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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: Still an Eagle

    It has been over 55 years.
    But even today, visitors to the Discount Sport Shop in Harrodsburg are reminded that even though Bruce Springate played major college basketball at Eastern Kentucky and roots for the Louisville Cardinals, he's still a Western Eagle.

  • Sacred Heart holds off Lady Bearcats

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County might have taken its first loss of the young basketball season Sunday afternoon but there were few long faces in the Lady Bearcat camp.

  • Third quarter run propels Mercer past Anderson

    Anderson County has known all along that the current basketball season would be a work in progress.
    Mercer County showed why Friday night as the Titans 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.

  • Bearcats square off against Shelby County Friday

    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.

  • 100 years of basketball: Western High basketball was a family affair

    When a fan looked at a Western High basketball roster over the years, he only needed to look at the numbers and first names for changes. The last names were often the same.

  • 100 years of basketball: Rogers boys are still part of the Western Eagle family

    If Western High School really was “one big family,” one of the reasons was that the Eagle Nation was made up of numerous families like the Rogers boys, who starred for the Eagles from the late 1960s and through the 70s.
    All were major contributors on some of the strongest teams in Eagle history.

  • 100 years of basketball: Wins over Anderson still vivid for Western fans

    Helen Turner does not hesitate when asked about her best sports memory from her lifetime of love of Western High School.
    “Oh, when we beat Anderson High,” she says with a laugh. “I won't ever forget that.”
    It actually happened twice, in the 1982 and 1983 30th District Tournament semifinals.
    None was sweeter than the Eagles' 72-59 win over the Bearcats in 1982. Western took control of that one early and never trailed, whipping the Bearcats on their home court.

  • 100 years of basketball: In His Own Words -- Don White

    As a sports-minded teen growing up in Somerset in the 1960s, I was well aware of Anderson County athletics.
    But it never occurred to me this community would become my home. Also, I certainly never dreamed the day would come when I would have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the local sports scene.
    In 1971, while serving as news editor of the daily paper in Somerset, I was invited by my boss to accompany him to the Sweet Sixteen.

  • Lady Bearcats pummel Dunbar

    Anderson County reeled off the first seven points of the night and never looked back as the Lady Bearcats pounded Paul L. Dunbar 79-55 in basketball action Tuesday night.
    Anderson went on a 16-2 run midway through the second quarter to effectively put things away. The Lady Bearcats owned a 44-28 halftime lead and never allowed Dunbar to get within 15 points in the second half.  Anderson's lead ballooned to as much as 30 points late in the game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- Western High was a special place

    There are times when it really hits home just how long I have been covering Anderson County sports. We know that basketball has been played in Anderson County for 100 seasons now and, for the most part, I have been writing about the sport for a little over 25 years.


    A quarter of Anderson County's hoops history? That is kind of mind-boggling when you think about it. And I can honestly say there have been few times more enjoyable than those when I had the privilege of writing about Western Eagle basketball from 1986-89.