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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- The Anderson County Bearcats and Lady Bearcats both won their first round games of the 30th District Tournament and have moved on to the respective championship games. The tournaments are being held at Spencer County High School.

    In the boys' tournament, the top-seeded Bearcats routed Eminence Tuesday night 77-28. Anderson's pressure forced numerous turnovers as the Bearcats built a 47-11 halftime lead and cruised to the victory.

  • 30th District championship game...

    Anderson County High School has announced its ticket distribution plans for the 30th District basketball tournament championship games.

    Due to limited seating at Spencer County High School, host of this year's tournaments, schools participating in the championship games will receive 500 tickets for advance sale.

    Anderson will distribute its allotment with players' parents getting first priority, then holding a student lottery Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Bearcat game with Franklin...

    The Anderson County vs. Franklin County boys' high school basketball game originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, has been postponed due to the weather.

    The contest has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the same times. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity game scheduled for approximately 7:45. Anderson Senior Night activities will take place between games. Four Bearcat seniors -- Ryan Wells, Seth Goodlett, Nathan Grooms and Austin Corn -- will be playing their final home game against Franklin County.

  • Giving their hearts, bodies and...

    John Moore can only chuckle at a well-meaning suggestion concerning Christian school basketball. It seems that a good-hearted soul believed that all players, regardless of ability, should receive equal playing time.

    "There is a misconception about what a Christian team should be," says Moore, the head coach of the powerhouse boys' team at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. "A lot of people just see the feminine side of Christianity. But Jesus was a man's man. He was a carpenter. He was strong."

  • Forty wins are special, but they...

    By the end of this week, the basketball teams at Anderson County High School could have a combined 40 wins.

    That's quite a winter, one that I am not sure has ever happened during the regular season at Anderson County. In 1997, the Lady Bearcats were 21-3 heading into tournament play and the Bearcats 18-5 on their way to a berth in the Sweet 16. There might be other big seasons - 1975? 1985? - but a winter with 40 regular season wins is rare in Anderson County history.

  • Fourth-quarter drought dooms...

    Five measly minutes.

    Four minutes, 29 seconds to be exact. About the same amount of time it takes for a really good high school runner to cover a mile.

    Or, as was the case last Thursday, for Franklin County to establish enough of a foothold to ruin homestanding Anderson County's Senior Night, 65-58 in girls' high school basketball.

  • So close to the top

    FRANKFORT - Since taking over the reins of the Anderson County wrestling program nearly two years ago, coach Tom Castle has drawn considerably on his experiences at Woodford County.

    "I have gotten this out a few times," Castle laughed as he reached in his pocket to display one of the state championship rings he won as a member of the program that sets the standard by which all other Kentucky high school programs are measured.

    And in that first meeting with the Bearcats, Castle asked, "Who is going to be the first from Anderson County to be a state champion?"

  • Seven Mat Cats qualify for state

    Seven Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for this week's state tournament by finishing in the top 4 of the Region Two meet at North Hardin High School.

    Anderson's total number of qualifiers is up from last year when the Bearcats took five to the state.

    Freshman Zach Cotton had the highest placing of any of the Bearcats, advancing to the 285-poundfinals before being pinned by Fort Knox's Anthony Bailey in 46 seconds.

    Cotton will be making his first trip to the state as a qualifier.

  • Bearcats to play Bourbon County...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team will be playing at Bourbon County Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. There will be no junior varsity game.

    The scheduling details were finalized Wednesday afternoon.

    Bourbon, coached by former Covington Holmes and Ashland mentor Mike Flynn, will bring a 10-15 record into the contest and has not beaten a team with a winning record this season. Anderson coach Glen Drury will undoubtedly note that the Colonels have had close losses to a good Clark County team and West Carter, one of the top teams in the 16th Region in recent weeks.

  • Lady Cats to bid farewell to...

    Anderson County will say good-bye to four senior basketball players Thursday night as the Lady Bearcats host Franklin County in the final home game of the season. Courtney Milam, Christy Gemmell, and Caitlyn Royalty, all of whom have started at one point since their freshman seasons will play their last game on the home court. Another senior, Mary Ann Warford, had her basketball career cut short with a knee injury in the second game of the season, but has been a part of the team since her freshman year as well.