After thriving all season long on a stifling defense and a grinding running game, the Spencer County Bears who showed up for Friday night’s first round playoff game against visiting Nelson County didn’t even resemble a shadow of their former selves. The Bears who went 7-3 in the regular season would not have lost 56-14 Friday night.
The long good-bye.
Kentucky’s open date Saturday, gives lame duck coach Joker Phillips pause to deal with ‘what if’s and ‘if onlys,’ then rally his thoughts, rally his troops, and gather up for Senior Day.
The Spencer County Middle School cross country team fared well at the Mid-Kentucky Conference Championship on Tuesday in Bardstwon. As a team, the girls received the second place trophy, and the boys received the first place trophy.
A wet, chilly and windy night didn’t slow down the Spencer County Bears Friday night as they traveled to New Castle and finished out the school’s best ever season (7-3) with a 21-0 shutout of the Henry County Wildcats.
One of the most memorable sports stories in recent Spencer County history was the postseason run by the Bears boys’ basketball team in 2011. The team made it all the way to the finals of the 8th Region Tournament where they fell just short of earning a trip to the Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena. It would have been the first time any school from Spencer County had made it to the state basketball tournament.
The most recent Spencer County Soccer Association “Fun Day” event was perfect. This event is held at the end of each soccer season for all members of the club. Everyone could enjoy jumping in the inflatables, challenging themselves at the kicking inflatable, watching exciting soccer matches throughout the day, taking a chance at winning a raffled item, having their faces painted, purchasing spirit wear, and enjoying a bite to eat with the family.