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Today's Sports

  • An Early Winter Night’s Swim

    GEORGETOWN – Anderson County swimming turned in a solid performance in a four-team meet hosted by Scott County last Wednesday.

    The Swim Cats’ combined boys’ and girls’ team placed second behind the host school in the meet held at The Pavilion in Georgetown. Scott, with 433 points, was well ahead of Anderson’s 154. East Jessamine (116) finished third with West Jessamine coming in fourth at 103.

  • Few lures beat a tailspinner in...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts.

    The tailspinner is another old-time lure that still catches fish consistently, and one of the best winter lures for black bass.

  • Whooping cranes confirmed in...

    Wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of five federally protected whooping cranes in Hopkins County and sixth in Barren County. 

    In addition to these confirmed reports, whooping cranes have been seen in more than a dozen counties across Kentucky in the last two weeks, according to a news release.

    Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources caution hunters to be vigilant for the possibility of whooping cranes being present in areas being hunted.

  • Recent deer harvest
  • No junior varsity game for...

    Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no junior varsity game when the Anderson County boys' basketball team plays at East Jessamine tonight. The boys' varsity will play at 8 p.m. tonight.

    East Jessamine's girls' team is also at home, playing Thomas Nelson at 6 p.m.

  • Bearcats reloading for 2015

    At the risk of sounding like a cocky fan, I will use the unmentionable word when it comes to looking at what Anderson County football has to offer in 2015.

    “Reload.”

    We know the Bearcats lose some key players. A three-year starter at quarterback will be gone. so will the team’s top threat to make a play at any time.

    Some solid backs and linemen have taken the Anderson jersey off for the last time.

    But barring the unforeseen, Anderson should be good again next fall.

    Make that very good.

  • BASKETBALL: Stingy Bearcats tame...

    Austin Cummins scored 26 points and Dillon Harper added 22 to lead Anderson County to a resounding 71-41 win over visiting Garrard County to open the boys’ high school basketball season Monday night.

    But it was the Bearcat defense that put this one away early. Anderson outscored Garrard 23-1 over the last six minutes of the first quarter and added the first bucket of the second quarter to take a 27-6 lead. The only remaining mystery was the final margin.

  • Anderson wrestlers take the mat

    Once wrestling is pinned into one’s psyche, there is no turning back. It’s there for life.

    Such is the case with new Anderson County High School wrestling coach John Griggs.

    “I retired as a (high school) teacher four years ago,” Griggs said last week. “I coached wrestling one more year after I retired. I have been out of the sport for three years.

    “I tried some other things, but I decided I miss wrestling.”

  • SWIMMING: Optimistic Bearcats...

    The transformation of Anderson County High School swimming into a competitive force has been a long and tiresome process, but things are looking up for the Swim Cats as they embark on the 2014-15 season.

    There is strong hope that the program, which began in 2002, will finally cross the threshold of having someone qualify for a berth in the state meet. And, while numbers are not where they need to be for Anderson to have a big season, they are strong enough that the Bearcats can have two relay teams for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • Mustang Ellis to play in second...

    Anderson County Middle School student Jonathan Ellis has been selected to play for Team Kentucky in the Football University Youth All-American Bowl, set to begin on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Team Kentucky will play Western North Carolina at McCracken County High School in Paducah.

    The teams competing in the tournament are pointing to the finals to be held in Naples, Fla.

    Ellis, an eighth-grader, played for Team Kentucky last year in the FBU tournament.