Today's Sports

  • Still saying thanks

    Most people knew. Or at least they had an idea that 2018 would be Glen Drury’s last season as boys’ basketball coach at Anderson County High School.

    Nothing was certain, as Drury had not said publicly he was stepping down. Privately, he’d told a very few that 2018 would be the final round of a stellar career that had earned nearly every coaching award imaginable. But he would wait until a few weeks after the season so the focus would be on the Bearcats’ quest for a Sweet 16 berth.

  • Curry named league’s top freshman

    Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry has been named the Mid-Amercian Conference softball Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches.

    Curry, a freshman at the University of Toledo, was also named first team All-MAC by the coached.

  • Turner archers third in Eastern...

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team shot its way to a third place finish in the 3D Division of the Eastern National competition Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The team advances to the World Tournament, also held in Louisville, in June.

    Breanna Woodside placed fifth in the elementary girls individual division, being the only individual winner from Turner.

  • Collins holds on to sweep Lady...

    Collins took advantage of crucial Anderson County errors to post a 3-2 win over the Lady Bearcats in district softball action last Wednesday in Shelbyville. The win, coupled with other district results from last week, gives Collins the top seed in the 30th District tournament, beginning Monday at Collins.

    Collins stood at 12-10 though the weekend’s games and 4-2 in the district.

  • Bearcat track shut out from state

    The Anderson County High School track team recorded two personal records in the Class 3A, Region 6 meet held Saturday at Lexington’s Henry Clay High School but the Bearcats were shut out of any berths in this weekend’s state meet.

    Triple jumper Kynan Russell came closest to advancing with a sixth-place finish in his event and setting a new personal record in the event. His 39-05.00 effort was the only Anderson result to tally on the scoresheet.

    Russell also placed 12th in the 110-meter hurdles with a 17.87 time.

  • Bearcats upset regional favorite

    Anderson County might have scored its most impressive win of the 2018 high school baseball season with a 7-4 win over defending regional champion and 18th-ranked Simon Kenton Saturday in Independence.

    Anderson pitcher Timmy Rogers battled for six innings to pick up the win while reliever Bailey Turner came in to get the final three outs.

  • Who will lead the Bearcats now?

    Whoever is sitting at the end of the Anderson County bench next basketball season might want to pay Joe B. Hall a visit.

    Hall, now a beloved Kentucky legend in his own right, succeeded Adolph Rupp as the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats in 1972. At the time, Rupp had won more games than any other college basketball coach but Hall did good in his own right, winning a national championship and going to three Final Fours in 13 years. He’s widely considered as the most successful coach to replace a legend at the college level.

  • 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.”