Today's Sports

  • Almost Perfect

    The idea of sending a junior varsity team into action against another program’s varsity is not unheard of at the high school level but chances are that few JV teams have ever had a day like the Anderson County High School dance team had recently at Oldham County.

    “It was the first of the year, and we wanted to see where we would stand,” Anderson captain Casey Harlan says with a huge grin.

  • Bearcats subdue Gallatin

    WARSAW -- Anderson County went on an 8-0 run late in the third quarter, then pulled away to claim a 66-50 win from pesky Gallatin County Monday night.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points and claimed 16 rebounds while Jacob Russell tallied 16 points and 10 boards to lead the Bearcats. "C.J. played the best defense since he has been here," said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    Anderson used a crisp passing game to get repeated easy shots. The Bearcats blistered the nets at nearly 73 percent.

  • No tackling allowed, but...

    With less than 30 seconds remaining in Anderson County’s 65-50 season-opening win over Garrard County on Monday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury’s admonition to reserve guard Ben Walker might have summed up Anderson’s sporadic performance.

    “Ben, you can’t tackle ’em out here,” Drury quipped after Walker was called for an offensive foul under his basket.

    Drury drew chuckles from those seated near the Anderson bench and a huge smile from Walker, who is one of at least five Bearcats who had been playing football up until Nov. 21.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Ballard

    UPDATED Dec. 5 10:30 p.m.

    LOUISVILLE -- Lindsay Fultz ripped Ballard for 35 points as Anderson County routed the Louisville team 71-43 in girls' basketball action Friday night.

    Fultz riddled the Lady Bruins with slashing drives and soft jump shots as Anderson moved to 3-0 on the year. Tiffany Davenport added 15 points for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Late rally propels Bearcats past...

    A 13-0 run in the third quarter gave Anderson County the impetus to defeat Casey County Tuesday night in Liberty.

    Trailing 44-41, Anderson coach Glen Drury called a timeout where he made some adjustments in how the Bearcats were playing their man-to-man defense, forcing numerous Casey turnovers. Anderson senior Landon Jenkins buried a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run.

    Anderson now 2-0, was led in scoring by Jacob Russell's 20 points. C.J. Penny added 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

    Gallatin time change

  • ‘You have a really...

    The numbers don’t lie. Anderson County football finished 7-5 following an undefeated regular season and in a year where many, including the Bearcats, wanted a much longer post-season than two games.

    But for Mark Peach, other numbers don’t lie either.

    “In 2006, we went 6-4 but all four of the losses were to ranked teams and we were not close in any of those games. We didn’t have a chance,” the Anderson football coach recalled last week.

    He did not have to go into detail for the contrast. You can do the math.

  • Lady Bearcats to face Ballard,...

    No one can accuse the Anderson County girls’ basketball team of avoiding the competition.

    The Lady Bearcats were to open the season at Lafayette Tuesday in a game scheduled after press time then complete a four-game road swing in the next week.

    It won’t be easy as the Lady Bearcats are looking at a Louisville-area power and a team that features one of Kentucky’s five best players.

    It would be hard to pick a marquee game between the Lady Cats’ trip to Ballard Friday, Dec. 5 or Nelson County Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Fultz, Davenport power Lady...

    UPDATED Tuesday, Dec. 2, 11:30 p.m.

    LEXINGTON -- Lindsay Fultz scored 30 points and Tiffany Davenport added 23 as Anderson County defeated Lafayette 71-65 Tuesday in the girls' high school basketball season opener for both teams.

    Fultz shredded the host Generals with drives to the basket while Davenport zeroed in with five 3-point bombs. Fultz added 10 rebounds and six assists to pace Anderson in those categories.

  • Bearcats roll past Garrard in...

    UPDATED, Monday, Dec. 1, 9:40 p.m.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points while Jacob Russell added 18 to lead Anderson County to a 65-50 win over visiting Garrard County in the boys' high school basketball opener Monday night.

    Penny canned 11 of 17 shots before a crowd that included several college coaches. The Mr. Basketball candidate also pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out four assists.

    “It was hard to believe he did all of the things he did,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “C.J. had kind of a quiet game.”

  • Shedding few tears

    LOUISVILLE – To be certain, some tears were shed as Anderson County’s football team gathered for the final post-game meeting of the season Friday night.

    Doss had just held on for a 49-41 win that ended the Bearcats’ season. It happened in the same city where the Bearcats hoped to finish, but about seven miles and three long games from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, site of the state championship game Anderson dreamed of back in August.