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Today's Sports

  • Sports can be the spark to real...

    Got your Christmas shopping done yet? In case you haven’t been paying attention, you have less than a week left.

    That includes if you do like I did one year and ran out to a Speedway and bought some gift cards on Christmas morning.

    But, that’s just me. Or, maybe not. From the looks of the display the next day, it had been busy.

    I never know what to buy for someone else. I often buy things that are unwanted or unneeded and my guess is you can identify with that.

  • Mat Cats claim wins in home match

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team worked through an emotional week to have great success on the mat Saturday.

    The Mat Cats defeated Newport, 35-16, then beat Grant County, 45-24, in a three-way dual match at Anderson.

    Anderson had gone through losing a parent and ardent wrestling supporter when Mike Fink died suddenly last Sunday morning. His son, junior Chase Fink, was in attendance at the match but did not wrestle. Much of Mike Fink’s family was also in attendance for the matches.

  • Hard lesson learned, Lady Cats...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Even when things weren’t going entirely as Anderson County wanted last Thursday, there was never a doubt that the Lady Bearcats had learned their lesson in a loss to Oldham County (see story on Page A13) two nights earlier.

  • Bearcats rally from 17 down, get...

    For a while, it looked like Anderson County had been left at the starting gate Saturday night.

    The Bearcats faced a 17-point second-quarter deficit at Harrison County and could have been at a crossroads only seven games into the 2018-19 season. Somehow, the Bearcats made an impressive stretch run to claim a 52-49 win.

  • Bearcats to get test with...

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team will face a very tough test Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Derby Classic tournament at Raceland High School, near Ashland.

    The Bearcats will tangle with 15th Region power Paintsville in what could be the marquee matchup of the first round.

    Paintsville stood at 4-2 through the weekend after notching its third straight win, a 77-76 victory over North Laurel on Saturday.

  • Oldham stuns lethargic Lady...

    The best thing Anderson County’s girls could say about their stunning 51-47 loss to Oldham County last Tuesday was that it happened in December.

    Oldham County never trailed. The Lady Colonels built a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter then held off a furious Anderson rally to defeat the Lady Bearcats for the first time since January 12, 2007. Since that day, Anderson had beaten Oldham 15 consecutive times.

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for hoops...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will see if basketball royalty is in its blood this week as the Lady Bearcats compete in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School.

    “You have a lot of Top 20, some Top 10 teams there,” says Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell. “We want to test ourselves.”

  • KDFWR places restrictions on...

    From staff reports

    To further safeguard Kentucky’s deer and elk from chronic wasting disease, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announced new restrictions Saturday on the importation of deer from Tennessee, according to a news release.

    Effective immediately, hunters are prohibited from bringing any deer from Tennessee into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal column have been removed first, the release said.

  • Middle School archers win Tates...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team took first place in the 2018 Winter Shootout, hosted by Lexington Tates Creek High School on Dec. 8. The impressive win came in the Mustangs’ first tournament of the season.

    The Mustangs boasted five of the ten best individual finishes in the middle school division of the tournament.

  • Harp: Anderson hasn’t changed...

    (Editor’s note: As his tenure with The Anderson News draws to a close, sports editor John Herndon talks with three Anderson County High School coaches who were on the sidelines his first year writing for The News and are still around in his final year. The interviews may contain some of John’s own reflections as well. This week, John talks with Sam Harp, who as a young head coach took Anderson football to a level it had never before reached, then returned 30 years later as an assistant coach.)