http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Bears look to improve next season http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-look-improve-next-season <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_11_19_14.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Logan Holbrook follows the block of Thomas Keeling. Holbrook gained 107 yards on 30 carries during last week’s 35-32 loss to Louisville Doss." title="Spencer County’s Logan Holbrook follows the block of Thomas Keeling. Holbrook gained 107 yards on 30 carries during last week’s 35-32 loss to Louisville Doss." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With the 35-32 defeat to Louisville Doss in the opening round of the playoffs earlier this month, the Spencer County Bears finished short of their goal but with a winning record for the third consecutive season.<br /> Coach Mike Marksbury finished his fourth season at the helm and has compiled a 24-22 record after inheriting a squad that went 0-11 in 2010. He&rsquo;s built a program that&rsquo;s competitive with anyone on their schedule, but he&rsquo;s not content with being average.<br /> Stallions named to Louisville Youth all-star team http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/stallions-named-louisville-youth-all-star-team <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stallions_little_11_19_14.jpg" alt="Several Spencer County Stallions were selected to the Louisville Youth Football League East All Stars Team recently. Mighty Mite Stallions Christian James (7) and Tanner Shular (31). PeeWee Stallions Michael Keown (3), Wade Hutt (14) and Bradley Maines (52). Junior Stallions Colton Price (75), Jacob Shular (94) &amp; Colton Kessinger (42). " title="Several Spencer County Stallions were selected to the Louisville Youth Football League East All Stars Team recently. Mighty Mite Stallions Christian James (7) and Tanner Shular (31). PeeWee Stallions Michael Keown (3), Wade Hutt (14) and Bradley Maines (52). Junior Stallions Colton Price (75), Jacob Shular (94) &amp; Colton Kessinger (42). " align="left" hspace="6" /> Cross country team competes in state meet http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/cross-country-team-competes-state-meet <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/croos_county_2_11_12_14.jpg" alt="It was a good day for the Spencer County Cross Country Team Saturday as they traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championship meet. The boys team had qualified last week with a good showing at Regionals, while Tabitha Martin represented Spencer County individually. Martin recorded a personal best time of 19:42 on the 3.1 mile course, finishing in 10th place. The Spencer County freshman was just one second off the school record time. On the boys side, the team finished 13th out of 27 teams who participated in class 2A, which included well over 200 runners. Zach Williams finished with a time of 18:15, good for 66th place. Blake Richardson finished 71st with a time of 18:26; Hunter Detrich finished at 18:37, good for 93rd; Jacob Johnson placed 104th with a time of 18:43, Hunter Wethington had a time of 18:50, good for 113th; Joel Wafford ran in 19:11 for 136th place Stephen DeWitt finished in 19:34 for 153rd. Left: photo Spencer County’s Tabitha Martin slows down moments after crossing the finish line during the KHSAA Cross Country State Championship meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Martin ran a personal best 19:42 on the 3.1 mile course. Right photo: Spencer County’s Hunter Detrich keeps pace with his competitors as he finished in the top half on the way to the boy’s 13th place finish." title="It was a good day for the Spencer County Cross Country Team Saturday as they traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championship meet. The boys team had qualified last week with a good showing at Regionals, while Tabitha Martin represented Spencer County individually. Martin recorded a personal best time of 19:42 on the 3.1 mile course, finishing in 10th place. The Spencer County freshman was just one second off the school record time. On the boys side, the team finished 13th out of 27 teams who participated in class 2A, which included well over 200 runners. Zach Williams finished with a time of 18:15, good for 66th place. Blake Richardson finished 71st with a time of 18:26; Hunter Detrich finished at 18:37, good for 93rd; Jacob Johnson placed 104th with a time of 18:43, Hunter Wethington had a time of 18:50, good for 113th; Joel Wafford ran in 19:11 for 136th place Stephen DeWitt finished in 19:34 for 153rd. Left: photo Spencer County’s Tabitha Martin slows down moments after crossing the finish line during the KHSAA Cross Country State Championship meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Martin ran a personal best 19:42 on the 3.1 mile course. Right photo: Spencer County’s Hunter Detrich keeps pace with his competitors as he finished in the top half on the way to the boy’s 13th place finish." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /> Athlete facing cancer teaches world how to live http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/athlete-facing-cancer-teaches-world-how-live <p> The basketball season is just getting started but the biggest bucket of the season has already been made, and by the most valuable player the upcoming season would ever hope to produce.<br /> Lauren Hill is a 19-year-old freshman at Mount St Joseph University in Cincinnati. Last year, she had already committed to the Lady Lions and was in the middle of a promising senior season at her high school in Indiana. That&rsquo;s when she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given just a couple of years to live.<br /> Late comeback fails, Bears lose 35-32 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/late-comeback-fails-bears-lose-35-32 <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_11_12_14.jpg" alt="Kaden Smith rises up between two defenders to make a big catch to put the Bears in scoring position in the second half of Friday’s 35-32 loss to Doss." title="Kaden Smith rises up between two defenders to make a big catch to put the Bears in scoring position in the second half of Friday’s 35-32 loss to Doss." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Winter sports get underway in Spencer County http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/winter-sports-get-underway-spencer-county <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/basketball_11_5_14.jpg" alt="The Lady Bears girls basketball team squares off in a scrimmage held as part of the “Meet the Bears Night” Saturday." title="The Lady Bears girls basketball team squares off in a scrimmage held as part of the “Meet the Bears Night” Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Cross Country runners qualify for state http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/cross-country-runners-qualify-state <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cross_country_11_5_14.jpg" alt="Members of the Spencer County Cross Country team supported each other during the AA Regionals at Collins on Saturday. Pictured from left to right are: Front row girls: Hannah Brooks, Heidi Brooks, Hayley Wethington and Tabitha Martin. The boys team from left to right are: Andrew Wheatley, Hunter Detrich, Coach Billy Tally, Stephen DeWitt, Gavin Mattingly, Jacob Johnson, Zachary Williams, Joel Wafford, Hunter Wethington and Black Richardson." title="Members of the Spencer County Cross Country team supported each other during the AA Regionals at Collins on Saturday. Pictured from left to right are: Front row girls: Hannah Brooks, Heidi Brooks, Hayley Wethington and Tabitha Martin. The boys team from left to right are: Andrew Wheatley, Hunter Detrich, Coach Billy Tally, Stephen DeWitt, Gavin Mattingly, Jacob Johnson, Zachary Williams, Joel Wafford, Hunter Wethington and Black Richardson." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Bears lose 14-6, playoffs begin Friday at home http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-lose-14-6-playoffs-begin-friday-home <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_11_5_14.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Nathan Ryan, (#21), Xavier Nelson, center, and Ethan Michels combine to stop a Henry County ball carrier in Friday’s 14-6 loss. Spencer County’s defense played well most of the night, but gave up a couple of costly pass plays for scores." title="Spencer County’s Nathan Ryan, (#21), Xavier Nelson, center, and Ethan Michels combine to stop a Henry County ball carrier in Friday’s 14-6 loss. Spencer County’s defense played well most of the night, but gave up a couple of costly pass plays for scores." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Spencer County&rsquo;s first district title will have for wait for another year, as the Bears fell 14-6 at Henry County Friday night in a game that dropped them out of first place. Though not a district game, a win would have given the Bears the crown based on a complicated tiebreaker system. Instead, they endured a long bus ride home and a week to prepare for postseason play.<br />