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Today's Sports

  • Middle School archers win Tates...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team took first place in the 2018 Winter Shootout, hosted by Lexington Tates Creek High School on Dec. 8. The impressive win came in the Mustangs’ first tournament of the season.

    The Mustangs boasted five of the ten best individual finishes in the middle school division of the tournament.

  • KDFWR places restrictions on...

    From staff reports

    To further safeguard Kentucky’s deer and elk from chronic wasting disease, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announced new restrictions Saturday on the importation of deer from Tennessee, according to a news release.

    Effective immediately, hunters are prohibited from bringing any deer from Tennessee into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal column have been removed first, the release said.

  • Hard lesson learned, Lady Cats...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Even when things weren’t going entirely as Anderson County wanted last Thursday, there was never a doubt that the Lady Bearcats had learned their lesson in a loss to Oldham County (see story on Page A13) two nights earlier.

  • Bearcats to get test with...

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team will face a very tough test Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Derby Classic tournament at Raceland High School, near Ashland.

    The Bearcats will tangle with 15th Region power Paintsville in what could be the marquee matchup of the first round.

    Paintsville stood at 4-2 through the weekend after notching its third straight win, a 77-76 victory over North Laurel on Saturday.

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for hoops...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will see if basketball royalty is in its blood this week as the Lady Bearcats compete in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School.

    “You have a lot of Top 20, some Top 10 teams there,” says Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell. “We want to test ourselves.”

  • Lady Bearcats pounding...

    Everyone knew the winter of 2018-2019 could be quite special for girls’ high school basketball in Anderson County, but really?

    In case you haven’t been keeping score, the Lady Bearcats are 5-1 on the season after pounding Spencer County in a district matchup Saturday afternoon.

    Consider these numbers: 17, 51, 51, 31 and 35. Those are the margins of victory the Lady Bearcats have put up in their wins.

  • Walton-Verona outlasts scrappy...

    The difference between a Top 15 high school basketball team and one that is rebuilding was on display Friday night.

    Walton-Verona, one of the favorites to win the Eighth Region, forced 20 Anderson County turnovers and used its size to disrupt the Anderson attack to claim a 58-45 decision on Anderson’s home court.

    Walton-Verona remained perfect at 5-0 while Anderson dropped its first game after winning two.

  • Fourth quarter surge lifts...

    Anderson County guards Tyler Rice and Alex Carpenter unleashed a blizzard of three-pointers Saturday as the Bearcats rallied to beat Bethlehem, 64-49, In the Bardstown Tipoff Classic at Bardstown High School.

    Rice nailed four long balls in the first half as part of his game-high 23-point effort. Carpenter added 18 points, bagging six home run balls.

    “Tyler got hot in the second quarter,” Anderson coach Bryan Hyatt said. “He hit four (threes) in a row and we know he can do that. He was playing well in the first half.”

  • Bearcats have busy week ahead

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team embarks on a busy week with road games that could go either way.

    Thursday, the Bearcats visit Eighth Region rival Grant County in a renewal of a series that has been dormant since the 2010-11 season. (The teams did meet three years ago in a tournament at Clinton County.)

    The Braves are expected to be competitive in 2018-19 and were picked eighth in the Eighth Region pre-season poll of region coaches by The Cats’ Pause. Anderson was picked ninth.

  • Lady Bearcats prep for Christmas...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will be getting ready for a busy Christmas holiday season as the Lady Bearcats host Shelby County Thursday and then come back to entertain Eminence Saturday afternoon.

    Next Wednesday, the Lady Bearcats open the Christmas tournament season in the prestigious Queen of the Commonwealth tourney at Bullitt East High School. The Lady Bearcats take on Louisville Assumption in the first round.