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Today's Sports

  • All District Team

     

    The All-District Team for the 30th District Tournament was named last week. Named from Spencer County, were Jamie Newnam, far left, and Blake Lambdin, far right, of the Spencer County Bears, and Alyssa Howie, center left, and Lauren Lambdin, center right, for the Lady Bears.

  • Fifth grade champions

     

    The Surge, a fifth grade team from Spencer County, won their championship game over a team from Bloomfield recently, by a score of 17-9. The team is coached by Tim Truitt, and assisted by Kevin Alvey.

  • Coach says Ulis ready for NBA

     

    Alabama coach Avery Johnson, a former NBA player and coach, thinks Tyler Ulis is already better than some current NBA players.

    “He is a pro. He can play on the professional level. He is good. He can do everything,” Johnson said after Ulis had 19 points and 10 assists against his team last week. “He is a pure point guard that can hold his own. He takes charges. He throws his body in there. As a coach you don’t like coaching against him. I see lot of things I did as a player in him.”

  • Reel in new fishing regulations

     

    It’s no longer getting dark at dinner time. We’re beginning to have days cresting the 50 degree mark. It’s enough to make you want to go fishing.

    Before you cast a line, however, you need to know about the new fishing regulations that go into effect March 1.

  • A night to honor our seniors

     

    Spencer County High School celebrated seniors during a recent basketball game.

  • Postseason play underway

     

    The Lady Bears ended the season with two victories, a 61-45 victory over Louisville Doss last Tuesday night on the road, and a 53-48 victory at Bullitt Central on Friday. The Lady Bears were scheduled to square off against Anderson County Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

  • Cheering for Beard and the Lady...

    Sports reporters are not supposed to cheer.

    I have a hard time following that protocol during high school games, though I often fight the temptation to pump a fist or cheer out loud as I stand on the sidelines taking photos and taking notes.

  • Spencer County Youth Wrestling

     

  • Brown came with state connections

    One reason head coach Mark Stoops and then offensive coordinator Neal Brown wanted John Schlarman on the UK coaching staff was for his in-state recruiting connections.

    “Coach Stoops has emphasized from day 1 that we have to do a good job with instate recruiting,” Schlarman, a former UK offensive lineman, said about UK’s 2016 recruiting class. “Sometimes you work really hard at that and we’ve been working on this class since 2013. This has been a work in progress for the last two to three years.”

  • Bears lose to Shelby in three...

     

    In a game short on points, but long on drama, the Spencer County Bears fell 46-43 in triple overtime against district rivals Shelby County last Tuesday night in Shelbyville.

    The Bears erased a late four-point deficit in the final overtime when Jamie Newnam hit a three-pointer, and then scored off a steal to go up 43-42 with 40 seconds left. However, Shelby answered on the other end, scoring on a put-back to go up 44-43 with 23 seconds left.