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Lady Bears outlast South Warren in overtime for 20th win

MORGANTOWN — Butler County outlasted South Warren 56-55 in overtime to notch its 20th win in the 2021-22 girls' high school basketball season on Tuesday, Feb. 8. 

The Lady Bears improved to 20-2 after posting the win.

Butler County recorded 20 wins for the first time since the 2000-01 girls' high school basketball season.

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BCHS set to host 12th District Basketball Tournament

Butler Co. High School will host the 2022, 12th District Girls/ Boys District Basketball tournament on the dates of Feb. 21,22,24,25. This begins the post season play for every girls & boys  high school basketball team across the state. 

The 12th District consists of Butler Co. HS, Edmonson Co. HS, Grayson Co. HS and Whitesville Trinity HS. The 12th district realignment was in 2005/06 season, marking this, the 17th year of this four team district makeup. The 12th District is in Region 3. 

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Bears drop home game to Christian County

Photo by Journey Hixenbaugh

MORGANTOWN — Butler County was limited offensively during the first half as Christian County held on to win 53-47 in a boys' high school basketball game on Monday, Feb. 7. 

Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 14-8. 

Moving ahead early, Christian County outscored Butler County 13-10 in the first quarter. Stretching its lead prior to the intermission period, Christian County doubled up the Bears 16-8 in the second period to lead 29-18 at halftime.

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Bears and Lady Bears pull district win against Grayson County

Lady Bears pull away to beat Grayson County, 54-38

MORGANTOWN — Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Grayson County 54-38 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 5. 

The Lady Bears, who finished the regular season first in the 12th District, returned to the win column after dropping a game to Franklin-Simpson four days earlier.

After claiming the win, Butler County improved to 19-2 overall and 5-0 in the 12th District.

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Bears & Lady Bears fall to Franklin-Simpson

Bears drop game to Franklin-Simpson 

FRANKLIN — Visiting Butler County slipped back into the loss column as Franklin-Simpson prevailed 60-52 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Butler county suffered the setback after notching back-to-back wins. 

The Bears led 14-12 at the conclusion of the first quarter but faltered. Franklin-Simpson battled back to lead 30-23 at halftime. 

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Bears & Lady Bears outlast Whitesville Trinity

Bears roll past Raiders, 84-61

WHITESVILLE — Butler County rolled past homestanding Whitesville Trinity 84-61 in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Monday, Jan. 31. 

Moving ahead early, Butler County outscored Whitesville Trinity 19-14 in the first quarter.

The Bears led 41-34 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half. Butler County extended its lead after the intermission period. The Bears led 62-45 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

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Lady Bears 17-1

Butler County beats Dawson Springs for 11th straight win

DAWSON SPRINGS - Visiting Butler County pulled away to beat Dawson Springs 72-39 in a girls' high school basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 29, registering its 11th straight win.

Following the win, Butler County improved to 17-1, 

Butler County shot 41 percent (25-of-61) from the field in the victory. The Lady Bears shot 41.7 percent (five-of-12) from three-point range.

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Bears beat Whitesville Trinity for district win, 80-70

MORGANTOWN - Butler County shook off a slow start to beat visiting Whitesville Trinity 80-70 in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 28.

After registering the win, Butler County improved to 12-6 overall and 1-2 in the 12th District.

Whitesville Trinity dropped to 9-9 overall and 2-1 in the 12th District following the loss. 

Taking a lead early, Whitesville Trinity outscored Butler County 20-16 in the first quarter. 

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8th Grade Recognition

Butler County Middle School Bears basketball team and cheerleaders were recognized, along with their parents, last night January 27th.  

#25 Elijah Ferrell

Son of Brian and Teresa Ferrell

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Butler County outlasts Metcalfe County in overtime, 70-64

MORGANTOWN — Butler County outlasted visiting Metcalfe County 70-64 in overtime in a girls' high school basketball game on Monday, Jan. 24.

After notching the win, Butler County improved to 15-1.

Metcalfe County dropped to 10-9 after suffering the loss. 

Butler County led 37-28 at halftime. The Lady Bears led 44-42 at the conclusion of the third quarter before regulation ended with the two girls' high school basketball teams tied 60-60. 

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