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Today's Sports

  • 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?

  • Bearcats continue clash with...

    For the fourth consecutive year, the road to the 8th Regional Tournament goes through Spencer County for the Bearcat basketball team.

    After earning the No. 3 seed for the 30th District Tournament, Anderson County will matchup against the Bears of Spencer County for their district tournament semifinal game. This will be the ninth time in the 14 years since Spencer joined the 30th District that the two teams have matched up against each other in the semifinals.

  • Lady Bearcats headline All-...

    With the regular season just about wrapped up, that means it’s time for two things: the postseason and awards.

    On Monday, three Lady Bearcats were named to the 2018-19 Girls All 8th Region basketball team, as Jaclynn Ruble, Lauren Boblitt and Sophie Smith all received enough votes to make the 15-woman team

    Ruble and Boblitt made the All-Region team last season, making Smith the 18th Lady Bearcat to be named to the All-Region team.

  • 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.

  • Lady Bearcats get a taste of...

    With the postseason tournaments not far off the horizon, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team got a little sneak peak of what the postseason will look like this past weekend.

    For the Lady Bearcats, it started on Friday night with a home game against Woodford County. Anderson handled the Lady Yellow Jackets pretty easily, beating them by 34 points, but the game had a postseason feel to it because of the many festivities that brought out a big crowd.

  • Mental improvements helping...

    For anyone who has watched Brennon Maxberry play basketball, they’ve seen the senior guard sprint up and down the court at full speed many times, either looking for some space in the paint for a layup or guarding the opposing team’s best player.

    Maxberry’s high-speed style of play can result in mistakes being made. With the game going as fast as it does for Maxberry, there are instances where he’s forced to make a decision in a matter of seconds, which sometimes isn’t enough time to make the right decision.

  • ‘Secret to basketball’ unlocks...

    If you look in the record book for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team, you’ll find Jaclynn Ruble’s name all over it.

    The senior guard is creeping up on the top five on the Lady Bearcat career-scoring list. Ruble is in the top 10 on Anderson County’s all-time steals, made free throws and made three-pointers list, and was just named a candidate for Kentucky’s Miss Basketball, becoming only the fourth Lady Bearcat to do so.

  • Lady Bearcats beat 7th Region...

    After coming off a big 8th Region win over Walton-Verona this past weekend, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team picked up another big win on Tuesday night, defeating 7th Region contender Male 60-49.

  • 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.