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Today's Sports

  • Shelby looks to blast Bearcats

    To longtime Eighth Region basketball fans, all of the pre-season prognostications had a familiar ring:  Shelby County should contend for the regional championship.

    Younger fans might not understand the significance given that Shelby had largely struggled in the four seasons since splitting to form Collins. But last March, the district championship trophy went back to the east side of Shelbyville, where it had resided for 31 of the 35 years before the split.

  • Lady Cats take on Collins, Mercer

    Anderson County gets a chance to make its statement that it has every intention on continuing to rule the girls’ 30th District in 2015 Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats host Collins at 2:30 p.m. as part of a triple-header that begins with a freshman game at 11:30 a.m. The junior varsity teams play at 1 p.m. Collins finished the weekend at 8-4 and 0-1 in 30th District play.

  • Hunting, fishing allows us to...

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    Hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and will enjoy a safe and Happy New Year!

    I wanted to take my holiday column to wrap things up from another year gone. It was another good year for the Lilly clan as we have enjoyed many hours of hunting and fishing time together and hoped to cram some more in over the holidays.

  • Annual fishing forecast a...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    At about the time when the winter boat show season starts to crank up, the annual fishing forecast for Kentucky’s major fisheries arrives as another welcome diversion from the winter doldrums.

    Produced by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, it’s a valuable resource for anglers who want to be in the know and plan ahead. The forecast is available online at fw.ky.gov.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady...

    No one really expected Anderson County to make another run at the championship of the Traditional Bank Classic just before Christmas.

    The Lady Bearcats had advanced to the final of what many believe to be be the state's most prestigious girls' high school basketball tournament last year when they lost to Elizabethtown. While E-town prevailed again in the tournament that used to be sponsored by Republic Bank, Anderson lost three of its four games.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team took seventh place in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held Dec. 19-21. The Bearcats dropped close games to Madison Southern and Bourbon County before routing Garrard County in the consolation bracket.

    Lexington Christian eventually won the tournament, defeating Lincoln County in the final.

    “We had a chance to win every game, but our inexperience showed in the losses,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

  • Christian Academy Rams complete...
  • Lady Cats devour Beef Jerky...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team ended the 2014 calendar year the same way they started it: Winning big.

    The Lady Bearcats put together an impressive three-game stretch to capture the championship of the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County High School. The Lady Bearcats defeated Bourbon, 63-55, for the championship Sunday night. Anderson now stands at 7-6 on the year.

  • CUBERT SELECTED TO ALL-STATE TEAM

    Jarrod Cubert got an unexpected Christmas present last Wednesday.

    That was when The Courier-Journal announced its all-state high school football team and Cubert was listed as a second-team selection as an offensive lineman.

    The Louisville-based paper has been honoring all-state selections longer than any other outlet in the state. The voting is conducted among the state’s coaches, who cannot vote for their own players.

  • Enjoy the games in 2015

    Looking back at the last few years, I realize I have have been extremely blessed to write about Anderson County sports. As just about any journalist will tell you, it is far more enjoyable to write about great teams than bad ones. Just think about it. Assuming you aren’t a fan, who do you think you would rather write about, the New England Patriots or the Oakland Raiders?