Today's Sports

  • Penny named region’s Player of...

    Anderson County High School boys’ basketball player Cobe Penny has been named the Eighth Region’s Player of the Year in a vote of the region’s coaches.

    Penny, who became school’s all-time leading scorer, headed the team, announced Monday.

    Last Friday it was also announced he had been named a Mr. Basketball finalist.

    Penny was the only Anderson player selected to the 15-man all-region team.

    Gallatin County’s Jon Jones was named the region’s Coach of the Year.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Anderson archers place high in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team competed in the pre-regional tournament at Danville on Saturday.

    Henry Thompson took first place in both the high school boys and the overall competition. Anderson’s Wade Wilson took third place in the high school boys while Jacob Newby was fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Maura Dean took second place with a 289 and Anna Rose placed fourth with 288.

    Anderson will be competing in the NASP regional tournament on Saturday.

  • Powell gets by Penny-less...

    The injury parade kept marching at Anderson County last week.

    This time it was the Bearcats’ leading scorer, Mr. Basketball finalist Cobe Penny who was unable to go when the Bearcats traveled to Powell County last Wednesday.

    Penny, the school’s all-time leading scorer, was unable to play due to aggravating a knee injury. Without him, Anderson dropped a 60-44 decision.

  • Strong second half powers...

    Franklin County used a outscored Anderson County 15-6 in the third quarter, then held on to defeat the Bearcats, 65-57, Friday night at Franklin.

    The Flyers pulled away from a 30-29 halftime lead and were still in front 34-32 midway through the third frame before going on a 10-0 run.

    “That has happened to us a lot and a lot of it is reading each other and being in sync with each other,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

  • Fink fights to state medal round

    LEXINGTON -- There was a bit of disappointment on Chase Fink’s face as he left the mat for the last time at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

    Fink had just been pinned by LaRue County’s Dalton Bell in the battle for seventh place in the 152-pound class but just a few moments later, perspective had changed things.

    “This feels great. I am so excited,” said Fink, a sophomore at Anderson County High School.

  • Five Mat Cats pin berths in...

    DRY RIDGE -- Five Anderson County High School wrestlers have advanced to the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships, to be held Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at Alltech Arena in Lexington.

    R.J. Boies (220 pounds) and Chase Fink (152) both advanced to the championship bout of the Region 5 tournament, held Saturday at Grant County High School.

    Boies, who now sports a 38-4 record and is ranked eighth in the state in his weight class, advanced to the regional final before falling to Oldham County’s Daniel Kimbell, ranked sixth, 16-0.

  • A season of surprises shifts to...

    We probably should have known that the 2017-18 basketball season would be kind of crazy the night the Anderson County student section gave a big cheer for the old man.

    It was back on Nov. 18. Cat Madness was tipping off the local basketball season.

    I had just taken a few dribbles and cut loose with my first shot of the third annual Cat Madness 3-Point Shootout. As I had predicted, it was nothing but net. I’m not sure who led the cheer that night, but thanks guys. You made a couple of my gray hairs turn brown.

  • Brothers splash to Bearcat...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School swimmers Reece Arredondo and his brother, Riley, became the first from the school to qualify for the state swim meet, to be held Feb. 23-24 at the University of Louisville.

    The Arredondo brothers earned the designation with strong showings at the Region 6 meet at Falling Springs in Versailles on Saturday. Both have advanced as at-large entries. The top two finishers in each region automatically advance in each event along with the next 22 top times from across the state.

  • Kays plans to fly high with the...

    Evan Kays knew early that she wanted to attend Morehead State University.

    The Anderson County High School senior made a verbal commitment to play soccer for the Eagles in the fall of her junior year, believing she liked the school’s atmosphere and an opportunity to play the sport she loves at the Division I level.