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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats make college picks
  • Keeping those baskets A-Cummins

    Some nights, the basketball goal seems to be as wide as a four-lane highway.

    Austin Cummins had a pair of nights when that hoop seemed to be like an ocean. He could not miss.

    Anderson County’s senior guard blitzed the nets for 51 points – his own school record that had just stood since Dec. 4 – last Tuesday against visiting George Rogers Clark. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, it was not enough as Clark, one of the 10th Region contenders, held off the Bearcats, 82-76 in overtime.

  • What if?

    It would have been normal for any Anderson County basketball fan to wonder, “What if?” as George Rogers Clark was outlasting the Bearcats, 82-76, in overtime last Tuesday.

    While Anderson County’s Austin Cummins was blistering the nets for a school-record 51 points, his middle school teammate, Damion King, was pouring in 34 for Clark.

    With King and Cummins in the Anderson County Middle School backcourt, Anderson County fans could only look to the future and see a return to to the Sweet 16 for the Bearcat program.

  • Grand Jury Indictments, Feb. 4,...

    The following people were indicted recently by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents on file at the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.

    Johnathan D. Hall, 34, of 506 West Ashland Ave., Lawrenceburg and Kevin M. Sheehan, 33, of 609 Cambridge St., Louisville were indicted for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.

    The charges stem from indicents dating back to March, 2014.

  • Preparing your bow for the...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Archery hunters in Kentucky enjoy a generous deer season that opens in late summer and spans more than four months.

    When it closed earlier this week, hunters had pushed the overall harvest past 130,000 for the third consecutive season and to Kentucky’s second-highest harvest total on record.

    Archers played a big role in the success, arrowing more than 18,000 whitetails, and may be left wondering what to do next.

  • Wrestlers solid in Danville Duals

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team turned in a good day at the Danville Duals on Saturday, going 3-2 on the day despite having only eight wrestlers competing. “We were forfeiting six weight classes and competed against some teams fielding complete teams,” said Anderson coach John Griggs.

    Jordan Barber (106 pounds), Austin Phillips (152) and Isaac Mason (285) won all five of their bouts.

    Tanner Kirkpatrick, R.J. Boies and Caleb Boyles all went 4-1 on the day. Caleb Gettlefinger and Andrew Lykens also competed and won bouts.

  • Lady Bearcats take on one of...

    Anderson County will see how it stacks up against one of the state's top teams Thursday when the Lady Bearcats travel to Louisville Mercy.

    A year ago, Anderson routed the Missiles, 70-50, but this season, Mercy is the one looking to make some statewide noise. In Monday's Rating the State, appearing in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mercy was ranked No. 20 in the state and No. 2 in Louisville's Sixth Region.

    “Mercy is physical and one of the best teams in the state,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

  • Flat Bearcats climb past Valley...

    Anderson County overcame a bit of an emotional valley Saturday night to romp past Louisville Valley, 69-43,  in boys' high school basketball action.

    Austin Cummins led Anderson with 22 points while Dillon Harper and John Paul Garmon scored 16 and 13 respectively as the Bearcats won their fourth straight game.

    Valley, one of the weaker teams in Louisville, suprisingly led, 14-12, at the end of the first quarter.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: McKee...

    Anderson County High School graduate Eriel McKee scored 12 points and pulled in a whopping 16 rebounds as host Morehead State romped past Eastern Kentucky Saturday. McKee recorded the seventh double-double of her freshman season as the Eagles improved to 10-12 and 6-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. McKee also had three assists and three steals as Morehead broke a five-game losing streak to Eastern.


    Morehead State 64, Tennessee Tech 54

  • Freshman Bearcats runner-up in...

    The Anderson County boys' freshman basketball team finished second in the 30th District Freshman Tournament, held Jan. 24 at Spencer County High School.

    It was the first time in at least 25 years that members of the 30th District had gotten together for a boys' freshman tourney.

    Anderson whipped Shelby County, 48-26, in the first game as Christian Gritton scored 15 points followed by Dylan Pittman with 11.