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Today's Sports

  • Best team doesn't always...

    Perhaps the oldest truth in sports is that the best team does not always win.

    Such was the case late Saturday afternoon when the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team watched a shot by Heartland Christian fell through the net with just seconds remaining in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state championship game.

    That the local team had beaten Heartland by 32 and 12 points during the regular didn't soothe the Rams' hurt.

  • Anderson rolls past Franklin

    Life is good for Anderson County basketball.

    In the final minute of a 59-43 whipping of long-time rival Franklin County Saturday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury cracked a bit of a smile as he patrolled the area in front of his bench.

    Senior Austin Corn had just missed an open layup and was taking some ribbing from his teammates and classmates in the Anderson student section. "They were riding him pretty hard and Austin said he was going to dunk it," Drury said.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- The Anderson County Bearcats and Lady Bearcats both won their first round games of the 30th District Tournament and have moved on to the respective championship games. The tournaments are being held at Spencer County High School.

    In the boys' tournament, the top-seeded Bearcats routed Eminence Tuesday night 77-28. Anderson's pressure forced numerous turnovers as the Bearcats built a 47-11 halftime lead and cruised to the victory.

  • 30th District championship game...

    Anderson County High School has announced its ticket distribution plans for the 30th District basketball tournament championship games.

    Due to limited seating at Spencer County High School, host of this year's tournaments, schools participating in the championship games will receive 500 tickets for advance sale.

    Anderson will distribute its allotment with players' parents getting first priority, then holding a student lottery Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Bearcat game with Franklin...

    The Anderson County vs. Franklin County boys' high school basketball game originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, has been postponed due to the weather.

    The contest has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the same times. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity game scheduled for approximately 7:45. Anderson Senior Night activities will take place between games. Four Bearcat seniors -- Ryan Wells, Seth Goodlett, Nathan Grooms and Austin Corn -- will be playing their final home game against Franklin County.

  • Giving their hearts, bodies and...

    John Moore can only chuckle at a well-meaning suggestion concerning Christian school basketball. It seems that a good-hearted soul believed that all players, regardless of ability, should receive equal playing time.

    "There is a misconception about what a Christian team should be," says Moore, the head coach of the powerhouse boys' team at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. "A lot of people just see the feminine side of Christianity. But Jesus was a man's man. He was a carpenter. He was strong."

  • Forty wins are special, but they...

    By the end of this week, the basketball teams at Anderson County High School could have a combined 40 wins.

    That's quite a winter, one that I am not sure has ever happened during the regular season at Anderson County. In 1997, the Lady Bearcats were 21-3 heading into tournament play and the Bearcats 18-5 on their way to a berth in the Sweet 16. There might be other big seasons - 1975? 1985? - but a winter with 40 regular season wins is rare in Anderson County history.

  • Fourth-quarter drought dooms...

    Five measly minutes.

    Four minutes, 29 seconds to be exact. About the same amount of time it takes for a really good high school runner to cover a mile.

    Or, as was the case last Thursday, for Franklin County to establish enough of a foothold to ruin homestanding Anderson County's Senior Night, 65-58 in girls' high school basketball.

  • So close to the top

    FRANKFORT - Since taking over the reins of the Anderson County wrestling program nearly two years ago, coach Tom Castle has drawn considerably on his experiences at Woodford County.

    "I have gotten this out a few times," Castle laughed as he reached in his pocket to display one of the state championship rings he won as a member of the program that sets the standard by which all other Kentucky high school programs are measured.

    And in that first meeting with the Bearcats, Castle asked, "Who is going to be the first from Anderson County to be a state champion?"

  • Seven Mat Cats qualify for state

    Seven Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for this week's state tournament by finishing in the top 4 of the Region Two meet at North Hardin High School.

    Anderson's total number of qualifiers is up from last year when the Bearcats took five to the state.

    Freshman Zach Cotton had the highest placing of any of the Bearcats, advancing to the 285-poundfinals before being pinned by Fort Knox's Anthony Bailey in 46 seconds.

    Cotton will be making his first trip to the state as a qualifier.