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    Anderson County was not going to let this trophy slip away. Kaci Currens and Sammy Rogers made sure of that.

    Locked in a battle with a Collins team that apparently did not know Friday’s 30th District Tournament championship game was supposed to be a coronation, a mere formality, the Lady Bearcats turned to their high-scoring duo to make things right.

    After Collins’ Hannah Renfro hit two free throws to pull the Lady Titans within 47-44 with 5:48 to play, it was time for Currens and Rogers to do their thing.


    It took Anderson County a few minutes – a very few – to start clicking, but when the Lady Bearcats did, they were more like a time bomb ready to explode last Tuesday night.

    Anderson romped past Spencer County, 58-25, in the 30th District Tournament opener to advance to the district final for the 11th consecutive year.

    Miss Basketball nominee Kaci Currens led Anderson with 19 points, while all-region performer Sammy Rogers added 13 points and 9 rebounds. Eight different Lady Bearcats marked the scorebook, but the Anderson defense was the story.


    You know it’s your night when your half-court shot is an afterthought.

    That’s how it was for Anderson County’s John Paul Garmon last Tuesday. His buzzer-beating jump shot lifted Anderson to a 68-66 win over Spencer County in overtime in the first round of the boys’ 30th District basketball tournament.

    Garmon simply did what the Bearcats have practiced many times.

    “(Coach Glen Drury) always tells us if there is not much time left, get the ball and go as far as you can and shoot.”

  • Girls' Eighth Region...

    Girls' Eighth Region Tournament Pairings

    All games at Shelby County High School

    First round, Monday, Feb. 29

    Trimble County vs. Gallatin County, 6:30 p.m.

    Anderson County vs. Walton-Verona, 8 p.m.

    First round, Tuesday, March 1

    Owen County vs. Oldham County, 6:30 p.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. Collins, 8 p.m.

    Semifinals, Friday, March 4

    Upper bracket, 6:30 p.m.

    Lower bracket, 8 p.m.

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  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats to face...

    The Anderson County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will be hosting Collins in the championship games of the 30th District Tournament Friday night.

    The championship games were set Wednesday when Collins swept Shelby County to advance. Anderson had swept Spencer County on Tuesday.

    The girls' final is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 p.m. as Anderson looks to regain the district title after a one-year absence. Anderson had won six straight district crowns before losing to Shelby in the finals last year.

  • Passion, hard work equal 500 wins

    Wayne King distinctly remembers the first time he ever came in contact with Glen Drury.

    It was in the summer of 1973, not long after King, then 26, had been hired as the head basketball coach at Anderson County High School. A week-long practice for returning high school players was all that the local school board would allow at the time.


    At Western Anderson

    Year Record Post-season

    1985-86 5-16

    1986-87 3-18

    Total 8-34

    At Anderson County

    Year Record Post-season

    1987-88 16-12 District runner-up

    1988-89 16-12

    1989-90 12-12

    1990-91 23-7 30th District champion

    Eighth Region semifinals

    1991-92 21-8 30th District runner-up

    1992-93 18-9

    1993-94 20-8 30th District runner-up

    Eighth Region semifinals

    1994-95 22-10 30th District runner-up

  • Drury's Accomplishments

    Total wins: 500 (Through 2016 regular season)

    8 at Western Anderson High School (1985-86 and 1986-87)

    492 at Anderson County High School, since 1987-88 school year

    2 Eighth Region Championships (1997, 2009)

    1 Eighth Region Runner-up (1995)

    4 30th District Championships (1991, 2003, 2007, 2009)

    Kentucky All-Stars head coach, 2011

    Kentucky All-Stars assistant coach, 2010

    Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year, 4 times

    Eighth Region Coach of the Year, 3 times

  • They Said It: Glen Drury,...

    “The best thing about coach is he is a great man. Not only was he my coach, and now Christian’s coach, but he is a great role model for his players and this community as well. Anderson County is very fortunate to have him as our coach and role model for these young men. He not only coaches the game of basketball, but he also gets these young men ready for life.