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Today's Sports

  • 1,000th basketball victory shows...

    On Jan. 24, Scott County boys’ basketball coach Billy Hicks logged his 1,000th win, making him the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association coach in Kentucky history to reach this mark.

    Why is it important to celebrate Coach Hicks’ milestone? Moreover, why is sports history important?

  • Lady Bearcats handle Walton-...

    WALTON -- Less than 24 hours after beating Woodford County by 34 points, the Anderson County girls’ basketball traveled up to Walton-Verona and picked up a big win against a fellow 8th Regional opponent, beating Walton-Verona 65-47.

    The win moves Anderson to 22-6 on the season and extends their win streak to six, all of which have come by double digits.

    “I think we’re doing the right things and we’re doing what we need to do in practice to get better and get ready for the postseason,” Jaclynn Ruble said after the game.

  • Lady Bearcats cruise to fifth...

    With many fans in the stands because of Homecoming Night and Legacy Night, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team dominated another opponent, beating Woodford County 63-29.

    The win extends Anderson’s five game winning streak by at least 30 points to five, which is tied for the longest Lady Bearcat streak since the KHSAA kept track of box scores on its website since 1998. The win moved the Lady Bearcats to 21-6 on the season with three games left.

  • Bearcats extend win streak at...

    OWENTON -- As the postseason gets closer, the Anderson County boys’ basketball is starting to play its best basketball of the season, as they got another win on Thursday night by beating Owen County 55-34.

    The victory is the third largest win of the season for the Bearcats who are now on a three-game win streak, which is tied for the longest of the season. The 34 points Owen scored is the lowest point total an opponent has scored on Anderson all season.

  • Lady Bearcats keep composure to...

    In what was a chippy game that featured many foul calls on, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team used a big second half to get their 20th win of the season and beat Ballard 72-36.

    The Lady Bearcats shot 45 free throws in the game, making 29 of them en route to the 36-point victory. Both team reached their foul limit in the second half easily, with Ballard hitting their limit before the end of the third quarter. 

  • Anderson wrestlers capture pair...

    LEXINGTON -- Before last Saturday’s inaugural Kentucky Girls Wrestling State Championships, there had never been a girl state champion in the history of Kentucky high school wrestling.

    Then at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Anderson County’s Trinity Gottler pinned her opponent less than a minute into the 160-pound final match, becoming the first high school girl wrestler in Kentucky to win an individual state championship.

  • Cornish commits to EKU

    The next time that former Bearcat linebacker Colton Cornish suits up for a regular season football game, he will do so in a stadium that seats roughly 20,000 fans.

    On Saturday afternoon, Cornish announced his commitment to the Eastern Kentucky Colonel football team, an NCAA division one program, on Twitter. Cornish will be a preferred walk-on at EKU and will be the seventh former Bearcat since 2005 to play at a division one school.

  • Patience pays off for Bearcats

    VERSAILLES -- Between Jan. 26-31, the Anderson County boys’ basketball team had two of its games canceled due to weather, which at the time was unfortunate since the players wanted to play.

    Fast-forward to Feb. 2 and that extra time off from games proved to be a benefit for the Bearcats, as it helped them pull off a big 54-47 win at Woodford County.

  • Coming home at last

    By Chris Leach

    Sports Editor

    The last time the Anderson County girls’ basketball team played a string of home games, the Lady Bearcats were only nine games into their season and Christmas was still 10 days away.

    Since then Anderson has played 15 of its last 16 games on the road, going 12-4 during that span. With only five games left of the regular season, the Lady Bearcats will now return to a venue that’s familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, that is their home gymnasium.

  • 6th grade Mustangs win...

    NICHOLASVILLE -- Better late than never, as they always say.

    That saying applied to the Anderson County Middle School 6th grade boys basketball team on Monday night, as they showed up 10 minutes before tipoff only to crush Lincoln County 42-21 to win the Salt River Conference Championship.

    “Our A.D. forgot to call the bus garage to get a bus so we showed up right at 5:30, had 10 minutes to warm-up,” Mustang head coach Wayne Wilder said after the game.