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  • Birdwhistell named region’s...

    Anderson County High School girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Eighth Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. It is the second time in three years at the helm of the Lady Bearcats that Birdwhistell has been so honored.

    He will be recognized at the girls’ Sweet 16 on Friday afternoon, March 10.

    Anderson repeated as 30th District champions and carried a 24-7 record into this week’s Eighth Region Tournament.

  • All-district team includes four...

    Four members of the Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team were named to the 30th District All-Tournament Team, announced after Friday’s championship game.

    Senior John Paul Garmon and juniors Cobe Penny, Christian Gritton and Dylan Pittman were named to the team, as selected by the district’s coaches.

    Others named to the team were Charlie Cochran, Jacob Feltner and Dayvion McKnight of Collins, Spencer County’s Bryson Cannon and Daniel Wheeler and Shelby County’s Jordan Armstrong and Tre’ Stalnaker.

  • Doing hoops ‘the right way’

    As the Anderson County boys celebrated beating Spencer County last Wednesday, the question was put before junior center Christian Gritton, “Do you know how long you have actually been working on this game?”

    Gritton broke into his trademark smile and admitted he didn’t really know.

    That’s OK, because the Bearcats’ execution was just another chapter in what should be a Hall of Fame career for Coach Glen Drury.

  • Lady Cats make date with Simon...

    BUCKNER -- Even though It was almost a given that Anderson County would dispatch of Carroll County in the Girls’ Eighth Region Tournament Monday night, there was the obvious question if the Lady Bearcats would be looking ahead to Simon Kenton.

    Opening the game on a 17-0 run gave a quick answer to the doubters. The Lady Bearcats rolled to a 56-20 win in a regional opener that honestly was not even that close.

    The tournament is being held at Oldham County High School.

  • Four Lady Cats named All-...

    Four members of the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament team. The honor squad was announced following the tournament championship game Friday night.

    Seniors Sammy Rogers and Alorra Sims were named to the squad along with sophomores Lauren Boblitt and Jaclynn Ruble.

    Others named to the team were Audrey Michels, Lauren Lambdin and Alyssa Howie of Spencer County; Hannah Renfro and Hallie Renfro of Collins; and Amie Conley and Zephy Gray of Shelby County.

  • Bearcats open regional play...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team opens Eighth Region play Thursday night against 31st District runner-up Eminence. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Henry County High School.

    The contest is the first of the lower bracket quarterfinals. Walton-Verona plays South Oldham in the other lower bracket game. Wednesday's games see Gallatin County playing Williamstown followed by Oldham County and Collins.

  • Bearcat ‘gamers’ claim second...

    SHELBYVILLE – He had actually been reflecting on Anderson County’s district semifinal win, but Bryan Hyatt was also prophetic.

    “I don’t know that we have ever had so many gamers on one team,” Hyatt had said last Wednesday. “When the big lights are on, they are ready.”

  • Lady Cats continue legacy with...

    SHELBYVILLE – There were times when it looked like Anderson County was just trying to make things interesting in the girls’ 30th District basketball tournament final last Friday.

    As it turned out, the Lady Bearcats earned their second consecutive district championship and their eighth in nine years with a workmanlike 60-46 win over Spencer County at Collins High School.

  • Girls' regional draw sets...

    Anderson County and Simon Kenton, the schools which have dominated the girls' Eighth Region over the last decade, could be headed for a semi-final showdown after the pairings for the regional tournament were announced Saturday morning. The tournament gets underway Monday, Feb. 27 at Oldham County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats look to...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be trying to defend their titles Friday night in the 30th District Tournament finals at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The Anderson girls will be playing Spencer County at 6 p.m. while the Bearcat boys will be playing the host school at 7:30. Both the district winners and runner-up advance to the regional tournament, which opens next week.