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Today's Sports

  • National competitors: Rage takes...

    Spencer County’s softball superstars Mackenzie Myers and Leigh Ellen Thomas helped their Hartland Rage fast-pitch softball team place third out of 79 teams who competed at the 2010 United States Fast-Pitch Association World Series this past weekend.

    The traveling softball team battled their way out of the losers bracket by winning 10 games in a row. The Hartland Rage now has a record of 42 wins and only seven losses.

  • Local players battle for...

    Five Spencer county youth wrap up their baseball season in fine fashion.  The five boys,  grades 7-9, competed in “The Reel Baseball Experience” 13U tournament located at the Indiana University Southeast this past weekend.  The boys were given the opportunity to practice and compete on the IUS college field. 

  • LeBron moves in, David Dick...

    A view not far from Plum Lick.

    David Dick, a man of words as matter-of-fact as jar fly talk in July, left us last week.

    A writer who seemed to grow better, more endearing as a Kentucky Every Man, as his life grew more difficult, David Dick battled to the end. Like many, I was an ardent admirer with sense enough to leave the eloquence in describing what Dick’s writings meant to Jim Wayne Miller, professor and author at Western Kentucky University.

  • PHOTO: U8 All Stars named runner...

    The Spencer County All Stars 8-U went to a Nation’s Baseball Tournament held in Bardstown this past weekend and was awarded the runner up trophy for their division. In the above picture, First Row- Andrew Ellison, Douglas Mouser, Mason Heilman and Conner Trapp. The Second Row - Jayden Mobley, Nathan Dietrich, Cameron Seigle, Trenton Shepherd, Tyler Moehrke, Ethan Frank and Clay Williams. The Third Row shows the coaches, Darren Moehrke, David Williams and Eddie Seigle. Not pictured Daniel Seeforth and Jackson Cole.

  • Radio connects baseball's...

    It’s the middle of July and most American sports fans find themselves pacing the floors in front of their flat-screen television sets waiting for the month to pass and August to finally get here.

     Baseball is in the middle of its long 162-game regular season. While purists like me love to scan the boxscores and check the standings each day, many modern fans honestly tune out until late August when the pennant races really start to heat up – or otherwise known as the time when the Orioles are typically mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

  • Turpin leaves us while ESPN...

    Melvin Turpin left us; ESPN sells out to LeBron. Last week in sports was a Coney Island roller coaster.

    Baseball fans got Cincinnati’s Joey Votto onto the National League roster.

    Patrick Patterson’s debut to NBA summer league was stellar.

    LeBron James bought ESPN’s integrity for an infomercial. And, Jesse Jackson grabbed headlines and an hour with Larry King before Al Sharpton. Jackson called Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert a slave master and LeBron a runaway slave.

    Close to home, Melvin Turpin left us at age 49.

  • Edwards selected as Gatorade All...

    Will Edwards, a rising 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School was selected as a Gatorade All-American after participating in the Offense-Defense Camp in Charlotte, NC over the July 4th weekend. There were over 125 players from all over the Southeast that attended. Edwards was selected as the best WR/DB in the 12-13 year old age group. He was invited to participate in the Offense-Defense All American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, SC during New Year’s Weekend 2011.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Golf...

    A golf scramble to benefit the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund will be held August 14 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Breakfast and lunch will be served followed by shotgun starts in the morning and afternoon. The fee will be $50 per player or $200 for a team. Sign up by sending a check payable to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in care of John Shouse at 1273 Denney Dr. Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342. Phone sign-ups are accepted by calling Shouse at 502-301-0188; Donnie Dennis at 502-410-8910; or Keith Stinnett at 502-664-0469.

     

  • Women outdoors program

    Registration is now underway for the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) weekend workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    The BOW workshop gives women the opportunity to learn a host of skills that will improve their knowledge and enjoyment of nature.

  • Strikers first in state

     The Strikers, a U12 team with the Spencer County Soccer Association, proved they were the best in the state by winning the US Youth Soccer sponsored event, the Kohl’s American Cup on June 13th.  

    The tournament took two weekends to complete and the boys had to win four games in the extreme heat to take home the championship.  The Strikers had to win games against Shelbyville, Meade County, and Rineyville to advance to the finals game against South Nelson beating the team 6-1 to win the finals.