Today's Sports

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Few tears as...

    NEW CASTLE – Yes, there were the predictable tears. There were a few red eyes and a slew of dejected looks.

    But they did not last long for the Anderson County boys' basketball team.

    The Bearcats were eliminated last Thursday by an Owen County team that rode the broad shoulders of the Eighth Region's Player of the Year. The Rebels rallied from a deficit, then frustrated the Bearcats with some slick ball-handling in the final minutes of Owen's 48-40 win in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • COLUMN: A basketball goal's...

    It is only a basketball goal.

    It's a cheap one at that. It's not used as much as I would like.

    But Friday, I found out just how important that pole, backboard and hoop standing in my backyard really is.

    After canceling a scheduled interview, doing the best I could to get the word out in the media that the girls' Eighth Region Tournament semi-finals had been postponed until Saturday afternoon and then checking on family, I drove back to my home in Shelbyville to ride out a potentially devastating storm with my wife and daughter.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Clutch...

    NEW CASTLE – Owen County used an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to power its way to a 48-40 win over Anderson County in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    Trailing 37-35, Owen went to the region's Player of the Year, Sawyer Williams, who converted a three-point play.
    After the Bearcats missed from the outside, the 6-foot-7 Williams tipped in a miss to make it 40-37 with 2:50 left.

    After another missed three, Owen killed more than a minute of clock before Williams got free for a layup.

  • BASKETBALL: Three Anderson...

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players have been named named to the All-Eighth Region basketball team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    Sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann were selected to the girls' team while senior Lowell Gordon was named to the boys' team.

    Owen County's Rianna Gayheart and South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield were named the girls' Co-Eighth Region Players of the Year while Owen County's Sawyer Williams was named the boys' Player of the Year.

  • BASKETBALL: Seven Anderson...

    Seven Anderson County High School basketball players were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament Team by the district's coaches.

    Makenzie Cann, Eriel McKee, Corrin Robinson and Danielle Watson were selected by the girls' coaches. Others selected to the team were Hayley Powell and Katie Hudgens of Shelby County, MacKenzie Myers and Sidney Pfeiffer of Spencer County and Aaliyah Wells, Leeara Cardwell and Rebecca Mouser of Collins.

  • Still taking the court for love...

    SPRINGFIELD – It seems such a short time ago when Courtney Milam came onto the scene.

    Tall and lacking the coordination to pull the basketball through or use her footwork to get position as a high school freshman, those limitations couldn't mask the fire that burned in her heart.

    Milam could not contain the joy she had that day when she hit a walk-off grand slam against Taylor County. It was the highlight of a short softball career.

  • Local taxidermist wins at...

    Imagine being approached by a professional in an area of work you would enjoy doing and being asked to join that professional in a new career direction.

    Justin Tinsley may never have dreamed of such an opportunity, yet he’s kind of living that dream now. Just a year or two ago, Justin was approached by Ed Hancock of Full Fan Taxidermy and was asked if he would like to learn the trade and take on the already successful business Ed had built. 

  • Tournament briefs

    Eighth Region Tournament briefs


    Eighth Region boys tourney to offer fan shuttle

    Henry County Public Schools will offer a shuttle bus service during the boys' Eighth Region Basketball Tournament, scheduled to begin Wednesday, Feb. 29.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats open...

    Anderson County gets a second chance in the boys' Eighth Region Tournament.

    As a district runner-up, the Bearcats still move on to the regional tournament where all eight teams are now 0-0.

    And the Bearcats have to be happy with their draw. Teams that are district runners-up are automatically paired against a one of the region's other district champions. Anderson will play 31st District winner Owen County in the first round Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat...

    The high hopes of October met the cruel reality of March for the Anderson County girls' basketball team Monday night. Simon Kenton saw to that when the Pioneers upset the Lady Bearcats 51-49 in the girls' Eighth Region Tournament opener. 

    Plagued by 27 turnovers, 17 in the first half, the host Lady Bearcats were looking at a 30-16 deficit just over two minutes into the second half.