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Bearcats to play one of top mountain teams; Lady Cats to visit Henry Clay after holidays

Hoops teams continue holiday play

By John Herndon

Both Anderson County basketball teams will be in action this week as they close out the December portion of their schedules in central Kentucky tournament play.

The Lady Bearcats will be in action in the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash through Thursday, Dec. 30. Anderson was to have played Monticello in the first round on Monday. Due to holiday publishing schedules, that game and a second-round game against Nelson County or Maysville St. Patrick was played after press deadlines for this edition of The Anderson News.


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Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

By John Herndon

Something clicked for Anderson County basketball last week.


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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

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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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District victories over Anderson top the list

100 years of basketball: Some of Western's biggest wins

By John Herndon

In this week's edition of The Anderson News, I briefly relived to of the greatest wins in Western High School history, namely when the Eagles eliminated Anderson County from the 30th District tournaments in 1982 and 1983. Biggest wins in Eagle history? Perhaps. But there is no question they are the most memorable to any Eagle fan today.
So what are the biggest wins in Western history? Records are very spotty and I have been unable to locate everything but these have to be among the biggest.

1.Western 72, Anderson County 59 (1982)


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District victories over Anderson top the list

100 years of basketball: Some of Western's biggest wins

By John Herndon

In this week's edition of The Anderson News, I briefly relived to of the greatest wins in Western High School history, namely when the Eagles eliminated Anderson County from the 30th District tournaments in 1982 and 1983. Biggest wins in Eagle history? Perhaps. But there is no question they are the most memorable to any Eagle fan today.
So what are the biggest wins in Western history? Records are very spotty and I have been unable to locate everything but these have to be among the biggest.

1.Western 72, Anderson County 59 (1982)


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Bearcats square off against Shelby County Friday

By John Herndon

No one is expecting Anderson County and Shelby County o play for the boys' Eighth Region championship this season. But that does not mean Friday's game between the old rivals is not important. In fact, it could have enormous post-season implications for both clubs.


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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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