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Today's Sports

  • 'Attack mode’ is when...

    In the Anderson County boys’ basketball team’s two games the week of Jan. 7-11, slow starts plagued the chances of the game ending in a Bearcat win, and ultimately wound up being a deciding factor in both of the Bearcats’ loses.

    On Jan. 8 against Casey County, Anderson County only scored two points in the first quarter and trailed the entire game en route to a four-point loss.

  • Shooting weapon for Lady...

    Anyone who’s watched the Anderson County girls’ basketball team play this year knows the team is full of sharpshooters.

    The Lady Bearcats have made at least eight threes in the 19 games before their game at Shelby County on Jan. 15. The most threes they’ve made in a game this season is 15, which was one of the seven times they knocked down double-digit threes in a game before their game at Shelby County.

  • Senior Bearcats get one last game

    For a lot of Kentucky high school football players in their senior season, their career ultimately ends with a heartbreaking loss at some point in the postseason.

    Only a select few are lucky enough to wind up on state championship teams and end their senior season on top of the mountain. All of the other seniors on losing teams are forced to go home without achieving the accomplishment they set out to do in their final year of high school football.

  • Harming Harmon’s future

    **Update** Harmon has joined Belle Vista College Prep's basketball team, which is based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Harmon will play with the team on the weekends while remaining enrolled at Marshall County High School, unaffecting his KHSAA eligibility.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) does many good things for high school athletes in Kentucky, such as providing them with a platform to compete with the best all across the state.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.