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Today's Sports

  • Sport Shorts - July 3 Edition

    SCMS football practice starts Monday
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls on July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.

  • Early summer is a good time to...

    Kentucky’s 136-day archery deer season opens in late summer, this year 15 days before the first day of fall. The season dates are Sept. 7, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2014.
    The signs are everywhere across rural Kentucky that deer season is not that far off: mast is beginning to grow on trees in the woods, fields are lush with clover and tall grass. Deer fawns are becoming more visible and bucks are growing back their antlers with renewed vigor. When deer season opens, deer will still be in their summer pattern and highly visible while feeding late in the day in fields.

  • Want to become an ‘outdoors...

    Registration for the annual Kentucky Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop in September is now open. The weekend program is designed for women 18 and older who want to learn more about the outdoors and develop skills related to the hunting, fishing and boating pastimes.
    The event is Sept. 20-22 at the 4-H Leadership Center on Lake Cumberland in Jabez. BOW is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Noel’s slip to No. 6 cost him...

    Let us celebrate with moderation, Nerlens Noel’s good fortune this celebratory week (July 4).
    A multi-millionaire, ($2,640,600, according to NBA Rookie pay scale), the newest Philadelphia 76er is probably house shopping for mom, gated community of course. And, assuming he has a driver’s license, a shiny new car to go with tailored and monogrammed wardrobe, while his agent negotiates a product endorsement or two.
    Noel has arrived. Life is good, right?
    Well, maybe.

  • Currie to join offense at...

    The Morehead State football program added 16 student-athletes on offense for the 2013 season, one of which is William Currie, offensive lineman from Spencer County High School.
    The list includes eight linemen, three quarterbacks, two running backs, two wide receivers and one tight end.

  • Bottoms scores heat win at...
  • All-Stars win two tourneys
  • Sports in Kentucky: Best of best...

    One of our state’s iconic athletes left last week. Calvin Bird was 75.
    Turning back what doesn’t feel like so many pages, but is — football in Corbin on a Friday night. One fence-leaner townie putting a pun on his pals, “By golly, that Bird boy’s really somethin’, ain’t he? He can fly!”
    Indelibly, I remember a crisp autumn evening, aroma(s) fresh cut grass, popcorn and cheap cigars on the air and temperatures chilled enough to make visible the frosty exhale of offensive line squared up to start spending adrenaline.

  • Youth Sports
  • Sport shorts — 6/26/13

    SCMS football practice starts July 8
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Travel team tryouts
    The Kentucky Bomb Squad Travel Team is looking for highly competitive travel players.  The age group is for 8- to 9-year-olds with a date of birth between May 2004 and May 2005.