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DISTRICT TOURNEY THOUGHTS: Friday's finals are interesting matchups

By John Herndon

There were no major surprises in the first round of the 30th District Tournaments, being held this week at Anderson County High School.


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Tourney Briefs

By The Staff

Regional draws this weekend

The Eighth Region tournaments get underway next week with the girls' tournament tipping off Monday, Feb. 27 at Anderson County High School. It will be the first time Anderson has ever hosted a basketball regional. The boys' tournament will get underway on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Henry County, where the tournament has been held every year since 1963.


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Powerful teams, great players made memories in '90s

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eighth Region was once Kentucky's strongest for girls hoops

By John Herndon

Every basketball season, one of the questions around Kentucky high school basketball is simply, “Which region is the toughest?”

From the looks of the statewide computer polls, the Eighth Region has regained its place as one of Kentucky's best in girls' basketball this year.


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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats go to big city, beat Country Day

By John Herndon

Darrin Laswell scored 17 points, leading four Anderson County players in double figures as the Bearcats defeated Kentucky Country Day, 59-48, last Tuesday in Louisville.

“I thought we played one of our better games,” Anderson head coach Glen Drury. “We got a lot of good games out of a lot of kids down there.”

Anderson jumped to a 15-10 lead and never looked back against a team that finished the regular season at 14-12.


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Anderson wrestlers have best team finish in six years

WRESTLING: Fitzpatrick earns medal at state tournament

By John Herndon

LEXINGTON – With the state high school wrestling tournament moving to the Kentucky Horse Park this year, it might be fitting to say that Anderson County simply did not get out of the gate well.


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Brown shines on Senior Night

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roar, rout Franklin

By John Herndon

No one can know how many people have taken notice, but Anderson County has been giving all indications that it has every intention of defending its home court in the post-season.


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Ruggles' 3, Carmichael 'D' lift Bearcats past Franklin in finale

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Scintillating finish makes sizzling Senior Night

You can take all the old sports clichés about a one-point thriller, tie them up, roll them all together as one and still not describe Anderson County's win over Franklin County Friday night.


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Taking regional title on home court is rare

COLUMN: Lady Bearcats get special opportunity next week

By John Herndon

If there is anything more rare in high school basketball than winning a regional championship, it has to be taking a title on your home court.

That seems rather strange.

But it's true.

In the last 15 years, it has happened just twice in the Eighth Region, both times on the girls’ side – 1998 with South Oldham and 2004 with Bullitt East. Since Henry County started hosting the boys’ tournament annually in 1963, that school has not come close to a Sweet 16 berth.


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Boys jump on Spencer early, return to regional tournament

30th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Bearcats, Lady Cats roll into finals

By John Herndon

Anderson County is back where it feels it belongs.


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Ranking the Region, final edition

By John Herndon

Anderson News sports editor John Herndon ranks the Eighth Region teams.

Boys Eighth Region

1.Oldham County (24-5, 7-1 against regional competition)

Defending champs have the talent, experience to navigate the region, but face a very difficult elimination game when they play North Oldham in the elimination round of the 29th District Tournament at Trimble County on Wednesday night. Oldham has won 11 straight.

2.South Oldham (19-8, 11-1)


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