http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Bears tame Tigers 48-14 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-tame-tigers-48-14 <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8757.jpg" alt="Nine Bears, including Kaden Smith, #11, Logan Holbrook, #2, Thomas Keeling, #52 and Kyle Hawley, #4 joined in while stopping this Bardstown ball carrier during Spencer County’s 48-14 victory Saturday night. Bears’ coach Mike Marksbury said his staff stresses the importance of the defense attacking the ball, and it was evident on this play. " title="Nine Bears, including Kaden Smith, #11, Logan Holbrook, #2, Thomas Keeling, #52 and Kyle Hawley, #4 joined in while stopping this Bardstown ball carrier during Spencer County’s 48-14 victory Saturday night. Bears’ coach Mike Marksbury said his staff stresses the importance of the defense attacking the ball, and it was evident on this play. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> With a hyped student section backing them up on the road, the Spencer County Bears showed they were eager to get the season started on the right by destroying Bardstown 48-14 Saturday night in the second game of a double-header that also featured this Friday night&rsquo;s home opener opponent, Nelson County.</p> High School soccer season kicks off http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/high-school-soccer-season-kicks <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8626.jpg" alt="Katelyn Brentzel" title="Katelyn Brentzel" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Katelyn Brentzel, a Lady Bear freshman, sent the ball downfield during the girls&rsquo; 4-2 loss to North Bullitt last Wednesday. The girls have gotten off to a slow start, losing four games, but hope to bounce back this week. They will host Marion County next Monday night at 6 p.m.</p> Sports Briefs - week of August 26 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/sports-briefs-week-august-26 <p> Cornerstone Christian Academy<br /> Basketball Camp</p> VOLLEYBALL http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/volleyball <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/volleyball_coach.jpg" alt="Coach Whitney Reno is a first-year head coach, but is familiar with many of the girls, having coached the freshmen last season, and the middle school volleyball team the past two seasons." title="Coach Whitney Reno is a first-year head coach, but is familiar with many of the girls, having coached the freshmen last season, and the middle school volleyball team the past two seasons." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Coach Whitney Reno is excited about her first varsity coaching job, mostly fueled by the talent and enthusiasm she sees on the court with the Lady Bears Volleyball team.</p> <p> She&rsquo;s not new to many of the girls, having coached the freshman squad last year, and serving as coach at the middle school the past two seasons. She played volleyball at Woodford County High School, and played in numerous intramural leagues while a student at Western Kentucky University.</p> GIRLS SOCCER - New coach helps to lead Lady Bears back to top http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/girls-soccer-new-coach-helps-lead-lady-bears-back-top <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccer_coach.jpg" alt="New Lady Bears’ soccer coach Kelsie Shipley, right, watches practice with assistant Olivia Sanders last week as the girls prepared for the upcoming season that began Monday night in Henry County." title="New Lady Bears’ soccer coach Kelsie Shipley, right, watches practice with assistant Olivia Sanders last week as the girls prepared for the upcoming season that began Monday night in Henry County." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer program has seen success over the past several years, including a district title in 2013 and qualifying for the regional tournament two of the last three years.</p> <p> However, graduation took its toll on the program two years ago and the girls endured a 6-12 season last year.</p> <p> New faces on the field and the sideline could signal a new beginning for the team as first-year head coach Kelsi Shipley tries to lead a young squad with twelve underclassmen back to the top.</p> BOYS SOCCER - Boys have the right ‘mindset’ in ‘15 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/boys-soccer-boys-have-right-%E2%80%98mindset%E2%80%99-%E2%80%9815 <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boys_soccer_9_10_14_0.jpg" alt="Third-year coach Dewayne Mason thinks the Spencer County Boys soccer team has the right mindset and the willingness to work hard to make an improvement this season. The Bears began play this season Monday in Henry County and will host Bullitt East Thursday night." title="Third-year coach Dewayne Mason thinks the Spencer County Boys soccer team has the right mindset and the willingness to work hard to make an improvement this season. The Bears began play this season Monday in Henry County and will host Bullitt East Thursday night." align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If attitude can win games, the Spencer County Boys soccer team might surprise some people with their success this season.</p> <p> &ldquo;The biggest improvement has been that there is a soccer mindset,&rdquo; said third-year coach Dewayne Mason.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are a team that loves the game. In the past, there have not been many players who have been committed to the process, because they had not learned what that had meant. Honing your skills was something foreign,&rdquo; said the coach.</p> <p> This season, Mason sees a difference.</p> Bears are title contenders http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-are-title-contenders <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/scrimmage_1.jpg" alt="Junior running back Branden Leff, #23, makes a cut during a rushing attempt in Friday’s scrimmage against North Hardin at Spencer County High School. Leff is one of three talented backs that will lead the Bears’ rushing attack this season" title="Junior running back Branden Leff, #23, makes a cut during a rushing attempt in Friday’s scrimmage against North Hardin at Spencer County High School. Leff is one of three talented backs that will lead the Bears’ rushing attack this season" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If last Friday night&rsquo;s scrimmage is any indication, the Spencer County Bears&rsquo; football team will once again be contending for a district title come October.</p> <p> The Bears looked impressive on both sides of the ball in a controlled scrimmage that included opposition from both North Hardin and Louisville Southern, two athletic teams, the former making it to the 5A semi-finals last year.</p> <p> Coach Mike Marksbury, entering his fifth season leading the Bears, said playing consistent and staying healthy will be keys to success this season.</p> Sports Briefs - week of August 19 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/sports-briefs-week-august-19 <p> Cornerstone Christian Academy Basketball Camp</p>