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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: WKU’s Harper needs help...

    Western Kentucky University sent its basketball coach packing last week. Ken McDonald’s departure was overdue, coming with all the surprise of a New Hampshire exit poll.
    McDonald’s name goes onto a “Just Didn’t Work” list at WKU beneath Murray Arnold, Matt Kilcullen and Darrin Horn. A list set next to job jumpers — Ralph Willard, Dennis Felton, Gene Keady and Clem Haskins.

  • Bears split two games last week

    The Spencer County Bears split two games with two very different styles last week and saw their record fall to 5-8 on the season.

  • Ky. Afield Outdoors: Arctic...

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time.

  • Spencer’s swimming ‘superstar’

    You may not think Spencer County High School has a swim team, but that just means you haven’t yet heard of sixth-grader Connor Foster.

  • Lady Bears take two of three in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears won two of three games in the Candy Cane Tournament at Whitefield Academy last week to springboard them into the new year with some renewed confidence.
    The girls took a hard-fought 53-51 win over Louisville Collegiate in their final game on Thursday to finish the three-day event with a 2-1 record, a big improvement over the 0-3 showing they had in a tournament the previous week at Campbellsville.

  • Bears struggle with losses over...

    The Spencer County Bears struggled through the holiday tournament schedule having to cope without their point guard Brandon Miller, who is out with a knee injury.

  • COLUMN: Closing door on 2011 is...

    Kentucky throttled Louisville again. Yes, throttled. The game brought questions ...
    •What can be more scary for SEC teams than facing a Kentucky team that shot 29.8 percent and throttled the nation’s No. 4 ranked team?
    •Did Kentucky play six-on-five against Louisville? Anthony Davis left of the lane and Anthony Davis on the right.
    •With fan and media love raging for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Davis, how will John Calipari handle a Terrence Jones become third banana? Or, attempts to impress NBA scouts?

  • Wrestlers in first season at SCHS

    The expanding athletic appetite of Spencer County continues to be sated this year. By the end of winter, the county will have witnessed the historic first season of the Spencer County High School wrestling team.

  • Local teams struggle during...

    It has been a rough holiday break for the local basketball teams so far as the Bears and Lady Bears went a combined 1-5 in tournament action last week.

  • COLUMN: 2012: Previewing the...

    Newspapers, networks and magazines often look back at this time of year as they review the year just completed. It’s interesting to take a review trip over the past 12 months to see the events that impacted our world and community, but it’s equally as fun to look ahead.
    So with a brand new sports year ahead of us beginning in just a few days, here is one sports fan’s wishes for 2012: