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Today's Sports

  • The Cann-do attitude

    LEXINGTON – Makenzie Cann is ready.

    Ready to shoot 3-pointers. Ready to pass. Ready to rebound.

    She’s even ready to play defense.

    She’s ready and willing to do anything to get back on the basketball court for the Kentucky Wildcats’ women’s basketball team.

    That moment comes Thursday, Nov. 3 when the Wildcats take on Union University of Tennessee in an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

  • UK Women single game, NCAA...

    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will play an 18-game home schedule this season and although season tickets are still available, fans can purchase single-game tickets through ticketmaster.com.

    Although lower level chairbacks are sold out again this season, upper level chairback, lower level bleachers and general admission upper level bleachers are all available for $65 per seat. Purchasing season tickets offers the best option and price savings for fans.

  • Back by popular demand: Bearcat...

    Expectations are high for Anderson County basketball in 2016-17. The Bearcats are tabbed by many as the team to beat in the Eighth Region after a run to the regional championship game last March.

    Veteran coach Glen Drury, who won his 500th career game last year, and Bearcat fans are itching for a Sweet 16 trip in March.

    The Lady Bearcats are also considered one of the top teams in the Eighth.

    You can get a glimpse of the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at Cat Madness on Nov. 19.

  • Mustangs place high in state XC...

    Jordan McHugh and Mason Pierce, of the Anderson County Middle School cross country team, had a good day at the middle school state meet at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park on Oct. 22.

    Both runners turned in personal bests in the 4K race.

    McHugh finished sixth in the event with a 14:15 time while Pierce turned in a 14:35 for 13th place. The meet drew 540 runners from around the state.

  • Anderson runners qualify for...

    Anderson County cross country runners Elle Buser and Abram Gettlefinger both qualified for the state Class AAA meet. Both ran strong races in the Region 6 meet, held at Danville.

    Buser finished seventh overall in the regional race, turning in her best time of the year in the 5K race. Buser, a junior, ran a 21:40.71 and was the second individual qualifier.

  • Bearcats open playoffs hosting...

    Anderson County will be heading into the state Class 5A football playoffs with a losing record for the first time in the tenure of Bearcat coach Mark Peach, but Peach is upbeat about his team’s chcances.

    The Bearcats, 4-6 on the year, enter the playoffs with a losing record for the first time since the 2002 season, three years before Peach returned home.

    A year ago, the Bearcats went 5-5 but were the No. 3 seed in Class 5A, District 6. They lost to Covington Catholic in the first round.

  • Harp returning to Anderson as an...

    A Kentucky football coaching legend who led Anderson County High School during one of the best periods in its history is returning to the Bearcats.

    The Anderson News has confirmed that former Anderson County coach Sam Harp will be returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach when the season ends for his current team.

    A Tennessee newspaper reported Saturday that Harp is returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach.

  • Collins turns 6 Anderson...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Collins made Anderson County pay for its mistakes as the Titans rolled to a 41-21 win in high school football action Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Anderson turned the ball over six times -- four interceptions and two fumbles with Collins scoring 24 points off Bearcat turnovers.  

    Anderson was also penalized 12 times for 171 yards.

  • Eagles turn inches into 99 yards...

    Inches were all that were separating Anderson County from tying Madison Southern Friday night as the teams battled for the Class 5A, District 6 high school football championship.

    The Bearcats had driven inside Madison Southern’s one-yard line with just under seven minutes to play. They had one more chance on fourth-and-goal.

  • No one should fear for safety...

    I thought I had seen or heard of everything in more than three decades of writing about high school sports.

    I’d seen things I wish I hadn’t such as a parent and coach in each other’s face after a game. I’d seen coach and player so animated after a game that, even though the incident did not involve a team I was covering at the time, I pulled out my camera in case something did explode.

    Thankfully, it didn’t.