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Today's Sports

  • Patriot game: Lincoln ‘smells...

    All season long, Anderson County had been showing it was a contender for the girls’ Eighth Region basketball championship.

    Last Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats showed why there are legitimate questions about their staying power in a one-and-done tournament setting.

    Visiting Lincoln County led from the outset on its way to a 59-45 whipping of the Lady Bearcats, a final that did not fully disclose how throughly the Lady Patriots dominated in every phase of the game.

  • Lady Cats continue district...

    Anderson County faces a crucial five days in girls’ high school basketball this week. Anderson will play two 30th District games with major bearings on the tournament seedings.

    The Lady Bearcats travel to Spencer County Thursday, taking on the Lady Bears for the second time this year. Anderson defeated Spencer 60-46 in that one, making a bit of a statement against a team that came in with designs of defeating Anderson for the first time since the 2001-2002 season.

  • Donations fuel Conservation Camp...

    The sale of donated land in McLean County and around Beaver Lake in Anderson County helped provide the funds to begin construction of a new dining hall at Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake beginning this August, according to a news release.

  • Top-ranked Mercer visits town...

    It is not often that the state’s top-ranked team visits Anderson County, but that might be the case Saturday night.

    Mercer County, unbeaten at 16-0 through last weekend, comes to town with some support as the best team in Kentucky. The Titans have beaten their opponents by an average of 27 points a game and have had only two games – a one-point win over South Laurel and a two-point comeback win over Madison Central – with the final margin in single digits.

  • Frosh roll past Henry, to host...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ freshman basketball team ran its record to 6-1 with a 64-40 win over Henry County last Monday night. Dalton Cornish led the Bearcats with 21 points.

    The young Bearcats have finished 30th District play at 3-0 and will be hosting the district’s freshman tournament on Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m. with the finals set for noon, accoring to Anderson freshman coach Clark Cooper.

  • Getting a handle on Anderson...

    We are a month into the high school basketball season which means we should have seen enough of the Anderson County basketball teams to have some idea of what should be in store the rest of the season.

    The key word is should.

    Nothing is a given though and from this corner, there is enough uncertainty with both Anderson teams that you could reasonably expect jubilation in the form of a glorious run at a state tournament berth or the reality of a sour ending early in the post-season.

    Or things could finish somewhere in between.

  • SECOND QUARTER FIRE BURNS CATS

    SHELBYVILLE -- High school basketball games are 32 minutes long. It is just one of the rules that seems so simple, so elementary in the mention.

    Yet, that simple concept has been the downfall for Anderson County in the first month of the current basketball season.

    The same storyline from several earlier losses and some wins that had been closer than expected did the Bearcats in Saturday night as 30th District rival Collins scored a 53-50 win on the Titans’ home court.

    Anderson saw its record dip to 6-7, 0-1 in district play.

  • 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.