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Today's Sports

  • Oldham erupts in fourth quarter...

    By Elliott Pratt, Landmark News Service

    BUCKNER – Oldham County put together a 30-point fourth quarter and senior Clayton Wirth led with 16 points as the Colonels defeated Anderson County 79-53 last Tuesday.

    The Colonels shot 59 percent from the field and 42 percent from three-point range to move to 3-0 on the year. Anderson fell to 1-2.

    Jackson Gibson had 15 points and Ryan Heelan added 11 as Oldham was 9-of-21 from behind the arc.

  • Penny to play in Mexico

    Anderson County native C.J. Penny has been drafted to play professional basketball in the Chihuahua League in Mexico.

    Penny was drafted with the 14th pick in the first round as the result of tryouts held last week. Penny said Monday that he will not be sure of his team until later this week.

  • Mat Mustangs perfect at Boyle

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team continues to impress.

    The Mat Mustangs were perfect in six matches to claim tthe championship of the Boyle County Big Brother Duals, held Saturday.

    Anderson defeated perennial power Wayne County, 65-30, in the finals.

    “I can’t tell you how excited I am to coach this team,” said Anderson coach Jonathan Haddix. “These wrestlers are doing an incredible job.”

  • Mat Cats split in Boyle duals...

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team split four duals matches in the Boyle County tournament, held Saturday in Danville.

    Anderson’s Jordan Barber was perfect in his four matches at 120 pounds while Caleb Boyles, normally wrestling at 195 pounds, went down to defeat for the first itme this year.

    “Caleb lost his match against a highly rated heavyweight from Madison Southern,” Anderson coach John Griggs said. “Caleb moved up a weight class to wrestle this young man. He viewed it as a challenge.”

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  • District lead on line in Shelby...

    When Anderson County travels to Shelby County for Thursday night’s girls’ high school basketball game, there is little doubt that 30th District supremacy is at stake.

    For years, Shelby County ruled, claiming 15 straight titles before Anderson broke the string in 2009. That started Anderson’s own little string, taking six consecutive crowns before Shelby upended the Lady Bearcats in the district championship game.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Collins,...

    Anderson County made a huge statement last Tuesday, ripping Collins with an early punch, then delivering the knockout in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter.

    Sammy Rogers led the Lady Bearcats with 21 points while Kaci Currens added 18. Alorra Sims snagged 12 rebounds as Anderson dominated its district foe in every way possible.

    Anderson never trailed, using a 7-0 spurt to go up 10-2 in the first four minutes of the contest. Already solidly in command, the Lady Bearcats went on a 16-0 spree early in the fourth frame to go up 59-29.

  • Bearcats could get picture of...

    Anderson County might get a picture of where its boys’ basketball season is headed in the week before Christmas.

    The Bearcats have five games on the schedule, starting with a home matchup against Harrison County Saturday night, then four games in three days in the Twin Lakes Classic at Clinton County.

    All five games appear winnable. All five appear to have a chance of going the other way. Anderson, 1-2 going into Tuesday’s game against Danville, wants to go into the Christmas break on an uptick.

  • Foley, Beasley lead frosh past...

    By Allyson Moore

    Student contributor

    The Anderson County High School freshman Lady Bearcat basketball team defeated visiting Collins, 42-31 last Tuesday.

    Anderson outpointed Collins 16-6, for the early advantage.

    Despite losing the tip, Anderson scored first when Jenni Beasley earned two points for the Lady Bearcats. Although Anderson maintained a lead throughout the game, Collins was more aggressive than the Lady Bearcats. Anderson often left the lane open for the Titans to drive.

  • Christian Academy Rams battle...