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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat basketball awards...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team celebrated its season with the annual team awards banquet, held last Wednesday at the school.

    The Bearcats won their third consecutive 30th District championship, marking the first time since 1969-75, when Anderson was in the 42nd and 29th Districts, that the program has had a three-peat. Anderson finished the season 12-16.

    It turned out to be the final season for longtime Bearcat coach Glen Drury.

  • Bearcat power sweeps Spencer

    A power surge boosted Anderson County to a sweep of Spencer County in high school baseball action last week.

    Colton Cornish blasted a three-run home run in the top of the sixth to push the Bearcats to a 4-3 win over Spencer last Monday in Taylorsville. It was the Bearcats’ first district win of the season.

    The following night was even more dramatic as Zach Labhart sent a howitzer shot over the fence in left-center to give Anderson a 3-2 walk-off win over the Bears at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Small gestures a big part of...

    If there was ever any question about what was behind Glen Drury’s 535 wins as a high school basketball coach, it was answered last Thursday at, of all places, a tennis court.

    Drury had sent me a text message Wednesday night saying “I will be turning in my official letter later this week or the first part of next week.”

  • Drury leaves a lifetime legacy

    Glen Drury can only laugh about working a basketball camp at Anderson County High School in the summer of 1982.

    Fresh off spending a year as an assistant coach at Berea College, where he had played the previous four seasons, Drury was playing a pickup game that included the Anderson head coach at the time, Kermit Koenig.

    “We got in a little verbal spat,” Drury laughs. “We were pushing a little and got in a little spat. We were both such competitors.”

  • Daily Differences for Cats

    Each day brought something different for the Anderson County High School baseball team last week.

    The Bearcats put together one of their most impressive offensive outings of the season with a 15-6 win at Louisville Southern Thursday.

    Sam Harrod led the Bearcat attack, going perfect in five plate appearances. Harrod ripped four singles and a double, scoring three runs and driving in three. “He had a special day at the plate,” Anderson coach L.W. Barnes said.

  • Bearcats end spring practice...

    Anderson County ended its annual spring football game Wednesday with the Red team defeating the White team, 14-0, in a controlled scrimmage on Bob Ware Field.

    Kynan Russell scored both touchdowns for the red team. “He has done a nice job of rushing and catching the football,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

    Sophomore-to-be Jagger Gillis was solid, according to Peach. “It is always nice to have your starting quarterback returning and he continues to work hard and get better every day,” Peach said.

  • Power Surge

    Anderson County used a power surge to rally for a 9-4 win over visiting Shelby County in 30th District softball action last Thursday.

    Trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lady Bearcats exploded for seven runs, hitting three home runs in the process, to claim the win, their third straight. It also extended a winning streak over Shelby that dates to 2011. The Lady Rockets have never beaten Anderson since Shelby was split to form Collins High School, but had an opportunity Tuesday after press time.

  • Other coach in final game a...

    The word was out that Anderson County’s final game of the 2017-18 basketball season would probably be Glen Drury’s last coaching the Bearcats.

  • Kentucky coaches talk about Glen...

    “The thing I will remember about coach Drury the most comes from the perspective of a young coach trying to build a program from the bottom and a district coach as well. He was always very supportive of what we have done and was always in our corner. That’s hard to say about an opposing coach.”

    -- Jason Burns, head basketball coach, Spencer County High School

  • Quite an impression