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  • Young caps career with national...

    Not many people can make the claim Kelli Young can.

    Not Kareem or Walton or any other UCLA great of the past. Not Groza, Delk, Givens or any other Kentucky Wildcat. Not Jordan or Hansbrough or any North Carolina Tar Heel.

    Four years of varsity college basketball. Four national championships.

  • COLUMN: Lady Bearcat potential...

    When the alarm clocks went off in Bowling Green on Thursday morning, it was raining.

    Really only a drizzle, just nasty enough to make your joints ache.

    That's all it was. Nothing more than a gloomy feeling.

    What a fitting morning to follow Anderson County's ouster from the girls' state basketball tournament the night before. Clay County took the lead early, built it to 20 points, then turned back a furious Anderson rally to prevail 70-55.

    It really was not supposed to be that way.

  • Short stay at state not sweet

    BOWLING GREEN – Making the state tournament is supposed to be the dream ending of a basketball season, but for Anderson County's girls, the dream morphed into what had the Lady Bearcats' worst fears.

    Size. An abundance of physical strength. Clay County had it last Wednesday night, pounding the paint and the glass on its way to a 70-55 win over the Lady Bearcats in the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: Lady...

    Updated, Wednesday, March 10, 11:35 a.m.

    Lady Bearcats look to spring upset at Sweet 16; Former rival coach notes just tough winning the region is

  • GIRLS' EIGHTH REGION...

    INDEPENDENCE – Anderson County advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals for the fourth time in five years with a 67-55 win over Oldham County in the first round of the girls' Eighth Region Tournament, being held at Simon Kenton High School.

    “We played well enough to win,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays. “We made the plays when we had to.”

  • South Oldham ends Bearcats...

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham went on a 7-2 run over the final 1:36 of the third quarter, then pulled away for a 61-48 win over defending champion Anderson County in the opening game of the Eighth Region Tournament Wednesday night at Henry County High School.

    “This was a game we had to execute perfect,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “Tonight we were really good but we were not perfect.”

  • Never give up!

    INDEPENDENCE – Even after Walton-Verona had erased Anderson County's big early advantage and had taken a five-point lead just over a minute into the fourth quarter, Anderson never panicked.

    “No, I was never worried,” Anderson sophomore Sydney Brown said.

    Brown, Eriel McKee and Kara Yeaste all made huge plays in the final minutes as the Lady Bearcats rallied for a 46-40 win over Walton-Verona in the Eighth Region semifinals Friday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Bearcat boys left to wonder...

    NEW CASTLE – As he spoke with a small gathering of reporters just outside the Anderson County locker room, Glen Drury's face cracked with the hint of an ironic smile.

    He, along with Anderson County players could think of the what-might-have-been. What might have happened had Will Ruggles not been seated next to Drury, the result of a broken fibula suffered five nights earlier.

    Maybe even what-might-have-been if Anderson had simply hit free throws.

    If. If. If.

  • COLUMN: Celebrating in style

    You have to love the new fashion statement that was making its rounds as the Anderson County girls' basketball team was celebrating the program's first Eighth Region championship in 32 years Saturday night.

    One ear plus a piece of a basketball net equals the coolest thing seen around Lawrenceburg in quite some time.

    Long-time Lady Bearcat scorekeeper Larry Briscoe and coach-turned-radio-commentator extraordinaire Wayne King were the culprits. Both have been around long enough, set in their ways enough to know they would never, ever think of getting their ears pierced.

  • SWEET 16 BOUND! Confident Lady...

    Note:  For more photos, see a slideshow of the Lady Bearcats' win over Simon Kenton and another of the other regional tournament games on our homepage.

    INDEPENDENCE – No one gave them a chance.

    Except, of course, themselves.

    But you are not supposed to get to the Sweet 16 when most of your players are under, ahem, 16.

    "I think people thought (Anderson County would have a chance to make the Kentucky girls' state high school basketball tournament) in two or three years," Anderson coach Tony Kays said with a wry grin Saturday night.