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Today's News

  • SWEET 16: Whiteside named tourney MVP

    Anderson County senior Kali Whiteside was named the Most Valuable Player of the girls' Eighth Region Tournament following last Wednesday's championship game.

    Whiteside scored 17 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead the Lady Bearcats in the final.

    She scored 36 points in three games and altered countless shots through the tourney.

    Teammates Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee joined Whiteside on the team, selected by the tournament coaches.

  • SWEET 16: 'We can do this'

    Tony Kays never showed any sign of panic last Wednesday. Not once. Not even for a nanosecond.

    “He kept telling us, 'We can still do this,'” Anderson County senior Kali Whiteside said.

    Indeed.

    All season long, the Lady Bearcats had been considered one of the state's best teams. After a monstrous December, Anderson moved up to No. 2 in the state and earned the tag as the team to beat in the Eighth Region. Yet, there the Lady Bearcats were, staring at a 10-point deficit with 90 seconds to play.

  • SWEET 16: In it to win it

    The changes from 2010 are not just apparent. They are striking.

    It was three years ago this week that Anderson County made its last appearance in the girls' Sweet 16 with a team that was largely made up of players who had not even matriculated to the high school

    Sure, three starters were high schoolers, but people were buzzing about “those eighth-graders.”

  • SWEET 16: Keeping up with the Lady Bearcats in Bowling Green

    The Anderson News will be with the Anderson County Lady Bearcats as long as they are playing in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 in Bowling Green.

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon will be at courtside and will provide updates on Twitter. Follow him at AnewsJPHerndon. He will also post short online summaries of the Lady Bearcat games as soon as possible following the action and post-game press conferences. If the Lady Bearcats advance, he will also preview the upcoming opponent as the tournament unfolds.

  • SWEET 16: Sweet 16 is different from any other game

    Even before a team gets to the state tournament it is apparent things are just different when there are only 16 high school basketball teams from across the state still playing the game.

    Just getting there is a huge deal, no matter how often it happens. How big? Anderson County's girls' basketball team was met by a police escort when it got to the Franklin County line on the way back from North Oldham High School last Wednesday.

  • SWEET 16: Team players Avritt, Stewart major keys to Lady Cat success

    The scorebook will not tell what Destiny Stewart and Alex Avritt have meant to Anderson County's success this girls' basketball season.

    When the Lady Bearcats defeated Simon Kenton in the Eighth Region championship game last week, neither scored. On the year, they have combined for just over seven points and three rebounds a game.

    But there is one stat that does matter: They have started all 33 games in a season that has seen Anderson put together a 32-1 record. That is all that matters.

  • Girls' Sweet 16 tickets on sale Friday at high school

    Anderson County High School will be selling pep section tickets to the Houchens Industries Girls' Sweet 16 on Friday, March 8 from 4-6 p.m. at the concession stand in the school lobby. The school will also offer tickets on Monday, March 11 from 1-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee says the school will be selling tickets in the student pep section and the cost is $9 per ticket and are for the night session on Wednesday, March 13, only.

  • Eighth Region Champs! Lady Bearcats to return to Diddle!

    GOSHEN – With only 90 seconds left in the journey, it looked like Anderson County was still 10 miles from Diddle.

    “Things weren't looking good,” Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays smiled.

    But somehow, the Lady Bearcats found a way to get to Bowling Green. Let's just hope their trip down the Blue Grass Parkway and I-65 is not as eventful this week.

    Anderson rallied from a 61-51 deficit to force overtime. The Lady Bearcats scored 10 points in 40 seconds.

    Read that again: Ten points. Forty seconds.

  • Church briefs: 3-6-13

    Church of Christ
    to host gospel meeting
    Lawrenceburg Church of Christ, located at 558 South Main St., will host a “Christianity confronts culture” gospel meeting March 7-10.
    The event features guest speaker Jody Apple from Knoxville, Tenn., an instructor at the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies and a speaker for the radio program “The International Gospel Hour.

  • The necessity of renewed fellowship through the church

    “…that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3)
    You have probably heard (or said yourself) “I don’t need the church to worship; I can worship God here at home (or on the golf course, fishing lake, etc.).”