Today's Sports

  • DISTRICT CHAMPS! McKee leads...

    SHELBYVILLE – If the Anderson County girls' basketball team wants bigger and better hardware for the trophy case, the Lady Bearcats might do well by purchasing packages – no, make that cases – of chewing gum.

    Fruit Stripe.

    A few minutes before the tip off of the 30th District championship game, Anderson County senior Eriel McKee moseyed over to the scorer's table where she got a stick of Fruit Stripe from scorekeeper Larry Briscoe.

  • Titans turn back Bearcats in...

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County knew it would need every ounce of energy from every available body to upset Collins in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    Top-seeded Collins might be fielding the best team in the school's short history, had begun being ranked by the computer rating services at the end of the season and had not lost to an Eighth Region foe all season.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Spencer,...

    SHELBYVILLE – Realism and expectations are not always the same thing, especially in high school sports.

    Anderson County's girls' basketball team left no doubt concerning its superiority over Spencer County, posting a 73-28 win in the 30th District Tournament semifinal Tuesday night at Shelby County High School.

    No one gave Spencer, a team that finished the year at 7-22 any kind of shot at upsetting the second-ranked Lady Bearcats. That just was not going to happen.

  • OUTDOORS: Skunks emerge from...

    It appears we may have survived a rather unusually long and cold winter here in the Bluegrass State. Hopefully the latest thawing out will last and bring us much greener days ahead as the temperatures rise and the sun shines.

    The warmer temperatures have certainly thawed out some of God’s smellier creatures. Anybody seen any skunks? I’ve had several folks asking me about the number of skunks they’ve seen killed on the roads lately.

  • OUTDOORS: Stretch of horrid...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

  • COLUMN: Time for a real sixth man

    Finally, it looks like people have begun to realize just what has been going on in Anderson County over the last few years.

    Last Thursday, when Anderson hosted Lafayette, the old high school gym was about 75 percent full. Nine days before, when Franklin County came to town, it was the same thing. Back on Feb. 7, when Louisville Mercy visited, it was another night when the filled seats far outnumbered those that were empty.

    It was for girls' basketball. And those crowds were a good thing.

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  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats fall short...

    LEXINGTON – The end was bittersweet for the Anderson County High School wrestlers who made it to the state tournament last week.

    Just getting to the extravaganza, held at Alltech Arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park is quite an accomplishment for the individuals. Four Bearcat grapplers made it to the state but the results were not nearly what they had hoped for.

    Only two Bearcats scored with wins and no Anderson wrestler advanced to the medal round.

  • Follow the Bearcats and Lady...

    March does not officially begin until Saturday, but the Madness began Tuesday night in the 30th District Tournament at Shelby County High School.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team was an underdog to Collins, but with strong play over the final weeks of the season, had given the indication the Bearcats might have been able to pull an upset. The winner of Tuesday's game advances to the 30th District championship game, set for Friday night, Feb. 28, at 7:45 p.m. at Shelby County.

  • BASKETBALL: Rating the Region

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon takes a look at the Eighth Region going into the tournaments.


    Girls' top 8 teams


    1.Anderson Co. (22-4)