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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats finally run out of gas...

    NEW CASTLE – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. could sympathize with Anderson County basketball last Tuesday night.

    Remember that Coca-Cola 600 where he was leading the field only to run out of gas on the final lap? It happened to Anderson County in the Eighth Region championship game at Henry County High School.

    The Bearcats had stunned regional hoops fans by navigating their way to the regional championship game, but were already running on fumes. Those fumes were gone quickly.

  • Bearcats figure to be one of...

    You can bet Anderson County would gladly trade blowouts with South Oldham.

    Much has been made of the fact that Anderson whipped South by 29 points in late January, but South returned the favor and then some, winning by 37 in the Eighth Region championship game last Tuesday.

    That’s a 66-point swing. In 31 years of typing out stories, I don’t think I have ever seen a 66-point turnaround.

  • Bearcats tame Walton-Verona in...

    NEW CASTLE – Anderson County did not look like a team making its first regional tournament appearance in three years Thursday night.

    The Bearcats looked like seasoned vets as they took control midway through the first quarter and never looked back in defeating Walton-Verona, 68-53, in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

  • Rams’ runner-up finish in...

    We will forgive you if you didn’t realize just how good the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team was this winter.

    A lot of very good basketball has been played in Lawrenceburg and central Kentucky in the 2015-16 season. There have been a ton of compelling stories at the high school and college level dominating the headlines and overshadowing what was happening on North Main Street.

    Through it all, the Rams were quietly going about their business with another outstanding season.

    That is putting it mildly.

  • Spring sports set to open next...

    The Anderson County High School spring sports season gets underway next week. The Bearcat baseball team is scheduled to host Washington County in the season opener Monday, March 14, at 6 p.m. and travels to Danville Tuesday at 6.

    The Anderson County girls’ softball team, expected to be one of the best in Kentucky, is scheduled to open its season Monday at Taylor at 6 p.m. The two-time defending Eighth Region champs do not have a home game scheduled until March 31 when the Lady Cats host Sehbly County.

  • Currens named to all-tournament...

    Anderson County High School basketball player Kaci Currens was named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament team after Saturday’s championship game. The team was selected by the participating coaches.

    Earlier, Currens was honored at the tournament for her selection as the region’s Player of the Year.

  • Griggs steps down as Mat Cat...

    John Griggs, who led the Anderson County High School wrestling program for the last two years, has announced he will not be returning to the Mat Cats in 2016-17.

    Griggs, a well-respected veteran of the sport, says an arthritic hip has forced him to give up coaching the sport he loves. Griggs says the condition “makes it difficult for me to demonstrate many moves.”

    Griggs, says the program is in good shape and should be a force in the coming years.

  • Sweet 16 dream turns bitter

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team's dream of playing in Rupp Arena fell one step short Tuesday night. South Oldham was hitting on all cylinders to hand the Bearcats an 81-44 defeat in the Eighth Region Tournament championship game at Henry County High School.

    South Oldham captured its third Eighth Region title in four years and will open Sweet 16 play against Region 3 champion Owensboro Catholic on Thursday, March 17 in Rupp. South Oldham enters the Sweet 16 at 28-5.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Few expected...

    Raise your hand if you predicted an Anderson County vs. South Oldham matchup in the Eighth Region championship game.

    If you lifted your hand, you are most likely A) lying or B) mad.

    Answer B is OK since this is Madness. March Madness that is.

  • Penny priceless as Bearcats stun...

    NEW CASTLE – No one gave Anderson County chance Monday night.

    No one, that is, but the guys who suited up in the red uniforms when the Bearcats took on Oldham County in the Eighth Region semifinal.