Today's Sports

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  • Busy week for Lady Cats

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team embarks on a busy week Thursday night when the Lady Bearcats entertain Louisville Western. Records are incomplete, but it is believed to be the first-ever meeting between the programs.

    “We have scout on them but I have not looked at it,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said last Wednesday. “I don’t know the first thing about them.”

    Western ended last week at 7-6.

  • Bearcat football celebrates...

    Members of the Anderson County High School football team celebrated the 2014 season with the annual team awards banquet on Jan. 11.

    Quarterback Zachary Carmichael was named the team offensive Most Valuable Player while sophomore linebacker Bryndon Labhart was selected as the team’s defensive MVP. Senior Landon Curry was named the special teams MVP.

    Senior Brayden Russell and Carmichael, another senior, were named the recipients of the annual Cunningham-Hawkins Leadership Award.

  • Cummins among state stat leaders

    Anderson County High School guard Austin Cummins is near the top of Kentucky in several statistical categories released last week by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Cummins ranks 19th in the state in scoring with a 22.9 points per game average through 15 games. Mason Faulkner, of Caverna, is the state’s top point-getter at 29.2 ppg.

    Cummins is third in the Eighth Region behind Owen County’s Carson Williams (24.9) and North Oldham’s Jonathan Henry (23.2).

  • Mercer tops Lady Cats

    Mercer County showed why many consider the Titans one of the 10 best girls’ basketball teams in Kentucky with a 74-58 win over Anderson County last Tuesday in Harrodsburg.

    Led by freshman Seygan Robins’ 18 points, the Titans established control in the second quarter, when they outpointed the Lady Bearcats 20-12, then held off an Anderson rally to post the win.

    Mercer, which had beaten Anderson just once since 2006, improved to 15-2, while Anderson fell to 9-8.

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer,...

    A second-quarter uprising fueled Anderson County to an easy 82-44 win over Spencer County in girls’ basketball action Friday night in Taylorsville.

    After withstanding a Spencer County rally to pull within 15-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats romped to a 24-9 advantage over the next eight minutes and continued to build the lead.

    Sophomore Sammy Rogers came off the bench to lead Anderson with a career-best 24 points, including a half-court shot that sent the teams to halftime with the Lady Cats up 39-23.

  • Ballard doesn’t follow script,...

    Had the script gone according to plan, someone wearing a white jersey would have launched a shot just before the buzzer. The net would have snapped, giving an Anderson County team that had taken a journey far beyond expectations a win over a Ballard team that had just put together perhaps its best 32 minutes of the season.

    Reality is cold, however.

  • Bearcats rip Washington

    Anderson County roared to a 22-5 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Bearcats routed Washington County, 77-46, last Friday in Springfield.

    The contest was a late addition to the schedule after the Bearcats had lost two games to cancellations.

    Ten different players scored for the Bearcats, four recording double figures. Austin Cummins led Anderson with 14 points with Gunnar Gillis adding 13. Cobe Penny tallied 11 and Dillon Harper followed with 10.

  • Cats’ rousing rally falls short...

    HARRODSBURG – John Paul Garmon’s shot looked true as it arched toward the basket from the left wing.

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team had staged a rousing comeback, nearly erasing a 15-point deficit at Mercer County on Saturday night. Trailing 36-21 early in the third quarter and 67-57 with just 1:37 to play, the Bearcats had seized momentum and trailed 68-63 with 40 seconds left.

    Garmon’s shot dropped into the rim, appearing for a split-second to be going all the way through the hoop before it somehow rattled and popped out.