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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bearcats show Cann-do...

    Mackenzie Cann's game was so much like an All-American on Friday night that it could be easy to forget she has not even taken her first class at Anderson County High School.

    Nervous when she stepped to the free throw line with the Lady Bearcats clinging to a one-point lead before a district championship game crowd that had grown to nearly 2,500 screaming fans and 2.2 seconds to play in overtime? Against her team's most heated rival, Shelby County?

    “Oh, yeah,” Cann said with a giggle.

  • Lady Cats never panic, claim...

    Even when things looked bleak, Anderson County were confident Friday night.

    Turning the ball over while trailing 56-54 with 1:26 to go in overtime, the Lady Bearcats never doubted that they would pull things out.

    Anderson forced a turnover and sank seven of eight free throws in the final 53 seconds to outlast host Shelby County 65-60 for their second consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.

  • 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.