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Today's Sports

  • Forty years since best ever, but...

    It’s been 40 years.

    A lifetime.

    There have been some really good teams in Cincinnati since then. Some really bad ones. And a lot of them mired in mediocrity.

    But 40 long years since the Big Red Machine.

    I couldn’t help but think of that last week as the countdown to Opening Day got closer and closer to zero, meaning the Reds and Phillies were about to get underway in Cincy Monday afternoon.

  • Bearcats surprised many, grew...

    Most Anderson County basketball fans would be stretching the truth if they said when the season tipped off, they believed the Bearcats would be playing for a berth in the Sweet 16.

    In retrospect, Bearcat coach Glen Drury would be selling his team short if he said he did not.

    Back in November, Drury said he believed his team had the makings of one that could make an extended post-season run. He said it again during the season, even when the Bearcats and their 8-9 record seemed destined for mediocrity.

    Drury never wavered.

  • Peach says Bearcats might ‘Wing...

    Some changes are in store for Anderson County football in 2016.

    Coming off a year that saw Anderson go 5-6 – the Bearcats’ first losing season since 2005 – and exit the playoffs after a first-round loss to Covington Catholic, Anderson coach Mark Peach plans to do some tinkering during spring practice, which is scheduled to get under way on Monday, April 11.

    “We will be looking at the Wing-T offensively,” Peach said.

  • Collins burns bobbling Bearcats

    Collins did what it has to do while Anderson County continued what it can’t keep doing Monday night.

    The result was Collins taking a 9-5 win, stealing a 30th District victory on the road. The Titans took an early lead in the district seeding race, manufacturing runs and taking advantage of a generous Anderson defense.

    Collins improved to 5-6 on the year and 1-0 in district play. Anderson is 0-10 and 0-1.

    The Bearcats did themselves in with 11 errors, as scored by The Anderson News. Only two of Collins’ 9 runs were earned.

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  • Revised football playoff format...

    The biggest news to hit Anderson County sports last week might have been overshadowed by March Madness.

    So while you were still pulling for some team you normally detest in the hope of winning your pool, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a change in the football playoff format that affects Anderson County.

    A lot. A whole lot.

    But no one around the Bearcats is complaining.

    Last Thursday, the KHSAA announced that Class 5A football would be going to a “cross-bracketing” playoff system effective this fall.

  • Low numbers, high hopes drive ‘...

    Anderson County track and field might be the perfect example of being short on quantity but long on quality this year.

    That was apparent last Tuesday in the season-opening meet at Mercer County. The Bearcats – “We have about 20 out on a good day,” says assistant coach Catina Sims – overcame numbers so low they skipped many events for both the boys’ team and girls’ squad to place fourth in the eight-team all-comers meet.

  • Hamrick excited about young Lady...

    The tennis world might have come full circle for Kristen Hamrick last year.

    One of the top players in Anderson County history, Hamrick, who had just graduated from the University of Kentucky, returned to her alma mater to lead the Lady Bearcat program. After a year of good success, she has embarked on a road that sees the Lady Bearcats with little varsity experience, but Hamrick is undaunted.

  • Former Anderson standout returns...

    Seann Speray might have graduated from the Anderson County tennis program, but his passion for the game never left.

    The Lawrenceburg businessman was one of the most successful players in Bearcat history, accumulating over 100 wins in seven seasons as a Bearcat and has returned to lead the Anderson County boys’ program.

    Speray replaces T.J. Spivey, who stepped down after several seasons at the helm.