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  • 100 years of basketball: The...

    HARRODSBURG – It still happens occasionally when Betsy Sale introduces herself.

    "Betsy Sale. Harrodsburg, Kentucky. “

    "Are you any relation to ‘Aggie’ Sale?”

    Betsy Sale smiles broadly. “It used to happen often,” says the daughter of the University of Kentucky basketball legend. “It happens occasionally now. It feels good. It is nice to know that people remember him.”

  • 100 years of basketball: Conner...

    LOUISVILLE – To someone raised in the ESPN generation, it might seem strange that a high school basketball game played on a Saturday morning means as much to Jimmy Dan Conner as delaying Bobby Knight's first national championship by a year.

    But it's true. “Oh, absolutely!” Conner says from his office in Louisville. “I think the Sweet 16 is on the same par with the Final Four. I really do.” Has it really been 40 years?

    Forty years since Jimmy Dan Conner made one of the most legendary shots in Kentucky history?

  • 100 Years of Basketball: Girls...

    Unless someone was around when it all started, he probably would not believe how girls’ basketball has changed since 1974. That is when the state was supposed to have given girls an equal opportunity to play the game.
    There were some things equal as soon as teams started gearing up for that first season of girls’ high school basketball in over 40 years. Like the boys, they would have a state tournament with 16 regional winners.
    Other than that, nothing much was equal.

  • 100 years of basketball: In His...

    By Jay Springate
    (Editor's note: Jay Springate is a former student sports writer for The Anderson News. A graduate of Anderson County High School and the University of Kentucky, Jay now lives in Atlanta, where he works with an investment firm.)
    No better comparison between the past and the future of Anderson County basketball could be found than in the pages of The Anderson News I found myself thumbing through over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • 100 years of basketball:...

    Readers were asked to select the 20 best boys' basketball players in 100 years of basketball in Anderson County.

    Eight  were to be from Anderson High or Anderson County High, three from Western High School and to each from Lawrenceburg, Kavanaugh and Anderson County residents who attended Lincoln Institute. Three selections could be from any of the schools.

  • 100 years of basketball:...


    Readers were asked to select 10 girls to the team. Seven were to be from Anderson County High School, one from Western High School and two could be from either. The cutoff date was 1974, since that is when girls' basketball was sanctioned in Kentucky.
    Ties meant that 12 girls were actually named to the team.

    Anita Waldridge, Western (Class of 1977)

  • Anderson-Shelby doubleheader...

    The Anderson County-Shelby County basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled, according to Anderson County High School principal Ronnie Fields. No makeup date has been set.

    The ceremony introducing Anderson County's All-Time Team is also canceled tonight. The team will be announced on our website later Friday. Any possible recognition of the team at a later date will be announced later.

  • 100 years of basketball: Still...

    It has been over 55 years.
    But even today, visitors to the Discount Sport Shop in Harrodsburg are reminded that even though Bruce Springate played major college basketball at Eastern Kentucky and roots for the Louisville Cardinals, he's still a Western Eagle.

  • 100 years of basketball: Western...

    When a fan looked at a Western High basketball roster over the years, he only needed to look at the numbers and first names for changes. The last names were often the same.

  • 100 years of basketball: Rogers...

    If Western High School really was “one big family,” one of the reasons was that the Eagle Nation was made up of numerous families like the Rogers boys, who starred for the Eagles from the late 1960s and through the 70s.
    All were major contributors on some of the strongest teams in Eagle history.