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  • Bearcats hold off Henry in...

    NEW CASTLE -- Before the Eighth Region Tournament tipped off, many observers felt Anderson County had a very favorable first round draw.

    Anderson didn’t disappoint with a 58-45 win over host Henry County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Wednesday.

    When the Bearcats built a 31-13 halftime lead, it seemed like the only thing in question was the final score. Someone forgot to tell the Bearcats.

    And someone forgot to tell Henry everything was over.

  • Drury’s voice speaks loudly on...

    I met Glen Drury in the locker room at Anderson County High School late last Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats had just surprised much of the Eighth Region with a win over a very good Spencer County team to qualify for another regional tournament. But it was getting late at Shelby County, where the tournament was being held, and it was high school basketball. Some of the kids had final exams the next day so we met for his post-game interview after we got back to Lawrenceburg.

  • Morehead bids McKee farewell

    MOREHEAD -- Only six seconds remained when Eriel McKee left the Johnson Arena basketball court for the final time Saturday evening.

    Morehead State was safely ahead of Eastern Kentucky in McKee’s final home game and her place as one of the all-time Eagle greats was secure.

    “She is a tremendous athlete,” Morehead coach Greg Todd said. “She is one of the top players in school history. She will be in the (career) Top 10 in scoring and rebounding and may be No. 1 in steals.”

  • Foul problems? No problem as...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s Lady Bearcats never had any doubts that they would claim their third consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.

    None.

    That enormous confidence and an off-the-chart will to win proved to be the difference as the Lady Bearcats raced to a 55-41 victory to earn the program’s ninth district championship in 10 years.

    The Lady Bearcats were sure that all would be fine even though starting 6-footers Lauren Boblitt and Jacie Chesser were both on the bench with two fouls five minutes into the game.

  • Cats slow Collins, earn first 3-...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Even when the vast majority of basketball fans quit believing in them, the Anderson County Bearcats had one person solidly in their corner.

    “He just kept telling us he believed in us,” senior Christian Gritton said of Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    And the feeling was mutual going into last week’s 30th District Tournament at Shelby County. Only this time, the Bearcats heard one more mantra.

  • Brothers compete at state swim...

    From staff reports

    Brothers Reece and Riley Arredondo became the first Anderson County High School swimmers to compete in the Panell Swim Shop/KHSAA state swimming championships, held at the University of Louisville Friday and Saturday.

    While neither swimmer advanced to the state final, their times were solid against the best in Kentucky.

  • 30th District Titles on the line...

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be looking to maintain their holds on the 30th District Tournament Friday night at Shelby County High School.

  • Bearcats come together, oust...

    SHELBYVILLE -- The record book says Anderson County is 10-15 on the year.

  • Full speed ahead

    A nice problem exists in the locker room before the Anderson County girls’ basketball team takes the floor.

    We’re talking about high school basketball players. It’s an age group that has been notorious, for years, for being unpredictable when it comes to being ready to play the game at hand.

    Then there’s Lady Bearcat senior Taylor Harley.

    “As a coaching staff, we sometimes have to calm her down,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell grins.

  • District madness underway

    High school basketball is now down to the nitty-gritty portion of the season.

    The 30th District Tournament was to have tipped off Tuesday night at Shelby County High School and before the week is over, more than half of the state’s teams will have taken their last shots, grabbed their last rebounds and laced up the hi-tops for the final time this year.

    By mid-March, only one boys’ team and one girls’ team in Kentucky will walk off the floor happy after their final game.