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Today's Sports

  • Turner archers win at Bardstown
  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats have...

    Thank you, Lady Bearcats. We needed what you gave us the last few weeks.

    And thank you, too, Bearcats. You were still playing Monday night and we have needed all you have given Anderson County during March Madness.

    We can’t thank you enough.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat...

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Even before the 2017-18 basketball season began, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team knew what would be the most daunting mountain to climb in its quest for Sweet 16 glory.

    Simon Kenton would be that one task that would require the combination of near-perfect play and some good fortune necessary to navigate the road known as March Madness.

    Simon Kenton showed why Saturday night, using a 15-1 run to close out the first quarter, then holding off a gallant Anderson comeback for an 80-68 win in the Eighth Region tournament final.

  • Lady Cats have more than 9 lives...

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Remember that old saying that a cat has nine lives?

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team might laugh at that after Friday’s dramatic 58-54 win over Walton-Verona in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.

    Anderson had at least a dozen lives in rallying from a 12-point deficit at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson, now 27-5 on the year, moves on to play tournament host Simon Kenton (19-10) in the regional championship game Saturday at 6 p.m. Walton-Verona finished its season at 24-10.

  • Lady Bearcats tame Dragons in...

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Anderson County left no doubt in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Tuesday night at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Bearcats never trailed on their way to an 80-56 win over 29th District runner-up South Oldham at Simon Kenton High School.

    Taylor Harley coaxed a 3-pointer to fall after hesitating on the rim and Jacie Chesser delivered a putback in the first minute of the contest and the Lady Bearcats were on their way.

  • Bearcats hold off Henry in...

    NEW CASTLE -- Before the Eighth Region Tournament tipped off, many observers felt Anderson County had a very favorable first round draw.

    Anderson didn’t disappoint with a 58-45 win over host Henry County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Wednesday.

    When the Bearcats built a 31-13 halftime lead, it seemed like the only thing in question was the final score. Someone forgot to tell the Bearcats.

    And someone forgot to tell Henry everything was over.

  • Drury’s voice speaks loudly on...

    I met Glen Drury in the locker room at Anderson County High School late last Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats had just surprised much of the Eighth Region with a win over a very good Spencer County team to qualify for another regional tournament. But it was getting late at Shelby County, where the tournament was being held, and it was high school basketball. Some of the kids had final exams the next day so we met for his post-game interview after we got back to Lawrenceburg.

  • Morehead bids McKee farewell

    MOREHEAD -- Only six seconds remained when Eriel McKee left the Johnson Arena basketball court for the final time Saturday evening.

    Morehead State was safely ahead of Eastern Kentucky in McKee’s final home game and her place as one of the all-time Eagle greats was secure.

    “She is a tremendous athlete,” Morehead coach Greg Todd said. “She is one of the top players in school history. She will be in the (career) Top 10 in scoring and rebounding and may be No. 1 in steals.”

  • Foul problems? No problem as...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s Lady Bearcats never had any doubts that they would claim their third consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.

    None.

    That enormous confidence and an off-the-chart will to win proved to be the difference as the Lady Bearcats raced to a 55-41 victory to earn the program’s ninth district championship in 10 years.

    The Lady Bearcats were sure that all would be fine even though starting 6-footers Lauren Boblitt and Jacie Chesser were both on the bench with two fouls five minutes into the game.

  • Cats slow Collins, earn first 3-...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Even when the vast majority of basketball fans quit believing in them, the Anderson County Bearcats had one person solidly in their corner.

    “He just kept telling us he believed in us,” senior Christian Gritton said of Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    And the feeling was mutual going into last week’s 30th District Tournament at Shelby County. Only this time, the Bearcats heard one more mantra.