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Today's Sports

  • Bears win on the road 17-7

    The Spencer County Bears went on the road Friday night and did more than just even their record at 1-1 with a 17-7 victory over East Jessamine. The Bears did it in a dominating fashion that left second-year head coach Mike Marksbury excited about how good his team can be.

  • COLUMN: Across KY, a trek to...

    New college football season. Stage lights coming up and a fan-delicious sequence is in store as we pump up the drama for the American tapestry southerners call football, y’all.
    It may come as surprise to some whose sunglasses are Kentucky blue tint or Cardinal red, but the Governor’s Cup is only the end of the beginning for season 2012.

  • PHOTO: Rough River Rumble

    The Wakeaction team did excellent at the Rough River Rumble on July 21. Pictured are podium winners, from left, Tyler Cockrum, Colton Todd, Matt Tucker, Megan Vanmeter and Mike Vanmeter.

  • PHOTO: Smith competes in Pigeon...

    Joe Paul Smith of Spencer County traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Aug. 4 for two reasons — first to celebrate his 63rd birthday and second to run the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race. Smith was trying out his new right knee. He had a complete knee replacement on Jan. 6. After five months of recovery and eight weeks of training, Smith finished in 55 minutes. Later in the week, he also completed a 63-mile bike ride. During the bike ride, he traveled through Jefferson, Oldham and Spencer counties.

  • Sports briefs - 8.22.12

    Cornerstone Christian plans instructional basketball league
    Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a four-week instructional league beginning Saturday, Sept. 15, and going to Saturday, Oct. 6. Each week will feature two hours of instruction followed by an hour game. The league will be led by current Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw and former Cornerstone Christian Coach Chris Armstrong. There will be college coaches each week as special guests.

  • COLUMN: Time to shelve the...

    The Governor’s Cup, Kentucky at Louisville.
    Crunching a few numbers, since 1994, the series has been a fixture for television, albeit played on whatever day and at whatever time a network chooses.
    Kentucky leads the series 14-10 and it has been a model for parity. Each school has won half of the last 10 games.
    From coaches Howard Schnellenberger to Charlie Strong, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips, the passion and bragging have been kept mostly at a healthy tone and temperature and decibel level.

  • Bears rally, but fall to...

    The weather was perfect, but the outcome was not as the Spencer County Bears lost their season opener to visiting Bardstown on Friday night, 33-19.

  • Girls’ soccer season starts at 1...

    Tiffany Devine battles a Henry County player for possession during the Lady Bears’ season-opening 9-0 victory over the Lady Wildcats last week in Taylorsville.

  • Volleyball team completes busy...

    The Lady Bears Volleyball team has been busy in the first full week of the season, including a multi-game tournament over the weekend.
    The girls opened the season last Monday with a win over Iroquois, then came right back the next night to play North Bullitt. The girls lost 3-0, dropping sets by scores of 25-8, 25-10 and 25-11. On Thursday, the girls hosted Collins and fell 3-1, winning one set 27-25, but losing three with scores of 25-6, 25-15 and 25-21.

  • PHOTO: Collins on 8U state...

    Hayden Collins was a member of the 2012 Northern Cal Ripken 8U All-Star Team in Lexington. The team played in several tournaments and won the Sandlot Baseball Throwdown Tournament in Athens, Ohio, and the Woodford County Summer Slam. They were also the East Kentucky 8U State Champions and were runner-up in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Vincennes, Ind. Hayden is the son of Eric and Lisa Collins of Lexington and the grandson of Susan Collins of Mount Eden.