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Today's Sports

  • ACMS wrestlers excel in big meet

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth out of 21 teams in the Woodland Wildcat Wrestling Classic, held at Woodland Middle School in Taylor Mill, Ky., on Dec. 3.

    Zane Drury took first place at 140 pounds, winning all three of his bouts by pin. He had received a first round bye in the bracketing. Drury is ranked sixth in the state in his weight class at the middle school level.

  • GIRLS POUND SHELBY, DOMINATE...

     Less than a month into the girls’ basketball season, Anderson County has left little doubt it has no intention of loosening its grip on supremacy in the 30th District.

    The Lady Bearcats put an exclamation point on their first round through district games with a 64-44 romp past Shelby County last Thursday night. Anderson, which has won seven of the last eight district crowns, recorded its fourth straight win. Three have come against district foes.

    Anderson improved to 5-2 on the year while Shelby fell to 2-4 and 0-3 in district play.

  • Bearcat wrestlers medal at...

    Three Anderson County High School wrestlers medaled in the Lafayette Five-Classic, held Saturday in Lexington.

    Freshman Chase Fink rolled through the 138-pound class undefeated to claim first place. Another freshman, Ethan Fowler,laced third at 113 pounds while senior K.J. Sunbom finished fourth at 160 pounds.

    Despite not having two of the team’s top wrestlers, Andrew Lykins and R.J. Boies, both out with injuries, the Bearcats finished seventh out of 25 teams in the event.

  • Christmas wishes for local teams

    Well, now, let’s see what is on Santa’s wish list when he makes his rounds in Anderson County Saturday night. The list is not real long, you know, but one that could make a lot of people happy from Pigeon Fork to Lick Skillet to Tyrone and all points in between.

     

    Anderson County Bearcat basketball – A bench.

    Actually, the Bearcats are interested in developing players to leave that bench and come in to help in the quest for a state tournament berth.

  • Penny priceless in victory over...

    Cobe Penny scored 40 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lift Anderson County to a 75-62 win at Danville in boys’ high school basketball action last Tuesday night.

    “Cobe was Cobe,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said of the junior. “Danville elected to defend us pretty much straight up and they had no answer for him. He drove to the goal and also connected from three (-point range).”

    Penny scored 24 of his points in the second half.

  • Oldham spanks Anderson in early-...

    Oldham County overcame a four-point halftime deficit and dominated the second half in a 66-49 whipping of host Anderson County in a showdown of Eighth Region boys’ basketball powers last Tuesday night.

    The Colonels buzzed Anderson with a 23-11 third quarter run, then pulled away in the final eight minutes for the one-sided result few expected. Anderson had ousted Oldham from last season’s Eighth Region Tournament and the teams, along with South Oldham, have been expected to fight it out for regional supremacy in 2017.

  • Rogers leads Lady Bearcats past...

    It was just a step, but a major one for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Bearcats dispatched of pesky Spencer County, 67-58, in a Saturday matinee performance on Glen Drury Court.

    Sammy Rogers showed why she is considered one of the top players in the Eighth Region, riddling Spencer for 25 points and often delivering when the Lady Cats needed the basket. Never was it more apparent than a crucial possession inside the final minute.

  • Penny drives Bearcats to win...

    For the first time this basketball season, the play worked just like it was supposed to.

    Cobe Penny drove into the lane, then flipped in the game-winning basket with 4.8 seconds to play, lifting Anderson County to a thrilling 68-66 win over previously unbeaten Louisville Valley Saturday night.

  • WRESTLING: New coach has high...

    Despite working for their third coach in four season, wrestlers at Anderson County High School have some very high expectations in the season that recently began.

    Part of that comes from the enthusiasm of first-year coach Hunter Lilly, who replaces John Griggs, who resigned last spring citing some health issues that did not allow him to continue demonstrating moves to his wrestlers.

    Lilly, who qualified for the state wrestling tournament twice as a Bearcat grappler before graduating in 2010, was ready to step in despite his lack of experience.

  • Lady Bearcats rally at Collins

    By Brian Stone, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE -- Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    Anderson overcame a 23-point performance from Collins freshman Olivia Federle to post a 66-63 win over the 30th District rival last Tuesday in Shelbyville.