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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats' Road to Rupp a...

    The Road to Rupp is never easy but Anderson County took a triple whammy over the weekend.

    Friday, the Bearcats lost to Shelby County in the 30th District final, but that was not devastating. Anderson went to the Sweet 16 as a district runner-up in 1997 and every year, three or four district runners-up from around the state are still playing the final week of the season.

    (Longtime Anderson fans might note that the 1971 Anderson team that advanced all the way to the state championship game, was beaten by a district runner-up, Male, in the state final. You can look it up.)

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Bearcats...

    It is far too early to be making definitive reservations for a trip to Bowling Green next Wednesday, but it would not be a bad idea to keep the dates open, either.

    That is the case if you are a fan of Anderson County girls' basketball.

    Or South Oldham. Or Simon Kenton. Or Walton-Verona. Or Shelby County. Or Owen County. Or, for that matter, the two lowest rated teams in the Eighth Region Tournament, Carroll County and Oldham County.

  • Shelby boys defeat Bearcats for...

    UPDATED, Monday, March 1.

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County jumped to a 12-0 lead, but needed an 11-0 spurt in the fourth quarter to seal the boys' 30th District championship, 59-46,  over visiting Anderson County Friday night.

    Anderson, which was going for its second consecutive district crown and third in four years, weathered Shelby's early barrage and actually took a brief lead midway through the second quarter, but had no answer for Shelby's athleticism, which created a 7-0 run in the third quarter to take control of the game.

  • Bearcats to play South Oldham in...

    Pairings for the boys' Eighth Region Basketball Tournament

    At Henry County High School

    Wednesday, March 3: South Oldham (29th District champion, 25-5) vs. Anderson Co. (30th runner-up, 17-8), 6:30 p.m.; Gallatin Co. (31st champion, 23-6) vs. Walton-Verona (32nd runner-up, 20-9), 8 p.m.

    Thursday, March 4: Shelby Co. (30th champion, 21-5) vs. North Oldham (29th runner-up, 12-15), 6:30 p.m.; Simon Kenton (32nd champion, 14-11) vs. Owen Co. (31st runner-up, 15-10), 8 p.m.

    Monday, March 8: Semifinals, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats to play Oldham (...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will play Oldham County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tuesday night, March 2. Anderson and Oldham will close out the first round, playing in the second game of Tuesday night's session. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The tournament is being held at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Bearcats survive, advance in...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Once the tournaments start, the name of the game is simple: survive and advance.

    Whether by rout or by escaping, the end result is still the same.

    Holding onto a 47-46 lead with pulse rates going off the charts, Anderson finally was able to breathe Wednesday night when a desperation 3-point attempt from Spencer County's Brandon Miller fell off the rim after the final horn sounded in the first round of the 30th District tournament at Shelby County High School.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Round two to...

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will be going for their second consecutive 30th District championship on Friday, Feb. 26, when the Lady Bearcats tangle with Shelby County.

    Anderson will be going a back-to-back title for the first time since the Lady Bearcats win four straight 29th District crowns from 1975-78, the first four years of girls' high school basketball in Kentucky. They will be going against a team that has owned the 30th District over the years. Shelby won every district title from 1994 until 2008.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Eminence in...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County left little doubt about its mental preparation as the Lady Bearcats routed Eminence 68-12 in the 30th District opener Tuesday night at Shelby County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats raced to a 21-0 lead before Eminence scored and kept extending the lead throughout the game even though Anderson coach Tony Kays substituted liberally. The Anderson starters headed to the bench for good midway through the third quarter, but the reserves held Eminence scoreless in the fourth frame.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Feb. 25...

    There are people who believe it is better to watch a basketball game from the comfort of your living room rather than fighting the crowds and traffic.

    I can't say that I agree with them, but for Thursday night, at least, they might have a point. That is when you can take in a de facto Wildcat basketball double header, and the only place you can do so is on the tube.

  • Anderson boys face monumental...

    To see jjust how monumental Anderson County's task in the 30th District championship game is Friday night, consider one fact.

    Since being moved to the 30th District about 30 years ago, Anderson County has never won back-to-back district championships. That is the stat for a school with a strong basketball history, one that routinely wins 18-20 games.

    Of course, a major part of that is because the Bearcats reside in the same district with Shelby County, one of the great names in Kentucky high school basketball over the last 50 years.