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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats open regional play...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team opens Eighth Region play Thursday night against 31st District runner-up Eminence. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Henry County High School.

    The contest is the first of the lower bracket quarterfinals. Walton-Verona plays South Oldham in the other lower bracket game. Wednesday's games see Gallatin County playing Williamstown followed by Oldham County and Collins.

  • Bearcat ‘gamers’ claim second...

    SHELBYVILLE – He had actually been reflecting on Anderson County’s district semifinal win, but Bryan Hyatt was also prophetic.

    “I don’t know that we have ever had so many gamers on one team,” Hyatt had said last Wednesday. “When the big lights are on, they are ready.”

  • Lady Cats continue legacy with...

    SHELBYVILLE – There were times when it looked like Anderson County was just trying to make things interesting in the girls’ 30th District basketball tournament final last Friday.

    As it turned out, the Lady Bearcats earned their second consecutive district championship and their eighth in nine years with a workmanlike 60-46 win over Spencer County at Collins High School.

  • Girls' regional draw sets...

    Anderson County and Simon Kenton, the schools which have dominated the girls' Eighth Region over the last decade, could be headed for a semi-final showdown after the pairings for the regional tournament were announced Saturday morning. The tournament gets underway Monday, Feb. 27 at Oldham County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats look to...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be trying to defend their titles Friday night in the 30th District Tournament finals at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The Anderson girls will be playing Spencer County at 6 p.m. while the Bearcat boys will be playing the host school at 7:30. Both the district winners and runner-up advance to the regional tournament, which opens next week.

  • Bearcats rally to defeat pesky...

    Anderson County’s 59-50 win over visiting Western Hills last Wednesday night might be one of those basketball games that one sees through his own perspective.

    To some, a victory over a program that has beaten Anderson just once in the last 25 years is not something that would get a fan worked up. A victory that was not sealed until the fourth quarter might be more of a head-scratcher than one to offer great encouragement going into the post-season.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury didn’t see it that way.

  • Lafayette, Campbellsville latest...

    Sammy Rogers had already gone through her Senior Night, but had another big outing on the night she officially said her home court goodbye.

    Rogers scored 19 points, pulled in three rebounds and recorded three steals and three blocked shots as Anderson County romped past visiting Lafayette, 60-35, last Thursday night.

    “I was happy to see Sam get going,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “We know that she can go long stretches of being really hot, and I think we saw glimpses of her starting that again.”

  • Anderson County girls romp at...

    CRESTWOOD – It was quickly apparent that it was going to be Lauren Boblitt’s night.

    Anderson County’s second possession of its 57-31 romp at South Oldham ended with the sophomore center launching a three-point attempt from the right wing.

    Swish!

    It put Anderson up 3-0. The Lady Bearcats would never be on the short end of the score the rest of the night.

    The Lady Bearcats’ next trip ended when Jaclynn Ruble, Boblitt’s classmate who had a big night of her own, slipped a pass to Boblitt for a layup.

  • Let the madness begin

    Trying to state just how big tonight’s 30th District basketball semifinal is without overstating the case is almost impossible.

    The Anderson County boys take on Spencer County in what promises to be one of those get togethers that could produce additional business for the neighborhood cardiologist. The Bearcats and Bears tip it off at approximately 7:30 p.m at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The Spencer and Collins girls play the first game at 6 but most eyes will be on a rematch of last year’s boys’ opener.

  • Bearcats escape upset bid

    Everything seemed to be under control for Anderson County last Friday night.

    Cobe Penny had just buried a three-pointer that put the Bearcats up on Franklin County 34-18 midway through the second quarter and the largest home crowd of the season was ready bask a monumental rout of the neighboring Flyers.

    But Anderson coach Glen Drury leapt from his chair, demonstratively signaling for a timeout. Before Drury could say anything, his top assistant, Bryan Hyatt, was yelling, “You have quit guarding!”