Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: It’s June – time for a...

    May gives way to June, halfway through a year. Must be time for the NBA finals.
    Q. Former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen said LeBron James may be better than Michael Jordan as the game’s greatest player. Your view?
    A. Baloney! The reporter who posted Pippen’s view apparently didn’t poll Kentuckiana. For purists, basketball is still a team game first and show-time a distant second. Because instincts, flare, passion and unselfish play make the game a joy to watch, nobody ever played basketball at its best than Larry Bird.

  • Bullfrog season in full swing

    By ART LANDER JR., Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

  • Softball playoffs on rain delay

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team was scheduled to begin their postseason play with a game Tuesday night in Shelbyville where they were to take on the winner of the Eminence-Shelby County game from Monday night.

    However rain suspended that contest and officials had rescheduled it for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, meaning the winner would advance to play the Lady Bears at 6 if the weather permitted.

  • Storm postpones district tourney

    The Spencer County Bears were set to host the 30th District Baseball Tournament on Monday night but were only able to complete one inning before an approaching storm postponed their game with Anderson County.

    With a scoreless game in the top of the second inning, a nearby lightning strike prompted umpires to direct the teams off the field for a weather delay.

    However, a heavy downpour minutes later rendered the field unplayable and the game was postponed and the tournament was to resume when weather allowed, possibly Tuesday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: WKU's Kerusch...

    Sergio Kerusch is blessed with a Scotty Pippin run-the-floor body, a smile worth a million bucks, and maybe, ideally, a Larry Bird play-all-day love for the game.

    The 6’5”, 225-pounder stepped up his game to Pippin-like numbers too at Western Kentucky last season. But this isn’t about Kerusch’s 15.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 44 turnovers in 992 minutes (32 games).

  • Grizzlies have superb season

    Kyle Alexander, a seventh-grader, throws a pass during warm-ups last Tuesday before defeating Marion County 5-1.

    The Grizzlies had a 12-game winning streak this season and defeated Anderson County to tie for a No. 1 seed in the district tournament, which was scheduled to start yesterday.  The team will also play in a state tournament beginning Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College.

  • A good week on the diamond

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team continues its solid play, going 3-1 over the last week as they wind down their regular season and prepare for the upcoming district tournament that begins Monday in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Shoni Schimmel to glow;...

    Next best thing in sports? Could be University of Louisville sophomore-to-be Shoni Schimmel, Native American of the Umatilla Tribe.
    The Cardinals’ dynamic playmaker was the centerpiece in “Off The Rez” last week. A documentary featured on The Learning Channel, “Off The Rez” was more docu-drama giving viewers a year-in-the-life poignant look inside a growing family and its mix of handling good times, hard times and hard decisions. It showed a (Native American) mom-coach of a successful girls basketball team and its star, Shoni Schimmel.

  • PHOTOS: She's out!

    The Lady Grizzlies faced Bondurant Middle School on Monday night and lost 2-4.

    "[The] girls played hard and kept them from scoring in the last couple innings," said coach Elizabeth Hinton. "We were hitting the pitches, just hitting them straight down the first base line. I’m very proud of them for a great season despite all of the rain."

  • Lady Bears on seven-game win...

    An impressive seven game winning streak has the Spencer County Lady Bears confident of some post-season success as they currently stand 14-7 on the season.
    The girls took a 7-0 victory over region foe South Oldham on the road last Wednesday, and followed that up with a 3-2 district win over Anderson County at home on Thursday.
    The Lady Bears are 3-1 against district foes on the season, and 6-2 in the region.