Today's Sports

  • Cats’ rousing rally falls short...

    HARRODSBURG – John Paul Garmon’s shot looked true as it arched toward the basket from the left wing.

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team had staged a rousing comeback, nearly erasing a 15-point deficit at Mercer County on Saturday night. Trailing 36-21 early in the third quarter and 67-57 with just 1:37 to play, the Bearcats had seized momentum and trailed 68-63 with 40 seconds left.

    Garmon’s shot dropped into the rim, appearing for a split-second to be going all the way through the hoop before it somehow rattled and popped out.

  • Rams could be ‘Hoosiers’ next...

    There’s a scene in that hoops classic, “Hoosiers,” where the Hickory Huskers walk into Butler Fieldhouse for the first time. They would be playing their in the Indiana high school state tournament and the country boys were standing in awe of what was then considered the showplace of Hoosier hoops.


    In the world of high school basketball, a game on Jan. 21 rarely carries a make-or-break status.

    But when the Shelby County girls’ team visits Anderson County on Wednesday night, the stakes could not be higher until the post season.

    Tipoff is at approximately 7:45 p.m. The freshman and junior varsity teams will play in preliminary games.

  • Reds Caravan in area

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will also stop in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.


    SIU-Edwardsville 62, Morehead State 61

    Morehead State squandered a 14-point second-half lead as SIU-Edwardsville claimed an Ohio Valley Conference road win last Thursday. The final score was SIU-Edwardsville’s only lead of the game. Anderson County resident Eriel McKee continued her stellar play for Morehead State, leading the Eagles with 17 points and 13 rebounds. It was her fifth double-double of the year.

    Morehead State 67, Eastern Illinois 62

  • Swim Cats strong at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim teams placed third in a seven-team meet held at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville last Wednesday night.

    The Swim Cats trailed by Collins and Shelby County in both the boys’ and girls’ standings. Other teams in the meet were East Jessamine, West Jessamine, Spencer County and St. Francis of Louisville.

    Eighth-grader Carley Duncan had a big night, placing fourth in the 50-yard freesyle and swimming a personal best of 30.45. She also placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Western Hills, Spencer to test...

    It’s basketball Homecoming Week for Anderson County as the Bearcats host Western Hills Friday night, but the game of the week is set for next Tuesday night.

    Spencer County will be coming to town for a showdown with major post-season ramifications.

    “If we win that game, we are the two,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said of the 30th District Tournament seedings.

  • Backyard bird watching can be an...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Halfway to Madness

    It seems like only a week or two ago that I was contacting Anderson County basketball coaches Glen Drury and Clay Birdwhistell about getting together to talk about the upcoming seasons.

    Last week, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats passed the halfway point in their campaigns.  It’s been six weeks since the first games and six weeks from this past Monday or Tuesday, the 30th District Tournament will be getting under way at Spencer County High School.


    It was just another chapter in the long history of one of Kentucky’s best high school basketball rivalries.

    Here’s what Anderson County’s 74-65 win over Shelby County produced last Friday night in Lawrenceburg:

    Four technical fouls.

    Five players finishing their night’s work early after fouling out and 34 total fouls with 66 free throws.

    Two of the state’s most respected coaches flailing their arms and questioning a load of officials’ decisions before sharing a long embrace at the game’s end.