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  • Christy Gemmell is still full-...

    CINCINNNATI — It was after a loss that Christy Gemmell showed she could be a big-time winner.

    “I saw Christy in the (Eighth) regional final last year and she really took it hard when Anderson County lost,” remembers Asbury College women’s basketball coach Bart Flener. “I liked that. She does not like to lose and she wants to do something about it.”

    For Gemmell, though, that last-minute loss to Simon Kenton meant no more opportunities to do something about it at the high school level.

  • Top seed on line as Lady Cats...

    Anderson County will be trying to make some major changes on Friday night.

    The Lady Bearcats will be hosting Shelby County in a game that will decide the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, which will be held the last week of February.

    While the Lady Bearcats and Lady Rockets don’t generate the same fan interest as the schools’ boys’ teams, it is still the biggest game on either team’s schedule.

  • Local teams did best they could...

    As a handful of Anderson County girls’ basketball players shot jump shots or worked on low post moves last Thursday, Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays took a call on his cell phone.

    “I have three more coming,” he said as he put his phone away. “That gives me nine. If we have one more come in, we’ll have enough to scrimmage.”

    Kays could only chuckle about the bizarre week that started with a game cancellation and ended with his team wondering when it would ever play again.

  • The coach on the floor

    CINCINNATI — Daniel Drury won’t be winning any all-conference or All-American awards any time soon, but he’s first team all-winner.

    The box score from Asbury College’s game at Cincinnati Christian last Thursday tells the story of a nondescript 11 minutes of action – No points, two rebounds, no assists and an unforced turnover –  for the junior guard from Lawrenceburg.

    Not that Drury really cared. All he saw was the 83-73 win. “We got it going late,” Drury said with a huge smile.

  • Winter weather strikes again;...

    UPDATED, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1:20 p.m.

    Winter weather strikes again.

    The Anderson County High School basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled due to weather conditions.

    The Bearcats game with Spencer County has been canceled. Because it is a 30th District Tournament seeding game, that game will be re-scheduled. A makeup date has not been set, but the schools are working to play the game Wednesday, Feb. 4 or Thursday, Feb. 5.

  • Weather continues to disrupt...

    Weather continues to wreak havoc on Anderson County High School sports schedules.

    The Bearcats' basketball game at regional rival Simon Kenton, scheduled for Saturday night, has been canceled. The Lady Bearcats' game at district foe Eminence, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has also been canceled.

    Friday's basketball double-header involving the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at South Oldham was also canceled due to the weather conditions.

  • Bearcats rally to beat North...

    Anderson County overcame a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to defeat visiting North Oldham 69-67 Tuesday night.

    The teams were ranked at the top of the Eighth Region entering the contest.

    North Oldham led 61-51 with three minutes remaining and was still in front 66-60 when Mustang star Tyler St. Julien went over Jacob Russell’s back for his fifth foul.

    Russell sank both ends of the double-bonus, then on the ensuing possession, came up with a steal and fed C.J. Penny for a layup.

  • Lewis sees big opportunities for...

    If Bart Lewis could only make things look as easy as Davey Concepcion.

    During the days of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine pulverizing Major League Baseball, Concepcion was so effortless at shortstop that some think that his contributions might have been overlooked.

    “I wore number 13 and my son, Dalton, wears number 13. He has heard all about Dave Concepcion,” Lewis says with a big smile.

    But leading change in the Anderson County Little League will not be as easy as going in the hole and throwing a one-hopper to first base.

  • Lady Bearcats game canceled

    UPDATED, Monday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball game with Fern Creek, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 26, has been canceled.

    Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays says the schools are working on a make-up date. The Lady Bearcats are set to play at South Oldham, Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:45 p.m., then play Eminence Saturday, Jan.31.

    The Lady Bearcats are also to play at Bardstown on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in a game scheduled after the season began.

  • Post-season preview?

    It was not clear what kind of words Anderson County and North Oldham exchanged in the customary post-game congratulatory line, but “See you in March” would have been appropriate.

    Thirty-two minutes of bumping, banging, bruising and, in one instance, breaking each other came down to the oldest truism of basketball as Anderson hit its free throws down the stretch, North Oldham did not.

    Final score: Anderson 69, North Oldham 67.