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Today's Sports

  • Big win at Shelby County keeps...

    After coming off a disappointing loss to Bardstown, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team rebounded in a big way on Tuesday night by beating Shelby County 60-15.

    Anderson County grabbed a big lead early, leading 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Bearcats forced eight turnovers off the Lady Rockets to begin the game, and seven of those forced turnovers were steals.

  • Bearcats drop to .500 with loss...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team dropped its second consecutive game of the week with Friday night’s 48-60 loss to Somerset.

    The loss drops the Bearcats to 8-8 on the season. The Bearcats got down big early before making a second half run that was not big enough to overcome Somerset’s big first half lead.

  • Lady Bearcats get back on track...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- The Anderson County girls’ basketball team kept their perfect district record intact on Thursday night as they went down to Spencer County and defeated the Lady Bears 52-32.

    The Lady Bearcats now sit at 4-0 in district play and 14-4 on the season.

    “It was like a tale of two cities, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” head coach Clay Birdwhistell said after the game. “I felt after the first quarter we really settled in defensively and I was really proud of the girls.”

  • Girls look to bounce back at...

    After coming off a 60-50 loss to Lincoln County, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team will look to right the ship against fellow district opponent Spencer County on Thursday.

    This will be the second time this season that the Lady Bearcats face off against the Lady Bears, as Anderson County beat Spencer County 70-35 back on Dec. 8.

  • From factory worker to fitness...

    Whitney Coots has been hunting and fishing her entire life, and just two years ago decided to try bowfishing as a new hobby.

    Now she is a model for Bikini Bowfishing and is featured on the company’s 2019 calendar that has been spread all over the world.

    Coots’ modeling career took off in the summer of 2017 when she and her son, Braxton Bostic, went on a bowfishing trip to Taylorsville Lake. Bostic was getting close to graduating from high school and Coots wanted to enjoy some time with her son before Bostic officially became a grown-up.

  • Anderson County's fourth...

     The Anderson County boys’ basketball team made a valiant comeback in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game against Casey County, but the comeback fell short as the Bearcats lost to the Rebels 55-51.

    Anderson County trailed for the entire game, part of it by double digits. With 3:43 left in the game the Rebels’ lead was 10 and they seemed to have the win all but locked up.

  • Busy schedule catches up to Lady...

    The holiday break is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation for Anderson County High School students, but that was not the case for the Lady Bearcat basketball team.

    In a span of two weeks, the Lady Bearcats played in seven games in two separate tournaments, traveled back-and-forth from Lawrenceburg to Phoenix, Arizona for one of those tournaments and resumed school after a 14-day holiday break filled with mostly basketball activities.

  • Bearcats show strides in...

    The name of the game in basketball is to continuously improve so a team’s best product is on the court during the postseason.

    For the Anderson County boys’ basketball team, they have shown big improvements from the beginning of the season, with the recent win over district rival Shelby County last Friday night being the biggest piece of evidence.

    “It was a game that we found a way to lose in December and tonight (Friday) we found a way to win,” head coach Bryan Hyatt said after the 56-53 win over Shelby County.

  • You have set the bar high,...

    I know the last couple of columns from the beloved John Herndon have been emotional, so I’ll try to keep this one easy.

    But boy, you folks of Anderson County sure have impressed me in my first week at The Anderson News.

    I’m from Arizona, where counties really aren’t a thing and the hospitality is not as good as the South. You hear how good Southern hospitality is, but you don’t really get a taste of it in the desert expect the stuff you see in movies.

  • Mayor, judge-executive declare...

    January 4 will always be known as “John Herndon Day” for the residents of Lawrenceburg.

    Before Friday’s Anderson County boys’ basketball game in Lawrenceburg, former sports editor for The Anderson News John Herndon was honored by Mayor Troy Young and County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton among the boys’ basketball team and fans for his 34 of work as a journalist.

    Gritton read a long proclamation about Herndon’s work, and at the end of the speech declared Jan. 4th as “John Herndon Day”.