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Today's Sports

  • BEARCATS UP TO SOUTH CHALLENGE

    CRESTWOOD – Anderson County knew that getting a win at South Oldham is about like navigating Louisville's Watterson Expressway at rush hour. It can be done, but it's never easy.

    The Bearcats shot nearly 52 percent and got production from muliple sources, but did not seal their 68-55 win until the final three minutes Friday night. It was Anderson's first win at South Oldham since 1999.

  • Anderson girls find way to clip...

    The scoreboard was shouting what the Anderson County Lady Bearcats already knew.

    Trailing Boyle County 37-30 entering the fourth quarter, there was little mistaking what the culprit was Monday night.

    “I told them if we did not get better defensively, it didn't make any diffference what we did on the offensive end,” Anderson County coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

    “To our credit, our girls clamped down when they had to and made the stops.”

  • Eighth Grade Night for the...
  • ‘Let’s play two’ just for fun

    Ernie Banks was already a mega-star when I started watching baseball as a kid in the mid-1960s.

    The Cubs, or any other team for that matter, weren’t on TV 150 times a year, so you watched when you could. You learned to read the box scores, pay attention to “The Game of the Week” and collect baseball cards.

    Lots of baseball cards.

    And I had a bunch of the Chicago Cubs’ first baseman.

    He was smiling. Always smiling.

  • SAVVY LADY CATS SHOOT DOWN SHELBY

    About all that last Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball showdown showed was that Anderson County is not quite ready to cede its spot at the top of the 30th District.

    Not by a long shot.

    Literally.

    The Lady Bearcats, who have dominated the district since 2009, used some timely three-point shooting and clever ball handling to defeat this year’s district favorite, Shelby County, 36-33.

  • Late bucket lifts North Oldham

    All it took was one look.

    Deadlocked in a 68-68 duel with Anderson County and less than 30 seconds to play, North Oldham’s Tyler Heckenburg glanced to his right. A simple backdoor play was there for the taking.

    Heckenburg found Jonathan Henry behind the Anderson defense for a layup. Fouled on the play, Henry converted the three-point play that powered the North Oldham to a 73-71 win over the host Bearcats in an Eighth Region showdown last Tuesday.

  • Robinson to be a Tiger
  • OVC honors McKee for fourth time

    Anderson County resident Eriel McKee, now a student at Morehead State University, was named the Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Freshman of the Week on Jan. 20, according to a news release.

    It was the fourth time this season that McKee has been so named.

    McKee averaged 13.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in games against Austin Peay, SIU-Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois. She scored 17 points and had a career-best 13 rebounds in a one-point loss to SIU-Edwardsville.

  • Penny delivers at crunch time...

    Asbury’s Jordan Gilbert hit s three-pointer in the closing seconds to complete a comeback from a 17-point deficit as Asbury remained unbeaten 11 games at home and improved to 16-6 with the KIAC win last Thursday.

    Rio Grande had one final chance but C.J. Penny blocked that shot as time ran out.

    Penny had 22 points, seven rebounds and an assist for Asbury.

    Berea 85, Asbury 81

    Berea rallied from a 44-40 halftime deficit to defeat Asbury Saturday. Asbury now stands at 16-6 on the year.

  • Big fourth quarter sends Cats...

    Anderson County dominated the fourth quarter on its way to a 67-48 win over visiting Western Hills on Friday night.

    Austin Cummins led the Bearcats with 32 points, controlling the action in the fourth frame when Anderson outscored Western Hills 24-8.

    “In the fourth quarter, we played great,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said by e-mail. “Austin took over the game, but he had some help. (Dillon) Harper and (Gunnar) Gillis finally got to play. Both of them were in foul trouble the entire night.”