Today's Sports

  • Herndon honored by Ky. Press...

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored by the Kentucky Press Association at the annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers awards banquet, held Thursday in Lexington.

    Herndon received three first place and three second place awards in the competition, which was judged by members of the Illinois and Minnesota press associations.

    The Anderson News competes in the Weekly, Class 3 division, the largest weekly papers in Kentucky.

  • Bearcat Den rises in support of...

    By Aaron Steele, Student columnist

    Many things are questionable. One thing that isn’t, is the passion and spirit that students have for their school at Anderson County High School. Most recently, this has been displayed at basketball games.

    Friday night, Anderson’s student section, known as The Bearcat Den, had the largest turnout in years, perhaps in school history. “I’ve been here 11 years, and I’ve never seen it anything like this,” said math teacher and assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook.

  • Boys' Eighth Region...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team will play Walton-Verona in the final first round game of the Eighth Region Tournament, Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson, the 30th District winner, has not played Walton-Verona, the 32nd District runner-up this year. Anderson, at 16-13, will be considered the favorite, but Walton-Verona, 18-10, does have two wins over Gallatin County, a team that defeated Anderson in January.


    It might be the biggest cliché in sports these days, but Anderson County simply refused to lose Friday night.

    Before an overflow crowd that was undoubtedly the largest to see a high school basketball game in Lawrenceburg in over a decade, the Bearcats weathered everything Collins could throw at them to claim their first 30th District championship in seven years with a 62-53 victory.


    Anderson County was not going to let this trophy slip away. Kaci Currens and Sammy Rogers made sure of that.

    Locked in a battle with a Collins team that apparently did not know Friday’s 30th District Tournament championship game was supposed to be a coronation, a mere formality, the Lady Bearcats turned to their high-scoring duo to make things right.

    After Collins’ Hannah Renfro hit two free throws to pull the Lady Titans within 47-44 with 5:48 to play, it was time for Currens and Rogers to do their thing.


    It took Anderson County a few minutes – a very few – to start clicking, but when the Lady Bearcats did, they were more like a time bomb ready to explode last Tuesday night.

    Anderson romped past Spencer County, 58-25, in the 30th District Tournament opener to advance to the district final for the 11th consecutive year.

    Miss Basketball nominee Kaci Currens led Anderson with 19 points, while all-region performer Sammy Rogers added 13 points and 9 rebounds. Eight different Lady Bearcats marked the scorebook, but the Anderson defense was the story.


    You know it’s your night when your half-court shot is an afterthought.

    That’s how it was for Anderson County’s John Paul Garmon last Tuesday. His buzzer-beating jump shot lifted Anderson to a 68-66 win over Spencer County in overtime in the first round of the boys’ 30th District basketball tournament.

    Garmon simply did what the Bearcats have practiced many times.

    “(Coach Glen Drury) always tells us if there is not much time left, get the ball and go as far as you can and shoot.”

  • Girls' Eighth Region...

    Girls' Eighth Region Tournament Pairings

    All games at Shelby County High School

    First round, Monday, Feb. 29

    Trimble County vs. Gallatin County, 6:30 p.m.

    Anderson County vs. Walton-Verona, 8 p.m.

    First round, Tuesday, March 1

    Owen County vs. Oldham County, 6:30 p.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. Collins, 8 p.m.

    Semifinals, Friday, March 4

    Upper bracket, 6:30 p.m.

    Lower bracket, 8 p.m.

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  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats to face...

    The Anderson County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will be hosting Collins in the championship games of the 30th District Tournament Friday night.

    The championship games were set Wednesday when Collins swept Shelby County to advance. Anderson had swept Spencer County on Tuesday.

    The girls' final is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 p.m. as Anderson looks to regain the district title after a one-year absence. Anderson had won six straight district crowns before losing to Shelby in the finals last year.