Sports briefs for Dec. 8

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By The Staff

Anderson girls to play perennial power in Rupp
The Anderson County girls' basketball team will be part of the inaugural Racing to the Rim Showcase to be held at Rupp Arena and Scott County High School from Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12.
The Lady Bearcats will be playing long-time power Sacred Heart Academy of Louisville at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Rupp Arena.
Sacred Heart is a four-time state champion, including a run of three straight titles from 2002-2004, Sacred Heart coach Donna Moir had compiled a 435-170 record heading into this season.
The Lady Bearcats will be playing immediately following the Wolfe County-Pikeville boys' game. The Marion County and Scott County girls will be playing immediately after the Lady Bearcats-Valkyries' game.
Tickets are for Sunday are $12 and available at Anderson County High School and at Rupp Arena on the day of the game. A three-day pass is $25.

Bearcat frosh reach Bourbon tourney semis
From staff reports
The Anderson County freshman basketball team tipped off the season by advancing to the semifinals of the Bourbon County Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
Anderson defeated Bracken County 39-26, then whipped the host school 51-40 in the second round. Luke Mann led Anderson with 17 points in both games.
In the semifinals, Ryle downed Anderson 51-40. Christian Estes led Anderson with 15 points.

Football banquet set
Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach has announced that the annual team banquet will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Seniors are asked to bring drinks and bread, juniors should bring desserts while sophomores and freshmen are asked to bring a vegetable and salad.

All-time team to be announced Dec. 17
Readers of The Anderson News have selected their all-time basketball team in conjunction with “100 years of basketball.” Anderson News sports editor John Herndon is in the process of locating and contacting those selected.
The team will be announced between games of the Anderson County-Shelby County doubleheader on Dec. 17.

Got something to add to “100 years of basketball?”
Anderson News sports editor John Herndon has been compiling anecdotes, stories and photos from readers to publish during the “100 years of basketball” series, which will run through Dec. 22. Contact Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com if you have some stories or memorabilia that you would like to share.
Also check online for additional stories about Anderson County's great tradition at www.theandersonnews.com.

A photo that appeared on page B3 of the Dec. 1 Anderson News showing the first boys' basketball team at Kavanaugh High School was incorrectly identified. Known players in the photo are Paul Vaughn, front right, and Lin Mountjoy, center back.
The News regrets the error.

The Anderson News is your spot for Bearcat basketball
The Anderson News is proud to be the place for the most comprehensive coverage of Anderson County Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball.
Others might claim to cover local hoops, but Anderson News sports editor John Herndon has been covering the Cats since 1985. He knows the lay of the land, both locally and around the Eighth Region. He'll be there, talking with coaches and players to give honest local coverage. He will also be tweeting with live game action and commentary via Twitter.com. Just follow him at ANewsJPHerndon.
If you don't want to wait until Wednesday's paper for results, we'll also update on our new website, www.theandersonnews.com as soon as possible following a game.
Why look anywhere else? The Anderson News will be there with the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats until the final horn of the final game.
Be sure to join us for the ride.

Get your sports news to The Anderson News
The Anderson News wants your sports news and getting your news published is as easy as sinking a six-inch putt.
The quickest way to get your results, picture or announcement published is to e-mail sports editor John Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com. While e-mail and digital photos are preferred, you can drop hard copies off at The Anderson News office at 1080 Bypass South, Lawrenceburg, Ky., 40342.
Items, including youth sports scores, must be submitted by noon Thursday to be included in the following week's paper. Results from weekend activities other than youth sports, are accepted until 9 a.m. on Monday for that week's paper. Material submitted after deadlines will appear in a later edition of The Anderson News if remains newsworthy.
Because of production schedules, there can be no exceptions to the deadline.
Thank you for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.