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Today's Sports

  • Shouse: A lifelong friend

    While Glen Drury had already established his reputation as an up-and-coming high school basketball coach, it was not until the 1990-91 season that he had his first club that was a legitimate threat to make a run through the Eighth Region.

    Johnny Shouse was the leading scorer on that team, which ended the year at 22-6 and put a major league scare into fourth-ranked Scott County in the Eighth Region semifinals before falling, 72-69.

  • McWilliams: Doing what is right

    Matthew McWilliams has a unique spot in Anderson County sports history. Perhaps the most successful pitcher to ever take the mound for the Anderson County Bearcats, McWilliams went on to play at Cumberland University in Tennessee and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball ameteur draft. McWilliams played in the Reds’ farm system before an elbow injury derailed what appeared to be a promising career.

  • They Said It: Glen Drury, The...

    “You do the math. Five hundred wins. That is impressive!”

    —Derek Ruble, a member of Drury’s first two teams at Anderson County

    “When they got down 18-4, a lot of teams would have quit. They didn’t quit because Glen didn’t quit on them and didn’t let them quit.”

    ­—Former Anderson County head coach Wayne King, commenting after the Bearcats’ win at Shelby County on Jan. 8.

  • ‘That fellow from Anderson...

    Glen Drury’s reputation as a great high school basketball coach has long gone before him. Even those who don’t know him well know of the Anderson County Bearcat basketball program.

    And that reputation led Drury to a chance meeting that developed into one of the greatest honors bestowed on a high school coach in Kentucky along with a lasting friendship beyond the basketball court.

  • They Said It: Glen Drury, The...

    Why are Drury’s teams difficult to prepare for?

    “I think it’s because when you look at his teams they are deceiving. They might not be the most athletic or talented but they take on his personality. They are all tough, competitive rascals that will do anything to get the job done.”

    —Jason Couch, head basketball coach, Shelby County High School

  • Active Kentucky High School...

     

    Active Kentucky High School coaches with 500 or more wins

    (Per KHSAA listing, as of Feb. 16)

    Billy Hicks, Scott Co. 907

    Dale Mabrey, Pleasure Ridge Park 871*

    Steve Wright, Southwestern 695

    Rodney Woods, Wayne Co. 679*

    Mike Jones, Harlan Co. 650

    Dinky Phipps, Lynn Camp 638

    Bill Mike Runyon, Paintsville 581*

    Allen Feldhaus, Jr., Madison Central 566

    Tim Davis, Campbellsville 559

    Jeff Jackson, Lincoln Co. 507

  • Strange calls overshadow good...

    I jokingly told my wife Saturday night that I was almost afraid to attend church Sunday for fear I might get T-ed up. It had been that kind of weekend.

    Friday night, I was at Franklin County High School when the crucial point of the game turned on a very questionable flagrant technical foul call. Inside the last two minutes of the third quarter, Anderson County’s Gunnar Gillis was hit with a flagrant-one when he and a Franklin County player became entwined in a scrap for a loose ball.

  • Franklin fries Bearcats in finale

    FRANKFORT – On paper, the Anderson County-Franklin County basketball rivalry means little. There are no post-season ramifications, just pride on the line in what has been the regular-season finale since 2000.

    The record will show that Franklin County spanked the Bearcats, 64-47, in a contest between a pair of clubs hovering around .500. Frankin entered the post-season at 12-13 while Anderson went into Tuesday’s 30th District Tournament opener at 14-13.

  • Anderson wrestlers advance in...

    LEXINGTON – The end came just a little too soon for Caleb Boyles at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday. The Anderson County High School senior seemed to be in control against Dixie Heights’ Kairus Washington in an elimination match with the winner moving on to the medal round.

  • Anderson wrestlers advance in...

    LEXINGTON – The end came just a little too soon for Caleb Boyles at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday. The Anderson County High School senior seemed to be in control against Dixie Heights’ Kairus Washington in an elimination match with the winner moving on to the medal round.