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Today's Sports

  • See-saw first week for Lady Cats

    Anderson County saw where it is and what needs to be done to get where it can be in the first week of the girls’ high school basketball season.

    The Lady Bearcats can be very good, as shown in a 64-46 win at Thomas Nelson Tuesday night, saw just how big the gap they want to bridge to become elite when Louisville Mercy routed the Lady Bearcats, 75-35, the following night.

  • Peach disappointed with season...

    Short post-season runs have not been common at Anderson County in the Mark Peach era.

    “It’s always a big adjustment,” Peach said recently as he reflected on a season that ended in the first round of the state playoffs. Bullitt Central claimed an overtime win over the Bearcats to send the Bearcats to an early exit with a 4-7 record.

  • Anderson swimmers solid at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim team had a solid showing despite low numbers in a meet at the Shelby County Family Activity Center last Wednesday.

    A team already low on numbers, the Swim Cats went into the meet more short-handed with several swimmers out due to sickness.

    Other Anderson swimmers were just recovering from sickness. “They still stepped up and tried their hardest in their relays,” said Anderson coach Karla Phillips, who added that several of her swimmers opted to scratch their individual events due to exhaustion.

  • Drury leads Mat Mustangs at...

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held on Nov. 19.

    “This team has turned out more solid than expected,” said first-year coach Dan Knight. “Everyone will continue to improve and we have a lot to look forward to.”

  • Swim Cats have strong start

    The Anderson County High School swim team dove into the 2016-17 season in a big way when the Bearcats had a strong finish in the Autumn Classic Invitational, held at the Shelby County Family Activities Center on Nov. 19.

    The Anderson girls placed fifth in the meet while the boys came in sixth. In the combined standings, Anderson finished fifth.

    “I am so impressed with my swimmers,” Anderson coach Karla Phillips said. “They did wonderfully at this meet and truly set the bar high for each meet after this one.”

  • Still close to his roots

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- It only takes one glance to see that playing football for Northwestern University has changed Chris Fitzpatrick.

    His shoulders are much broader than they were when he last put on the shoulder pads for Anderson County’s trip to the state championship game five years ago this week. His jaw seems to have squared and his waist looks a bit smaller.

    Fitzpatrick chuckles at the assessment. “I was 6-(foot)-1 and weighed 215 in high school. I am about 240 now,” he says. “I shed some weight and put some muscle back on.”

  • Cat Madness raises curtain on...
  • Swim Cats seek to emerge with...

    The struggle is always there for Anderson County High School swimming but the first major hurdle seems to be more and more surmountable.

    “We are inching closer and closer to that first state cut and I am confident that we are getting close,” says Anderson’s fifth-year coach Karla Phillips.

  • Friends before foes

    They’ve always been teammates.

    As long as they’d been playing competitive basketball it was always Anderson County’s Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee.

    Or Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    Cann and McKee. McKee and Cann. It was almost impossible to mention one without the other back when they were leading to three Eighth Region championships in five years. They played six games in Diddle Arena, advancing to the state Final Four in 2013. In those six Sweet 16 games, Cann scored 98 points, McKee tallied 96.

  • Rams targeting a title

    Fresh off some big tournament performances a year ago, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team has its sights set on something bigger this winter.

    “This team has the potential to be better than last year’s team,” says CAL coach Cory Robinson, who is also thinking of the state championship. “It will be tough but we have the potential to win it.”

    Most of the ingredients have been around for a while and Robinson says the onus is on the Rams to finish the job they almost took last year.