http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Bears find first win at Trimble http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-find-first-win-trimble <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1234_0.jpg" alt="Teammates watch as the Bears take on KCD last week." title="Teammates watch as the Bears take on KCD last week." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Bears baseball team got off to a rough 0-3 start, and traveled to Trimble County Saturday looking for their first win. They got it with a big 12-2 victory over the Raiders. The boys began the season last week with a 7-4 loss at North Bullitt, followed by a 8-1 loss at Fairdale and a close 7-6 loss to Kentucky Country Day on Thursday.&nbsp; The boys finally get to play at home this week, including a Thursday matchup with Bullitt Central.</p> JV softball wins tournament http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/jv-softball-wins-tournament <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3411.jpg" alt="Allison Dunbar, #31, slides in for a score during action last season for the Spencer County Lady Bears softball team. The JV team won a season-opening tournament over the weekend and the varsity begins play this week in what should be a promising season for the program." title="Allison Dunbar, #31, slides in for a score during action last season for the Spencer County Lady Bears softball team. The JV team won a season-opening tournament over the weekend and the varsity begins play this week in what should be a promising season for the program." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> While the varsity began their season this week, the Spencer County Lady Bears softball team got the season off to a very positive start, winning a six-team tournament with wins over Shelby County and Butler over the weekend.</p> <p> The Lady Bears opened the tournament with a 7-2 victory over Butler on Friday, with Emily Cole and Elizabeth Vannatta starring at the plate with home runs, and Elisabeth Huckleberry limiting the Lady Bulldogs from the mound.</p> Sports Briefs - Week of March 22, 2017 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/sports-briefs-week-march-22-2017 <p> <strong>SCHS Sports this week</strong><br /> <br /> Softball<br /> Mar. 23&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;N. OLDHAM&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;6:15 p.m.<br /> Mar. 27&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;ASSUMPTION&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;5:30 p.m.<br /> Mar. 30&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;at Eastern &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;5:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> Baseball<br /> Mar. 23&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;BULLITT CENTRAL&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;5:00 p.m.<br /> Mar. 27&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;at Washington Co.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;5:30 p.m.<br /> In March, anything can happen http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/march-anything-can-happen <p> The best and most exciting four days in sports just concluded Sunday night. The first two rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament proves that in the world of sports, almost anything can happen. Here&rsquo;s a few take-aways:<br /> <br /> &bull; March Madness is known for upsets, and the opening round is where many of these bracket busters take place. This year, there were few real surprises. Only five lower-seeded teams won games, and even some of them, such as Middle Tennessee, were not really shockers.<br /> <br /> Outdoors - Largemouth being added to Taylorsville Lake http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/outdoors-largemouth-being-added-taylorsville-lake <p> The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to remove smaller largemouth bass from Beaver Lake in Anderson County to improve the quality of bass and sunfish. The removed bass will be released into Boltz Lake in Grant County and Taylorsville Lake in Spencer, Anderson and Nelson counties.<br /> <br /> Outdoors - Spring is the best time to land a trophy muskie http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/outdoors-spring-best-time-land-trophy-muskie <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/caverunjm0001.jpg" alt="Jason McDowell, fish and wildlife management foreman for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, holds a 48.4-inch, 41.9-pound muskellunge captured and released during recent population sampling on Cave Run Lake. Muskellunge are now moving shallow to feed, making them vulnerable to anglers on Cave Run, Green River, Buckhorn and Dewey lakes." title="Jason McDowell, fish and wildlife management foreman for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, holds a 48.4-inch, 41.9-pound muskellunge captured and released during recent population sampling on Cave Run Lake. Muskellunge are now moving shallow to feed, making them vulnerable to anglers on Cave Run, Green River, Buckhorn and Dewey lakes." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Spring break for many conjures thoughts of traveling somewhere warm and catnapping on a beach between rounds of golf.</p> <p> A staycation sounds much better if you&rsquo;re a muskellunge angler from Kentucky. The state&rsquo;s muskellunge fishery has earned a reputation that extends beyond its borders, and experienced anglers know spring is one of the can&rsquo;t-miss times of the year.</p> Outdoors - Local area offers great fishing for White bass soon http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/outdoors-local-area-offers-great-fishing-white-bass-soon <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/saltriverwblm0001.jpg" alt="The author holds some white bass caught from the Salt River immediately upstream of Taylorsville Lake a couple of years ago. The white bass runs should begin with the next prolonged warm front. Several lakes around Kentucky offer excellent fishing for white bass." title="The author holds some white bass caught from the Salt River immediately upstream of Taylorsville Lake a couple of years ago. The white bass runs should begin with the next prolonged warm front. Several lakes around Kentucky offer excellent fishing for white bass." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Winter days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors.<br /> Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an afternoon backyard barbecue.</p> <p> The rare winter temperatures may alter white bass spawning runs as well.</p> Will Lady Bears rise continue? http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/will-lady-bears-rise-continue <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4215_0.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Elisabeth Huckleberry was excited as she rounded the bases after hitting a home run last year against Thomas Nelson. The freshman is just one of several young players expected to continue to help the Lady Bears softball program rise to the next level. " title="Spencer County’s Elisabeth Huckleberry was excited as she rounded the bases after hitting a home run last year against Thomas Nelson. The freshman is just one of several young players expected to continue to help the Lady Bears softball program rise to the next level. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When Brian Glass inquired about the opening for the head softball coach at Spencer County High School, just about every question he asked had a positive answer.</p> <p> He wanted to know about the players he would be inheriting. He was told that most of the girls off last year&rsquo;s 22-15 team would be returning, a year-older and ready to build off last year&rsquo;s success.</p>