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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bears look to bounce back

     

    After starting the season 4-0, the Spencer County Lady Bears have hit a rough spot on their schedule, and have now lost four in a row following a 72-59 loss to Whitley County at home Saturday during the Salt River Electric Holiday Classic.

    The Lady Bears jumped out to an early lead against the Lady Colonels, who are 6-2 on the season, but Whitley County took the lead early in the second quarter and the Lady Bears dropped their fourth straight decision.

  • After-holiday outdoor options...

    After the stress, bustle and eventual enjoyment of Christmas passes, many Kentuckians still have several days off from work. After a belly full of bowl games, board games, card games and sweets, boredom and restlessness can set in for outdoors enthusiasts.

    Many perceive the closing of modern gun deer season as the ending to hunting and fishing until the arrival of warm winds next spring. Winter is one of the best times of year to hunt and fish. Time off during the holidays presents a golden opportunity to get outside and enjoy three fantastic outdoors opportunities.

  • Hunters take 45 bears, 500...

    Kentucky’s first black bear hunt in modern times was held just six years ago in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. Not one hunter harvested a bear.

    This year stands as a stark contrast.

    The record 45 bears taken by hunters this year includes the largest bear harvested in Kentucky in the modern era. Taken on opening day of the modern gun season, it tipped the scales at 500 pounds, smashing the old mark set almost two months earlier during the archery-crossbow season.

  • Phantoms bring home title

     

    Kentucky Youth Soccer hosted their Fall Commonwealth Cup last month, and the Spencer County Soccer Association was well-represented with six teams. Team Johnson’s Phantoms brought home the championship trophy, while Team Wheeler and Team Mallory came away as runner-ups in their respective groups.

  • Pundits weigh in on UK-UofL...

    What many Kentucky or Louisville basketball fans would like for Christmas is to have a win in Saturday’s UK-Louisville game in Rupp Arena in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass. It’s a game that five months ago seemed like one where Kentucky would be a solid favorite. Now with the way both teams are playing, Kentucky fans have a lot more reasons to worry and Louisville fans have a lot more reason to be optimistic.

  • Even in loss, Lady Bears impress

     

    How far has the Spencer County High School girls basketball program come? Two years ago, Anderson County came to Taylorsville and whipped the Lady Bears 70-8. Last year, the Bearcats took two games against Spencer County by an average of 37 points. On Saturday, Spencer County’s young Bears traveled to Lawrenceburg and with about four minutes left in the game, were down just six points.

  • Bears fall to Bullitt East,...

     

    Size and depth was decidedly in favor of Bullitt East last Thursday night as they came to Taylorsville and defeated the Spencer County Bears, 69-38.

    The Bears scrapped to keep it close early on, but a full-court press wore on the Bears, forcing them into a series of turnovers that led to easy Charger baskets. In the four minutes of the first quarter, they outscored the Bears 17-4 to take a 24-11 lead at the first break.

    Spencer County Coach Jason Burns said it was just a case of running into a better team.

  • Pete Rose is a tarnished hero

    One of the most iconic images of my childhood obsession with sports, is a photo of Pete Rose sliding headfirst into second base, surrounded by a cloud of dust and his helmet leaving his head. One glance at that picture let you know how Charlie Hustle earned his nickname – with all-out effort that has seldom, if ever, been matched in professional sports.

    Never blessed with extraordinary athleticism, speed or size, Rose simply outworked his peers, honed the skills necessary to make the Major Leagues, and once there, set a standard for hitting that may never be matched.

  • Lady Bears off to impressive 2-0...

     

    The last time the Spencer County Lady Bears started the season 2-0, most of the girls on this year’s team were barely walking, if they were even born. It’s been 15 years since that season, but their Saturday afternoon 54-41 victory over Taylor County is proof that good things are in store for this youthful program.

    The girls opened up the season on the road last Tuesday at Lexington Christian, and it was anything but a promising beginning, as they fell behind 13-0. However, they picked up the pace, got into the lead and won going away, 60-45.

  • Despite 1-2 start, Bears prove...

     

    There’s fight in the Bears this year, and that’s evident in both wins and losses early on this season.

    Spencer County opened up their home season Friday night, hosting a Boyle County team that boasted a significant height advantage, but the Bears battled back from a double-digit halftime deficit to make it close down the stretch.