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  • Russell leads Bearcats past...

    GOSHEN -- Anderson County got 27 points and some outstanding defense from Jacob Russell as the Bearcats scored a 51-48 win at Eighth Region foe North Oldham on Tuesday night.

    The victory was even more impressive as the Bearcats were playing without senior Will Ruggles, who was sick with a stomach virus.

    "Jacob was a man among boys out there tonight," Anderson coach Glen Drury said. Anderson improved to 11-3.

    In the second half, Russell shut down 6-foot-7 Devan Rowan, for whom Anderson had no answer in the first 16 minutes.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Jan. 22: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 26: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Thursday, Jan. 21: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 25: Western Hills at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

  • Hip, Hip, Hooray!

    The University of Kentucky cheerleading program continued its dominance of the Universal Cheerleading Association, winning the 2010 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. It is UK's 18th national cheerleading title.

    Anderson County resident Courtney Childers, a senior at UK, is a member of the team, which won its third consecutive title and 14th in the last 16 years, according to a release.

  • COLUMN: Mid-term quiz in '...

    Time for the mid-term quiz in Hoopsology 101.

    Your friendly professor does not have a lot of time to grade papers, so he made the quiz short just to see how well you have been paying attention.

    Question: With the high school basketball season slightly past the midway point, which of the following statements is correct?

    A. Anderson County's best chance of experiencing March Madness will be in seeing the NCAA tournament.

    B. Teams playing quite a few kids who have not even matriculated to high school have no chance of playing long in the post-season.

  • Enthusiasm can't overcome...

    LEXINGTON – In the end, there was little that enthusiasm and competitive spirit could do. There were no coaching moves that could have been made.

    Dunbar was simply better than Anderson County as it claimed a 70-59 win over the Lady Bearcats in girls' basketball action last Friday night.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Lady Bearcats...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team continued its stellar play with a 47-34 win at Mercer County last Tuesday night.

    While the perception is that Anderson is dominated by young players, it was the upperclassmen – senior Kara Yeaste, junior Caroline McDowell and sophomore Sydney Brown – that led Anderson to one of its most impressive wins of the season. The trio score all of Anderson's first half points as the Lady Bearcats went on a 13-5 spree in the second quarter to take control.

    The Lady Cats led 22-15 at the break.

  • Dadisman inducted into walking...

    A daughter's desire to show what she called “the pretty horses” was all it took to send John Allen Dadisman on his way to becoming one of Kentucky's most respected people in the walking horse industry.

    Friday, Dadisman's journey was honored as he was inducted into the Kentukcy Walking Horse Association's Hall of Fame at the Embassy Suites hotel in Lexington. Dadisman's wife, Gayle, and children, Dana Holt and Doug Dadisman, accepted the award. John Dadisman died five years ago.

  • COLUMN: Peach says Joker will be...

    Notes written by a snowman. ...

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach believes Joker Phillips will do just fine as head coach at the University of Kentucky.

    Early in his coaching career, Peach got to know Phillips, who was making a name for himself as a tireless recruiter and one of the up-and-coming stars in the coaching profession. They have stayed in contact over the years and remain friends.

  • Dunbar pulls away from Lady...

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County put up a big-league fight, but Paul L. Dunbar had too many weapons. Dunbar pulled away from a 28-28 tie early in the third quarter to post a 70-60 win over Anderson in girls' basketball action on Friday night.

    Dunbar star Ebony Rowe, a Middle Tennessee signee, dominated the second half, relentlessly crashing the boards and patrolling the middle of Dunbar's zone press. Rowe finished with 20 points.

    “When we tied it, she just put them on her shoulders and carried them,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.

  • Anderson County hoops roundup

    Bearcats 58, Owen County 42

    Anderson County went on a 10-0 run late in the first quarter, then followed with a 17-6 uprising in the second on its way to a 58-42 win over regional rival Owen County on Thursday night on Glen Drury Court.

    Four of Anderson's five startes marked the scorebook in the early run while the fifth first-teamer, Will Ruggles, added a dazzling assist to Grant Cox.