Today's Sports

  • I'll have another: Let us...

    What American loveth a story-line more ardently than one in which this athlete or that one is labeled: “your chances are two ... slim and none.”
    I’ll Have Another is at Belmont Park this week and predictors and poets are holding forth with forecasts and verse calling up, for background, ghostly silhouettes of Affirmed and Citation and the Triple Crown Club.
    Does this I’ll Have Another belong? With an eye on the weather forecast, we will see.

  • Sports Briefs

    Free children’s fishing derby Saturday
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a free fishing derby Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the tailwaters at Taylorsville Lake.
    The event is open to children ages 15 and under, and will feature free food and prizes.
    Around 500 trout will be released into the tailwaters for the children to catch.
    For more information, call Officer Darvin Chesser at 502-243-5597 or Sgt. Scott Herndon at 502-492-3166.

  • PHOTO: Bears bow out in first...

    Spencer County’s Chase Barnes slides into third base as Anderson County’s Clay Guffey unsuccessfully tries to make the tag. Barnes advanced on a wild pitch. The Bears lost 4-0 to the Bearcats.

  • Shawver finishes 2nd in state

    The AA State Track Championships were Friday, May 18, at the University of Louisville. Three members of the Spencer County High School track team qualified for state by placing high enough at Regionals.

  • Lady Bears take early exit from...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears ended their season early Monday afternoon with a 6-2 loss to Gallatin County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament hosted by South Oldham.

  • COLUMN: Memorial Day brought...

    Memorial Day.
    Tribute then, albeit belated, to veterans who served or are serving our country.
    A special salute today to heroes. For me, two of them.
    • Green County native Sgt. Dakota Meyer, America’s newest Congressional Medal of Honor winner. What valor. (See 60 Minutes, May 27).
    • And, a man you’ve never heard of, but Anthony’s first name will do. He remains for me a symbol – a model for crisp sense of duty, clarity of purpose, unflappable confidence.

  • COLUMN: Student-athletes deserve...

    Remember that little phrase we often hear, then snicker?
    When you hear someone representing a major college or the NCAA using that term, you had better be sure to notice that emphasis on the “student” half of the equation and forget that those student-athletes play weeknight games at 9:30 and are flown across the country, regardless of location, all for a good matchup in March Madness.
    And, heaven forbid if you ever call out the hypocrisy and call those guys participating in sports at the highest level “players.”

  • PHOTOS: Teaching and learning...
  • Bears honor seniors, win 11 of 12

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears honored their seniors last week as they ended their regular season and prepared for the postseason. Seniors, from left, are Ben Whiteley, Michael Vuick, Todd Clemens, Ros Goodwin, Hunter Herring, Tyler Jamison, Jordan Johnson and Calvin Vannatta.

  • COLUMN: Lady Bears move on in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears beat the rain and their first round opponent in the 30th District tournament Monday night when they completed a 7-1 victory over Shelby County just minutes before a storm dumped buckets of rain onto the field, postponing the second game of the tournament.