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Today's Sports

  • Paint-peeling lecture changes...

    A visitor might need to overlook the absence of paint on the wall in the Anderson County boys' basketball locker room for a while.

    Bearcat coach Glen Drury might have peeled off at least two coats at halftime Friday as his team was looking at the wrong end of a 24-15 count against longtime rival Woodford County.

    "It wasn't pretty," senior Ryan Wells said of the lecture. "It wasn't pretty at all."

    With a wry smile etching across his face, Drury agreed with one of his captains. "No, not pretty," he said. "It wasn't pretty."

  • Lady Bearcats game rescheduled

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats' game at Western Hills has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16. The junior varsity teams will play at 12 noon with the varsity teams tipping off at 1:30 p.m.

    The game had been originally set for Monday night but was postponed due to the winter storm that moved through the area.

  • Anderson boys' track wins...

    The Anderson County High School boys' indoor track team scored a big win Saturday in the Mason County Indoor Athletic meet at Maysville. The Bearcats won the 15-team event and tallied 62.5 points, well ahead of second place West Jessamine.

    Sophomore Cody Dixon set school records in both the 55-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Dixon was third overall in the 55-meters as he turned in a 6.62 finish. Dixon was second in the 400, just behind Manual's Gerry Cooper, with a 55.32 time.

  • Anderson girls to face tall task...

    Anderson County literally faces a tall task Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats will put their 17-6 rcord on the line Feb. 7 when they travel to Louisville Eastern. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    "They have good size with a couple of 6-footers and they are a very athletic team," says Anderson assistant coach Wayne King, who has scouted the Lady Eagles.

    "They are very young. Even though their record is only 5-13, they can give us some trouble if we don't play well."

    King said Eastern is very athletic and will use 10-12 players.

  • Lilly scores major upset, but...

    LEXINGTON - Anderson County wrestler Hunter Lilly was not supposed to have a chance last Wednesday.

    A sophomore wrestling in the 112-pound class, Lilly was intended to be the ceremonial whipping boy for Paul Dunbar's Abdul Aghil's Senior Night last Wednesday.

    Someone forgot to tell Lilly.

  • Longtime rival looks to sting...

    Separated only by the Kentucky River and the state high school basketball alignment, Anderson County and Woodford County have had some memorable basketball battles over the years.

    When the teams meet Friday, Feb. 8, it should be no different.

    Woodford, with a 16-7 record through games of the weekend, visits Anderson with one of the Yellow Jackets' strongest teams in recent years.

    "They are very athletic," says Anderson coach Glen Drury. They will give us some problems with that."

  • At least one rule of Title IX...

    There are times when I am convinced that the powers-that-be governing high school sports are in the same boat with the weekend wrench jockey who works on a perfectly good car and manages to get it sputtering in almost no time flat.

    Eventually, he has to take the auto to a certified mechanic to undo the damage and get the car working again.

    Such might be the case in Kentucky high school basketball when it comes to scheduling rules set by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in an interpretation of the Title IX legislation of 1972.

  • Bearcats clinch top seed

    TAYLORSVILLE - Less than five minutes after twisting, yelling and jumping through the final stages of Anderson County's win at Spencer County last Tuesday, Joretta Russell was asked how her grandson, Jacob Russell, had stayed so calm on the basketball court.

    Mrs. Russell, who has seen more games than she can remember and is one of Anderson County's most loyal - and vocal - fans, could only laugh, "He gets it from the Russell side of the family, I guess."

  • Homecoming double-header game...

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee announced Thursday afternoon that game times for the Anderson County versus South Oldham basketball double-header have been changed.

    The boys' teams, originally scheduled to play the late game, will be playing the first game. Tip off is set for 6 p.m., with the girls playing the second game at approximately 7:45.

    Sallee said the change had to be made to stay in accordance with Title IX regulations.

  • Slumber party ends as Bearcats...

    DRY RIDGE - The calendar said Friday, but you could have sworn Anderson County put together a Monday morning performance at Grant County.

    Anderson's 68-51 margin of victory suggests a routine day at the office for the Bearcats. But in reality, it was more like someone struggling to get out of bed after a long weekend, then finally getting the blood pumping after the first coffee break of the week.