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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Bears will learn a lot...

    With only about four weeks left in the regular season, the Spencer County Bears are about to embark on the stretch of their season that may signal whether they are really contenders, or just pretenders.

    As of Monday, they shared the top spot in the 8th region with Collins, with both the Bears and Titans sporting 13-4 records. Those two teams were to play Tuesday night in Shelbyville with the winner likely to get the top seed in the 30th district tournament next month.

  • Bears have no problem with St....

    If the Spencer County Bears were looking for a good tune-up on Saturday before heading into a tough stretch in their schedule, they may have been disappointed when they squared off against a very over-matched St. Francis team.

    However, that’s about the only disappointment in a game that saw the Bears roll to an embarrassingly easy 98-18 victory.
    St. Francis actually won the opening tip and appeared to have scored the game’s first basket, but those points were waved off because the St. Francis bench had called a timeout right before the shot.

  • PHOTO: First deer for Goodlett

    Joe Willie Goodlett, 8, of Taylorsville, shot his first deer on New Year's Day with a 223 rifle at 75 yards.

  • Lady Bears fall flat against...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears saw their modest two-game winning streak come to a crashing halt Monday night when they fell to a talented John Hardin squad, 62-23.

    The Lady Bears got off to a slow start and never were able to recover. They fell behind 6-0 and were able only to get one bucket in the first quarter as they trailed 18-2 after the first break.

  • SCHS wins a pair in busy week

    It was a busy week for the Spencer County Bears who played three games in four days, winning the first two but dropping a tough loss to visiting Campbell County Friday night.

    The Bears began the week by hosting district foe Eminence on Tuesday.
    The visiting Warriors hung tough through most of the first half after the Bears took an early lead and had a 12-6 lead after one quarter with sophomore Chris Dunbar scoring eight points in the opening frame as he dominated inside.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Lasting images of...

    Josh Harrellson’s face is a Kentucky map this week.

    Broader than long, proud, blue, with a smile in the middle stretching from Henderson to Knott County.
    Kentucky’s win at Yum Center is different things to different people.

    For Big Blue Nation big dollar programs, A Wrap on another Year of the Cat.

    For UofL, schooled. Period.

    For John Calipari an approval ratings bounce likes of which the most ardent Tea Party pol would sell his soul. From say, 95 to 99 percent.

  • OK to dream of Rupp Arena?

    What’s worse: setting goals too high and risking disappointment, or setting goals too low and guaranteeing mediocrity?

    It’s a question that the Spencer County Bears’ basketball team should be asking itself as both the calendar and season turns to 2011.

    Come March, 16 teams from across Kentucky will play their way to Rupp Arena to participate in the State Tournament. No team from Spencer County has ever made it to the Sweet 16, but each year there seems to be some school celebrating their debut appearance.

  • Lady Bears kick off New Year in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got 2011 off to a great start with a 44-27 victory over district foe Shelby County at home Monday night.

    The Lady Bears jumped out early by scoring the game’s first nine points and led 17-5 after one quarter.

    Shelby County closed the gap by scoring the first five points of the second quarter before MacKenzie Myers hit one of two free throws to push it back to 18-10. The Bears went into the halftime break with a 20-10 advantage.

  • SCHS splits in tourney action

    The Spencer County Bears completed a 2-2 swing throught the Lloyd Memorial Invitational Tournament last week but felt it should have been better.

    After an opening-round 81-64 loss to a very quick Covington Holmes squad, the Bears bounced back to win a thrilling 48-47 contest over Bishop Brossart.

    The Bears then squared off against Cooper High School and dropped a heartbreaker of a game, 51-50.
    In that game, the Bears led most of the way, but lost on a tip-in at the buzzer.

  • Looking ahead, looking behind

    "Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland, writer

    Year-ender things.

    2010 had high and low lights and a few in between.

    Never mind the latter, savor the former.

    A few of mine.