Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Third and long in the...

    We're at third and long. That's the third round of the state high school football playoff season and a long way to go to get to the fourth step of a five-step journey to a state championship.

    Friday night, it's for all the regional marbles. It is probably the most anticipated game at Anderson since the Bearcats hosted Southwestern in the 2011 state semi-finals. That one came after the Bearcats had defeated Conner for the regional title.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats hold off...

    It was the tandem that an increasing number of central Kentucky football fans would love to see over the next four years.

    Barker to Cox, helping the Kentucky Wildcats climb up the Southeastern Conference ladder.

    Last Friday, however, the combination was good news only for Ross Cox and his Anderson County teammates.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox shines under...

    The media contingent that descended on Anderson County Friday night was a bit more than usual, even for a playoff football game.

    The reason, of course, was a chance to see Conner quarterback Drew Barker, who has committed to the University of Kentucky and is considered one of the Top 10 quarterback prospects in the nation.

    Anderson's defense pressured Barker enough that he completed just 6-of-23 passes. However, several on-the-mark passes fell through his receivers' hands.

  • BASKETBALL: Rams look to be up-...

    It’s basketball time again at The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg where the Rams started out their 2013-2014 Varsity campaign with a real treat on Oct. 31.

  • Cat Madness 21 tips off hoop...

    The annual Cat Madness tips off the Anderson County High School basketball season Saturday with the Bearcats hosting Central Hardin in a scrimmage to cap off the evening at approximately 7:40 p.m.

    The event gets under way at 1 p.m. with the Anderson County Middle School teams taking on Henry County in the auxiliary gym at the high school.

    “This is a community event to see all of the basketball teams,” Anderson County boys' coach Glen Drury said.

  • College signings

    Four Anderson County athletes signed national letters-of-intent last week.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 20, 2013

    There has to be a better way of figuring out the best boys' basketball team in the Eighth Region this year.

    Maybe a blind draw of picking a name out of a hat would work. Or putting the names of all 18 schools in the region on a wall could help, especially if we are throwing darts.


    There would be a lot fewer headaches and leave more scalps intact than the traditional analyses trying to figure out each team's strengths and witnesses.

    Really. It looks to be that close.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Courtesy of...

    When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
    And it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
    Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue.

    --Toby Keith


    Glen Drury makes no secret of his love for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    “I am real patriotic,” he says. “I believe you should have respect for the flag and take time to serve your community and country.”

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Life in the...

    Life in the fast lane, Surely makes you lose your mind
    Life in the fast lane, Huh
    Life in the fast lane, Everything all the time
    Life in the fast lane, Huh


        The Eagles


    The night was Oct. 16, a Wednesday.

    Official practice had just started the day before, but with Anderson County schools out for fall break, Tony Kays and his wife, Susan, were in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.