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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat football banquet...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School football team gathered to close the curtain on the 2017 football season with the annual team awards banquet, held Dec. 10 at the high school.

    The Bearcats finished 8-4 and advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs before losing to eventual state runner-up Madison Southern.

  • Six Bearcats named all-district

    From staff reports

    Six Anderson County High School football players have been named to the Class 5A, District 6 all-district team.

    Running back Blake Franklin, defensive back Tyler Peters and offensive linemen Austin Watts and Stan Crawford, all seniors, along with linebackers Colton Cornish, a junior, and Zach Labhart, a sophomore, were selected to the team by the district’s coaches.

  • Special holiday deadlines for...

    Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, The Anderson News will be observing special sports deadlines for the next two editions.

    The deadline for submitted sports copy and photos for the Dec. 27 edition is Friday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m.

    The deadline for submitted copy and photos for the Jan. 3 edition is Friday, Dec. 29 at 8 a.m.

    Regular sports deadlines will return for the Jan. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Third quarter explosion fuels...

    By Sam Draut, Landmark News Service and John Herndon, Sports Editor

    BUCKNER -- Anderson County used a strong third quarter performance to defeat Oldham County 68-52 last Tuesday night. In the Eighth Region match up, the visiting Lady Bearcats outscored the Colonels 20-6 in the third quarter, forcing turnovers that led to transition points.

  • Harlan County downs Anderson...

    University of Kentucky signee Blair Green scored 15 of her game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter as defending 13th Region champion Harlan County rallied from a six-point deficit to defeat Anderson County Saturday in London.

    The contest was part of the Lady Cards Classic at South Laurel High School.

    Junior Lauren Boblitt led Anderson with 25 points and 10 rebounds. “I thought Lauren had stretches that she was really good, offensively and defensively. I think this is a game she can really build on.”

  • December Dandy! Bearcats tip...

    The calendar clearly said Dec. 14, but Anderson County and South Oldham battled like it was the first week of March.

    Anderson claimed a 69-67 home court victory in the early-season Eighth Region boys’ basketball matchup that previewed the regional tournament atmosphere with a raucous student section, rocking band and the money players making money plays.

  • Bearcats rip Rockcastle for...

    Anderson County needed its win over Rockcastle County last Tuesday, but possibly not in the way that most fans think.

    The Bearcats rolled to an 83-56 victory that was a bit closer than the score indicates. While Anderson never trailed and was not even as much as tied during the game, the Bearcats were unable to put Rockcastle away until a 24-2 scoring spree over 5:30 of the final quarter did the trick.

    “We had so many defensive lapses. … The defensive end is a personal pride thing,” Andeson coach Glen Drury said.

  • Bearcat defense shuts down...

    Anderson County never trailed as the Bearcats rolled past visiting Harrison County, 65-42, in boys’ basketball action Saturday night.

    Cobe Penny led the Bearcats with 16 points while Dylan Pittman tallied 12 and Christian Gritton added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Sophomore Tyler Rice scored 9 points for the Bearcats as they evened their record at 3-3 heading into the holiday tournament season.

  • Bearcats hold on to beat South...

    Anderson County scored its biggest win of the young win of the young season, taking a 69-67 thriller over visiting South Oldham in boys’ high school basketball action Thursday night.

    Cobe Penny scored 32 points, including a pair of free throws in the final 33 seconds to lead the Bearcats. Dylan Pittman added 16 points for Anderson, which won its second consecutive game after opening with three losses.

    Devin Young paced South Oldham, which placed five players in double figures, with 20 points. The Dragons fell to 5-2.

  • Wrestlers duel in Boyle County...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team recorded three wins in five team matches in the Boyle County Big Brother Duals, held Saturday at Boyle County High School.

    The Bearcats finished in fifth place with wins over Fern Creek (40-28) and Daviess County (41-27) and a 60-0 sweep of McCreary Central. The Bearcats fell to perennial power Larue County (50-24) and Danville (44-36).

    Senior R.J. Boies led Anderson with a perfect day. Boies went 5-0 with two pins in the 220-pound class.