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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats rally from 17 down, get...

    For a while, it looked like Anderson County had been left at the starting gate Saturday night.

    The Bearcats faced a 17-point second-quarter deficit at Harrison County and could have been at a crossroads only seven games into the 2018-19 season. Somehow, the Bearcats made an impressive stretch run to claim a 52-49 win.

  • Bearcats to get test with...

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team will face a very tough test Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Derby Classic tournament at Raceland High School, near Ashland.

    The Bearcats will tangle with 15th Region power Paintsville in what could be the marquee matchup of the first round.

    Paintsville stood at 4-2 through the weekend after notching its third straight win, a 77-76 victory over North Laurel on Saturday.

  • Oldham stuns lethargic Lady...

    The best thing Anderson County’s girls could say about their stunning 51-47 loss to Oldham County last Tuesday was that it happened in December.

    Oldham County never trailed. The Lady Colonels built a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter then held off a furious Anderson rally to defeat the Lady Bearcats for the first time since January 12, 2007. Since that day, Anderson had beaten Oldham 15 consecutive times.

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for hoops...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will see if basketball royalty is in its blood this week as the Lady Bearcats compete in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School.

    “You have a lot of Top 20, some Top 10 teams there,” says Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell. “We want to test ourselves.”

  • KDFWR places restrictions on...

    From staff reports

    To further safeguard Kentucky’s deer and elk from chronic wasting disease, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announced new restrictions Saturday on the importation of deer from Tennessee, according to a news release.

    Effective immediately, hunters are prohibited from bringing any deer from Tennessee into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal column have been removed first, the release said.

  • Middle School archers win Tates...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team took first place in the 2018 Winter Shootout, hosted by Lexington Tates Creek High School on Dec. 8. The impressive win came in the Mustangs’ first tournament of the season.

    The Mustangs boasted five of the ten best individual finishes in the middle school division of the tournament.

  • Harp: Anderson hasn’t changed...

    (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 interviews may contain some of John’s own reflections as well. This week, John talks with Sam Harp, who as a young head coach took Anderson football to a level it had never before reached, then returned 30 years later as an assistant coach.)

  • Lady Bearcats pounding...

    Everyone knew the winter of 2018-2019 could be quite special for girls’ high school basketball in Anderson County, but really?

    In case you haven’t been keeping score, the Lady Bearcats are 5-1 on the season after pounding Spencer County in a district matchup Saturday afternoon.

    Consider these numbers: 17, 51, 51, 31 and 35. Those are the margins of victory the Lady Bearcats have put up in their wins.

  • Walton-Verona outlasts scrappy...

    The difference between a Top 15 high school basketball team and one that is rebuilding was on display Friday night.

    Walton-Verona, one of the favorites to win the Eighth Region, forced 20 Anderson County turnovers and used its size to disrupt the Anderson attack to claim a 58-45 decision on Anderson’s home court.

    Walton-Verona remained perfect at 5-0 while Anderson dropped its first game after winning two.

  • Fourth quarter surge lifts...

    Anderson County guards Tyler Rice and Alex Carpenter unleashed a blizzard of three-pointers Saturday as the Bearcats rallied to beat Bethlehem, 64-49, In the Bardstown Tipoff Classic at Bardstown High School.

    Rice nailed four long balls in the first half as part of his game-high 23-point effort. Carpenter added 18 points, bagging six home run balls.

    “Tyler got hot in the second quarter,” Anderson coach Bryan Hyatt said. “He hit four (threes) in a row and we know he can do that. He was playing well in the first half.”