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Today's Sports

  • Spencer earns celebration with...

    The celebration started a bit early for Spencer County last Tuesday, but the Bears had earned it.

    With 18.5 seconds to play, Anderson County’s leading scorer, Cobe Penny, fouled out with Spencer in front 70-64. Spencer coach Jason Burns led the cheers in front of his team’s bench and smiles broke across the Bears’ faces.

  • Franklin rallies in second half...

    Things looked good for Anderson County at halftime last Wednesday. Very good.

    The Lady Bearcats had thrilled a larger than normal home crowd and dominated seventh-ranked Franklin County, the defending state runner-up and a team aiming for its third consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

    The Lady Bearcats led 35-22 at the break, but there were still 16 minutes to play. For the Lady Bearcats, they turned sour.

    Franklin County outpointed the Lady Cats 28-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 70-60 win.

  • Tough coach with tender heart...

    They might be called the glory days of Anderson County basketball.

    It was that period from the mid-1960s to the late 70s when the Bearcats enjoyed a sustained run of success that is unmatched in local history.

  • Whiteside pulls off rebound...

    WILMORE – With the Luce Center audio system balking last Tuesday, there was a real question if the National Anthem would be played before the Asbury-Midway women’s basketball game tipped off.

    That’s when Kali Whiteside took a step or two forward from the Asbury bench.

    “Oh, say can you see?” she sang.

    The crowd joined in and a setback was averted.

    It was fitting. Kali rebounded nicely from a problem.

  • Whiteside battles with former...

    When Asbury hosted Midway last Tuesday, there was a bit of a story within the story as Kali Whiteside was occasionally facing her Anderson County teammate, Libby Pike.

    Pike got 10 minutes of playing time as Midway earned a 92-85 win in double overtime. On several rebounds, Whiteside and Pike went after each other, pushing and shoving for position.

    Whiteside finished the game with 14 rebounds while playing almost the entire game. Pike was credited with two points and a rebound.

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  • Swim Cats getting ready for...

    The Anderson County High School swim team tuned up for the regional meet with a solid showing in a seven-team meet at Shelby County on Jan. 18.

    Junior Reece Arredondo led Anderson with 32 points, claiming wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. His younger brother, Riley, a freshman, scored 24 points, including a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, one of the most challenging races on a card. He turned in a personal best of 5:30.81.

  • Odd season can return to...

    It’s been kind of a strange season for Anderson County basketball.

    The Bearcats entered the season as one of the teams, if not THE team to beat in the Eighth Region. They were a solid choice to make the trip to Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16 in March when I conducted a poll of the region’s coaches for The Cats Pause last summer.

    But when the Rating the State rankings came out in Monday’s Lexington Herald-Leader, the Bearcats were ranked seventh in the region. They were ranked third in the 30th District.

  • Bearcats hold on at Homecoming

    Homecoming is supposed to be an easy win, but there have been few of those on Anderson County’s boys’ basketball schedule this season.

    Instead, the Bearcats did not clinch their 58-55 win over Central Hardin until the last second – literally – Friday night.

  • Lady Bearcats to face one of...

    Anderson County faces a major test tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 25) when the Lady Bearcats host highly regarded Franklin County.

    The varsity contest is the culmination of a triple-header that starts with the freshman game at 5:30. The varsity is scheduled to tip off at approximately 7:30 p.m.