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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Bearcats roll past Walton-Verona...

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

    The Bearcats 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.

    Anderson, now 17-13, moves on to play Oldham County in the regional semifinal round Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Wasn’t that fun?

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    If you have to ask what I am talking about, shame on you. Everyone else Anderson County was at the high school last week.

    Or it seemed that way.

    Sitting next to the scorer’s table during Anderson County’s wins over Collins for the district championships Friday night, all I could say was, “Wow! Just wow!”

    My hat is off to you, Bearcat Den.

    “That was fabulous,” Anderson senior Dillon Harper said. “The student section was all the way up to the wall.”

  • Little goes right for Lady...

    SHELBYVILLE – There is a reason it is called madness, this one-and-done designed to determine a state champion.

    Anderson County saw the cruel reality Monday night as Walton-Verona defeated the Lady Bearcats 64-47 in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at Shelby County High School. Anderson, which turned in one of its coldest shooting nights of the season, finished at 22-10.

    Walton-Verona, now 24-8, moves on to play Trimble County, a winner over Gallatin County, in the regional semifinals Friday.

  • Bearcats look to make noise in...

    Conventional wisdom says Anderson County got a good draw when the pairings for the Eighth Region Tournament were announced Sunday afternoon.

    The Bearcats, on the strength of winning their first district championship since 2009, are set to play 32nd District runner-up Walton-Verona in the tournament’s final first round game Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

    As it has been since 1963, the tournament will be held at Henry County High School.