Today's Sports

  • Attention gotten

    Anderson County was playing as if it was more interested in the school’s homecoming festivities than the girls’ basketball game at hand.

    The Lady Bearcats, rated near the top of the Eighth Region and a heavy favorite according to the computer rankings, were tied with visiting Tates Creek five minutes into Friday’s contest. Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell had seen enough. He summoned five new players off his bench and made the wholesale change.

    It worked.

  • Lafayette romps

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County knew the task Saturday night would be monumental. Little did they know just how monumental it would be at Lafayette.

    The home-standing Generals went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to break open a relatively close game en route to an 86-55 shellacking of the Bearcats.

    By halftime, Lafayette had nearly doubled the score at 49-25 and the only question was whether the Bearcats would avoid the running clock mercy rule.

  • Lady Cats repel Rebels

    Anderson County flexed its muscle early on its way to a 60-35 win over visiting Owen County Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats reeled off the first 15 points of the contest, then led 27-4 at the end of the first quarter to leave no doubt they were superior to their region rival.

    “We talked a lot about how we wanted to come out with a lot of energy,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “Saturday afternoon games are notorious for being games that kind of just drag on. I was really impressed with how we came out.

  • Peters honored by state media

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School football player Tyler Peters has been honored as an honorable mention selection on the all-state team by the Associated Press. The team was selected by members of the statewide media.

    Dmauriae VanCleave of Danville was named the state’s Mr. Football in the voting.

    The Anderson News is not a member of The Associated Press and did not participate in the all-state team voting.

  • Brotherly love

    Cobe Penny was there that night when his older brother, C.J., hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send Anderson County to the Sweet 16 in 2009.

    Cobe had been there nearly every time C.J. scored a point for the Bearcats and was there in Rupp Arena when C.J. hit that final basket against Elliott County to give him 2,101 career points, the most ever by an Anderson boys’ basketball player.

    And now, C.J. will be there when Cobe reaches point 2,102 and beyond.

  • Signs with Central
  • First Buck
  • Winter Blast Medalists
  • Saffell Street archers take...

    From staff reports

    The Saffell Street School archery team took the elementary division of the Mercer County Winter Wondershot tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg.

    Three Saffell Street earned individual awards.

    Cameron Upchurch turned in his personal best score to win the boys’ elementary division while Braelon O’Dell finished fifth. Kelsey Conley took fifth place in the girls’ division.

    Two other Saffell archers posted, Brianna Brimmer and Matthew Franklin, turned in their best scores of the year as well.

  • Mustang archers win state...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team took first place in the Mercer County State Qualifier Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. Three other teams competed in the meet.

    Individually, the Mustangs had a big day with Bryce Foster and Paul Zigo sweeping first and second place in the boys’ division while Logan Sea placed fourth.

    On the girls’ side, Emmali Dorman placed third with Rayleen Flygstad coming in fourth.