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Statement on Kansas City tragedy reflects common misconception

COLUMN: Costas is one of the best, but wrong this time

By John Herndon

An interview with Bob Costas is still on my bucket list.

His insight into the good – and bad – of baseball is amazing. If you don't believe me, try to find a copy of his book, Fair Ball, talking about many of the ills of the game around the turn of the century. When put in that context, and seeing where it has headed since then is nothing short of amazing.


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BASKETBALL: Bearcats roll past Washington in season opener; Lady Bearcats rout Lex Cath

By John Herndon

Both Anderson County High School basketball teams recorded big wins Friday night.
The Bearcats opened the boys' basketball season with a solid 71-50 win over visiting Washington County. Senior guard Jay Smith poured in 30 points, a career high, while pulling down eight rebounds and dishing five assists. Classmate Austin Linzy pulled down 12 rebounds as the Bearcats owned the backboards, 37-17.


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Fox Creek Christian uses basketball to reach kids

Playing the game, planting the seed

By John Herndon

It only looked like Danny Vernon's basketball career was over when plans to walk on at Murray State University were derailed by a back injury.


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Rabbit and quail season promises to be bountiful

By The Staff

By Art Lander, Jr.

Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the kickoff of rabbit and quail hunting across Kentucky.

"Rabbit numbers are up, and that doesn't surprise me, considering the ideal weather conditions we had in the spring and early summer," said Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We're already getting reports of good hunting."


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Riley, Hyatt named all-region

Two Anderson County golfers continue to reap abundant awards after a strong season this year. Lady Bearcats Anna-Marie Hyatt, a senior, and junior Kaitlyn Riley were named to the All-Seventh Region team in a vote of the region's coaches. Their selections were announced by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association.

Megan Kinney, of Western Hills, was named the region's player of the year, while Henry Clay's Kevin Mims was named the region's top coach.


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Solid veterans, talented newcomers to keep Anderson a force on the mat

WRESTLING: Rebuilt Mat Cats believe success did not graduate

By John Herndon

It might be said Anderson County arrived last wrestling season, then the Bearcats left.


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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats open with road win

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Makenzie Cann scored 19 points and Eriel McKee added 16 as Anderson County cruised to a 59-36 win to open the season at Casey County Monday night.

Anderson jumped to a 17-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way. A 21-10 outburst in the final eight minutes might have made the final score a bit more one-sided than the game really was. Cann nailed four 3-point goals in the stretch run.


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Basketball a game of finesse

COLUMN: Good move to crack down on rough play

By John Herndon

It's about time someone acted to stop the downward slide basketball was taking.

We are talking about the uber-muggings disguising themselves as physical play, especially around the basket, in high school basketball. Apparently, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has pulled a Roberto Duran in response.

No mas!

(For the under-30 crowd, do a Google-search of that name and you will see why it is germane to this subject. Trust me, it is.)


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Bearcats open Friday at home

BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats to be tested at Lexington Catholic

By John Herndon

Anderson County's girls' basketball team is expected to receive a stern test Friday when the Lady Bearcats travel to Lexington Catholic.

A year ago, Lexington Catholic served notice early that the highly-ranked Lady Bearcats, a pre-season Top 10 last year, were not invincible with a 60-51 whipping on Anderson's home court. The Lady Knights filled the nets 11 times from 3-point range to notch the win.

Lexington Catholic went on to a 20-12 season.


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FOOTBALL: Bearcat football celebrates season at awards banquet

By John Herndon

 

 

Anderson County football celebrated its 8-3 season with the annual team awards banquet on Nov. 18. The Bearcats finished as Class 5A, District 6 runner-up but were eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs by Cooper, which will be playing in this week's state championship game.


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