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Today's Sports

  • 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”.

  • Lady Bearcats fall to Lincoln...

    STANFORD -- The Anderson County girls basketball team’s first game in Kentucky since the Cactus Jam tournament did not go as hoped for the Lady Bearcats, as they fell to the Lincoln County Lady Patriots 60-50.

    “It’s not all doom and gloom but there’s certainly a lot of things that we got to fix,” Anderson County head coach Clay Birdwhistell said after the loss.

  • McKee's big shot lifts...

    The Anderson County Boys basketball team kicked 2019 in dramatic fashion as they defeated Shelby County in the final seconds of overtime 56-53.

    Zariahn McKee was the hero for the Bearcats as he knocked down his fourth three-pointer of the evening with only a few seconds remaining in overtime. Shelby County had a second of clock left to work with and they were unable to score at the buzzer

  • Still giving and coaching after...

    (Editor’s note: As his tenure with The Anderson News draws to a close, sports editor John Herndon talks with three Anderson County High School coaches who were on the sidelines his first year writing for The News and are still around in his final year. The last two weeks, he has talked with football coach Sam Harp and basketball coach Glen Drury. This week, it is Jimmy Young, who was coaching at Western High in 1985 and is still an assistant basketball coach at Anderson County today.)

  • 2018: A year of sports...

    There were plenty of highs and lows in Anderson County sports during 2018. Looking back on the year that just ended, there were several stories that stood out above all other sports stories in Anderson County.

    In compiling this list, the top story stands out simply because of the number of people affected both on and off the basketball court.

  • Lady Bearcats take Cactus Jam...

    It might have been fitting for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team to meet basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton while in Phoenix for the Cactus Jam Phoenix Basketball Classic last week.

    Like Walton’s great UCLA teams, the Lady Bearcats left little doubt of their superiority in the “Jam” division of the tournament, held at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

    Anderson won its three games by a total of 68 points to bring home the championship. Anderson players Sophie Smith and Jaclynn Ruble were named to the All-Tournament team.