Today's Sports

  • McKee named top OVC frosh again

    Morehead State University freshman forward Eriel McKee, a Lawrenceburg resident, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Freshman of the Week for women’s basketball last week, according to a news release.

    It was the second time this season that McKee has earned the award. She was also named Freshman of the Week on Nov. 18.

  • Special deadlines for holiday...

    Because of Christmas holiday publishing deadline, all submitted sports news, announcements and photos must be submitted by 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, for inclusion in the Dec. 24 edition of The Anderson News.

    Material to be published in the Dec. 31 edition of The Anderson News should be submitted by Friday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.

    Submissions can be made via e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com, online at www.theandersonnews.com or in person at The Anderson News office at 1080 Bypass South.

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    He also keeps you abreast of area sports news as it becomes available.

  • Shelby looks to take control of...

    The question of whether the 30th District girls’ basketball torch is being returned might be answered Thursday night.

    At least a there might be some insight on the matter.

    Shelby County, the school that dominated the district to the tune of 14 consecutive championships from 1994-2007, is looking to wrest that supremacy back from Anderson County, the program that has won the crown the last six times, Thursday night in Shelbyville.

  • Regional favorite romps past...

    Oldham County showed why it is the early-season favorite in the Eighth Region, while Anderson County is considered to be a work in progress when the teams met in boys’ high school basketball action last Tuesday night.

    Oldham never trailed as it scored a 77-52 win over the homestanding Bearcats.

    “We are young and they are experienced,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “Their experience showed.”

  • Bearcats to play in Woodford...

    Anderson County will participate in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, beginning Friday when the Bearcats take on Madison Southern. Tip off is at 7:45 p.m.

    The Eagles, 2-3 after last Friday’s games boast a nice point guard, 6-foot-1 senior Tanner Kidwell, who has entertained some interest from mid-major Division I schools, according to The Cats’ Pause yearbook.

  • Swim Cats strong in Woodford meet

    The Anderson County High School swim team turned in a strong performance, placing second in a five-team event hosted by Woodford County last Wednesday.

    Perennially strong Woodford won the combined team event with 670 points, well ahead of Anderson’s 460. West Jessamine, East Jessamine and Bethlehem followed.

    Woodford won both the boys’ and girls’ competitions, while Anderson was second in the girls, but third in an ultra-competitive boys’ field.

  • Cobb signs with Asbury

    Milcah Cobb, a defender with Anderson High School, has signed a letter of intent to join the Asbury University lacrosse teamin fall the 2015.  Milcah is the first Anderson County player to join the Lady Eagles, most of whom were recruited from outside Kentucky, according to a news release.

    “Milcah will be a great addition to our program,” Asbury head coach Rich Manieri said in the release. “She has a very high upside as an athlete and she’s an excellent student.”

  • Mustang wrestlers have big day...

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor placed second in the 140-pound class at the East Oldham Middle School wrestling tournament on Dec. 6.

    Taylor, and eighth-grader who is ranked second in the state in middle school wrestling, pinned Billy Norris of Fairdale, Joseph Brown of Christian County and Mathias Ervin of Union County to advance to the championship bout. Braden Mulcahy, of Walton-Verona, defeated Taylor, 12-3, for the title.

    Another Mustang grappler, Ben Jennings, took fourth in the 240-pound class.