Today's Sports

  • Anderson All-stars ready for...

    The Anderson County youth basketball all-star teams are ready for action.

  • COLUMN: A joy to watch

    For five years, I've had the good fortune to witness excellence in the making.

    Like a whole bunch of people from Anderson County who occupied Diddle Arena in Bowling Green last week, and a lot more who were not able to attend Thursday or Friday, I just wanted to see that excellence on display two more times.

    Unfortunately, it didn't happen that way for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Student stunt delays Elite Eight...

    BOWLING GREEN – Only 20 seconds had been played in Friday's Elite Eight game in the girls' Sweet 16 when officials stopped the action as baby powder fell to the Diddle Arena floor.

    Some people in the Elizabethtown student section threw baby powder in the air in an apparent attempt to mimic LeBron James' ritual of throwing rosin in the air at the start of his games.

  • Snowball overtakes Lady Bearcats...

    BOWLING GREEN – After the brutal winter of 2014, it was almost a cruel irony that the basketball season in Anderson County ended with a snowball.

    Not a literal one. Just the figurative kind that Elizabethtown used to demolish the Lady Bearcats' state championship hopes Friday night in the quarterfinal round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16.

  • Top-ranked E-town stands in Lady...

    BOWLING GREEN – Anderson County knows what it is up against Friday night.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 2 or No. 3 in the state, depending on the rating system, have the task of trying to take down No. 1 Elizabethtown in the quarterfinals of the Sweet 16.

    Tipoff between the teams ranked 1-2 most of the season is set for 9 p.m. at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Business as usual as Lady...

    BOWLING GREEN -- Anderson County had been there before and it showed Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats recovered from a slow start to dismantle Meade County, 75-51, in the final game of the firsr round at the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena.

  • Bellarmine's Hall named...

    Bellarmine University senior guard Vance Hall was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 24, according to a news release.

  • Sweet 16 notes

    Rugged schedule prepared Lady Bearcats for regional repeat

    Throughout the basketball season, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays repeatedly pointed to his team's schedule as one to prepare his team for the much-anticipated showdown with Simon Kenton on Sunday.

    Both teams were ranked in the state's Top 5 and most observers believed the teams would meet in the Eighth Region semi-finals or finals.

  • Lady Bearcats look to ride the...

    Tony Kays was in his office early Monday morning. The celebration of a regional championship was joyful, but quick, ending just a few hours after the Anderson County girls' basketball team had beaten Simon Kenton for their second consecutive regional championship and third in five years.

    It was back to work Monday. The Lady Bearcats have unfinished business.

  • Reliving history!

    History nearly always has a way of repeating itself. It does not matter if it is in government, business or on the basketball court.

    That was apparent Sunday at Grant County High School.

    Welllllll, sort of.

    By now you know, or at least should know, that Anderson County's Eriel McKee ripped Simon Kenton for 32 points, 10 rebounds and a bunch of other stats that simply boggle the mind. The Lady Bearcats earned a relatively comfortable 49-38 win in a regional final that most observers had figured would go down to the wire.