Today's News

  • Sweet 16 notes

    Rugged schedule prepared Lady Bearcats for regional repeat

    Throughout the basketball season, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays repeatedly pointed to his team's schedule as one to prepare his team for the much-anticipated showdown with Simon Kenton on Sunday.

    Both teams were ranked in the state's Top 5 and most observers believed the teams would meet in the Eighth Region semi-finals or finals.

  • Lady Bearcats look to ride the Wave on way to state title

    Tony Kays was in his office early Monday morning. The celebration of a regional championship was joyful, but quick, ending just a few hours after the Anderson County girls' basketball team had beaten Simon Kenton for their second consecutive regional championship and third in five years.

    It was back to work Monday. The Lady Bearcats have unfinished business.

  • Reliving history!

    History nearly always has a way of repeating itself. It does not matter if it is in government, business or on the basketball court.

    That was apparent Sunday at Grant County High School.

    Welllllll, sort of.

    By now you know, or at least should know, that Anderson County's Eriel McKee ripped Simon Kenton for 32 points, 10 rebounds and a bunch of other stats that simply boggle the mind. The Lady Bearcats earned a relatively comfortable 49-38 win in a regional final that most observers had figured would go down to the wire.

  • Regional championship photos from Progressive Studio

    Photos of the Girls' Eighth Region championship game, courtesy of Progressive Studio.


    Tickets for Anderson County's Sweet 16 game with Meade County will be available at the high school on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $9 each and will be available at the school concession stand. Tickets at the school are located in the Anderson County pep section only, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Lady Bearcats returning to Diddle!

    DRY RIDGE -- Around the Eighth Region Tournament, the talk had been quiet, but strong: Simon Kenton had what it took to take down Anderson County.

    The Lady Pioneers had traditionally given Anderson problems. Simon Kenton had the bitter taste of losing a big lead, then falling in overtime to Anderson in the regional final last year. The Pioneers had a terrific guard and some size – “bigs” in the hoops vernacular of today – to overcome the Bearcats.

  • Lady Bearcats, Simon Kenton go at it one more time

    It's doubtful that anyone could have foreseen what has evolved in girls' basketball since Simon Kenton was relocated to the Eighth Region in time for the 2005-06 season.

    Anderson County vs. Simon Kenton.

    Or, as the northern edge of the region would say, Simon Kenton vs. Anderson County.

  • Lady Bearcats ride second-half defense to another regional final

    DRY RIDGE – During Anderson County's ascent to the top echelon of girls' high school basketball teams in Kentucky there has been one constant refrain aroune the Lady Bearcats.

    “Defense wins!”

    “Take care of your defense and the offense will come!”

    Never was that more on display than Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bearcats rolled past Oldham County, 62-42, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinal at Grant County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have the horses, roll past Walton-Verona in regional opener

    DRY RIDGE – Perhaps the biggest testament to Anderson County girls' basketball was found in one of the Lady Bearcats' poorest quarters in several years Wednesday night.

    Anderson scored only two points in the third frame, went over 11 minutes without a field goal and still beat an up-and-coming Walton-Verona team, 75-57, in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament, being held at Grant County High School.

  • Updated Girls' Eighth Region tournament scores and pairings

    The updated bracket is as follows:

    Tuesday, March 4

    Simon Kenton 63, South Oldham 40

    Gallatin County 78, Shelby County 73 (overtime)


    Wednesday, March 5

    Oldham County 63, Henry County 32

    Anderson County 75, Walton-Verona 57


    Saturday, March 8


    Simon Kenton 78, Gallatin Co. 61

    Anderson Co. 62, Oldham Co. 42


    Sunday, March 9

    Championship game
    Anderson Co. 49, Simon Kenton 38