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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: From ‘Run for the Roses...

    Derby Week. In name, Kentucky’s first Saturday in May is international. Run for the Roses.
    Kentucky Derby history is stirred to life in a rush of Bluegrass springtime. A pageant that comes to us in shades of green, golden rod yellows, white, black and stone fences and roses of course. Among the fixtures? Juleps, who’s who celebrities and women prancing about in immodest hats.
    Parties pop up like mushrooms, the biggest, loudest, longest socials possible, all arranged around a 6 o’clock call to the post at Churchill Downs.

  • PHOTO: Bears move to 4-9

    Spencer County junior pitcher Austin Heilman delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season for the Bears. The baseball team is currently 4-9 on the season after dropping a tough 2-1 decision at Anderson County last week, as well as a 3-2 loss to Lloyd Memorial. The Bears were to play at home Tuesday against Collins and on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Evangel Christian and noon Saturday at home against Whitefield Academy.

  • PHOTO: Sorrells a steady hand...

    Spencer County Lady Bear pitcher Tara Sorrells has been a steady hand this year as the girls have earned a 9-8 record so far, including going 3-1 last week. The girls scored a 12-1 victory at Nelson County, a 7-4 win at South Oldham and got a hard-fought 1-0 win at Anderson County last week before dropping a 5-3 decision to Bullitt East over the weekend. The girls were scheduled to be at home this week against Oldham County on Monday and North Oldham on Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Calipari critic gives...

    It’s been almost a month now and Kentuckians are still aglow after UK hung its eighth National Championship banner in Rupp Arena. As a lifelong UK fan, I join in that pride, but anyone who knows me has probably heard me speak my concerns about Coach John Calipari’s recruiting methods.

  • Bottoms wins heat race at...

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won a heat race at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event.

    Bottoms qualified with a 16.5 second lap, and began the heat race on the outside of the front row.
    Driving a new car this year, after eight laps, he won the heat.
    The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row.
    He finished fourth in the feature event, and sits in second place in points for that series.

  • Middle, high school track teams...

    Track season is underway, and Spencer County Middle and High school athletes are representing their schools well on the track.

  • COLUMN: Best buzz to follow...

    The next big buzz words for college basketball beyond the NCAA wink-and-nod sell-out to one and done-ism are Jabari Parker, a 6’8”, 220-pound, 17-year-old hoops prodigy at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy.
    Across the board, Parker could be the next Anthony Davis.
    According to an Associated Press story last week, Parker is a team man on the court, a solid kid off it, and part of a family that puts a premium on Bible study, with a “Put the Lord first” poster on his bedroom wall.
    Perfect caliber player for Kentucky, right? Wrong.

  • Zeller decision shows contrast...

    A projected lottery pick, Indiana’s Tyler Zeller will not be available for the NBA draft.
    “I grew up hoping that one day I would get the opportunity to play in the NBA, but at this point, I’m not ready for my college experience to be over,” Zeller said in a press release.
    What curious logic for a 19-year-old — not ready for the college experience to end.

  • Perfect timing for turkey season

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.

  • Softball, baseball teams play in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears enjoyed a nice trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., over spring break and headed back on a good note, winning three consecutive games to finish the week a 3-3.