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  • Anderson needs more time to stop...

    CARROLLTON – Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell demands 32 minutes of effort every game.

    Even that was not enough for the Lady Bearcats Saturday night as they needed an overtime period to defeat Walton-Verona, 63-60, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to...

    CARROLLTON – Anderson County girls' basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell demands 32 minutes of effort every game.

    Even that was not enough for the Lady Bearcats Saturday night as they needed an overtime period to defeat Walton-Verona, 65-60, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Asbury Eagles soar in KIAC...

    Scenes from the first round of the KIAC Tournament at Asbury University: Asbury women vs. IU-Kokomo and Asbury men vs. Rio Grande.

  • Bearcat improvement makes year...

    When someone has been writing sports for a little over 30 years, the teams and times tend to run together.

    What year was it that three of the top five teams in the Eighth Region were in the 30th District? (That was 1986 when Shelby County and Anderson County and Eminence all ended up in the same bracket of a five-team, blind-draw tournament. And for the record, Oldham County won the Eighth Region.)

    When did Will Carlton go off on Cairo, Ill. for 39 points?

  • LADY CAT DISTRICT DOMINANCE ENDS

    TAYLORSVILLE – Everyone knew that Anderson County’s district dominance would eventually come to an end, but that did not make it any easier when it did.

    Tears flowed on the Lady Bearcat bench following their 48-38 loss to Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament championship game Friday night at Spencer County High School.

    “There were a half-dozen kids in tears in the locker room” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “We came down here with every intention of winning this game.”

  • Late layup lifts Shelby past...

    TAYLORSVILLE – It was everything Tourney Time anyone could want out of a tournament game.

    The gym at Spencer County High School was packed. The bands were repeatedly belting out the Anderson County and Shelby County fight songs.

    “Both teams played at a very high level,” Anderson coach Glen Drury would say. “We knew going into it, it was going to be a high level game. One team would do this and the other team would do that.”

  • Wrestlers to hit mat at state...

    Five Anderson County High School wrestlers are set to get on the mat for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament next Tuesday, March 10, at Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The tournament had originally been scheduled for Feb. 20-21 but was rescheduled because of the major snow storm that hit most of the state on Feb. 16, followed by more heavy snow in some areas of Kentucky.

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  • Birdwhistell named KABC...

    Anderson County High School head coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches girls’ Coach of the Year in the Eighth Region.

    Birdwhistell, in his first year as head coach, was selected by association members in the region.

    Birdwhistell took over a team decimated by graduation and rebuilt the Lady Bearcats into a contender for the regional championship despite having no starter standing over 5-foot-9.

  • Cann blisters SMU; Penny’s...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a career-high 15 points, nailing 5 three-point shots, to spark Cincinnati to a 56-46 win over SMU Saturday in Dallas, Tex.

    Cann passed her previous career-best of 12 points, scored against UT-Martin early in the year. It marked the seventh time this year she had scored in double figures.

    Cincinnati improved to 7-21 on the year, 4-13 in the AAC.

    Other women’s basketball

    South Florida 74,

    Cincinnati 44