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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats look to ride the...

    Tony Kays was in his office early Monday morning. The celebration of a regional championship was joyful, but quick, ending just a few hours after the Anderson County girls' basketball team had beaten Simon Kenton for their second consecutive regional championship and third in five years.

    It was back to work Monday. The Lady Bearcats have unfinished business.

  • Reliving history!

    History nearly always has a way of repeating itself. It does not matter if it is in government, business or on the basketball court.

    That was apparent Sunday at Grant County High School.

    Welllllll, sort of.

    By now you know, or at least should know, that Anderson County's Eriel McKee ripped Simon Kenton for 32 points, 10 rebounds and a bunch of other stats that simply boggle the mind. The Lady Bearcats earned a relatively comfortable 49-38 win in a regional final that most observers had figured would go down to the wire.

  • Regional championship photos...

    Photos of the Girls' Eighth Region championship game, courtesy of Progressive Studio.

  • SWEET 16 TICKET AND SPIRIT SHIRT...

    Tickets for Anderson County's Sweet 16 game with Meade County will be available at the high school on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $9 each and will be available at the school concession stand. Tickets at the school are located in the Anderson County pep section only, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Lady Bearcats returning to...

    DRY RIDGE -- Around the Eighth Region Tournament, the talk had been quiet, but strong: Simon Kenton had what it took to take down Anderson County.

    The Lady Pioneers had traditionally given Anderson problems. Simon Kenton had the bitter taste of losing a big lead, then falling in overtime to Anderson in the regional final last year. The Pioneers had a terrific guard and some size – “bigs” in the hoops vernacular of today – to overcome the Bearcats.

  • Lady Bearcats, Simon Kenton go...

    It's doubtful that anyone could have foreseen what has evolved in girls' basketball since Simon Kenton was relocated to the Eighth Region in time for the 2005-06 season.

    Anderson County vs. Simon Kenton.

    Or, as the northern edge of the region would say, Simon Kenton vs. Anderson County.

  • Lady Bearcats ride second-half...

    DRY RIDGE – During Anderson County's ascent to the top echelon of girls' high school basketball teams in Kentucky there has been one constant refrain aroune the Lady Bearcats.

    “Defense wins!”

    “Take care of your defense and the offense will come!”

    Never was that more on display than Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bearcats rolled past Oldham County, 62-42, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinal at Grant County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have the horses,...

    DRY RIDGE – Perhaps the biggest testament to Anderson County girls' basketball was found in one of the Lady Bearcats' poorest quarters in several years Wednesday night.

    Anderson scored only two points in the third frame, went over 11 minutes without a field goal and still beat an up-and-coming Walton-Verona team, 75-57, in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament, being held at Grant County High School.

  • Updated Girls' Eighth...

    The updated bracket is as follows:

    Tuesday, March 4

    Simon Kenton 63, South Oldham 40

    Gallatin County 78, Shelby County 73 (overtime)

     

    Wednesday, March 5

    Oldham County 63, Henry County 32

    Anderson County 75, Walton-Verona 57

     

    Saturday, March 8

    Semifinals

    Simon Kenton 78, Gallatin Co. 61

    Anderson Co. 62, Oldham Co. 42

     

    Sunday, March 9

    Championship game
    Anderson Co. 49, Simon Kenton 38

  • COLUMN: Bearcat season reminds...

    One of the best life-lessons that sports teach is that sometimes things just are not quite fair.

    That might be taking what happened to the Anderson County boys' basketball team this year just a bit far. After all, the Bearcats put themselves in the unenviable position of having to play the 30th District's top-seeded team, Collins, in the first round of the tournament when they failed to win any of their district seeding games.