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Today's Sports

  • Shelburne excited about return...

    When he came to Lawrenceburg for Cat Madness a year ago, it was the first time J.D. Shelburne had been to Anderson County High School since playing basketball against the Bearcats 15 years before.

    The Taylorsville native quickly became a fan of the Bearcats and the adulation was mutual.

    He’s back to sing and shoot 3-pointers by popular demand.

  • Madness tips off local hoops

    What could be a memorable high school basketball season in Anderson County tips off Saturday night when the Bearcats host the annual Cat Madness celebration.

    Festivities get underway at 4 p.m.

    The evening will feature an Anderson County alumni basketball game along with scrimmages involving the varsity teams and a mini-concert by country music singer J.D. Shelburne.

  • Bearcat, Lady Cat hoops will be...

    If you miss high school basketball in Anderson County this winter, you will be missing the best bargain in town.

    That’s as close to a guarantee as anyone can make.

    There are undoubtedly a number of variables and things that could happen, but the winter of 2016-17 should be one great hoops party if all goes as expected.

  • Waterfowl season promising

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The moderate drought conditions across Kentucky brought baked, cracked yards, dust, fires and streams as low as any time in recent memory. This would seem a negative for the upcoming waterfowl season, but the summer’s ample rains provided a cushion against the fall dry spell.

  • Lady Cat golfers celebrate season

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team celebrated the 2016 season with the annual team awards banquet held Sunday at the home of team parents Joe and Tamara Smith.

    Seniors Cheyenne Searcy and Amy Kate Smith received the Dependability Award based on their attendance during the season. Neither player missed a match or tournament all season, according to Coach Robert Hanks.

  • BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW:...

    Every time I look in the mirror

    All these lines on my face getting clearer

    The past is gone

    It went by like dusk to dawn

    --Aerosmith

    The past is gone for the Anderson County boys’ basketball team. The Bearcats had plenty of reasons to shout, plenty of accolades during a 2015-16 season that saw their coach, Glen Drury, record his 500th career win in 31 seasons.

  • Bullitt Central ends Bearcat...

    The stunned looks, the tears and the hugs were all simple yet powerful reminders of the finality of high school football in November.

    Anderson County had climbed all the way back from a 21-0 deficit only to see Bullitt Central’s Gavin Curry score on the second play of overtime to lift the Cougars to a 31-24 victory in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs on Bob Ware Field Friday night.

  • Cat Madness is coming!

    Expectations are high for Anderson County basketball in 2016-17. The Bearcats are tabbed by many as the team to beat in the Eighth Region after a run to the regional championship game last March. Anderson boast arguably the best player in the region in junior Cobe Penny and another ranked among the region’s best in senior John Paul Garmon.

    Add a solid group of younger players along with veteran coach Glen Drury, who won his 500th career game last year, and one can understand why Bearcat fans are itching for a Sweet 16 trip in March.

  • Taking on the state

    Two Anderson County runners competed in the state high school cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday.

    Anderson Abram Gettlefinger ran in the boys’ race, covering the 5K course in 18:28.80 for 173rd place of approximately 250 runners. He was just under three minutes behind the winner, Yared Nuguse of Dupont Manual and more than three minutes ahead of the last runner to complete the course.

  • Criticism of Peach ignores...

    One of the most endearing images from my more than three decades with The Anderson News is a picture snapped on the afternoon of Dec. 2, 2004.

    It’s of Sonny Fentress, then the superintendent of Anderson County schools. He’d broken into a big smile as he was clutching the contract of the new football coach at Anderson County High School, Mark Peach, who was addressing the returning Bearcats a few moments after being introduced.