http://www.theandersonnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Shelby looks to take control of district from Lady Bearcats http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/shelby-looks-take-control-district-lady-bearcats <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/madeline_wilson.jpg" alt="Anderson County junior Madeline Wilson cans her first varsity 3-pointer against Dunbar on Dec. 4. Anderson will have to hit from the outside when the Lady Bearcats tangle with Eighth Region favorite Shelby County Thursday night in Shelbyville. " title="Anderson County junior Madeline Wilson cans her first varsity 3-pointer against Dunbar on Dec. 4. Anderson will have to hit from the outside when the Lady Bearcats tangle with Eighth Region favorite Shelby County Thursday night in Shelbyville. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The question of whether the 30th District girls&rsquo; basketball torch is being returned might be answered Thursday night.</p> <p> At least a there might be some insight on the matter.</p> <p> Shelby County, the school that dominated the district to the tune of 14 consecutive championships from 1994-2007, is looking to wrest that supremacy back from Anderson County, the program that has won the crown the last six times, Thursday night in Shelbyville.</p> Special deadlines for holiday editions of The Anderson News http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/special-deadlines-holiday-editions-anderson-news <p> Because of Christmas holiday publishing deadline, all submitted sports news, announcements and photos must be submitted by 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, for inclusion in the Dec. 24 edition of The Anderson News.</p> <p> Material to be published in the Dec. 31 edition of The Anderson News should be submitted by Friday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.</p> <p> Submissions can be made via e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com, online at www.theandersonnews.com or in person at The Anderson News office at 1080 Bypass South.</p> Louisville miracle! Lady Cats erase 20-point deficit http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/louisville-miracle-lady-cats-erase-20-point-deficit <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/acgbbdunbar02adjcolor.jpg" alt="Bailey Curry, shown passing out of a trap against Dunbar in the season opener, put Anderson County ahead with a put-back during the Lady Bearcats’ win at Christian Academy of Louisville last Tuesday." title="Bailey Curry, shown passing out of a trap against Dunbar in the season opener, put Anderson County ahead with a put-back during the Lady Bearcats’ win at Christian Academy of Louisville last Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Anderson County girls&rsquo; basketball team is showing that it really is taking this tradition thing seriously.</p> <p> Last week, the Lady Bearcats split a pair of road games with Chrsitian Academy of Louisville and Lincoln County. While Anderson&rsquo;s early record, 2-2, looks so-so on the surface, those games indicate the Lady Bearcats have no intention of simply rebuilding during the 2014-15 season.</p> BEARCATS WORK OVERTIME FOR WIN http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-work-overtime-win <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc8946.jpg" alt="Anderson County point guard John Paul Garmon threads a bounce pass through the Bourbon County defense for one of his three assists Saturday night. Garmon was named the Most Valuable Player of the Kentucky Bank Classic as the Bearcats rallied to win in overtime. " title="Anderson County point guard John Paul Garmon threads a bounce pass through the Bourbon County defense for one of his three assists Saturday night. Garmon was named the Most Valuable Player of the Kentucky Bank Classic as the Bearcats rallied to win in overtime. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> PARIS, Ky. &ndash; Anderson County overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat host Bourbon County, 63-56, in boys&rsquo; high school basketball action Sunday night.</p> <p> The Bearcats trailed 43-37 with just over 5:00 to play. After surviving Bourbon&rsquo;s Ameryon Blackburn&rsquo;s last second shot, the Bearcats prevailed in overtime.</p> <p> Bourbon had held the ball for nearly 90 seconds and through timeouts by both teams. Blackburn fired from just beyond the three-point arc, but his attempt clanged off the rim as time expired.</p> Bearcat mystery has ingredients for good ending http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcat-mystery-has-ingredients-good-ending <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adbball04adj.jpg" alt="Senior Josh Brown tries to find an opening near the basket Saturday night at Bourbon County. Brown has been an unsung hero during the Bearcats’ 4-1 start." title="Senior Josh Brown tries to find an opening near the basket Saturday night at Bourbon County. Brown has been an unsung hero during the Bearcats’ 4-1 start." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> If you love a great mystery, I mean a really great one that keeps you trying to figure out the conclusion up to the end, you will probably love high school basketball around Anderson County this season.</p> <p> That is not a knock on the current edition of the Bearcats. It is the reality of expectations. And so far, the teams have shown the expectations might be a bit lower than they should have been.</p> Regional favorite romps past Bearcats http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/regional-favorite-romps-past-bearcats <p> Oldham County showed why it is the early-season favorite in the Eighth Region, while Anderson County is considered to be a work in progress when the teams met in boys&rsquo; high school basketball action last Tuesday night.</p> <p> Oldham never trailed as it scored a 77-52 win over the homestanding Bearcats.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are young and they are experienced,&rdquo; Anderson coach Glen Drury said. &ldquo;Their experience showed.&rdquo;</p> Bearcats to play in Woodford tournament http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bearcats-play-woodford-tournament <p> Anderson County will participate in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, beginning Friday when the Bearcats take on Madison Southern. Tip off is at 7:45 p.m.</p> <p> The Eagles, 2-3 after last Friday&rsquo;s games boast a nice point guard, 6-foot-1 senior Tanner Kidwell, who has entertained some interest from mid-major Division I schools, according to The Cats&rsquo; Pause yearbook.</p> Local man inducted to Hall of Fame http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/local-man-inducted-hall-fame <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/spragueadj.jpg" alt="Anderson County resident Jeff Sprague (right) was recently inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. A standout in football and track, Sprague was inducted with his brother, Jay (left). In the center is Sprague’s track coach at Bellevue High School, Marty Mayer. " title="Anderson County resident Jeff Sprague (right) was recently inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. A standout in football and track, Sprague was inducted with his brother, Jay (left). In the center is Sprague’s track coach at Bellevue High School, Marty Mayer. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Anderson County resident Jeff Sprague has been named to the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. The event was held recently at Receptions in Erlanger.</p> <p> Sprague was a standout quarterback for Bellevue&rsquo;s 1979 state champions. Bellevue beat Richmond Madison, 7-0, in the final at The Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center&rsquo;s Cardinal Stadium.</p>