http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Baseball awaits the end of March Madness http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/baseball-awaits-end-march-madness <p> After a wild first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, permit me to veer away from the madness for a few moments to talk about another sport that makes this time of year so wonderful.</p> <p> Tis the season for baseball. The game has been maligned by many as too slow, too boring and too mired in controversy.</p> <p> There&rsquo;s some legitimacy to these accusations, but not much.</p> Swing in to Spring http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/swing-spring <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/baseball1_5_25_15.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Blake Lambdin is congratulated at the plate after he belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game with Henry County last week. Unfortunately, Henry County would score two runs in the seventh inning to claim an 8-6 victory. The Bears began the season last week with a 10-3 victory at Kentucky Country Day. The Bears handily defeated Trimble County Saturday 9-0. " title="Spencer County’s Blake Lambdin is congratulated at the plate after he belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game with Henry County last week. Unfortunately, Henry County would score two runs in the seventh inning to claim an 8-6 victory. The Bears began the season last week with a 10-3 victory at Kentucky Country Day. The Bears handily defeated Trimble County Saturday 9-0. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Going with gut: UK won’t win http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/going-gut-uk-won%E2%80%99t-win <p> This week at the office or workplace is like no other. There&rsquo;s a new language being spoken between employees, and the jargon has nothing to do with whatever field or industry they&rsquo;re concerned with the rest of the year.<br /> At the hospital, doctors in white lab coats and nurses in scrubs are not talking about MRIs. Instead, they&rsquo;re concerned with RPIs. Their focus is not solely on diagnosing Ms. Smith in 401, but trying to figure out if Indiana&rsquo;s cold shooting can be cured with a fresh start out on the plains of Nebraska.<br /> Big Blue even money; UofL heads west; WKU players back in class http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/big-blue-even-money-uofl-heads-west-wku-players-back-class <p> Kentucky basketball got more media attention last weekend than ISIS, Ferguson, Rick Pitino scolding a reporter, and America&rsquo;s Favorite Has-Been Mayor Rudy Giuliani all rolled into one.<br /> Betting boards: To finish 40-0, UK is even money. Kansas coach Bill Self believes those odds are conservative.<br /> KENTUCKY. Midwest Region, plays at Yum Center. Louisville in East Regional heads to Seattle. Go figure.<br /> White bass soon to spawn http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/white-bass-soon-spawn <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kyafieldbass.jpg" alt="Anglers will hit Taylorsville Lake and others soon to catch white bass." title="Anglers will hit Taylorsville Lake and others soon to catch white bass." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Lady Bears coach looks to improve next season http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-coach-looks-improve-next-season <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_basketball_3_11_15.jpg" alt="Spencer County Senior Kristien Downs makes a move to the basket during her final game for the Lady Bears. The Lady Bears recently finished their season with an 8-20 record." title="Spencer County Senior Kristien Downs makes a move to the basket during her final game for the Lady Bears. The Lady Bears recently finished their season with an 8-20 record." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Bears show development this season http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-show-development-season <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boys_basketball_3_11_15.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Jamal Downs driving to the basket during a game against Kentucky Country Day earlier in the season. The Bears saw improvement this season as they finished with a record of 11-16." title="Spencer County’s Jamal Downs driving to the basket during a game against Kentucky Country Day earlier in the season. The Bears saw improvement this season as they finished with a record of 11-16." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Fish close to home at FINs lakes http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/fish-close-home-fins-lakes <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. &ndash; Heavy rain and a break from sub-freezing temperatures earlier this week melted snowpack still lingering from the last major winter storm to hit Kentucky and caused flooding just as another potent system took aim on the state.<br /> The Weather Channel dubbed it, &ldquo;Winter Storm Thor.&rdquo; Anglers itching to grab a rod and reel cursed it as they reached for snow shovels again.<br />