Today's Sports

  • 100 years of basketball: Wins...

    Helen Turner does not hesitate when asked about her best sports memory from her lifetime of love of Western High School.
    “Oh, when we beat Anderson High,” she says with a laugh. “I won't ever forget that.”
    It actually happened twice, in the 1982 and 1983 30th District Tournament semifinals.
    None was sweeter than the Eagles' 72-59 win over the Bearcats in 1982. Western took control of that one early and never trailed, whipping the Bearcats on their home court.

  • 100 years of basketball: In His...

    As a sports-minded teen growing up in Somerset in the 1960s, I was well aware of Anderson County athletics.
    But it never occurred to me this community would become my home. Also, I certainly never dreamed the day would come when I would have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the local sports scene.
    In 1971, while serving as news editor of the daily paper in Somerset, I was invited by my boss to accompany him to the Sweet Sixteen.

  • Sacred Heart holds off Lady...

    LEXINGTON -- Sacred Heart went on a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to post a 49-48 win in girls' basketball action at Rupp Arena Sunday afternoon.

    The Valkyries, a perennial state power, made Anderson pay for several crucial turnovers to start the decisive run. Anderson committed 27 turnovers for the game.

  • Third quarter run propels Mercer...

    Mercer County used a 12-0 run in the third quarter to break open a tie game on the way to a 60-43 win over host Anderson County in boys' basketball action Friday night.
    With the score deadlocked at 23, Mercer's Austin Seagraves scored eight consecutive points to start the run.
    Anderson, which went scoreless for nearly four minutes, was never closer than eight the rest of the way. The Bearcats fell to 1-2, while Mercer improved to 2-1.

  • 100 years of basketball: Sports...

    Victor Brown never claimed to be a great athlete. “I was the only boy from Lawrenceburg that didn't play basketball,” smiles Brown, who graduated from Lincoln Institute in 1959. “Those teams were just so good.”

    But Brown was a huge fan of the Tigers in those days, just as he is one of the Anderson County Lady Bearcats' biggest supporters today. His daughter, Sydney, is the starting center for the Lady Cats, who are gunning for their second consecutive Eighth Region championship.

  • 100 years of basketball: Local...

    Don't try to sell John Cunningham on Rick Pitino, John Calipari or any other modern basketball coach as being the master of the full-court press and fast break offense.

    He'd rather talk about Herbert Garner, coach of the Lincoln Institute Tigers.
    “What made our team so good was that we would practice for 2-3 hours doing nothing but the full-court press,” says Cunningham, a Lawrenceburg realtor who was bused to Lincoln Institute.

  • 100 years of basketball: Lincoln...

    (Editor's note: Jewell Logan is one of many Anderson County residents who were bused to Lincoln Institute in Shelby County. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1960 Lincoln Tigers, who made the school's only appearance in the Sweet 16. They lost to Owensboro in the first round, 77-75. Mr. Logan now lives in Portland, Ore. and sent this e-mail to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon last week.)

    Attending Lincoln Institute was a fantastic experience for me and I am sure for many of the other students from Lawrenceburg who attended there over the years.

  • 100 years of basketball: Little...

    Terry Young looks like he could still fill it up. He's trim and still sports a boyish grin that belies the fact that one of the greatest shooters in Anderson history is now 63 years old. But in many ways, Young hasn't changed.

  • 100 years of basketball: Newly-...

    There was never any doubt that Anderson High School would field a top-notch basketball program. After all, how could a school formed by the merger of Lawrenceburg and Kavanaugh high schools be anything else?
    Kavanaugh and Lawrenceburg had been two of Kentucky's storied programs from the time Centre College put on he first state tournament in 1916 up until the the 1949 11th Region Tournament, when University High, of Lexington, ousted Kavanaugh in the school's final game.

  • Sports briefs for Dec. 8

    Anderson girls to play perennial power in Rupp
    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will be part of the inaugural Racing to the Rim Showcase to be held at Rupp Arena and Scott County High School from Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12.
    The Lady Bearcats will be playing long-time power Sacred Heart Academy of Louisville at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Rupp Arena.
    Sacred Heart is a four-time state champion, including a run of three straight titles from 2002-2004, Sacred Heart coach Donna Moir had compiled a 435-170 record heading into this season.