Today's Sports

  • Anderson-Western Hills game is...

    The Anderson County vs. Western Hills boys’ basketball game Friday night is on, according to a message sent to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon.

    The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity game set for 7:30 p.m.

    The Anderson County All-Time team, as selected by readers of The Anderson News, will be honored between games.

  • All-Time Team to be honored...

    Members of Anderson County's All-Time basketball team are scheduled to be honored in a brief ceremony prior to the Anderson County-Western Hills basketball game on Friday night. The ceremony will begin as soon as the junior varsity game is completed.

    The All-Time Team was selected by readers of The Anderson News in conjunction with the series “100  Years of Basketball” celebrating this, the 100th season of the sport in Anderson County.

  • Sports Briefs -- Jan. 19, 2011

    Disc golfers present Slide and Glide tournament

    The Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association will present the second annual Slide and Glide Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday Jan. 22 at Anderson County Community Park.

    Competition will be held in the junior, recreational, intermediate and advanced divisions. Tournament entry fees are $15 per person for all divisions of play. Mulligans are available at three for $5 and an optional ace pool is available for $2.

    A portion of the tournament proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School Disc Golf team.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports


    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Jan. 21: Western Hills at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 25: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.


    Boys' freshman basketball

    Wednesday, Jan. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

  • North Oldham outlasts Cats in...

    North Oldham overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held on for a 48-45 overtime win over Anderson County in boys’ high school basketball action Tuesday night.

    Trailing 31-21 entering the fourth quarter, the Mustangs turned up the defensive pressure to force several crucial turnovers. A 9-0 spurt gave North its first lead of the game at 36-35 with 2:30 to play.

    North Oldham built the lead to three, but Anderson’s Darrin Laswell sent the game into the extra period with a 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play.

  • Lady Bearcats clinch district...

    Anderson County overcame an early 10-point deficit then turned back two Collins rallies to post a 56-49 win in girls' basketball action Saturday afternoon.

    The host Lady Bearcats, down 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, scored the first 10 points of the second stanza, then took the lead for good on Sydney Brown's layup with 2:21 left in the first half.

    Anderson led by as many as 12 points in the third frame before Collins cut the lead to two with a minute to go before the quarter break.

  • Bearcats erupt in third quarter...

    Anderson County used a 30-11 advantage in the third quarter to roar past host Eminence in a 30th District seeding game on Thursday night.

    Leading 34-25 at the half, Anderson went on an 18-4 spree in the first four minutes of the third quarter to put things away. Logan Woodside did most of the damage scoring 10 of Anderson’s first 12 points after halftime.
    Woodside led Anderson with 21 points.

    “We needed a game like that out of Logan,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. Erik Newton added 14 points and Lowell Gordon scored 11 for Anderson.

  • Getting close is not enough

    Even though Anderson County basketball has never believed in the idea of moral victories in the Glen Drury era, the veteran Bearcat coach saw an upside in the Bearcats 47-43 loss to district rival Collins on Friday night.

    “The positive is that it was close,” Drury said.

    Drury was not alluding to a newfound satisfaction of being within a missed 3-point shot in the closing seconds from tying a heavy favorite. Not when he favors quotes from Red Auerbach, Vince Lombardi, Bobby Knight and the like.

  • Bearcats to take on regional foes

    Anderson County will see where it stands against two of the Eighth Region's better teams in the coming week when the Bearcats take on Owen County and North Oldham.

    At Owen County on Friday night, Jan. 14, the smallish Bearcats will run into perhaps the Eighth Region's tallest team, led by 6-foot-5 junior Sawyer Williams, one of the region's top players.

    A three-year starter, Williams figures to give an Anderson team with little inside experience fits inside. However, the Rebels are inexperienced at guard.

  • No classic for Lady Bearcats...

    LEXINGTON – There was little classic about Anderson County’s performance in Saturday’s Martin Luther King Classic.

    Bryan Station went on  a 9-2 spurt to open the game and never trailed as the Lady Defenders whipped Anderson County 53-45 at Paul L. Dunbar High School. Bryan Station was in control for 32 minutes as it improved to 12-1 on the year. Anderson fell to 10-5.