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Today's Sports

  • Having fun with God First Soccer
  • Difficult December can yield...

    Things didn’t go exactly as planned for Anderson County basketball last Friday night.

    That’s a major league understatement.

    With about four minutes to play, Anderson’s Cobe Penny drove to the basket, flipped in a runner, then converted a three-point play. The scoreboard showed that Woodford County still led the Bearcats, 44-40, but the Anderson student section was getting rowdier, the Bearcats had a bit more energy and it looked like that decisive run to change the outcome was about to get underway.

  • NO FEAST FOR BEARCATS IN OPENER

    It was the first day of December but Anderson County was not feasting on a holiday diet to open the Christmas or boys’ basketball seasons.

    Woodford County was more like tough steak and spinach Friday night, controlling the Bearcats almost from the outset to post a 58-48 win, spoiling the Bearcats’ opener. Woodford, which had already played two games, remained unbeaten at 3-0.

  • Anderson swimmers looking for...

    It has been a year of change for the Anderson County High School swim team but the Swim Cats keep striving for some strong showings in the 2017-18 season.

    The Bearcats have only 11 swimmers -- six boys and five girls -- which puts them at a major disadvantage in team scoring. Those numbers do not allow Anderson to field complete teams to compete in every event, but Anderson does have some solid swimmers who could make a push for regional honors and possible berths in the state swim meet.

  • No moral victories for Lady Cats

    One could look at Anderson County’s effort in a 67-58 loss to powerful Louisville Mercy last Thursday and get a good feeling about the Lady Bearcats and their potential.

    After all, the Lady Bearcats suited up only two players with significant experience and rely heavily on freshmen and eighth-graders. But there they were, a young group of lady Bearcats who had pulled within 52-49 when Jaclynn Ruble buried a three-pointer with 4:34 to play.

  • Anderson archers win qualifer...

    Two Anderson County archery teams took first place in their respective divisions as they competed in their first state qualifier tournaments Saturday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    The Anderson County Middle School team and the Robert B. Turner Elementary School team took first place in the competition.

    In addition, the Bryce Foster took first place in the boys’ middle school division while teammate Michael Bishop placed fifth.

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  • Long-awaited hoops season is...

    It’s here.

    That season Anderson County basketball fans have been pointing to for the better part of the last five years is finally upon us.

    When the current Bearcat seniors came together in middle school, maybe even before, those who watched them knew they had the potential to become only the fifth Anderson team in history to navigate the minefield called March Madness and make Kentucky’s Sweet 16.

    That trip really is that special.

    Every year, most teams have that same goal of playing its final game on the Rupp Arena floor.

  • Bearcats to embark on rugged...

    When Anderson County hosts Woodford County to open the season on Dec. 1, it is likely to be one of the few games the Bearcats will be solid favorites in 2017-18.

    Bearcat coach Glen Drury has put together what he calls “one of the toughest schedules we have ever had.”

  • Ideal conditions exist for...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Willdlife Resources

    The outlook for the waterfowl hunting seasons looks as promising as any seasons in recent memory.

    “It is shaping up to be a phenomenal year,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We are still at all-time highs for duck numbers with as many breeding ducks as we’ve ever had. It’s been that way for a couple of years now.”