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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Legends to hold National Anthem...

    From staff reports

    The Lexington Legends will be holding tryouts for area musicians to perform the National Anthem and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for the coming baseball season, according to a news release.

    The Legends will hold the tryouts from 11:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, February 17 and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, February 18 at Lexington’s Fayette Mall, near Dillard’s, the release said.

  • Local archers hit mark in 3D...

    Four Anderson County archery programs made strong showings in the Bearcat Spring National Archery in the Schools Program/International Bowhunters Organization 3D Challenge.

    All four of the Anderson teams finished in the Top 3 in their respective divisions.

  • Lady Bearcats tip Ballard,...

    Anderson County rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat Ballard, 61-54, in girls’ high school basketball action last Wednesday in Louisville.

    The Lady Bearcats were looking at absorbing a whipping when they suddenly came alive to record their ninth straight win. Jaclynn Ruble led the Lady Bearcats with 17 points while Lauren Boblitt scored 15 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

  • Bearcats get needed win over...

    Thursday’s 67-39 romp past visiting Owen County was just about everything Anderson County needed as the Bearcats entered the final week of the regular season.

    The Bearcats were relatively healthy and they were able to freely play against an overmatched opponent.

    “We played more five-as-one,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “It’s taken a long time but we had 24 assists tonight. We have been preaching that all year. We made shots and played five-as-one.”

  • Simon Kenton finds trail to...

    Simon Kenton showed why it is considered a major threat to winning the Eighth Region Friday night with a 67-53 win at Anderson County.

    The Pioneers used a big third quarter for the difference in the Pioneers’ first-ever win at Anderson and put a sour taste on the Bearcats’ Senior Night. It was Anderson’s first Senior Night setback since 2011, although the celebration was wiped out by snow in 2015.