The Butler County Bears had a chance Tuesday night to beat one of their staunchest rivals for a fourth time.
The 12th District Tournament opened on Monday night. The Lady Bears put on their road uniforms and played the Lady Wildcats of Edmonson County in the first round of the tourney, held this year at Grayson County High School.
The Bears and Lady Bears of Butler County High School closed out their basketball seasons with a rough final week of the season.
The past six weeks the Butler County Cross-Country team participated in the “100 Mile Challenge” in order to stay in shape during the off season. The challenge consisted of team members who volunteered to run daily to the final goal of 100 miles in six weeks.
Photo: Sarah Terry, age 14 at the time, looks in awe as her step father, Scott Salchli, hoists her 54-inch long, 47-pound Kentucky state record muskellunge on Nov. 2, 2008 from Cave Run Lake.
Butler County High School honored the basketball and cheerleading seniors that have given so much of their time and effort to their sports.
Clay Embry, a standout senior running back and wideout for the Butler County High School Bears, has signed his national letter-of-intent to play his college football at Campbellsville University. Embry helped lead the Bears to an 8-4 record in 2011.
The Butler County Lady Bears opened a busy week of games on the road Monday night in Russellville. The Lady Panthers of Russellville High School hosted the Lady Bears who finished their district games last week and play out of the district for the rest of the season.
The Lady Bears traveled to Bowling Green on Tuesday night to take on the powerful squad from Bowling Green High School. BG came into the game at 19-3 and owned an average margin of victory of well over 20 points.
The Bears took the road, a long winding one at that, to Hart County on Tuesday night to face off against the 11 – 11 Raiders. With an unusual game time start of 5:30, the Bears had to head out early for what turned out to be a long night for them.