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Today's Sports

  • Mat Cats win at Bourbon,...

    The Anderson County Bearcat wrestling team recorded a nice win at Bourbon County last Wednesday but were overmatched in four of five matches Saturday at the Nelson County duals.

    Wednesday, Anderson defeated Bourbon County 57-24 despite not having any wrestlers in the 103- and 130-pound weight classes. Not having a competitor in a weight class hurts in team scoring as the match is recorded as a fall, or six points for the opponent.

    Anderson's Ben Joseph (119 pounds), Tom McNaughton (171) Marcus White (189) and Zach Cotton (285) all recorded pins.

  • Kentucky Christian's...

    GRAYSON - Seven. Seven national championship banners hang from the rafters of Lexington's Rupp Arena, but a fan with just an elementary knowledge of Kentucky - the state, not the basketball team looking for someone, anyone, that can score - history knows there's another in-state school with more.

    Down in Owensboro, they like to remind you that Kentucky Wesleyan has eight national championship banners. That's mighty good but still two shy of Kentucky's best.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School Sports

    Boys' basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 12: Anderson County at Western Hills, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 18: Owen County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Saturday, Dec. 15: Eminence at Anderson County, 2 p.m.

    No junior varsity game

    Monday, Dec. 17: Washington County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Wrestling

    Friday, Dec. 14: Anderson County in LaRue County Duals, TBA.

  • Anderson girls heavily favored...

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats will be heavily favored to notch a pair of wins in the coming week of girls' basketball action.

    Anderson, which was 2-2 going into Tuesday night's game against Spencer County, hosts district rival Eminence on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. In a scheduling quirk, the teams did not play last season. Two years ago, Anderson blitzed the Lady Warriors 93-22. That margin was the second largest in Anderson girls' basketball history.

  • What a finish!

    Where he finished in the Anderson County Burgoo Festival race really didn't matter to Billy Squires.

    It was all about how he finished.

    Squires, who is in his second year as an assistant boys basketball coach at Anderson County High School, made sure it was a finish he and everyone that ran on that September morning would remember.

    After letting the race organizers at the Lawrenceburg Lions Club know about his plans several days in advance, Squires addressed the 125 people that ran the 5K race, telling them he was giving a special award for friendship.

  • Davenport's string music...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - All it takes to get into a good rhythm is a little bit of string music. Tiffany Davenport gave Anderson County more of a good beat than Ringo Starr last Tuesday at Bullitt Central.

    The junior jump-started a struggling Anderson offense with a 3-pointer just over four minutes into the season opener, then kept burning the nets with downtown bombs as the Lady Bearcats routed the hosts 74-27.

  • Lots of basketball to be played...

    It's a long time until the Eighth Region tournament is set to begin March 5.

    That's 90 days from the day this column is published.

    That's time enough for 17, hopefully 18 more regularly scheduled boys basketball games plus a date in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass tournament - and as many as four more games games - over the Christmas holiday. Then there are the district tournaments, which start the last Monday in February.

  • Bearcats hang on to win early-...

    Even though it took Simon Kenton all of 56 seconds to slice Anderson County's 11-point lead to just 37-34, the Bearcats said they weren't worried Friday night.

    "No, not worried," said Anderson guard Ryan Wells. "When Coach (Glen) Drury called the timeout, it seemed to calm us."

    Indeed.

    The Bearcats captured the early-season showdown of Eighth Region powers, 61-54, as C.J. Penny, the region's best player, scored 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds.

  • Rebuilding, again

    When talking about the chances of his Anderson County wrestling team, Tom Castle manages a bit of a smile, then says, "We're rebuilding."

    Again.

    A year ago, the former Woodford County assistant coach made the jump across the Kentucky River for his first head coaching job, taking over a program that had established itself as one of the up-and-comers in Kentucky wrestling circles but was facing a major graduation hit.

  • Cats rout Casey in opener with...

    It took a while to get the opening game kinks out but Anderson County showed why it is considered one of the teams to beat in the Eighth Region Monday night.

    The Bearcats used a balanced attack to rout visiting Casey County 70-52, their third consecutive season-opening win over the Rebels. C.J. Penny led the Bearcats with 20 points, but Anderson got big games from sophomores Will Ruggles and Nick Humphries who scored 15 and 11, respectively.