Today's Sports

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Happy...

    Just a few days before Christmas, Anderson County showed it might have more tricks to give than Santa.

    In a 61-32 shellacking of Lexington Sayre on Dec. 20, the Bearcats turned to sophmore Luke Mann, who came off the bench to score 13 points in only 10 minutes of action. Mann had not even gotten into the game against Walton-Verona three nights before, but during last Tuesday’s second quarter, Mann entered the lineup and promptly swished a trio of 3-pointers. The last put Anderson up 23-14 and Sayre was never closer.

  • Sports Briefs for Dec. 28, 2011

    Boys’ soccer team celebrates season
    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team held its annual awards banquet on Dec. 1, celebrating a year in which the varsity team finished 11-9 and the junior varsity went 10-2-1. It was the sixth consecutive season that saw the Bearcats finish above .500 and register double-digit wins.

  • Christian Academy posts two...

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams recently defeated the Tabernacle Christian Academy, 67-41, in Nicholasville.

    Tabernacle was led by a 6-foot-6 center and had good experienced guards. Rams coach Cory Robinson had his big men body up on Tabernacle’s big man, according to information received from the school.

    The Rams held him to just 4 points.

    Robinson relied on his bench and by halftime led 34-13.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers...

    The Anderson County High School swimming team has had a strong start during the first month of the 2011-12 season.

    New coach Karla Phillips said the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats have turned in strong times in the first three meets of the season, held at Russell County, Shelby County and Woodford County.

    Russell County hosted a meet that featured preliminary heats of 50 yards before moving up to 100 yards in the finals for the same stroke.

  • OUTDOORS: Make firearm safety a...

    I guess I’ll start out by piggy-backing off last month’s outdoor column concerning gun safety. I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year as well as safe.

    Guns can make very exciting gifts to start a new year, however, the responsibilities that come with the gift are tremendous. The giver, and well as the receiver, should understand the responsibility that comes with owning, using or handling firearms.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats hold off...


    Updated Dec. 30, 12:45 a.m.

    Anderson County simply refused to lose Thursday night.
    The Bearcats saw an 11-point lead dwindle to as little as three points on four separate occasions but never completely caved in as they defeated North Laurel, 55-52, in the championship game of the FNB Classic at Bracken County.


    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team rolled past fellow Kentucky school Letcher County Central, 58-46, on Tuesday in the KSA Holiday Tournament, being held in Orlando, Fla. Letcher Central is considered one of the top teams in the 14th Region.

  • Lady Bearcats take care of...

    SHELBYVILLE – Even when going scoreless for nearly four minutes to open last Friday’s game at Shelby County, there was little for Anderson County to be concerned about.

    The Lady Bearcats were just better. Much better.

    So much better that even after dismantling Shelby 49-22, it was easy to wonder if the Lady Bearcats had really put forth their best effort. It might not have been a fair assessment as Anderson has now beaten Shelby six straight times, including a pair of one-sided games last year and was heavily favored.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    SHELBYVILLE – In case anyone had missed it, Anderson County basketball is alive and well.

    Granted, an 87-77 win at Shelby County last Friday probably raised few eyebrows when the score appeared statewide. That’s a direct result of the struggles surrounding a once-dominant Shelby program that has been on the skids since Collins High was formed out of Shelby last year.


    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team stayed unbeaten Tuesday night with a 61-32 win over visiting Sayre.

    Anderson is now 6-0 on the season for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign.

    Sophomore Luke Mann came off the bench to lead the Bearcats with 13 points, sinking a trio of 3-pointers in the second quarter when the Bearcats took control.

    Lowell Gordon added nine points while Seth Carmichael pulled down eight rebounds.