might not be sufficient to modify the kind of finish for Anderson County wrestling last Wednesday night.

    Trailing 38-27 with two bouts remaining, Bearcats Travis Kaelin (215 pounds) and Dylan Hughes (heavyweight) recorded rare pins to upset 17th-ranked Harrison County 39-38. Kaelin, a freshman, and Hughes, a junior, gave the Anderson seniors a big send off in their final home meet.

    The victory was perhaps the biggest of the year for the Bearcats as they prepare for the regional meet, set for Feb. 14 at Fort Knox.

  • Cold night, hot Bearcats

    OWENTON – Forget the deep freeze outside. Anderson County knew how to heat things up last Thursday.

    On a night when the outside temperature was bottoming out near or below zero, the Bearcats turned up the heat to dismantle host Owen County, 67-49. Leading 25-24 at the half, Anderson scored the first nine points of the third quarter, then cruised to a victory over a team considered to be a dark horse contender for the Eighth Region championship.

  • A real classic, but unfinished...

    MOUNT STERLING – Less than 20 minutes after his team had just scared the bejeebers out of top-ranked Elliott County, Glen Drury was not satisfied.

    His Anderson County team had just dropped a 76-72 overtime decision on the big stage before a crowd of better than 3,000 at the Kentucky Prep Classic and had earned some long-overdue but well-deserved statewide respect. Yet, Drury also knew the Bearcats had a 17-point first half lead evaporate Saturday evening.

  • Girls fall short against Dunbar

    Anderson County battled 21st-ranked Paul Laurence Dunbar in a tough 48-37 home-court loss in girls’ high school basketball action Friday night.

    The Lady Bearcats had a fighting chance early on. Junior Kara Yeaste hit a 3-pointer to close the first quarter, putting her team ahead 12-9 as the quarter came to a close.  

    But the tide soon changed in the first-ever matchup between the programs.  Dunbar tied the score at 19 to end the first half.  

  • Bearcats rally to beat North...

    Anderson County overcame a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to defeat visiting North Oldham 69-67 Tuesday night.

    The teams were ranked at the top of the Eighth Region entering the contest.

    North Oldham led 61-51 with three minutes remaining and was still in front 66-60 when Mustang star Tyler St. Julien went over Jacob Russell’s back for his fifth foul.

    Russell sank both ends of the double-bonus, then on  the ensuing possession, came up with a steal and  fed C.J. Penny for a layup.

  • COLUMN - We know who will take...

    The question posed to Glen Drury at the Kentucky Prep Classic was sincere, and to someone who had never seen Anderson County play, it was certainly legitimate.

    It was about 15 minutes after Anderson lost to top-ranked Elliott County in overtime. The Bearcats sent the game to an extra period when Jacob Russell was unbelievably open for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

    The exchange between a writer, whose knowledge of Anderson County basketball was probably limited to reading recruiting service news about C.J. Penny, and Anderson coach Glen Drury went something like this.