http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Scenes from Opening Day http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/scenes-opening-day <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8580.jpg" alt="Max Seamon, left, and Easton Stallings collided as they chased down a ball on the T-ball field. They also collided again moments later on another hit, but both got up, dusted off the dirt and were ready for the next hitter. " title="Max Seamon, left, and Easton Stallings collided as they chased down a ball on the T-ball field. They also collided again moments later on another hit, but both got up, dusted off the dirt and were ready for the next hitter. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 2017 youth baseball season began Saturday at Ray Jewell with a full slate of games and a lot of action.</p> Lady Bears improve to 13-4 on season http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-improve-13-4-season <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8492.jpg" alt="Junior Krista Holt takes a swing on a pitch during the Lady Bears’ game with Washington County last week. " title="Junior Krista Holt takes a swing on a pitch during the Lady Bears’ game with Washington County last week. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Lady Bears improved to 13-4 on the season with a busy week that saw them go 5-2. They opened the week with a 12-7 win over district foe Shelby County and then got a 10-0 shutout over Washington County.<br /> <br /> During a weekend tournament in Shelby County, the girls took a 5-0 loss to South Warren, before getting a 12-4 win over Assumption on Saturday. They blanked Simon Kenton 12-0, dropped a 3-2 decision to Boone County, and finished the tournament with a 6-5 win over Mercer County.</p> SCHS Bears are 5-11 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/schs-bears-are-5-11 <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8504.jpg" alt="Spencer County first baseman Zack Tipton prepares to apply a tag on a pick-off attempt of a KCD runner last week. " title="Spencer County first baseman Zack Tipton prepares to apply a tag on a pick-off attempt of a KCD runner last week. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Bears are 5-11 on the season after taking a 15-7 win over Carroll&nbsp; County on Saturday. It was a bounce back game for the Bears, who had suffered a 11-7 defeat to Washington County on Wednesday and then saw Kentucky Country Day rally for a 7-5 win on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The Bears were scheduled to host district foe Collins on Monday with a return trip to Collins on Tuesday. They will travel to Nelson County on Friday and will have two district games at Anderson County to begin next week.</p> Outdoors - Elk quota hunt application deadline approaching http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/outdoors-elk-quota-hunt-application-deadline-approaching <p> Twenty years ago this December, seven elk were released atop Potato Knob in Perry County in front of thousands of onlookers. The landmark restoration of a free roaming elk herd in Kentucky was off and running.<br /> <br /> Fast forward to present day. There are now more elk in Kentucky than any state east of the Rocky Mountains and each year the prospect of harvesting one compels tens of thousands of hunters to apply for Kentucky&rsquo;s quota elk hunts.<br /> <br /> Youth baseball begins Saturday http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/youth-baseball-begins-saturday <p> The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will celebrate the opening day of their season this Saturday with games beginning at 9 a.m. at Ray Jewell Park.<br /> <br /> SCYBA President Rena Allen said there are more than 300 young people involved in the league this year, and is also asking that parents and other volunteers make sure to help out with concessions and other efforts to keep the league operating.<br /> <br /> Bears end Florida trip on winning note http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-end-florida-trip-winning-note <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1537.jpg" alt="Second baseman Michael Yates rushes to position to take a throw from home plate on a steal attempt." title="Second baseman Michael Yates rushes to position to take a throw from home plate on a steal attempt." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Bears dropped their first four games&nbsp; in Florida, most in close fashion, but found a win on Thursday to end their trip on a positive note with a 5-3 victory over Crittenden County. Earlier in the week, they fell 3-1 to Livingston County, were shut-out 3-0 by Madison Central, fell 8-2 to Boyle County and dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to Owensboro.</p> Girls finally taste defeat, bounce back with 13-8 win http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/girls-finally-taste-defeat-bounce-back-13-8-win <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1490.jpg" alt="Caitlyn Castleman watches a pitch go by during an at-bat in a recent game with Jeffersontown. " title="Caitlyn Castleman watches a pitch go by during an at-bat in a recent game with Jeffersontown. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Outdoors - Youth's first turkey http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/outdoors-youths-first-turkey <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/johnathonprint1498.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Jonathan Wright, 11, of Springfield, Ohio, took his first turkey from his Great Grandmother Ball&rsquo;s farm in Elk Creek recently. His Uncle Timmy has taken him under his wings and taught him how to hunt and he loves spending time on the farm. He is planning to have the turkey mounted.</p>