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SPORTS BUZZ for Aug. 12: Catching up on things

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Games with Cornerstone canceled; Hicks transfer shakes up region

By John Herndon

Just catching up on a few things as fall sports are getting into full swing....

First, the Anderson County volleyball game at Cornerstone Christian, scheduled for Monday night, Aug. 17, has been canceled. Cornerstone also canceled the return match set for later in the season at Anderson and has apparently canceled the boys' basketball game set for this fall, according to Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee.

As I reported in early July, Cornerstone, a small, private school located in Shelby County, had joined the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and was planning to begin championship play in both volleyball and boys' basketball. However, there were questions as to the school's ability to field a team each year.

The reason for the cancelations was not given. I will have more info when it becomes available.

While this next item is not Anderson County-related, it certainly has a major impact on Bearcat basketball. Darryl Hicks, who was Shelby County's sixth man as an eighth-grader has transferred to North Oldham. Hicks has been considered the best rising freshman in the state and a top 25 player nationally. The transfer certainly changes the outlook in the Eighth Region this fall.  Before the transfer, I picked it 1. Shelby County, then a gap to 2. Anderson County, then another gap to 3. North Oldham.  Now it is probably closer to pick 'em. I still believe Shelby is the team to beat but now, it is by a razor thin margin over both Anderson and North Oldham.

Click here for the story from our sister Landmark paper, The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville

And click here for the story in The Oldham Era, another of our sister papers.

Finally, I am going to update more often with some news tidbits and opinion. Check back and leave your comments! And remember to follow me on Twitter at ANewsJPHerndon for quick blogging and live updates from games and events.