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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Penn State ‘encounter...

    For years, I was an admirer of the Penn State University football program. They had tradition, they ran a very clean program, they graduated their players and I even liked their plain, no-frills uniform that drew attention away from individual players and focused it on team.

  • COLUMN: High school sports are...

    There’s still a couple more full weeks of summer vacation left for students, but student-athletes participating in fall sports are already back at school at least part of the time preparing for the upcoming season.
    The big team sports like football, soccer and volleyball will be starting in August and players are currently sweating out practices and conditioning in the heat of July. There are new coaches and new challenges for many of the teams and we’ll be introducing you to some of these new faces in the coming weeks in the Magnet.

  • COLUMN: Take a victory lap, Kyle...

    Congratulations, and a cautionary tale.
    From the take-a-victory-lap file, congratulations this week to Kyle Wiltjer.
    A fan favorite on the University of Kentucky’s NCAA championship team, Wiltjer was one of 52 first-year UK student-athletes named to the SEC academic honor roll and the only scholarship player on the men’s or women’s team to make the list. Transfer Ryan Harrow made the list, too, but sat out last season.

  • PHOTO: Tipton earns state...

    Hunter Tipton, of Elk Creek, was named Honorable Mention All State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. He also received the following honors for his senior season at Louisville DeSales: All 6th Region, All 6th Region Tournament, All 22nd  
    District, All “A” Classic All Tournament, 6th Region All Star, iHigh Top 100 (#32). This summer, Tipton is playing for the Louisville Baseball Club. He will continue playing past high school as he moves on to Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., for the 2013 season.

  • Interested in SCHS softball?

    Anyone interested in playing fall softball at Spencer County High School this season can report to the field on Monday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m.
    For more information, contact head coach Jimmy Thompson at 773-0781.

  • SCMS cross country tryouts

    Tryouts for the Spencer County Middle School cross country team will be July 30 and 31 and Aug. 1 and 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school track.
    Call coach Ricky Smith at 502-594-4252 with questions.

  • PHOTO: What a catch!

    Chris Piercy poses with his big catch, which he caught at the tailwaters on June 30. The fish is a hybrid striper bass and weighed 15 pounds, 34 ounces and was 30 inches long. He caught it with his friend, Diana Hilbert, using her special bait.

  • COLUMN: Baseball, basketball and...

    Hottest buzz around baseball at the midsummer break?
    Big market teams Phillies and Red Sox are all but dead.
    The NL’s leading candidate for a Cy Young has a fastball that clocks somewhere around the president’s approval numbers, 48. But oh my, can R.A. Dickey butterfly hitters with his knuckleball.
    Baseball’s best surprise is in Pittsburgh. Leading Cincinnati by a game and St. Louis by two and a half in the NL Central, the Pirates are 11 games over .500 at mid-summer for the first time since you were young, handsome and had lots of hair.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Basketball camp...

    Cornerstone Christian Academy of Shelbyville will host a girls and boys basketball camp beginning Tuesday, July 31, and ending on Friday, Aug. 3.
    The camp is open to ages first grade through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon, and ages sixth grade through 11th grade from 1 to 4 p.m.
    The camp will be led by former Cornerstone Christian Coach Chris Armstrong and current Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw. There will be guest speakers each day. This year’s featured speaker is again former UK Wildcat and Boston Celtics player Rick Robey.

  • PHOTO: Sorrels honored at Eighth...

    2012 Spencer County High School graduate Tara Sorrels is pictured with Lady Bears softball coaches Gerald Spencer, left, and Jimmy Thompson at the Eighth Region Banquet. Sorrels was named to the Eighth Region Team for her accomplishments on and off the field.  She was the starting pitcher for the Lady Bears this year with 177 strikeouts. Earlier this year, she was named to the 30th District Tournament team and the Eighth Region Tournament team. Sorrels will attend Western Kentucky University this fall, where she plans to continue in sports by playing on the dodgeball team.