http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Bears pick up a 52-47 victory over Trimble http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-pick-52-47-victory-over-trimble <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boys_basketball_1_28_15.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Kynan Smith went through an Oldham County defender as he drove the baseline during the Bears’ game Friday." title="Spencer County’s Kynan Smith went through an Oldham County defender as he drove the baseline during the Bears’ game Friday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Friday’s games remind all of us what is important http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/friday%E2%80%99s-games-remind-all-us-what-important <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/column_photo_1_1_28_15.jpg" alt="Brady Riddle, 7, was congratulated by players as he made the Cancer Survivor Walk between games Friday night. Riddle was diagnosed with cancer as a baby and has now been cancer free for five years." title="Brady Riddle, 7, was congratulated by players as he made the Cancer Survivor Walk between games Friday night. Riddle was diagnosed with cancer as a baby and has now been cancer free for five years." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Preparing your bow for the offseason http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/preparing-your-bow-offseason <p> courtesy of Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife</p> Winter backyard birding basics http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/winter-backyard-birding-basics <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. &ndash; The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.<br /> Hard not to look ahead to Lady Bears’ future http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/hard-not-look-ahead-lady-bears%E2%80%99-future <p> It&rsquo;s not always wise to look too far down the road, as twists and turns and obstacles can often dictate a change of course, but the temptation to imagine what&rsquo;s ahead is hard to resist.<br /> I struggle with that at times as I&rsquo;m watching the Spencer County Lady Bears this season on the basketball court. There are some struggles as their 7-11 record would indicate. But when you consider that of the 14 girls on the roster, only two are seniors, only one is a junior, and there are eight who are freshmen or younger, it&rsquo;s hard not to be optimistic.<br /> Lady Bears pick up impressive win over Louisville Moore http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-pick-impressive-win-over-louisville-moore <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_basketball_1_21_15.jpg" alt="Kristien Downs fights her way to the basket through some Moore defenders during last week’s 59-37 victory. The Lady Bears broke a six game losing streak with the win, and are now 7-11 on the season." title="Kristien Downs fights her way to the basket through some Moore defenders during last week’s 59-37 victory. The Lady Bears broke a six game losing streak with the win, and are now 7-11 on the season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Lady Bears’ coach sees improvement in team http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears%E2%80%99-coach-sees-improvement-team <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_basketball_1_14_15.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Abby Myers looks for a teammate during Friday’s loss at Collins. Myers scored 10 points in the loss and Head Coach Brandy Scott is pleased that more of her young players are looking to score." title="Spencer County’s Abby Myers looks for a teammate during Friday’s loss at Collins. Myers scored 10 points in the loss and Head Coach Brandy Scott is pleased that more of her young players are looking to score." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Lady Bears looking to break losing streak http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-looking-break-losing-streak <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girlsbball_1_7_15.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Chelsea Stevens has been a presence in the paint for the Lady Bears. She and her teammates will look to bounce back with a win this Friday when they travel to Collins." title="Spencer County’s Chelsea Stevens has been a presence in the paint for the Lady Bears. She and her teammates will look to bounce back with a win this Friday when they travel to Collins." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Spencer County Lady Bears begin the second leg of the season looking to break a four-game losing streak and looking to find their confidence.<br /> The latter has been shaken of late with a three game losing streak, but coach Brandy Scott knows there&rsquo;s plenty of time to get back on track.<br /> &ldquo;Our confidence is shaken, but this is a 30 game season and it&rsquo;s a long way from the end,&rdquo; she said.<br />