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Today's Sports

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat...

    BUCKNER – Simon Kenton showed why it is ranked among Kentucky’s best girls’ high school basketball teams Friday night.

    The Pioneers dominated the second half, turning a close game into a 66-44 whipping of Anderson County in the Eighth Region semi-finals at Oldham County High School. Anderson saw its season end at 25-8.

  • Bearcats survive Eminence scare...

    NEW CASTLE -- When March Madness arrives, there is only one measuring stick that matters.

    Survive and advance.

    It’s that time of the year when margins of victory are meaningless. There’s no tomorrow for learning from mistakes.

    Just survive and advance.

    “That’s all that matters now,” Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury said Thursday after his team had survived a scare from Eminence in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats get shot at Simon...

    Back in November, most observers saw the race kind of like the 1973 Belmont Stakes.

    “Secretariat is moving like a tremendous ma-chinnne! He is more than a sixteenth of a mile in front of the other horses!”

  • Lady Bearcats get down to...

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    SHELBYVILLE -- By the time Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team opened its post-season journey last Tuesday, the news had already broken that several favored teams had gone down to defeat in district openers.

    The Lady Bearcats were not going to have any of that happening in the 30th District.

    Anderson exploded in the second quarter, outscoring Shelby County 21-5 over eight minutes, then cruised to a 49-26 win over Shelby County in last Tuesday’s district semifinal.

  • Sour taste fuels Bearcats’ sweet...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County found a way to get rid of a sour taste in the Bearcats mouths in the 30th District opener.

    Still smarting from a 71-64 loss to Spencer County on their home court four weeks earlier, Anderson sweetened its season with some old fashioned meat and potatoes in the form of a 52-35 rout of Spencer last Wednesday at Collins High School.

    The Bearcats never trailed. They held Spencer, which had been scoring over 68 points a game, to only nine in the first half. Over the final 5:30 of the second quarter, the Bears shot nothing but blanks.

  • Birdwhistell named region’s...

    Anderson County High School girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Eighth Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. It is the second time in three years at the helm of the Lady Bearcats that Birdwhistell has been so honored.

    He will be recognized at the girls’ Sweet 16 on Friday afternoon, March 10.

    Anderson repeated as 30th District champions and carried a 24-7 record into this week’s Eighth Region Tournament.

  • All-district team includes four...

    Four members of the Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team were named to the 30th District All-Tournament Team, announced after Friday’s championship game.

    Senior John Paul Garmon and juniors Cobe Penny, Christian Gritton and Dylan Pittman were named to the team, as selected by the district’s coaches.

    Others named to the team were Charlie Cochran, Jacob Feltner and Dayvion McKnight of Collins, Spencer County’s Bryson Cannon and Daniel Wheeler and Shelby County’s Jordan Armstrong and Tre’ Stalnaker.

  • Doing hoops ‘the right way’

    As the Anderson County boys celebrated beating Spencer County last Wednesday, the question was put before junior center Christian Gritton, “Do you know how long you have actually been working on this game?”

    Gritton broke into his trademark smile and admitted he didn’t really know.

    That’s OK, because the Bearcats’ execution was just another chapter in what should be a Hall of Fame career for Coach Glen Drury.

  • Lady Cats make date with Simon...

    BUCKNER -- Even though It was almost a given that Anderson County would dispatch of Carroll County in the Girls’ Eighth Region Tournament Monday night, there was the obvious question if the Lady Bearcats would be looking ahead to Simon Kenton.

    Opening the game on a 17-0 run gave a quick answer to the doubters. The Lady Bearcats rolled to a 56-20 win in a regional opener that honestly was not even that close.

    The tournament is being held at Oldham County High School.

  • Four Lady Cats named All-...

    Four members of the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament team. The honor squad was announced following the tournament championship game Friday night.

    Seniors Sammy Rogers and Alorra Sims were named to the squad along with sophomores Lauren Boblitt and Jaclynn Ruble.

    Others named to the team were Audrey Michels, Lauren Lambdin and Alyssa Howie of Spencer County; Hannah Renfro and Hallie Renfro of Collins; and Amie Conley and Zephy Gray of Shelby County.