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Bears fall to Muhlenberg County in OT

GREENVILLE — Butler County fell short on the road as Muhlenberg County held on to win 54-53 in overtime on Tuesday, Jan. 25. 

Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 11-6.

Butler County started strong, doubling up Muhlenberg County 14-7 in the first quarter. The Bears led 27-18 at halftime and carried momentum out of the break.

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Bears split with Wildcats

Lady Bears notch district win over Edmonson County 

MORGANTOWN - Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Edmonson County 48-37 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 22. 

Following the win, Butler County improved to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in the 12th District.

Edmonson County dropped to 6-12 overall and 1-2 in the 12th District after suffering the loss. 

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Lady Bears now 13-1

Photo by Journey Hixenbaugh

Lady Bears knock off Hancock County, 61-31

HAWESVILLE - Visiting Butler County knocked off Hancock County 61-31 in a girls' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

Butler County claimed its seventh straight win. The win allowed Butler County to improve to 13-1. 

Butler County shot 44 percent (24-of-54) from the field in the victory. The Lady Bears connected on 13 of 29 free throw attempts. 

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Lady Bears pull away to beat Grayson County, 45-20

LEITCHFIELD - Visiting Butler County pulled away to beat Grayson County 45-20 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 14.

Butler County improved to 11-1 overall and 1-0 in the 12th District after registering the win. 

After absorbing the loss, Grayson County dropped to 2-9 overall and 0-2 in the 12th District.

Butler County started strong, outscoring Grayson County 15-5 in the first quarter. 

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Sharp's game-winning shot lifts Cougars over Butler County

LEITCHFIELD - Visiting Butler County came up short as Grayson County held on to win 67-65 in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 14. 

Butler County dropped to 11-4 overall and 0-1 in the 12th District following the loss. 

With the win, Grayson County improved to 9-7 overall and 2-0 in the 12th District. 

Grayson County led at the conclusion of each quarter, edging the Bears 15-14 in the opening period. 

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Butler County ranked first in 3rd Region Girls' Basketball RPI Rankings

Photo from Greer Productions Lady Bears Start of Season video

MORGANTOWN - Butler County is ranked first in the 3rd Region Girls' Basketball Rankings.

Through its initial 11 games in the 2021-22 girls' high school basketball season, Butler County is 10-1.

Butler County's 3rd Region-leading RPI is .66751.

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Bears level Logan County, 71-29

MORGANTOWN - Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Logan County 71-29 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 

After notching the win, Butler County improved to 11-3.

Remaining winless, Logan County dropped to 0-12. 

Butler County shot 50 percent (28-of-56) from the field. The Bears shot 40 percent (10-of-25) from three-point range.

Butler County shot 83.3 percent (five-of-six) from the free throw line. 

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Students encouraged to apply for 2022 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

LEXINGTON - Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2022 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year.

The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA).

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Butler County knocks off Russellville, 44-33

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RUSSELLVILLE - Visiting Butler County knocked off Russellville 44-33 in a girls' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

After notching the win, Butler County improved to 10-1.

Butler County led 7-4 at the conclusion of the opening quarter. However, Russellville battled back to lead 20-18 at halftime.

Moving out in front after the intermission period, Butler County led 31-29 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

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Bears top Apollo, 64-61

OWENSBORO - Winning on the road, Butler County topped 3rd Region rival Apollo 64-61 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Butler County improved to 10-3 after recording the win.

Longtime rivals, Butler County and Apollo battled in a non-district matchup.

The Bears carried a lead out of each quarter during the non-district matchup.

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