Back in 2003, it wasn't nearly as good a year for the Lincoln County girls' basketball team, which bowed out in the district tournament.
The boys' team, however, made it to the quarterfinals of regionals, where they lost to Mercer County.
Here's an excerpt from the boys' district championship story, which ran March 13, 2003:
Rebels rally to take away title
Jacob Tamme didn't score any points at Lincoln County in the Patriots 72-60 win over Boyle County on Jan. 25. A broken wrist sidelined the senior.
But Tamme was back on the court and on target Friday night at Danville High School in the finals of the 45th District Tournament.
Tamme tossed in a game-high 19 points to help Boyle County rally from a fourth quarter deficit to defeat Lincoln 46-45 in the championship game. It gave the Rebels their third straight district title.
Lincoln (13-13) opened up the eight-point fourth quarter lead by holding the Rebels without a field goal for a span of over 8:30. The only Boyle points picked up during the scoring slump were two Derek Vonckx free throws and a free throw toss from Tamme.
But Tamme would come on strong for Boyle (16-10) as the fourth quarter progressed with Tamme scoring 11 of his total 19 points in the final 6:31 to lead the Rebel rally.
Lincoln was holding to a 45-44 lead with 1:12 to play after Tamme rebounded a Vonckx miss.
In hindsight, Lincoln Coach Mark Upchurch said that that's when he cost his team the game.
"We put ourselves in a position to win the game and I told the boys that I lost that game with 56 seconds to go when I didn't call a timeout," he said.
"I should have called a timeout. We had the ball and we're up one. We should have made them try another shot," Upchurch said.
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In other news from 2003 is an example from March 6 of that year proving that ridiculous criminal news happens in every decade:
Grand jury indicts trio for beating man and stealing his beer
Three men were charged Friday by the Lincoln County Grand Jury with beating a Bowen Road resident who refused to give them a beer.
Darrell W. Treadway, 24, Earl Treadway Jr., 30, both of Danville, and Robert L. Hines, 28, of Harrodsburg, were indicted on robbery charges over a November incident at the home of Billy Adams, 2475 Bowen Road.
The trio allegedly stopped at Adams' residence and asked for a beer.
Adams told them he didn't have any, which they apparently suspected was untrue.
The court file said the three jumped Adams, hitting and kicking him, and then stole two cases of his beer. They also allegedly took $300 in cash.
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