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Today's Sports

  • A fish out of water

    Snagging a huge fish would seem exciting for most fishermen, but the 60-pound bighead carp that local youngster Brian Raisor recently caught in Taylorsville Lake’s tail waters raised some eyebrows with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists.

  • COLUMN: UK is one of Kentucky’s...

    Notes and quotes from the fast break lane in a dream season.
    Beyond bracketologists, pep bands and painted faces, the deep beauty of the NCAA basketball tournament is its suspense. We know shockers and surprises are coming, but who, when and where is the fun part.
    Last week, Morehead State supplied the shocker sending home Final Four-ambitious Louisville. A punch in the gut for the Cardinals, but a basketball moment for the ages for Rowan County’s other team.

  • Middle school volleyball to host...

    The Spencer County Middle School volleyball team will host a sixth-grade tournament Saturday.
    Teams from St. Dominic, Central Hardin and St. Aloysius will also be participating.
    Admission is $4.
    “The girls have been working really hard to be able to participate in this tournament,” organizers said in a news release. “Please come out and support the sixth-graders.”
    The first game begins at 8 a.m., and the tournament lasts until 4 p.m.

  • COLUMN: A season to remember

    Last Wednesday’s rainy, gray skies surely didn’t help the mood around Spencer County following the disappointing loss the night before in the finals of the 8th Region Tournament. After a huge build-up and dreams of going to Rupp Arena were crushed in a 70-50 loss, you can’t blame players and fans for being a bit depressed.

  • Grizzlies are conference champs
  • COLUMN: Kentucky sore about 4-...

    Hand-wringing Kentucky fans should take pause from “we got hosed again!” and consider the short guy at Morehead.
    Coach Don Tindall lobbied for more respect, a higher seed for his OVC champion Eagles. Recalling “be careful what you wish for,” he got the latter. A 13-seed and all but certain one and done, Morehead faces the team nobody wants to play this week, the Louisville Cardinals.

    KENTUCKY WILDCATS

  • Wrestlers finish among top at...

    Pictured are Spencer County Elementary School students Colton Price, left, and Seth Thompson.  Both are on the Fern Creek Youth Wrestling Team and wrestled at the state tournament last weekend at the Frankfort Civic Center. Price won first place in his weight bracket. Thompson finished third place. Fern Creek as a team finished 4th place.

  • Middle school cheerleaders enjoy...

    The Spencer County Middle School cheerleaders had an exciting season that ended Jan. 29.

  • Dance team places first at state

    Amid the hoopla of Bears basketball, the Spencer County High School Dance Team is making a name for itself, too.

  • WHAT A CATCH!

    Spencer County fisherman Brian Raisor recently caught this huge Asian carp at Taylorsville Lake. Much to Raisor’s surprise, a lamprey — an eel-like species — was attached to the fish. According to Raisor’s mother, Mary Raisor, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife sent the lamprey on to Campbellsville University for further study. Neither species is a lake native and the KDFW is investigating further.