http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Bears fall to Anderson http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-fall-anderson-1 <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/25198688_10155766922576590_1502381780_o.jpg" alt="Spencer County senior Lauren Lambdin drives past Anderson defenders during the first half of Spencer County’s 53-47 loss to the Lady Bearcats in Lawrenceburg Saturday afternoon. " title="Spencer County senior Lauren Lambdin drives past Anderson defenders during the first half of Spencer County’s 53-47 loss to the Lady Bearcats in Lawrenceburg Saturday afternoon. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Coming into the season, the Spencer County Lady Bears knew that the road to success would go through Anderson County. The Lady Bearcats had won 17 straight district games and Spencer County hasn&rsquo;t gotten a win against Anderson County since 2001. This could be the year that changes, but it didn&rsquo;t change Saturday as the two teams squared up in a great high school matchup, with Anderson County holding on for a 53-47 victory.</p> Hard luck Bears lose late lead against Bullitt East http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/hard-luck-bears-lose-late-lead-against-bullitt-east <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0111_2.jpg" alt="Spencer County freshman guard Jake Whitlock battled through some traffic but made his way to the basket during the first half of Spencer County’s game with Bullitt East last Thursday evening." title="Spencer County freshman guard Jake Whitlock battled through some traffic but made his way to the basket during the first half of Spencer County’s game with Bullitt East last Thursday evening." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Bears continue to see wins slip through their fingers, as they dropped two close games this past week, including a home loss Thursday night to rival Bullitt East.</p> <p> The Bears opened up hot from outside, with Jacob Seawright connecting on&nbsp; two three pointers to help the Bears establish an early 6-2 lead and Spencer County held a 14-11 advantage after one quarter.</p> Bears open season with two wins in three games http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-open-season-two-wins-three-games <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0777.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Jacob Seawright drives to the basket during the second half of last week’s 62-60 overtime loss to Franklin County. The Bears battled back from foul trouble and an big early deficit, only to squander away a late lead and lose in overtime. " title="Spencer County’s Jacob Seawright drives to the basket during the second half of last week’s 62-60 overtime loss to Franklin County. The Bears battled back from foul trouble and an big early deficit, only to squander away a late lead and lose in overtime. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Only a heartbreaking overtime loss to Franklin County last week has prevented the Spencer County Bears from opening their season with a perfect 3-0 record.</p> <p> After a season-opening win on the road at Kentucky Country Day, the Bears ended their first week with a convincing 20 point victory over visiting Taylor County Saturday evening.</p> Girls look impressive in win http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/girls-look-impressive-win <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0859.jpg" alt="Emily Sibert drives to the basket late during the first quarter to help the Lady Bears get a nice lead over Holy Cross during Spencer County’s 62-40 victory to open the season Saturday night." title="Emily Sibert drives to the basket late during the first quarter to help the Lady Bears get a nice lead over Holy Cross during Spencer County’s 62-40 victory to open the season Saturday night." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The margin was 22 points, but it felt much larger Saturday night as the Spencer County Lady Bears tipped-off their season with an impressive victory over Holy Cross in Louisville.</p> <p> Spencer County demonstrated its size advantage early on, going inside early and often to take a 13-4 lead. Seniors Chelsea Stephens and Amie Conley combined for nine of the Lady Bears&rsquo; first 11 points, most of which came inside the paint.</p> Hoops season looks promising for Spencer County squads http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/hoops-season-looks-promising-spencer-county-squads <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0127.jpg" alt="Senior Michael Seawright drives for a bucket during action from last year. " title="Senior Michael Seawright drives for a bucket during action from last year. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Lady Bears: “This is our year” http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-%E2%80%9C-our-year%E2%80%9D <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9532_0.jpg" alt="Lauren Lambdin is one of several seniors for the Lady Bears who hope to use their experience to lead Spencer County to new heights this season. Lambdin and two of her teammates have verbally agreed to play college basketball at Midway. " title="Lauren Lambdin is one of several seniors for the Lady Bears who hope to use their experience to lead Spencer County to new heights this season. Lambdin and two of her teammates have verbally agreed to play college basketball at Midway. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Their faces are familiar. So too, are the uniform numbers. After all, some of these girls have been suiting up for the Lady Bears basketball varsity team since they were in middle school. But they&rsquo;re grown up now, with years of experience under their belt and a taste of success after last year&rsquo;s 19-12 season.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s no surprise then that as they begin the 2017-18 season, there&rsquo;s a feeling that &ldquo;this is our year.&rdquo;</p> U-7 Stallions finish third in national tournament http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/u-7-stallions-finish-third-national-tournament <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rockytop.jpg" alt="The team consists of: Carson Price, #4; Jake McClain, #5; Isaac Parrish, #7; Hunter Mayes, #7; Kameron Fowler, #10; Trai Redmon, #11; Jordan Chesser, #12; Wyatt Allgeier, #16; Levi Stallings, #17; Issac Payne, #22; Thomas Wimsatt, #23; Jaxson Hahn, #25; Jeffrey Blansett, #30; Kenneth Perkins, #33; Zaiden Bowling, #44; Keyon Davis, #50; Noah Perkins, #51; Kellen Hall, #56; Mason McManaway, #82 and Deshon Davis, #99. Michael Payne is the head coach, with assistant coaches Kevin Stallings, Pete Allgeier, Thomas Wimsatt and Chris Price." title="The team consists of: Carson Price, #4; Jake McClain, #5; Isaac Parrish, #7; Hunter Mayes, #7; Kameron Fowler, #10; Trai Redmon, #11; Jordan Chesser, #12; Wyatt Allgeier, #16; Levi Stallings, #17; Issac Payne, #22; Thomas Wimsatt, #23; Jaxson Hahn, #25; Jeffrey Blansett, #30; Kenneth Perkins, #33; Zaiden Bowling, #44; Keyon Davis, #50; Noah Perkins, #51; Kellen Hall, #56; Mason McManaway, #82 and Deshon Davis, #99. Michael Payne is the head coach, with assistant coaches Kevin Stallings, Pete Allgeier, Thomas Wimsatt and Chris Price." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Stallions U-7 team competed at the 2017 Battle in Rocky Top, a national tournament that drew over 300 teams from more than 20 states to Knoxville, Tennessee earlier this month.</p> <p> The Stallions bested a team from Milford, Ohio in their first game, then advanced to the second round, where they topped a team from Athens, TN. That put them in the semi-finals where they fell to a squad from West Virginia. Still their performance was good enough for a third place finish nationally, according to their coach, Michael Payne.</p> Experts anticipate good waterfowl hunting season http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/experts-anticipate-good-waterfowl-hunting-season <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pond_ducks.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="226" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The outlook for the upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons looks as promising as any seasons in recent memory.</p> <p> &ldquo;It is shaping up to be a phenomenal year,&rdquo; said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. &ldquo;We are still at all-time highs for duck numbers with as many breeding ducks as we&rsquo;ve ever had. It&rsquo;s been that way for a couple of years now.&rdquo;</p>