http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Former Bears excel at track meet http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/former-bears-excel-track-meet <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nigh_kaylan_1.jpg" alt="Kaylan Nigh, a freshman the University of the Cumberlands, had three first-place finishes in the Mid-South Conference track meet over the weekend. She and fellow Spencer County High School graduates Travis O’Dell and Erico Smith, helped pace the school to success at the meet." title="Kaylan Nigh, a freshman the University of the Cumberlands, had three first-place finishes in the Mid-South Conference track meet over the weekend. She and fellow Spencer County High School graduates Travis O’Dell and Erico Smith, helped pace the school to success at the meet." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Some former Spencer County High School Bears are setting an impressive pace for the University of the Cumberlands track team.</p> <p> The Patriots performed well at the Mid-South Conference Championships over the weekend, with the UC women&rsquo;s team winning the championship, and the men&rsquo;s team coming in second behind Lindsey Wilson College.</p> Spring training for youth football... http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/spring-training-youth-football <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/deondre5yrold2.jpg" alt="5-year-old Deondre navigates his away around some blocking dummies during a drill. " title="5-year-old Deondre navigates his away around some blocking dummies during a drill. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sunday&rsquo;s bright weather made a perfect day for aspiring football players and cheerleaders to take advantage of camps put on by the Spencer County Youth Football Association.</p> Watching our sports heroes age http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/watching-our-sports-heroes-age <p> You don&rsquo;t realize how old you&rsquo;re getting until you realize how old your heroes have gotten.</p> A Signature save... http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/signature-save <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/signature_baseball_donation_pic.jpg" alt="Steven Hume, president of Spencer County Youth Baseball, accepted a check from Allison Schnell, representing the Compassion Fund of Signature Healthcare. Also pictured are Tina Nation, left, a baseball parent and Signature employee and Suzanne Priddy, Chaplain for Signature Healthcare." title="Steven Hume, president of Spencer County Youth Baseball, accepted a check from Allison Schnell, representing the Compassion Fund of Signature Healthcare. Also pictured are Tina Nation, left, a baseball parent and Signature employee and Suzanne Priddy, Chaplain for Signature Healthcare." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> College athletes paid well http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/college-athletes-paid-well <p> I&rsquo;ve never been a fan of phony victims. When those whose lot in life is tremendously more fortunate than most of their peers, still find reason to wallow in self pity, I tend to just look away in disgust.<br /> That&rsquo;s my reaction to major college athletes who complain that they should be paid for the privilege of playing in sold-out stadiums and arenas and in front of nationally-televised audiences.<br /> Turkey season is open http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/turkey-season-open <p> The wait is over for turkey hunters in Kentucky.<br /> A calendar shift pushed the state&rsquo;s 23-day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the third weekend in April. It opened this past Saturday, April 18 and runs through May 10.<br /> Last spring, hunters in Kentucky reported taking 29,943 turkeys.<br /> Sports Briefs http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/sports-briefs-2 <p> SCHS Alumni Softball Game<br /> The First Annual Spencer County Lady Bears Alumni Softball Game will be held on May 16 at 5 p.m. at the high school. The game is open to any previous Lady Bears softball players who graduated from SCHS. Contact Lady Bears Coach Jimmy Thompson at 502-773-0781 or jthompson108@yahoo.com to participate.<br /> Lady Bears Basketball Camp<br /> The Spencer County Lady Bears Basketball Team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.<br /> Up and running at Waterford... http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/and-running-waterford <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccer3_5_15_15.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Signs of life returned to Waterford Park Friday night and Saturday morning after major flooding had caused the park to close for several days. Pictured are members of the Spencer County Soccer Asscociation&rsquo;s U6 Development Program playing a Saturday morning game. Weather has prevented the U6 players from practicing much, but the SCSA is moving on with its season despite the uncooperative conditions. A lot of work by volunteers made play possible.</p>