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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ: UK basketball...

    The John Wall dance, Boogie and Patrick Patterson must now be a universal language.

    So says Brittany Meers, a Shelby County native who has been teaching at a Christian school in Guatemala City, Guatemala since late last summer.

    During the Vanderbilt game Saturday, Brittany posted to her Facebook account, “Kentucky Basketball: ...They are just as good in Spanish as they are in English.”

    Amen to that!

    And We are betting that “veinte seis y uno” sounds just as good as 26-1 after Saturday's win in Nashville.

  • COLUMN: They did the little...

    I can't remember a time when the ball park has not been an important part of my life.

    How important? I really don't know.

    What I do know is that I realized again that the ball park really can be more than a, well, ball park. Tyre Denney and Tommy Barnes taught that lesson and taught it well until they passed away within 72 hours of each other last week.

    I just hope I will be able to live those lessons that these men taught, not with words, but by simply walking the walk they did.

  • This week in Anderson County...

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    30th District Tournament at Shelby Co. High School

    Wednesday, Feb. 24: Anderson Co. vs. Spencer Co., 7:45 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 26: Championship game, 7:45 p.m.

    All games broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.

    Eighth Region Tournament at Henry Co. High School

    Wednesday, March 3: First round begins, TBA

  • Straight-shooting Flyers simply...

    Any analysis of Franklin County's 63-53 win over Anderson County last Friday could start and end with one sentence: The Flyers could shoot the basketball, but the Bearcats could not.

    Over simplification? Perhaps. But basketball really is a simple game.

    Unfortunately, at least for the Bearcats, Anderson simply could not solve Franklin's defense or score well enough to overcome a Franklin team that appears bent on rising above the “darkhorse contender” status it has been tagged with in the 11th Region.

  • Opportunity knocks but Lady...

    The opportunity to put an exclamation point on the regular season knocked for Anderson County's girls' basketball team Friday night.

    And kept on knocking.

    But the Lady Bearcats did not answer enough as highly-regarded Franklin County slipped away with a 56-52 win in the first game of a double-header of Anderson's Senior Night activities.

  • Learning experience for Mat Cats...

    The results turned few eyebrows but Anderson County's showing in the state wrestling tournament was a combination of getting experience and trying to overcome some tough draws.

    The five Bearcats that advanced to the state tourney, held Thursday through Saturday won just four bouts and scored eight points, yet head coach Tom Castle believes his team showed some of the potential that could propel the Bearcats to a higher finish in 2011.

  • Franklin sweeps Bearcats on...

    Franklin County spoiled Anderson County's Senior Night festivities by sweeping the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats in a basketball double-header Friday night.

    The Franklin girls overcame a seven-point first-half deficit to defeat the Lady Bearcats 56-52 in the opener. Franklin ran off the first eight points of the third quarter to take a 34-30 lead, but Anderson rallied to go up 42-40 heading into the final eight minutes.