Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Defense...

    They say defense wins championships.

    But Friday night, it was heart, soul, immeasurable will and a relentless perseverance that served Anderson County's drive to a fourth consecutive 30th District title.

    Come to think of it, those traits really are the qualities of a great defense.

    And the Lady Bearcats needed all of them to overcome a Collins team that had won 22 games and might have been saving its best for the district final.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: First...

    For three quarters of last Tuesday's 30th District semi-final, Anderson County and Spencer County were locked in a 2-point battle for a berth in this week's Eighth Region Tournament.

    There was only one problem for Spencer: The first quarter.

    Or, more precisely, that one quarter was full of problems for the Bears. Everything that Anderson did during the first eight minutes worked. The Bearcats blistered the nets from 3-point range. They defended with a passion. Anderson dominated the backboards.

    And the Bearcats built a 20-2 lead.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Collins...

     Some say basketball is a game of size. Others counter it is a game of quickness.

    Friday night, Collins proved they are not mutually exclusive. And when a team has advantages in both aspects, it can be very successful.

    And especially so in the high school version of the game.

    Second-seeded Collins captured the school's first 30th District championship, leading wire-to-wire in a 62-47 decision on top-seeded Anderson's home court.

    The Titans simply had the weapons.


    This one was over quickly.

    Even though Anderson County sputtered a bit offensively during the early stages of the game, the Lady Bearcats had no trouble dispatching of over-matched Spencer County, 62-19, in Tuesday's 30th District semi-final.

    Makenzie Cann led Anderson with 16 points while Eriel McKee scored 11 and Sydney Brown tallied 10. McKee also came up with 11 steals as the visiting Lady Bears were challenged to overcome the Anderson press.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eighth...

    Boys' Eighth Region Tournament

    All games played at Henry County High School


    Wednesday, Feb. 29

    Collins (22-10) vs. South Oldham (20-9), 6:30 p.m.

    Simon Kenton (23-7) vs. Gallatin Co. (21-8), 8:15 p.m.


    Thursday, March 1

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eighth...

    Girls' Eighth Region Tournament pairings
    All games at Anderson County High School

    Monday, Feb. 27
    Anderson County (24-5) vs. Simon Kenton (20-10), 6 p.m.
    South Oldham (25-4) vs. Gallatin County (22-8), 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 28
    Owen County (23-6) vs. Oldham County (10-18), 6 p.m.
    Walton-Verona (26-6) vs. Collins (22-10), 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 2
    Semifinals, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 3
    Finals, 7 p.m.

    Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for students.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rally...

    Anderson County's basketball teams split the 30th District tournament final double-header at Anderson County High School on Friday night. The Lady Bearcats rallied in the second half to defeat Collins 47-43 for their fourth straight district crown in the first game. In the night cap however, the Bearcats had no answer for Collins' size and athleticism and took a 62-47 loss.

    Both teams advance to next week's Eighth Region Tournament.