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Cubert to participate in All-American Bowl at San Antonio

Local athlete to play in national all-star game

By The Staff

Jarrod Cubert, an eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School, has been selected to play in the 2011 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 9. The game will be played at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex.


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This week in Anderson County Sports

By The Staff

Anderson County High School

Boys' basketball
Friday, Jan. 7: Collins at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. (Live broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com)
Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11: Anderson Co. at Eminence, 7:30 p.m.
Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

Boys' freshman basketball
Thursday, Jan. 6: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.


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Lady Bearcats take third in Mercer tourney

Harlan County nips Anderson in Sayre tournament

By John Herndon

Harlan County scored on a layup with 4.5 seconds to play in overtime to defeat Anderson County 61-60 in the Sayre Spartan Holiday Classic Thursday night in Lexington.

Anderson had one final chance when Erik Newton drove the length of the court then passed to Seth Carmichael on a wing but Harlan County blocked the shot.

Harlan won the round-robin affair with Anderson finishing second. Somerset upset Sayre for third place in the tourney.


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Bearcats win third straight; E-town thumps Lady Bearcats

Holiday hoops tourney update

By John Herndon

Updated, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 11:30 p.m.

Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team rallied from a 5-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to defeat Somerset 44-39 in the Sayre Spartan Classic in Lexington on Wednesday night.

Anderson trailed for much of the game but took the lead late in the fourth quarter, then held on for its third straight win.


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Late blitz dooms Lady Bearcats in Lexington Catholic tourney

Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

By John Herndon

Updated, Friday, Dec. 24, 9:25 a.m.

The Anderson County boys' basketball team pulled a huge upset when the Bearcats defeated Miami (Fla.) Senior, 58-54, in the KFC/Arby's Holiday Classic consolation round at McCreary Central.

Anderson raced to a 15-point lead early, then made the plays down the stretch after Miami Senior cut the lead to one. No other details were available at press time. The Bearcats also defeated Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary Christian but lost to a pair of Kentucky teams, Wayne County and McCreary Central, in the tournament.


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Aggie Sale, the player and person, is one to remember

100 years of basketball: The Legacy lives on

By John Herndon

HARRODSBURG – It still happens occasionally when Betsy Sale introduces herself.


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100 years of basketball: Conner says Bearcats' 1971 run is what makes Kentucky special

By John Herndon

LOUISVILLE – To someone raised in the ESPN generation, it might seem strange that a high school basketball game played on a Saturday morning means as much to Jimmy Dan Conner as delaying Bobby Knight's first national championship by a year.


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Things have changed since 1974

100 Years of Basketball: Girls' basketball comes to town

By John Herndon

Unless someone was around when it all started, he probably would not believe how girls’ basketball has changed since 1974. That is when the state was supposed to have given girls an equal opportunity to play the game.
There were some things equal as soon as teams started gearing up for that first season of girls’ high school basketball in over 40 years. Like the boys, they would have a state tournament with 16 regional winners.
Other than that, nothing much was equal.


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Changes from the past mean basketball future bright in Anderson County

100 years of basketball: In His Own Words -- Jay Springate

By The Staff

By Jay Springate
(Editor's note: Jay Springate is a former student sports writer for The Anderson News. A graduate of Anderson County High School and the University of Kentucky, Jay now lives in Atlanta, where he works with an investment firm.)
No better comparison between the past and the future of Anderson County basketball could be found than in the pages of The Anderson News I found myself thumbing through over Thanksgiving weekend.


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Selected by readers of The Anderson News

100 years of basketball: Anderson County's All-Time boys' team

By John Herndon

Readers were asked to select the 20 best boys' basketball players in 100 years of basketball in Anderson County.

Eight  were to be from Anderson High or Anderson County High, three from Western High School and to each from Lawrenceburg, Kavanaugh and Anderson County residents who attended Lincoln Institute. Three selections could be from any of the schools.


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