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Anderson football banquet rescheduled

By John Herndon

The Anderson County High School football banquet, originally scheduled for Dec. 14, but snowed out, has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will take place in the school cafeteria, according to head coach Mark Peach.


Seniors are asked to bring drinks and bread. Juniors should bring desserts while freshmen and sophomores are asked to bring vegetables and salads.


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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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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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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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No makeup date set

Anderson-Shelby doubleheader canceled

By John Herndon

The Anderson County-Shelby County basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled, according to Anderson County High School principal Ronnie Fields. No makeup date has been set.

The ceremony introducing Anderson County's All-Time Team is also canceled tonight. The team will be announced on our website later Friday. Any possible recognition of the team at a later date will be announced later.


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Sacred Heart holds off Lady Bearcats

By John Herndon

LEXINGTON -- Sacred Heart went on a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to post a 49-48 win in girls' basketball action at Rupp Arena Sunday afternoon.


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ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- The Ultimate 'What if?'

By John Herndon

Basketball fans often talk about the “What ifs?” in their sport. 


Like “What if Mike Casey had not broken his leg in the summer before his senior year? Would a team of Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey have been unstoppable in 1970?”


Or “What if Terry Howard had remained perfect at the free throw line? Would Kentucky and Louisville have played for the national championship in 1975?”


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Third quarter run propels Mercer past Anderson

By John Herndon

Mercer County used a 12-0 run in the third quarter to break open a tie game on the way to a 60-43 win over host Anderson County in boys' basketball action Friday night.
With the score deadlocked at 23, Mercer's Austin Seagraves scored eight consecutive points to start the run.
Anderson, which went scoreless for nearly four minutes, was never closer than eight the rest of the way. The Bearcats fell to 1-2, while Mercer improved to 2-1.


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Girls team was best in 1931

100 years of basketball: Anderson County's state champion

By John Herndon

No school in Anderson County has never won a state high school basketball championship recognized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
However, the girls' basketball team at Lawrenceburg Colored High School was a state champion, according to local realtor John Cunningham.
The team included Cunningham's mother, Gertrude Bean Cunningham. He says that another member of the team was Mary Harris Gill. Cunningham says that all of the team members are now deceased.


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