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By The Staff

Cat Madness to kickoff hoops season

Cat Madness 18 will kick of the high school basketball season on Saturday, Nov. 20 as the Anderson County girls' and boys' basketball teams will be taking the court in scrimmage action.
The annual event will feature three games, food, fun, games and giveaways..
The Franklin County and Henry County boys' teams will play at 3:30 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m., the Anderson County girls will embark on what they hope is a return trip to the Sweet 16 when they take on Ninth Region power Ryle. Ryle defeated Anderson during the Mercer County Christmas Tournament last year.
At 7:30, the Anderson boys take on two-time defending 12th Region champion West Jessamine.
Following the boys' game, fans can meet the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats for autographs.
During the day, fans can contribute to the Bearcat Food Drive by bringing a can of food to help those in need.
Admission is $5 per person with children under 5 admitted free.

Inaugural Cat Madness hoops clinic to help youth with basketball skills

Young basketball players in kindergarten through the fifth grade can receive hands on instruction in shooting and ball handling skills at the inaugural Cat Madness Basketball Clinic hosted by Anderson County High School players and coaches.
The clinic will run from 9-11:30 a.m. at Anderson County High School. In addition to camp instruction, participants will receive admission to all Cat Madness games and a souvenier Cat Madness towel.
Cost of the clinic is $20 per child. Registration forms are available at all Anderson County public schools.
For more information, contact Anderson County boys' head basektball coach Glen Drury at 502-600-2482.

Youth basketball registrations set

Registrations for Anderson County Youth Basketball will be taken on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Young people can sign up at the Stratton Building, located at 1026 County Park Road in Anderson County Community Park.
The department will sponsor leagues for boys in grades 3-6 and girls in grades 3-5. The cost is $60 per child and $50 for each additional sibling.
For more information, call 839-6498.

Want to write sports? The Anderson News would like to talk with you

The Anderson News is always looking for correspondents to share results of the many different teams in Anderson County. Team correspondents are especially needed to report results of scholastic sports other than Anderson County High School and for Bearcat teams competing in Olympic sports. If you have what it takes to write, drop Anderson News sports editor John Herndon a note at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

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As always, The Anderson News is your spot for Anderson County sports.