Today's Sports

  • Simon Kenton finds trail to...

    Simon Kenton showed why it is considered a major threat to winning the Eighth Region Friday night with a 67-53 win at Anderson County.

    The Pioneers used a big third quarter for the difference in the Pioneers’ first-ever win at Anderson and put a sour taste on the Bearcats’ Senior Night. It was Anderson’s first Senior Night setback since 2011, although the celebration was wiped out by snow in 2015.

  • Bearcats to close out regular...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County will close out the boys’ basketball regular season with a pair of road games to get the Bearcats ready for the 30th District Tournament.

    Wednesday, the Bearcats travel to Powell County in a game scheduled over the weekend. The Bearcats had several games canceled because of snow and Anderson coach Glen Drury wanted to get his team on the court one more time.

  • Struggles of Bearcat season go...

    You could search every inch of the earth and still not find a plausible explanation for the struggles the Anderson County boys’ basketball team have experienced this year.

    You can point to the injuries and sickness that have plagued the Bearcats. That would make a little bit of sense as to why a team that entered the season as one of the favorites to win the Eighth Region and was ranked in the state’s Top 25 stood at 8-12 after going 1-2 last week.

  • Penny ends suspense, becomes...

    There might have been more suspense to Cobe Penny setting the Anderson County boys’ basketball scoring record than anyone might have liked.

    It really wasn’t like the night his older brother C.J. set the now second-place mark with his final basket in his final game. Cobe still had five regular season games and the post-season to play, so, barring injury or a monumental blizzard, it was just a matter of when, not if.

  • Lady Cats pass tournament prep,...

    It was a tournament prep test for Anderson County and the Lady Bearcats graded out as proficient last Tuesday.

    Anderson certainly wasn’t perfect in a 65-52 win over Grant County that was a bit closer than the score would indicate. But the Lady Bearcats did what they had to do in defeating last year’s Eighth Region runner-up.

  • Lady Bearcats remain perfect in...

    Anderson County had already sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, but the Lady Bearcats were still thinking about the post-season last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bearcats scored the first eight points, then went on to rout district foe Shelby County, 72-35 in what Anderson hopes will be a preview of the district tournament opener. Shelby will be the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

    Lauren Boblitt led Anderson with 15 points while Amiah Mason added 13. Kayla Bruner paced Shelby with 14.

  • Attention gotten

    Anderson County was playing as if it was more interested in the school’s homecoming festivities than the girls’ basketball game at hand.

    The Lady Bearcats, rated near the top of the Eighth Region and a heavy favorite according to the computer rankings, were tied with visiting Tates Creek five minutes into Friday’s contest. Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell had seen enough. He summoned five new players off his bench and made the wholesale change.

    It worked.

  • Lafayette romps

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County knew the task Saturday night would be monumental. Little did they know just how monumental it would be at Lafayette.

    The home-standing Generals went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to break open a relatively close game en route to an 86-55 shellacking of the Bearcats.

    By halftime, Lafayette had nearly doubled the score at 49-25 and the only question was whether the Bearcats would avoid the running clock mercy rule.

  • Lady Cats repel Rebels

    Anderson County flexed its muscle early on its way to a 60-35 win over visiting Owen County Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats reeled off the first 15 points of the contest, then led 27-4 at the end of the first quarter to leave no doubt they were superior to their region rival.

    “We talked a lot about how we wanted to come out with a lot of energy,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “Saturday afternoon games are notorious for being games that kind of just drag on. I was really impressed with how we came out.

  • Peters honored by state media

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School football player Tyler Peters has been honored as an honorable mention selection on the all-state team by the Associated Press. The team was selected by members of the statewide media.

    Dmauriae VanCleave of Danville was named the state’s Mr. Football in the voting.

    The Anderson News is not a member of The Associated Press and did not participate in the all-state team voting.