Today's Sports

  • The eyes have it

    SHELBYVILLE - There really wasn't much Tony Kays could say Monday night.

    The Anderson County girls' basketball coach had just come tantalizingly close to his first state tournament berth as a coach and the school's first trip in 30 years.

    Only 70 seconds had stood between his team and a date in Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.

    Seventy measly seconds.

    But trying to protect a one-point lead against a team determined to expunge its own demons is tricky business indeed.

    "We relaxed a bit and Simon Kenton made the plays," Kays saod.

  • Archery teams to compete in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 5 tournament, held March 1 at the Frankfort High School's F.D. Wilkinson gymnasium.

    Whitney Ditmore took first place and Kate Wickizer placed fifth in the girls' competition, while Anderson made a near sweep of the boys' competition, with Andrew Burkhart winning and Dillon Burkhead, Hunter Lilly and Ian Gill taking second, third and fifth places, respectively.

  • Gallatin ends Bearcats'...

    NEW CASTLE - It will be some time, if ever, before the questions concerning Anderson County's first-round exit from the boys' Eighth Region basketball tournament will subside.

    What happened that caused a team that had been unbeaten against regional foes all year, suddenly go down in the season's two biggest games?

    What if some of those breaks that went against the Bearcats down the stretch of their first-round loss had seen the ball bounce the other way?

  • Yocum loses split decision for...

    Boos cascaded down from the stands Friday night at Rupp Arena after Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum was "robbed" in his quest for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight crown.

    Yocum, who appeared to dominate Brian Keller of Charlotte, N.C., lost a split decision by the judges.

    "I'm still trying to get over that," said his trainer, Brad Briscoe, a physical therapist from Lawrenceburg who also judges fights for the organization. "I was shocked."

  • Girls pound Walton-Verona in...

    SHELBYVILLE - If anything, Anderson County might have set its clock ahead by more than an hour Saturday night.

    That's how ready the Lady Bearcats were for the semi-final round of the Eighth Region Tournament Sunday afternoon.

    After two postponements because of the weekend's snow, Anderson quickly jumped on Walton-Verona, then delivered the knockout punch in the third quarter for a 76-48 romp at Shelby County High School.

  • Lady Bearcat dream ends in final...

    SHELBYVILLE-- Simon Kenton's Jessica Farris came up with a steal and converted a three-point play with 1:08 to play, putting Simon Kenton ahead to stay in the girls' Eighth Region championship game played at Shelby County High School Monday night.

    Simon Kenton connected on 4 of 6 free throws in the final 32.6 seconds to take a 48-44 victory for the school's first Sweet 16 trip.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County went on a 24-11 scoring spree in the third quarter to fuel a 76-48 win over Walton-Verona in the girls' Eighth Region tournament semi-finals Sunday afternoon at Shelby County High School.

    Anderson advanced to the regional championship game for the first time since 1978. Anderson will play Simon Kenton for the right to represent the Eighth Region in the girls' Sweet 16. The championship game will tip off at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Shelby County.

  • Girls' Eighth Region...

    Because of the winter storm moving into the area, the girls' Eighth Region semifinal round, originally scheduled for Friday, March 7, has been postponed for a second time.

    The semifinals are now set for Sunday afternoon, March 9, with the championship game to be played Monday night, March 10.

    The revised schedule is

    Sunday, March 9

    Walton-Verona vs. Anderson County, 3 p.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. South Oldham, 4:45.p.m.

    Monday, March 10

    Championship game, 7 p.m.

    Fans are also reminded that Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday.

  • Gallatin ends Bearcat dream

    NEW CASTLE -- Gallatin County ended Anderson County's Sweet 16 dream with a 63-56 win in the first round of the boys' Eighth Region tournament Thursday night at Henry County High School.

    In a game that was tied at the half, Anderson opened a 32-25 lead midway through the third quarter, but Gallatin's Taylor Jones buried back-to-back 3-pointers to pull his team within 34-31. Jones later made a sensational flip just before the end of the third quarter to tie things.

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament...

    Anderson County will play Walton-Verona in the semi-finals of the girls' Eighth Region basketball tournament after the Lady Bearcats defeated Owen County in the first round of the tournament. Walton-Verona advanced with an upset win over Oldham County.

    Simon Kenton defeated Carroll County and South Oldham upset defending regional champion Shelby County in other first round games.

    Girls' Eighth Region Tournament results

    Monday, March 3

    Walton-Verona 55, Oldham County 47

    Anderson County 53, Owen County 38

    First round, March 4