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Today's Sports

  • Holiday tournament coverage in...

    Due to special holiday deadlines, coverage of the Anderson County athletic teams in pre-Christmas tournaments will not appear in this edition of The Anderson News.

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team won one and lost two in the Woodford County Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Cats had also won one and lost two and were still playing in the Traditional Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic High School when this edition of The Anderson News went to press.

  • Admirals make bombing run on...

    Danville went “bombs away” in notching an 81-70 win over Anderson County in boys’ basketball action on Dec. 15.

    The Admirals sank 11-of-19 three-point chances to move to 6-3 on the year.

    “We thought we played well,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said in an e-mail. “Our improvement in our half-court offense was obvious.”

  • Rodeo champ

    Brandon Hittle was the winner of the All-Around Saddle 10- to 13-year-old division of the Kansas Junior Rodeo Association. He won the all-around buckles in the calf-tying and breakaway roping and the average buckles in goat-roping and team roping competitions. Brandon is the son of Brent and Marlene Hittle and the grandson of L.D. Bontrager of Anderson County.

  • Special deadline for holiday...

    Because of the New Year’s Day holiday publishing deadline, all submitted sports news, announcements and photos 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.

    The regular deadlines of noon Friday for news notes and 8 a.m. Monday for late resultss and scores will return for the Jan. 7 edition.

  • Lady Bearcats roar early, hang...

    Anderson County’s post-game locker room chat took longer than usual last Tuesday.

    Much longer.

    To be sure, Anderson County was happy with its 49-43 win over regional foe Oldham County. It was how the Lady Bearcats finished things – or, more accurately, did not finish, on the home court – that had Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell in less than a jovial mood.

  • McKee registers double-doubles

    From staff reports

    Eriel McKee’s double-double was not enough for Morehead State as South Carolina-Upstate took a 75-69 decision in women’s basketball action last Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C.

    McKee scored a team-best 21 points and snared 10 rebounds in a contest that saw eight lead changes and four ties. McKee hit 8-of-18 shots from the field and sank 4-of-5 free throws to lead the Eagles, who fell to 4-7 on the season. USC-Upstate improved to 6-5.

    Cleveland State 80, Morehead State 72

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  • ON THE MOVE
  • Looking for outdoors action? Now...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Outdoors enthusiasts of a certain age well remember their grandfathers extolling the virtues of fried rabbit, declaring it superior to filet mignon and better than any restaurant meal you could buy.

    Many hunters scratch around for something to get them afield during that dull period from Christmas until the first warm winds of spring. Grab a shotgun, don some brush pants, a hunter orange vest and walk an overgrown fencerow to jump a rabbit.

  • Anderson County basketball...

    The Adnerson County boys' basketball defeated Garrard County, 72-38, to take seventh place in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Sunday afternoon. Austin Cummins led the Bearcats with 17 points. the Bearcats enter the holidays at 5-4 and take on Beechwood at home on Friday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m.