Today's Sports

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Girls to...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team did not schedule a long trip during the holidays this year. It looks like the Lady Bearcats will be tested just fine in their own back yard.

    Over the weekend, Anderson was to have played in the Republic Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic, where the Lady Bearcats could have met three top 10 teams in two days.

  • COLUMN: An odd Christmas wish...

    I really didn't expect to get what I really want under the Christmas tree. I mean, is it really too much to ask to have a winning lottery ticket?

    I would even take one a visit from whoever it is that has followed Ed McMahon. You know, Publisher's Clearing House. I'm not greedy. I don't need 500 mil or anything like that. Only a 10 or 12 followed by six zeroes would suffice.

  • OUTDOORS: Second amendment...

    I want to start my final column of the year 2012 with a quote many have heard before and John Herndon actually used in his column a few weeks back: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” I could not agree more and will leave it at that. 


    Anderson County suffered its first loss of the season but bounced back to take a consolation game in girls' basketball action at the Republic Bank Classic, held at Lexington Catholic High School.

    Top-ranked Marion County defeated Bowling Green in the championship game on Sunday.

    Anderson came out on the short end of the score for the first time this year when Bryan Station upset the Lady Bearcats, 43-41, in the tournament quarterfinal on Saturday.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats...

    Anderson County was able to celebrate a very merry Christmas after the Bearcats won the championship of the Lindsey Wilson Classic at Adair County High School on Saturday.

    The Bearcats whipped the host school, 54-38, in the championship game to move to 6-1 on the year.

    Jay Smith scored 14 points while Luke Mann and Austin Linzy scored 11 each to lead the Bearcats in the championship game.


    It is still early. Very early. More than two months of basketball remains before the real season – the championship tournaments – get underway.

    But Anderson County's girls' basketball team made a major statement last week. The Lady Bearcats demolished a pair of big-city regional favorites, including one of last year's state semi-finalists and one of the sport's perennial powers.

    Neither game was even close and left observers with the question, “Just how good is this Anderson County team.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Shelby...

    This one had to hurt a little deeper and a little longer.

    It wasn't just a loss. It was to Shelby County, one of Anderson County's oldest rivals. But it was more than a 67-65 decision that had the Anderson locker room somber last Tuesday night.

    It was the fact that the Bearcats had blown an 18-point lead. It was missing two of four free throws in the fourth quarter, one being the front end of the bonus situation. It was 18 turnovers, many unforced. It was a list of mistakes, some small, some huge, longer than the Bearcats' roster.

  • COLUMN: Lady Bearcats sport the...

    The game face.

    It's a fashionable term these days, to tell ball players they need to have their game face on.

    What that really is, I can't really describe. I just know it when I see it.

    Monday night, Kali Whiteside had it, even when she could have been on cruise control.

    Her Anderson County team already up 38-10 on 30th District foe Spencer County, the Lady Bearcats' seventh win in as many tries was already safely tucked away even though there were more than 18 minutes still to play.

  • 'I wanted to do it for her...

    Even if Santa were to bypass Cameron Peyton's house next week, it wouldn't matter. The Anderson County High School sophomore got all he wanted the first week of October. And more.

    Much more.

    It is true that Peyton claimed the world championship of the National Archery in the Schools Program tournament, held at the Disney World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. It is also true that Peyton shot a 298 out of a possible 300, setting a world record score for the event.

    Those were just the stocking stuffers.

    The big present?

  • Sports briefs for Dec. 19, 2012

    Anderson boys romp past regional foe

    Anderson County got back on the winning track Saturday night, whipping host Walton-Verona, 70-52.

    The Bearcats romped past the regional rival, regrouping from the disappointment of a loss to Shelby County four nights earlier. They did it with a defense that forced 33 turnovers to overcome a sluggish start that saw Walton-Verona jump to a 10-2 lead.