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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bears hit postseason on a...

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team ended their regular season on a hot streak as they ripped off seven straight wins to bump their record to 16-13.

    The girls were slated to face off against Anderson County, the top team in the 8th Region in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament on Monday night in Shelbyville.

  • Standing out in the rain

    I don’t know Adam Butler from, well, Adam. But I’m familiar with the kind of guy he is. I met him for the first time Saturday as he stood out in the rain with young kids as they aimed their. 22 rifles at a target several yards away and fired during the 4-H Shooting Sports event at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club.

  • SCHS track athletes qualify for...

     

    Several members of the Spencer County Track team have advanced to the State Track meet this coming Friday following their standout performances last week in regional competition at North Oldham High School.

    Brothers Kadin and Kynan Smith both finished in the top four in the 400 meter dash, with Kadin taking second place and Kynan 4th. Meanwhile, Tabitha Martin qualified in both the 300 hurdles and the 3200 meter run. She finished 2nd in the 300 meters at Regionals and 4th in the 3200 meter run.

  • Special athletes recognized...

     

    Spencer County had 15 athletes compete in the Regional Special Olympic Competition earlier this month. They joined other athletes from Area 4 at the University of Louisville Cardinal Park for the competition. All those who competed will be moving on to the State games in Richmond, Ky., on June 5 and 6.

  • Bears drop 2 of final 3

     

    The Spencer County Bears baseball team struggled down the stretch of the season, losing four of their last five games, including two of three last week.

    They ended the regular season with a 13-16 record and were scheduled to take on Anderson County Monday at 6 p.m. at Shelbyville.

    The boys got their week started off right with a 5-0 victory over Louisville Seneca last Monday.

    The Bears’ Blake Lambdin pitched a complete game, scattering three hits over seven innings and striking out eight to keep the Redhawks grounded.

  • Sports Briefs - week of May 20

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp

    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

    Cost for the camp is $50 (which includes a T-shirt) and if you register by June 1, you can save $10. There are also family discounts available for siblings.

    If you are interested in sending a girl to camp, contact Coach Brandy Scott at 502-558-9646 or email her at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • Choose wisely when kayak fishing

    The first time I fished a stream out of a kayak, you may have heard the oaths I swore in Tennessee. It was a short, cockpit or sit-in style kayak. I had a hard time controlling its tippy tendencies.

    After an hour or so, my back began to hurt trying to keep the boat in position to properly fish. I had little room to stow my rod and tackle. I eventually bought a personal pontoon boat for my stream fishing, forsaking a kayak because of this bad experience.

  • Bears’ bats come alive in two...

    The Spencer County Bears notched two big wins to begin play last week, routing Nelson County in Bardstown 12-5 on Tuesday, and then topping Bullitt Central 13-5 on Thursday in Shepherdsville.

    Blake Lambdin allowed four hits through four innings from the mound, and also delivered a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning to pace the Bears to the victory over Nelson County. Jaret Cannon delivered a strong three innings in relief.

  • SCHS Tennis teams wrap up seasons

     

    Editor’s note: SCHS Senior Daniel Cooper wrote the following story as part of a mentoring project.

    The Spencer County High School tennis teams played in their last games of the spring season last Monday at the regional competition. Though the final scores did not equal the students’ love for the game, their enjoyment of the sport was clearly expressed in their comments and attitudes.

  • Cheating should not be rewarded

    Nobody likes a cheater. Tom Brady is learning that now that he’s been directly linked to the deflated football scandal that marred the NFL postseason a few months ago.

    One of the top quarterbacks of any era, as well as one of the most successful, Brady now stands to have his reputation permanently marred because of his alleged involvement in doctoring footballs in order to make them easier to throw and catch in freezing weather.