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    About all that last Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball showdown showed was that Anderson County is not quite ready to cede its spot at the top of the 30th District.

    Not by a long shot.


    The Lady Bearcats, who have dominated the district since 2009, used some timely three-point shooting and clever ball handling to defeat this year’s district favorite, Shelby County, 36-33.

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    Ernie Banks was already a mega-star when I started watching baseball as a kid in the mid-1960s.

    The Cubs, or any other team for that matter, weren’t on TV 150 times a year, so you watched when you could. You learned to read the box scores, pay attention to “The Game of the Week” and collect baseball cards.

    Lots of baseball cards.

    And I had a bunch of the Chicago Cubs’ first baseman.

    He was smiling. Always smiling.

  • Late bucket lifts North Oldham

    All it took was one look.

    Deadlocked in a 68-68 duel with Anderson County and less than 30 seconds to play, North Oldham’s Tyler Heckenburg glanced to his right. A simple backdoor play was there for the taking.

    Heckenburg found Jonathan Henry behind the Anderson defense for a layup. Fouled on the play, Henry converted the three-point play that powered the North Oldham to a 73-71 win over the host Bearcats in an Eighth Region showdown last Tuesday.

  • Big fourth quarter sends Cats...

    Anderson County dominated the fourth quarter on its way to a 67-48 win over visiting Western Hills on Friday night.

    Austin Cummins led the Bearcats with 32 points, controlling the action in the fourth frame when Anderson outscored Western Hills 24-8.

    “In the fourth quarter, we played great,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said by e-mail. “Austin took over the game, but he had some help. (Dillon) Harper and (Gunnar) Gillis finally got to play. Both of them were in foul trouble the entire night.”

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  • Cummins among state stat leaders

    Anderson County High School guard Austin Cummins is near the top of Kentucky in several statistical categories released last week by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Cummins ranks 19th in the state in scoring with a 22.9 points per game average through 15 games. Mason Faulkner, of Caverna, is the state’s top point-getter at 29.2 ppg.

    Cummins is third in the Eighth Region behind Owen County’s Carson Williams (24.9) and North Oldham’s Jonathan Henry (23.2).

  • Bearcats travel to Derby City,...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team will make trips to the Louisville on consecutive nights before returning home to begin the final month of the regular season.

    Friday, the Bearcats travel to South Oldham, a venue that has not been kind to Anderson teams in recent years. The Bearcats have not won in Crestwood, located about 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, since 1999. For that matter, South has not been kind to Anderson anywhere in recent years. Last season the Dragons routed Anderson 84-55 on the Bearcats’ home court.

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