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  • Bearcats one step from Sweet 16

    NEW CASTLE -- Anderson County limited Owen County to nine second half points as the Bearcats posted a 45-28 win in an Eighth Region tournament semifinal game Monday night at Henry County High School.

    Trailing a dangerous club 19-17 at the half, Anderson scored the first 12 points of the third quarter to virtually stamp their ticket to the regional championship game.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat...

    CRESTWOOD -- Simon Kenton dominated Anderson County from the outset, ending the Lady Bearcats' Sweet 16 dreams with a 67-40 win in the Eighth Region championship game Saturday at South Oldham High School.

    Simon Kenton jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes and rolled to its second consecutive regional title game win over the Lady Bearcats. “They came out focused and were clicking on all cylinders both offensively and defensively,” said Anderson County coach Tony Kays.

  • Lady Bearcats move on to...

    CRESTWOOD – The Anderson County girls' basketball team exploded early to advance to the Eighth Region tournament championship game for the second consecutive year.

    The Lady Bearcats built an unbelievable 25-3 halftime lead, then cruised to a 52-28 romp over host South Oldham on Friday night. The Lady Bearcats were never as much as tied and held South Oldham without a field goal in the first half.

    Tiffany Davenport led Anderson with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while seventh-grader Eriel McKee scored 10 points and snared 10 rebounds.

  • Bearcats defeat North Oldham,...

    NEW CASTLE – Anderson County owned the final six minutes to defeat North Oldham 52-42 in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament at Henry County High School on Wednesday night.

    Tied at 35, Anderson coach Glen Drury called timeout with 6:07 to play. Twenty-two seconds later, Jacob Russell scored in the lane to give the Bearcats a lead they never relinquished.

    Anderson held the high-scoring Mustangs to 35 points below their average. “That is our trademark,” said Drury.

  • Bearcats at head of 8th Region...

    All season long, the consensus has been that Anderson County should be at the head of the class when it comes to the boys’ Eighth Region title chase.

    And that consensus has been that two teams, Shelby County and North Oldham, are the biggest threats to Anderson’s first trip to the state tournament since 1997.

    Little has happened to change anyone’s mind.

  • Sunday could be biggest day of...

    There will be no opening taps, 3-pointers, slam dunks or nutty fan sections, but Sunday might just be the biggest day of the year in high school basketball.

    At least for Anderson County, both the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats, the most important moment of their quests for a state tournament berth will be when coaches Glen Drury and Tony Kays, or someone else in the Anderson contingent selects the pill that will determine where the teams will be bracketed in the Eighth Region tournament.

  • In their blood

    FRANKFORT – Wrestling just gets in your blood.

    It might be hard for those who equate one of the world’s oldest sports with Vince McMahon’s pyrotechnics at WWE to understand.

    But the stage at the Frankfort Convention Center last week was no showtime. It was simply four mats, each with two combatants going at it for a chance to move on until a champion is crowned.

    “When you are on the mat, it’s just you and the other guy,” is a mat mantra.

  • Road to Bowling Green goes...

    Any Eighth Region girls’ basketball team that wants to make it to Bowling Green is going to have to make a circuitous trip.

    The road south to Diddle Arena goes throught he Cincinnati metro area and Simon Kenton High School.

  • Bombing Franklin bests Bearcats

    FRANKFORT – The powers that be in basketball have not come up with a 9-point shot.

    Glen Drury knew that when he called time-out with four seconds to play and his team hopelessly down 61-52 at Franklin County Friday night.

    “I called time to let the kids know why they had beaten us. I told them we have had a great season,” Drury said, “but now we are 0-0 again.”

    It is the life of a regional favorite, one that some are already penciling in for a trip to the Sweet 16, but Franklin County showed that the Bearcats are beatable.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in...

    CRESTWOOD – The Anderson County girls' basketball team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament semi-finals with a 61-41 victory over 31st District runner-up Carroll County. Anderson never trailed but did not put things away until late in the third quarter. Freshman Sydney Brown led Anderson with 16 points while seventh grader Eriel McKee scored 15.