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Today's Sports

  • Shelby outlasts Lady Bearcats in...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Shelby County hit 6 of 9 free throws in overtime to outlast Anderson County 53-47 in the 30th District Tournament championship game Friday night at Spencer County High School.

    Shelby's Raechele Gray, who has signed with Marshall, scored 26 points including a 3-pointer midway through the extra frame that gave Shelby a 47-43 lead and put the Lady Rockets in firm control.

    Anderson would never get closer.

  • Lady Cats embark on quest for...

    Anderson County will be embarking on the journey that it hopes will produce the Lady Bearcats' first Sweet 16 berth in 30 years tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the first round of the 30th District tournament.

    Anderson will be expected to move past host Spencer County for a date with defending district and regional champion Shelby County in the district final Friday, Feb. 29. All district tournament games are set to tip off at 7 p.m.

  • Cats look to defend district...

    If all went as expected, the Anderson County boys' basketball team is awaiting the winner of the Shelby County-Spencer County game for the 30th District Tournament championship, Saturday, March 1 at Spencer County High School.

    Game time is 7 p.m.

    The top-seeded and defending district champion Bearcats were heavily favored to move on past Eminence in Tuesday's first-round game.

  • Best team doesn't always...

    Perhaps the oldest truth in sports is that the best team does not always win.

    Such was the case late Saturday afternoon when the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team watched a shot by Heartland Christian fell through the net with just seconds remaining in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state championship game.

    That the local team had beaten Heartland by 32 and 12 points during the regular didn't soothe the Rams' hurt.

  • Anderson rolls past Franklin

    Life is good for Anderson County basketball.

    In the final minute of a 59-43 whipping of long-time rival Franklin County Saturday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury cracked a bit of a smile as he patrolled the area in front of his bench.

    Senior Austin Corn had just missed an open layup and was taking some ribbing from his teammates and classmates in the Anderson student section. "They were riding him pretty hard and Austin said he was going to dunk it," Drury said.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance...

    TAYLORSVILLE -- The Anderson County Bearcats and Lady Bearcats both won their first round games of the 30th District Tournament and have moved on to the respective championship games. The tournaments are being held at Spencer County High School.

    In the boys' tournament, the top-seeded Bearcats routed Eminence Tuesday night 77-28. Anderson's pressure forced numerous turnovers as the Bearcats built a 47-11 halftime lead and cruised to the victory.

  • 30th District championship game...

    Anderson County High School has announced its ticket distribution plans for the 30th District basketball tournament championship games.

    Due to limited seating at Spencer County High School, host of this year's tournaments, schools participating in the championship games will receive 500 tickets for advance sale.

    Anderson will distribute its allotment with players' parents getting first priority, then holding a student lottery Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Bearcat game with Franklin...

    The Anderson County vs. Franklin County boys' high school basketball game originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, has been postponed due to the weather.

    The contest has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the same times. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity game scheduled for approximately 7:45. Anderson Senior Night activities will take place between games. Four Bearcat seniors -- Ryan Wells, Seth Goodlett, Nathan Grooms and Austin Corn -- will be playing their final home game against Franklin County.

  • Giving their hearts, bodies and...

    John Moore can only chuckle at a well-meaning suggestion concerning Christian school basketball. It seems that a good-hearted soul believed that all players, regardless of ability, should receive equal playing time.

    "There is a misconception about what a Christian team should be," says Moore, the head coach of the powerhouse boys' team at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. "A lot of people just see the feminine side of Christianity. But Jesus was a man's man. He was a carpenter. He was strong."

  • Forty wins are special, but they...

    By the end of this week, the basketball teams at Anderson County High School could have a combined 40 wins.

    That's quite a winter, one that I am not sure has ever happened during the regular season at Anderson County. In 1997, the Lady Bearcats were 21-3 heading into tournament play and the Bearcats 18-5 on their way to a berth in the Sweet 16. There might be other big seasons - 1975? 1985? - but a winter with 40 regular season wins is rare in Anderson County history.