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Today's Sports

  • So close to the top

    FRANKFORT - Since taking over the reins of the Anderson County wrestling program nearly two years ago, coach Tom Castle has drawn considerably on his experiences at Woodford County.

    "I have gotten this out a few times," Castle laughed as he reached in his pocket to display one of the state championship rings he won as a member of the program that sets the standard by which all other Kentucky high school programs are measured.

    And in that first meeting with the Bearcats, Castle asked, "Who is going to be the first from Anderson County to be a state champion?"

  • Seven Mat Cats qualify for state

    Seven Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for this week's state tournament by finishing in the top 4 of the Region Two meet at North Hardin High School.

    Anderson's total number of qualifiers is up from last year when the Bearcats took five to the state.

    Freshman Zach Cotton had the highest placing of any of the Bearcats, advancing to the 285-poundfinals before being pinned by Fort Knox's Anthony Bailey in 46 seconds.

    Cotton will be making his first trip to the state as a qualifier.

  • Bearcats to play Bourbon County...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team will be playing at Bourbon County Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. There will be no junior varsity game.

    The scheduling details were finalized Wednesday afternoon.

    Bourbon, coached by former Covington Holmes and Ashland mentor Mike Flynn, will bring a 10-15 record into the contest and has not beaten a team with a winning record this season. Anderson coach Glen Drury will undoubtedly note that the Colonels have had close losses to a good Clark County team and West Carter, one of the top teams in the 16th Region in recent weeks.

  • Lady Cats to bid farewell to...

    Anderson County will say good-bye to four senior basketball players Thursday night as the Lady Bearcats host Franklin County in the final home game of the season. Courtney Milam, Christy Gemmell, and Caitlyn Royalty, all of whom have started at one point since their freshman seasons will play their last game on the home court. Another senior, Mary Ann Warford, had her basketball career cut short with a knee injury in the second game of the season, but has been a part of the team since her freshman year as well.

  • 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."