Today's Sports

  • Copenhaver named Homecoming Queen

    On Friday night in between the JV and varsity Lady Bearcat basketball games, Mattie Copenhaver was named the Anderson County High School Basketball Homecoming Queen.

    Copenhaver was escorted by Chase Smith. Copenhaver received the most votes out of five other candidates, with Marlie Garmon finishing as the runner-up.

    “It’s such an honor to be a representative of our high school,” Copenhaver said.

    Copenhaver and Smith are both seniors, meaning they only have a couple more months before their high school careers come to an end.

  • Summit in sight for Cats

    The Kentucky men’s basketball has been climbing the mountain during this month-long stretch of wins, and the top of the mountain is near.

    The mountain UK is climbing is the same one the Wildcats climb every year: the mountain of success that turns a group of young, inexperienced freshmen to a squad of unselfish, talented basketball players that play as one. John Calipari’s teams attempt to climb this mountain every year, with the 2012 national championship winning team making it the highest way up.

  • 1,000th basketball victory shows...

    On Jan. 24, Scott County boys’ basketball coach Billy Hicks logged his 1,000th win, making him the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association coach in Kentucky history to reach this mark.

    Why is it important to celebrate Coach Hicks’ milestone? Moreover, why is sports history important?

  • Lady Bearcats end regular season...

    The Anderson Co. girls’ basketball team ended their regular season with another win on Thursday night, defeating the two-time defending state champion Mercer County Titans 64-52.

    The Lady Bearcats capped off the season with a 24-6 record, winning their last eight games. Anderson held the lead throughout most of the game, holding a double-digit lead for most of the second half.

  • Lady Bearcats handle Walton-...

    WALTON -- Less than 24 hours after beating Woodford County by 34 points, the Anderson County girls’ basketball traveled up to Walton-Verona and picked up a big win against a fellow 8th Regional opponent, beating Walton-Verona 65-47.

    The win moves Anderson to 22-6 on the season and extends their win streak to six, all of which have come by double digits.

    “I think we’re doing the right things and we’re doing what we need to do in practice to get better and get ready for the postseason,” Jaclynn Ruble said after the game.

  • Lady Bearcats cruise to fifth...

    With many fans in the stands because of Homecoming Night and Legacy Night, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team dominated another opponent, beating Woodford County 63-29.

    The win extends Anderson’s five game winning streak by at least 30 points to five, which is tied for the longest Lady Bearcat streak since the KHSAA kept track of box scores on its website since 1998. The win moved the Lady Bearcats to 21-6 on the season with three games left.

  • Bearcats extend win streak at...

    OWENTON -- As the postseason gets closer, the Anderson County boys’ basketball is starting to play its best basketball of the season, as they got another win on Thursday night by beating Owen County 55-34.

    The victory is the third largest win of the season for the Bearcats who are now on a three-game win streak, which is tied for the longest of the season. The 34 points Owen scored is the lowest point total an opponent has scored on Anderson all season.

  • Lady Bearcats keep composure to...

    In what was a chippy game that featured many foul calls on, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team used a big second half to get their 20th win of the season and beat Ballard 72-36.

    The Lady Bearcats shot 45 free throws in the game, making 29 of them en route to the 36-point victory. Both team reached their foul limit in the second half easily, with Ballard hitting their limit before the end of the third quarter. 

  • Anderson wrestlers capture pair...

    LEXINGTON -- Before last Saturday’s inaugural Kentucky Girls Wrestling State Championships, there had never been a girl state champion in the history of Kentucky high school wrestling.

    Then at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Anderson County’s Trinity Gottler pinned her opponent less than a minute into the 160-pound final match, becoming the first high school girl wrestler in Kentucky to win an individual state championship.

  • Patience pays off for Bearcats

    VERSAILLES -- Between Jan. 26-31, the Anderson County boys’ basketball team had two of its games canceled due to weather, which at the time was unfortunate since the players wanted to play.

    Fast-forward to Feb. 2 and that extra time off from games proved to be a benefit for the Bearcats, as it helped them pull off a big 54-47 win at Woodford County.