The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Sports

January 21, 2014

Anderson girls run over Connersville

ANDERSON — It has been a motto for the Anderson Lady Tribe basketball team all season.

"We are good, trying to be great," said Anderson coach Chad Cook.

On Tuesday night, the Indians were as close to great as Connersville ever hopes to see as they bounced the Spartans 74-47. Anderson won for the eighth straight time, all coming since Jan. 3.

This win was special for the entire team as it was a bit of payback to the team that knocked Anderson out of the sectional a year ago.

"It was fresh on our minds," said Cook of the sectional loss. "It still stings. It's not going to go away. Last year they would have beat us maybe one time out of 10, and that was the one time. Hopefully, it will continue to be motivation for us going forward."

Connersville (10-7) will not only be a possible sectional foe again this year, but the Spartans are also the host of that part of the tournament.

Offensively, AHS got eight players into the scoring column and all eight got at least six points.

Da'Sha Boyd led the way for a very efficient Tribe offense. She scored 17 points and took just nine shots to do it. Dabriona Williams and Samia Carter were next with 11 points apiece.

Carter's scoring numbers don't do justice in measuring the impact she had in the game.

"The way (Carter) has been pushing the ball for us is phenomenal," said Cook. "Her assist-to-turnover ratio is close to 4-1."

Against the Spartans, she had nine assists compared to two turnovers.

While the Indians were sharing the ball and getting the entire team involved in the process, Connersville was a two-player performance. Taylor Stephen and Courtney Phillips scored all but 12 points for the Spartans and accounted for all but 10 of the team's rebounds.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians clip Eagles, go for Muller repeat The competitive feeling at Pendleton Height’s Bill Stoudt Field quickly faded Friday during the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Arabians once again took advantage of the opposing team’s generosity as Frankton pitchers gave up six walks and hit five batters, and Pendleton Heights took the 14-3 victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Arabians win County net title with 5-0 shutout

    An intriguing battle awaited and there was no indication what the team scores would be. Considering the Frankton Eagles had home court advantage, the Pendleton Heights Lady Arabians came hungry for the Madison County tennis title. Pendleton aced a 5-0 win and came away with the crown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Indians scratch back into Muller final A young and inexperienced Anderson team again proved its mettle Friday in the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Indians (2-3), playing without several expected starters to open the season, clawed out a 10-6 victory against Lapel (2-2) at Memorial Field to advance to the championship game for the 10th time.

    April 18, 2014

  • Pendleton Heights, Frankton to meet for net title

    Pendleton Heights and Frankton advanced to today's Madison County Championship title match after posting very different victories. The Lady Arabian tennis team advanced after defeating the Alexandria Tigers 4-1. For Frankton, it came down to a No. 1 singles tie-breaker to put away Lapel.

    April 18, 2014

  • SPT - HB0418 - PHHS vs Alex - 017 Arabians hold off Alex to reach semifinals Good teams don't need much help. That didn't stop Pendleton Heights from accepting a little aid from Alexandria in the second round of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament on Thursday.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • Elwood, Liberty Christian advance in county softball tournament The 2014 Madison County Softball tournament got off to a wild start at Liberty Christian on Wednesday night as Elwood and the host Liberty Christian Lions advanced with victories.

    April 17, 2014

  • Tigers, Eagles early winners in Muller Tournament Alexandria and Frankton were the victors in the opening night of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament at Pendleton Heights.

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT - HB0417 - Nick Muller - 05 Bulldogs, Indians impress in openers Lapel and Anderson have very different histories in the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament.

    April 16, 2014 5 Photos

  • Wild week will get later start The busiest week on Madison County's high school sports calendar is going to start a day later than expected.

    April 14, 2014

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin