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Anderson County High School

  • Bearcats lose another squeaker

    Somewhere along the line, something will go right at the end of a basketball game for Anderson County.

    The Bearcats believe that. They have to believe it to fight through a stretch of misfortune that continued through last Tuesday. With the top seed in the 30th District Tournament on the line, the Bearcats came up just short.

    Again.

    For the sixth time in seven games, Anderson was on the wrong end of the score. Each time, the final margin was four points or less. The string continued Tuesday as heavily-favored Spencer County escaped with a 52-48 win on the Bearcats’ home court.

  • Basketball homecoming is Feb. 12

    Anderson County High School will be sponsoring its annual basketball homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 12 when the Bearcats will be taking on Grant County in boys' basketball action.
    The school is asking the local business community get involved as well.

  • Owen rips Lady Bearcats

    Only 28 seconds remained when the bench emptied Saturday afternoon. In high school sports, that is the equivalent of Red Auerbach’s victory cigar.

    And it was the first time a girls’ basketball team had been able to celebrate early at Anderson County in some time.

    Owen, now 13-3, became the first team to beat Anderson on its home court this season with the 57-44 romp. The Rebels are also the first Eighth Region team to beat Anderson anywhere since the 2009 regional final when Simon Kenton routed the Lady Bearcats.

  • Pinning a tourney title in Capital City

    The Anderson County wrestling team pinned the first major tournament championship under Coach Tom Castle on Saturday when the Bearcats won the Capital City Classic at Franklin County High School.

    The Bearcats scored 227 points in the tournament, well ahead of second place Franklin County, which had 183.5. Harrison County came in third with 133.5. In all, 21 teams participated in the tournament.

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Zach Perry (152) took first place in their respective weight classes while Austin Dillow (135 pounds) and Eric Spencer (145) placed second for the Bearcats.

  • Western Hills outlasts Bearcats

    If Anderson County had its way about things, that 6-9 linked to the Bearcats would be in the height column next to a player or two on the Bearcats’ roster. No way would it be the record of a proud program.

    But reality is reality following the Bearcats’ 60-56 home court loss to Western Hills Friday night.
    Western Hills took the lead late in the third period and never gave it up to post its first win over Anderson since 1991. The Bearcats fought. They clawed. But they simply could not get results.

  • Bearcats painfully close to upsetting regional title contender

    So close. So painfully close.

    The toll of a fourth loss in five games – two in overtime – was visibly apparent in the Anderson County locker room last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats had seen a 10-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter against North Oldham, the pre-season favorite in the Eighth Region. The Mustangs came through in overtime to claim a 48-45 win.

    “I have felt for this team as much as any time I have ever coached,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury, whose career has spanned nearly 30 years.

  • Spencer edges Bearcats in district action

    Spencer County’s Trey Wyatt sank two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining to seal his team’s 52-48 win at Anderson County on Tuesday night.

    Spencer, now 15-4, most likely clinched to top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be played in late February at Spencer. The Bears are 3-0 in district play. An unlikely set of circumstances would have to occur for the Bears to not be the top seed. Anderson fell to 6-10 and 1-2. The Bearcats lost for the sixth time in seven games, with all six setbacks coming by four points or less.

  • Different lineup but same result

    And you thought the only place where things were only different this basketball season in Shelby County.

    While most are aware that Collins High School is part of the split of what used to be Shelby County, not many expected Anderson County to go into its game with the perceived threat to 30th District supremacy with a makeshift lineup. In the end, however, it really did not matter.

  • 'Winning ugly' beautiful to Bearcats

    Anderson County will get a feel for one of the teams expected to challenge the Lady Bearcats for the Eighth Region championship when Owen County comes to town on Saturday afternoon. It will be the first of two regular-season meetings between the Lady Bearcats and Lady Rebels.

    But first, the Lady Bearcats will host Western Hills on Thursday night, Jan. 20. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Regional foe to test Lady Bearcats

    Anderson County will get a feel for one of the teams expected to challenge the Lady Bearcats for the Eighth Region championship when Owen County comes to town on Saturday afternoon. It will be the first of two regular-season meetings between the Lady Bearcats and Lady Rebels.

    But first, the Lady Bearcats will host Western Hills on Thursday night, Jan. 20. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.