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Today's Sports

  • Anderson girls to face tall task...

    Anderson County literally faces a tall task Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats will put their 17-6 rcord on the line Feb. 7 when they travel to Louisville Eastern. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    "They have good size with a couple of 6-footers and they are a very athletic team," says Anderson assistant coach Wayne King, who has scouted the Lady Eagles.

    "They are very young. Even though their record is only 5-13, they can give us some trouble if we don't play well."

    King said Eastern is very athletic and will use 10-12 players.

  • Lilly scores major upset, but...

    LEXINGTON - Anderson County wrestler Hunter Lilly was not supposed to have a chance last Wednesday.

    A sophomore wrestling in the 112-pound class, Lilly was intended to be the ceremonial whipping boy for Paul Dunbar's Abdul Aghil's Senior Night last Wednesday.

    Someone forgot to tell Lilly.

  • Longtime rival looks to sting...

    Separated only by the Kentucky River and the state high school basketball alignment, Anderson County and Woodford County have had some memorable basketball battles over the years.

    When the teams meet Friday, Feb. 8, it should be no different.

    Woodford, with a 16-7 record through games of the weekend, visits Anderson with one of the Yellow Jackets' strongest teams in recent years.

    "They are very athletic," says Anderson coach Glen Drury. They will give us some problems with that."

  • At least one rule of Title IX...

    There are times when I am convinced that the powers-that-be governing high school sports are in the same boat with the weekend wrench jockey who works on a perfectly good car and manages to get it sputtering in almost no time flat.

    Eventually, he has to take the auto to a certified mechanic to undo the damage and get the car working again.

    Such might be the case in Kentucky high school basketball when it comes to scheduling rules set by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in an interpretation of the Title IX legislation of 1972.

  • Bearcats clinch top seed

    TAYLORSVILLE - Less than five minutes after twisting, yelling and jumping through the final stages of Anderson County's win at Spencer County last Tuesday, Joretta Russell was asked how her grandson, Jacob Russell, had stayed so calm on the basketball court.

    Mrs. Russell, who has seen more games than she can remember and is one of Anderson County's most loyal - and vocal - fans, could only laugh, "He gets it from the Russell side of the family, I guess."

  • Homecoming double-header game...

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee announced Thursday afternoon that game times for the Anderson County versus South Oldham basketball double-header have been changed.

    The boys' teams, originally scheduled to play the late game, will be playing the first game. Tip off is set for 6 p.m., with the girls playing the second game at approximately 7:45.

    Sallee said the change had to be made to stay in accordance with Title IX regulations.

  • Slumber party ends as Bearcats...

    DRY RIDGE - The calendar said Friday, but you could have sworn Anderson County put together a Monday morning performance at Grant County.

    Anderson's 68-51 margin of victory suggests a routine day at the office for the Bearcats. But in reality, it was more like someone struggling to get out of bed after a long weekend, then finally getting the blood pumping after the first coffee break of the week.

  • Realizing sports are not...

    There comes a time when you realize it is time to say words you never thought possible: Sports aren't everything.

    You say the words, then kick yourself and pinch yourself. Just making sure you are still alive, you know.

    You even stand in front of a mirror, deliberately enunciating the words, then checking your pulse for good measure.

    "Sports aren't everything. Sports are not everything."

  • Indoor track team breaks six...

    The Anderson County High School indoor track team opened its season with a bang - make that two bangs - Saturday as the Bearcats turned in some strong performances at separate meets.

    "We split the team up and sent the older kids to the University of Kentucky meet and the younger kids to Mason County. We had some outstanding finishes it both places. We broke or set six school records," said Anderson coach Travis Gay.

  • Chill factor

    A double header featuring four of the Eighth Region's hottest basketball teams highlights a homecoming night at Anderson County High School on Friday, Feb. 1.

    Anderson County and South Oldham will match up in what has become an annual girl-boy twin-bill to usher in the final month of the season. This year, the games might take on an added aura as all four clubs have emerged with legitimate chances to be playing in the Kentucky state tournaments in mid-March.