http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Caution urged while boaters deal with high waters on state lakes http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/caution-urged-while-boaters-deal-high-waters-state-lakes <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boyds_branch_boat_ramp.jpg" alt="High lake levels, like this scene from Kentucky Lake in late spring of 2011, make for dangerous boating conditions. Recent torrential rains have many Kentucky lakes well above normal summer pool levels with streams high and roiling. Kayakers, boaters and swimmers should wear their life jacket at all times during high water." title="High lake levels, like this scene from Kentucky Lake in late spring of 2011, make for dangerous boating conditions. Recent torrential rains have many Kentucky lakes well above normal summer pool levels with streams high and roiling. Kayakers, boaters and swimmers should wear their life jacket at all times during high water." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people&rsquo;s minds.</p> Fans and family http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/fans-and-family <p> I will admit, covering fair pageants is not my favorite thing to do. But there was a moment at the fair last week that reminded me of some good sports memories from a few years back.</p> Catch phrase for Kentucky and Louisville season openers is trap game http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/catch-phrase-kentucky-and-louisville-season-openers-trap-game <p> New (old) catch-phrase to get us ready for college football season?</p> <p> To whet one&rsquo;s appetite, how about, Trap Game?</p> <p> Intriguing idea, isn&rsquo;t it? Internet site Bleacher Report studied schedules of all SEC teams &ldquo;to isolate the biggest potential game they could overlook and lose,&rdquo; Barrett Sallee wrote. &ldquo;Kentucky could sneak up on Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina.&rdquo;</p> <p> Uh ... well.</p> Browning going for the gold http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/browning-going-gold <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/browning_camp.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Amanda Browning will be traveling to Los Angeles, CA., next week to participate in the Special Olympic World Summer Games. She earned a Gold Medal in singles competition at the USA Games last year in New Jersey." title="Spencer County’s Amanda Browning will be traveling to Los Angeles, CA., next week to participate in the Special Olympic World Summer Games. She earned a Gold Medal in singles competition at the USA Games last year in New Jersey." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> After nearly a year of preparation, Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning will finally travel to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games next week.</p> <p> Browning will leave for Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, with her three Kentucky Special Olympics USA teammates and three Kentucky coaches who will serve at the Games. Their flight will leave from Louisville International Airport at 6 am.</p> <p> The Games will open on Saturday, July 25, with an opening ceremony that for the first time will be shown live on ESPN. The Ceremony will begin at 7 pm CDT.</p> Sports Briefs - week of July 22 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/sports-briefs-week-july-22 <p> Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble</p> <p> The 8th Annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 8 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Please call John Shouse at 517-2576, Keith Stinnett at 664-0469, or Don Dennis at 410-8910 for more information or to sign up. Fees are $50 per player or $200 per team. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Allen Dennis given in Anderson, Spencer or Shelby counties.</p> <p> SCHS Football Camp for K-8th Grade</p> Don't fish too deep on lakes http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/dont-fish-too-deep-lakes <p> By Lee McClellan<br /> Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer.<br /> This makes sense, as fish are cold-blooded animals and their body temperature is the same temperature as the temperature of the water that surrounds them.<br /> However, fishing deep water in summer on a lake such as Taylorsville Lake may mean your offerings are in a &ldquo;dead zone.&rdquo; Warming air temperatures change the nature of the water in a lake. Anglers need to consider these changes while summer fishing.<br /> Sports Briefs: Week of July 15 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/sports-briefs-week-july-15 <p> SCHS Cheerleading Clinic for K-5th Grade<br /> The Spencer County High School Cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic July 21-23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the SCHS main gym. The clinic will be for girls kindergarten through fifth grade.<br /> Campers will learn cheer fundamentals and will be invited to cheer at the SCHS home football game on Aug. 28. Campers will also receive a cheer T-shirt to wear to the game.<br /> The cost for the clinic is $50 per participant. Please go to the SCHS website under athletic sport activities for detailed information.<br /> <br /> Use football players to stomp out bullying http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/use-football-players-stomp-out-bullying <p> Treatise on bullying. Kevin Siple, head football coach at Grant County High School in Williamstown, shared a &ldquo;something on my heart for many years&rdquo; point-of-view the other day via the Internet.<br /> An edited excerpt:<br />