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Today's Sports

  • Local athlete to play in...

    Jarrod Cubert, an eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School, has been selected to play in the 2011 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 9. The game will be played at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex.

    The contest can be seen via webcasts at www.allamericangames.tv.

    A 6-foot-1, 255-pound lineman, Cubert was selected from among thousands of nominations for the honor of playing in the game, which is patterned after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be played on Saturday. The younger participants will have VIP access to that game and will be honored at halftime.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball
    Friday, Jan. 7: Collins at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. (Live broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com)
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 11: Anderson Co. at Eminence, 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball
    Thursday, Jan. 6: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.
    Monday, Jan. 10: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.

    Girls' basketball
    Saturday, Jan. 8: : Anderson Co. vs. Bryan Station in Martin Luther King Classic at Dunbar High School, 4:30 p.m.

  • Middle school teams have strong...

    The Anderson County Middle School basketball teams had good showings in the Capital City Classic, held at Elkhorn Middle School last week. The Anderson sixth- and eighth-grade teams took second place in their respective brackets.

    The eighth-graders lost to Frankfort, then defeated Louisville Crosby, Elkhorn and Lexington Traditional to get to the championship game, where they fell to Southern Middle School, of Pulaski County, 35-24. The eighth grade Mustangs are now 13-3 on the year.

  • Harlan County nips Anderson in...

    Harlan County scored on a layup with 4.5 seconds to play in overtime to defeat Anderson County 61-60 in the Sayre Spartan Holiday Classic Thursday night in Lexington.

    Anderson had one final chance when Erik Newton drove the length of the court then passed to Seth Carmichael on a wing but Harlan County blocked the shot.

    Harlan won the round-robin affair with Anderson finishing second. Somerset upset Sayre for third place in the tourney.

  • Holiday hoops tourney update

    Updated, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 11:30 p.m.

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team rallied from a 5-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to defeat Somerset 44-39 in the Sayre Spartan Classic in Lexington on Wednesday night.

    Anderson trailed for much of the game but took the lead late in the fourth quarter, then held on for its third straight win.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in...

    Updated, Friday, Dec. 24, 9:25 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team pulled a huge upset when the Bearcats defeated Miami (Fla.) Senior, 58-54, in the KFC/Arby's Holiday Classic consolation round at McCreary Central.

    Anderson raced to a 15-point lead early, then made the plays down the stretch after Miami Senior cut the lead to one. No other details were available at press time. The Bearcats also defeated Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary Christian but lost to a pair of Kentucky teams, Wayne County and McCreary Central, in the tournament.

  • 100 years of basketball: The...

    HARRODSBURG – It still happens occasionally when Betsy Sale introduces herself.

    "Betsy Sale. Harrodsburg, Kentucky. “

    "Are you any relation to ‘Aggie’ Sale?”

    Betsy Sale smiles broadly. “It used to happen often,” says the daughter of the University of Kentucky basketball legend. “It happens occasionally now. It feels good. It is nice to know that people remember him.”

  • 100 years of basketball: Conner...

    LOUISVILLE – To someone raised in the ESPN generation, it might seem strange that a high school basketball game played on a Saturday morning means as much to Jimmy Dan Conner as delaying Bobby Knight's first national championship by a year.

    But it's true. “Oh, absolutely!” Conner says from his office in Louisville. “I think the Sweet 16 is on the same par with the Final Four. I really do.” Has it really been 40 years?

    Forty years since Jimmy Dan Conner made one of the most legendary shots in Kentucky history?

  • 100 Years of Basketball: Girls...

    Unless someone was around when it all started, he probably would not believe how girls’ basketball has changed since 1974. That is when the state was supposed to have given girls an equal opportunity to play the game.
    There were some things equal as soon as teams started gearing up for that first season of girls’ high school basketball in over 40 years. Like the boys, they would have a state tournament with 16 regional winners.
    Other than that, nothing much was equal.

  • 100 years of basketball: In His...

    By Jay Springate
    (Editor's note: Jay Springate is a former student sports writer for The Anderson News. A graduate of Anderson County High School and the University of Kentucky, Jay now lives in Atlanta, where he works with an investment firm.)
    No better comparison between the past and the future of Anderson County basketball could be found than in the pages of The Anderson News I found myself thumbing through over Thanksgiving weekend.