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Today's Sports

  • Team melding at right time

    It’s a coach’s dream to have a team begin to gel at just the right time, and for Spencer County High School Volleyball Coach Tim Elder, that dream is coming true.

    The girls have won three straight matches and have used the lessons learned in a long and sometimes demanding season to put together their best stretch of volleyball just as the regular season is winding down.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Title talk no...

    I’ve been watching Spencer County High School sports here for nearly a decade, as both a parent and and a reporter. No doubt there have been a lot of rough stretches as our teams have almost always competed hard, but often came up short on the scoreboard. Things might be changing.

  • PHOTO: Tabitha Martin

    Spencer Countian Tabitha Martin’s Javanon soccer team won the U11 Girls Division of the Mockingbird Invitational Tournament last weekend.  The final game went into overtime.  The team also were finalists in the Mead Cup Tournament played over Labor Day weekend in Dayton.

  • Sending signals to regional foes

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer program is making some noise this season but they won’t be content until they make their mark.

    That mark may come in the form of records, as in the number of wins in a season, scoring 100 goals in the regular season, or advancing in the playoffs. But the biggest accomplishment has already been achieved, and that’s sending a message to the rest of the 8th region that Spencer County is ready to join the ranks of the elite.

  • PHOTO: Ethan Thompson with 16-...

    Ethan Thompson, 6, of Taylorsville caught this 16-pound hybrid striped bass while fishing at Taylorsville Lake May 31.

  • GUEST COLUMN: It's a must-...

    Those diesel coal truck tread marks across Joker Phillips’ forehead, never mind.

    It’s a new day. Move on!

    MUST WIN WEEK is tag-line for football teams in Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Richmond today.

    • Kentucky, humiliated at Florida, and because of its $EC road ahead, time to Man Up. A win at Ole Miss is vital if the Wildcats are to do the next-level thing Joker Phillips aspires to with big visits on the horizon from Auburn and South Carolina.

  • PHOTO: Blue Lick 15 U runners-up

    Pictured above are the 15U runners-up in the Blue Lick tournament. In front, from left, are: Westin Pittman, Kylar Corbett, Evan Flener, Trevor Sparks, Austin Gregory, (back, left) Blake Lambdin. Ausin Heilman, Lance Shelton, Brennan Noel and Joey Hollinsworth. Not pictured are Dylan Barmore and Jacob Gray.

  • Stallions scorecard for week four

    Mighty Mite Stallions, coached by Will Smith, won 23-6 against Nelson Co.49ers.

    Pee Wee White, coached by Phillip Bradham, won 16-0 over New Haven Rams.

    Pee Wee Blue, coached by Stan Shivers, won 8-0 against Bardstown Titans.

    Jr, White, coached by Floyd Light, won 28-0 against Jr. New Haven Rams.

    Jr. Blue, coached by Chris Hutt, game was rescheduled.

  • Carpe diem for Wildcats;patience...

    The Kentucky goldens.

    Sounds you don’t hear this week are Commonwealth colors – gold, yellow and rusty reds coming on quietly over bean fields, tobacco patch, corn acreage and Red River Gorge.

    Sets my heart a clickin’ like tickin’ of a clock. Autumn.

    Sports In Kentucky

    And football too as our state’s Division Ones hit the road again.

    Kentucky throttled out-manned Akron last week. What Saturday dividends?

  • Boys earn victory over Carroll...

    The Spencer County boys soccer team improved to 5-7 on the season with a 3-1 victory over Carroll County at home Monday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Panthers on the road.

    Coach Paul Taylor said the Bears came out with a more aggressive strategy this time around and it paid dividends early when Brandon Taylor directed a ball to Thibault Golliard who scored the game’s first goal.

    Coach Taylor said that was the type of play that he was hoping to get from his squad all night.