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Today's Sports

  • Region winners
  • Gentle giant larger than life

    When you are 10 or 12 years old, the world around you is often growing closer and simultaneously getting bigger.

    And the heroes can vary.

    I grew up in the 1960s and 70s. Those were the days of three television channels – if the weather was good and you had a decent antenna – and AM radio. Wireless phones that fit in your pocket were just on Star Trek.

  • Remembering Jack Upchurch

    “Jack was a player’s coach, firm, direct, decisive and always fair. God gave me the talent, Jack taught me what to do with it. I am blessed by my many years of association with Jack and he will be missed but not forgotten. He was the father figure I needed and gave me an example of how to live.”

    -- Jimmy Dan Conner, Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 1971, All-American, and All-State member of Anderson County’s 1971 state runner-up team

  • CATS WILL THEIR WAY PAST PANTHERS

    Success on the basketball court is more often determined by those few inches between the ears than a quick first step or being taller than the opponent.

    The latest exhibit is the Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team which willed its way to a 73-67 win over Frankfort Saturday afternoon in the Gary Moore Classic at Franklin County High School.

  • Lady Cats focus on March, split...

    When the calendar turns to February, just about everything is done with a focus on March.

    At least that is how it is in high school basketball and was definitely the case for the Anderson County girls last week when they defeated Bryan Station but lost to Mercy Academy, one of the top teams in the Louisville area. The Lady Bearcats stand at 15-10 on the year.

    Last Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats pulled out a 49-46 win over Bryan Station in Lexington.

  • Swimmers look to be region ready

    Anderson County swimmers will be pushing for their first state berth when the regional meet convenes Friday, Feb. 13 at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles. The preliminary rounds are set for all day Friday with those qualifying for the finals races returning on Saturday.

  • WRESTLING: Anderson Duals action
  • Bearcats make college picks
  • Keeping those baskets A-Cummins

    Some nights, the basketball goal seems to be as wide as a four-lane highway.

    Austin Cummins had a pair of nights when that hoop seemed to be like an ocean. He could not miss.

    Anderson County’s senior guard blitzed the nets for 51 points – his own school record that had just stood since Dec. 4 – last Tuesday against visiting George Rogers Clark. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, it was not enough as Clark, one of the 10th Region contenders, held off the Bearcats, 82-76 in overtime.

  • What if?

    It would have been normal for any Anderson County basketball fan to wonder, “What if?” as George Rogers Clark was outlasting the Bearcats, 82-76, in overtime last Tuesday.

    While Anderson County’s Austin Cummins was blistering the nets for a school-record 51 points, his middle school teammate, Damion King, was pouring in 34 for Clark.

    With King and Cummins in the Anderson County Middle School backcourt, Anderson County fans could only look to the future and see a return to to the Sweet 16 for the Bearcat program.