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Today's Sports

  • Anderson girls second in Allen...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team had its most impressive stretch of the young season when the Lady Bearcats took three out of four games last week, including a runner-up finish in the South Central Bank-Halton Classic at Allen County-Scottsville.

  • McGregor, Labhart honored on...

    Anderson County High School football players Bryndon Labhart and Nathan McGregor have been named honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal All-State team announced last Monday evening.

    A senior, McGregor was named to the team as an offensive lineman. Injuries across the line forced McGregor to see action at all five interior line spots at various times throughout the season. McGregor, one of the Bearcat team captains, is also one of the state’s better throwers in track and field. He is undecided concerning his college plans.

  • Bearcats face ‘must win’ at...

    Anderson County’s mission at Shelby County Friday night is very simple: Win to stay alive in the hunt for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    That distinction might not be as important this year as in the past as the four boys’ basketball teams that make up the 30th appear to be very evenly matched. The fact that the tournament is to be held at Anderson County this year adds to the perception that seedings mean less this year than they have in the most recent tounaments.

  • No holiday on the mat

    Anderson County knew it would be at a disadvantage in its own wrestling tournament last week.

    The Mat Cats are unable to field a complete team with wrestlers in every weight class, meaning they are already behind before they start in duals matches, such as the Anderson County Duals, held last Tuesday at Anderson County High School.

    “We had nine guys on the roster,” Mat Cat coach John Griggs said. “We are very proud of the boys.”

  • Bearcats rally past Nelson,...

    Anderson County evened its December record when the Bearcats overcame Nelson County and Lexington Sayre in the Nelson County Holiday Classic last Tuesday and Wednesday in Bardstown. Anderson finished 2-1, good enough for second place in the round-robin tournament. Boyle County, which had defeated Anderson last Monday, took the tournament title.

    Anderson ended 2015 at 6-6 on the year.

    Against the host team, Anderson overcame a 25-20 halftime deficit, then had to go into an overtime to win, 73-64 last Tuesday.

  • Edmondson named MVP in All-...

    Anderson County High School football player Bryce Edmondson was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player in the 10th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, held Jan. 1 in Daytona Beach Florida.

    Playing on the Show Case 5 team, Edmondson started at middle linebacker and played every defensive down, according to his mother, Leslie Edmondson. The Show Case level included the top freshmen and sophomores from around the nation invited to play in the game.

  • Best in the Brawl
  • Bearcats promising despite so-so...

    By Aaron Steele, student columnist

    Anderson County Bearcat hoops are off to an odd start this season. When questioning head coach Glen Drury about it, his response to me was “It’s a process.” Frankly, that’s not an arguable point. The same seems to be happening this year with Kentucky’s men's basketball team.

  • Bearcats, Collins battle for...

    The New Year will offer Anderson County a fresh start in boys’ basketball.

    It will do the same for Collins when the Titans host the Bearcats in a major 30th District battle Saturday night in Shelbyville.

    Usually two of the powers in the Eighth Region, both Anderson and Collins dipped below .500 before Christmas. However, both teams had played relatively strong schedules and both are expected to be factors in the 30th District and Eighth Region races by the end of the season. At the Christmas break, all four district teams had losing records.

  • Third quarter dooms Cats in...

    BARDSTOWN – Glen Drury picked up the scorebook and simply pointed to the circled “5” indicating Anderson County’s output in the third quarter Monday night.

    The Bearcats had just dropped a 60-53 decision to a very good Boyle County team in the first round of the Nelson County Holiday Classic, held at Nelson County High School. Drury focused on the eight minutes where his team apparently lost its focus.