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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 20, 2013
  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Boys'...

    There has to be a better way of figuring out the best boys' basketball team in the Eighth Region this year.

    Maybe a blind draw of picking a name out of a hat would work. Or putting the names of all 18 schools in the region on a wall could help, especially if we are throwing darts.

    Blindfolded.

    There would be a lot fewer headaches and leave more scalps intact than the traditional analyses trying to figure out each team's strengths and witnesses.

    Really. It looks to be that close.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Courtesy of...

    When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
    And it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
    Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue.

    --Toby Keith

     

    Glen Drury makes no secret of his love for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    “I am real patriotic,” he says. “I believe you should have respect for the flag and take time to serve your community and country.”

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Life in the...

    Life in the fast lane, Surely makes you lose your mind
    Life in the fast lane, Huh
    Life in the fast lane, Everything all the time
    Life in the fast lane, Huh

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        The Eagles

     

    The night was Oct. 16, a Wednesday.

    Official practice had just started the day before, but with Anderson County schools out for fall break, Tony Kays and his wife, Susan, were in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Red the...

    Anderson County or Simon Kenton playing for the Eighth Region girls' basketball championship has become about as predictable Taylor Swift writing a song about her latest beau.

    Since a massive statewide realignment, which included Simon Kenton's move to the Eighth Region, took effect in the 2005-2006 season, either Simon Kenton or Anderson County has advanced to the regional final six out of eight years. Simon Kenton has made it at least that far five times, winning the big trophy twice.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Anderson duo...

    We've seen the duos make it big in every kind of music before.

    We've seen Sonny and Cher. Conway and Loretta.

    The movies gave us Sandy and Danny. (That's Newton-John and Travolta, if you needed to look them up.

    We've had Brooks and Dunn. Mariah and Whitney. Paisley and Underwood.

  • Anderson defeats Conner,...

    Anderson County came up with one more big play than visiting Conner and held on to take a 35-34 win in the second round of the state Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

    On a night that saw three kickoffs and an interception returned for touchdowns and featured one of Kentucky's most highly-regarded quarterbacks in history, it still came down to the play of the lines to determine who would move on to the Region 3 championship game.

  • FOOTBALL: Second-half eruption...

    Anderson County was reeling. The Bearcats knew it. Cooper knew it.

    Anyone in the stands at Hollie Warford Stadium or even just following the first round game of the state Class 5A football playoffs knew it, too.

    Anderson, one of the favorites to head to Bowling Green for the state championship game, was looking at a 35-21 deficit with Cooper threatening to tack on another touchdown just before halftime. But one of the unfortunate breaks of the game started a chain reaction that resulted in the Bearcats surviving with a 45-35 win Friday night.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Brumley runs well...

    Anderson County High School runner Jacob Brumley capped a strong season with a good showing in the state Class 3A cross country meet, held Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Brumley turned in an 18:37.24, placing Brumley 160th out of 251 runners. Brumley was in the middle of the pack as a large group of runners finished between 18 and 19 minutes.

    Patrick Gregory, a senior from Louisville Butler, won the individual championship with a time of 15:55.18.

  • Rams Ready

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team has opened its season. Team members are, front row, from left: Hunter Wells, Nathan Ward, Chandler Royalty, Michael Secen, Ethan Gray and Caleb Hatton. Back row: Michael Cooper, Josh Smith, Jason Smith, Nathan Bain, Asa Brown and Zach Dennis.