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Today's Sports

  • Bears end first week with double...

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears opened their season last week with three losses, but bounced back Saturday, taking a double-header over Louisville Doss.

    The boys ushered in their season at home on Tuesday, dropping a 6-3 decision to Bethlehem. On Tuesday, they hosted Kentucky Country Day and fell 4-2 and then lost 12-0 to Bullitt Central on Thursday.

    The Bears finished off their season-opening home-stand with a double-header against Doss, winning the first one 16-1, and the second game 12-6.

  • SCMS wins season opener

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies won their 2010 season opener March 18 against Whitfield Academy in Louisville 9-3.  The Grizzlies were led by 8th Grader Derek Clemens who went 2-4 and had 3 RBIs.  Nathan Conard is credited with the win and helped the Grizzlies effort by pitching 4 innings and giving up 0 earned runs and 4 K’s.  Westin Pittman and Kyle Alexander pitched in relief to seal the victory.           

    AT LEFT: Grizzlies 7th grader Nathan Conard #7 delivering a fast ball.

  • Chef Calipari has Wildcats...

    Eric Bledsoe stopped being a rookie about 3 o-clock last February. Last Saturday in New Orleans Kentucky’s other guard spotted a crack of daylight between Wake Forest defenders and went for it. He had to know thug boy Chas McFarland was lurking somewhere, but Bledsoe took a hop, skip and flew anyway. Dunk!

    Al-Farouq Aminu and others dressed in black had to wonder, “... whatwuzat? Of all the nerve, that little guy bringin’ that stuff in here!”

    Audacity is what grows at Kentucky during time and space, Big Blue Madness and march in March.

  • Why basketball is special in Ky.

    The best thing about high school basketball in Kentucky was on display at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. Unlike other states, where schools are divided into classes and they compete for state titles based on their enrollment, Kentucky’s Sweet Sixteen is open to every school of every size and they’re all going after one lone title.

  • Cameron Smith signs with Union...

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School senior Cameron Smith signs his intention to play football at Union College during a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Pictured above are: (from, left) Jayme Thomas, a friend; Carol Hubbuch, grandmother; Cameron Smith; Melissa Smith, mother; (back) Wes Napper, head coach; and Clark Teague, athletic director. Not pictured are Joe Smith, father; Justin Smith, brother; and Ray Hubbuch, grandfather.

  • PHOTO: SCHS weight meet

    Upcoming freshman, Michael Fowler at the Spencer County High School weight meet March 13. Photo by Nikki Russell.

  • Lyons honored as one of SEC...

    Try telling a high school student that hard work and perseverance can get them over just about any obstacle in life and your message may or may not get through. Show them a living example of that principle and the chances of your message resonating will improve.

    Students at Spencer County High School have such an example in Principal Jocelyn Mills Lyons, who refused to allow a hearing deficiency to keep her from excelling academically or athletically.

  • From nowhere to New Orleans,...

    From nowhere last year to New Orleans this week; From the outer reaches (NIT) to core group (NCAA No. 1 seed), that’s Kentucky. The Wildcats earned the school’s 50th trip to the Dance this week and Big Blue Nation expects them to be dancing to Syracuse on the way to Indianapolis. Anything short of Indy will be like a visit from Santa Claus with an empty sack.

    Meanwhile, Louisville will hope for a waltz against California to earn a fox trot with Duke in Jacksonville. And, in a no respect for fan bases, Murray State dances with Vandy in San Jose, California.

  • Spencer County Middle School...

    Tuesday, March 16    Whitefield Academy    5:15pm    Away

    Friday, March 19    Shelby Co. Tournament    5:15pm    Away

    Saturday, March 20    Shelby Co. Tournament    12:00pm    Away

    Monday, March 22    OKH    5:15pm    Away

    Tuesday, March 23    Bardstown    5:15pm    Away

  • Perfect storm hoops weekend

    Perfect Storm weekend in the Commonwealth last week? Close.

    - Murray State was Kentucky’s first team to qualify for the Big Dance. OVC coach of the year Billy Kennedy’s Racers are also the state’s winningest at 30-4.

    – Surging Western Kentucky clinched a sixth-in-a-row 20-win season, led Sun Belt in attendance again, and, at this writing, still a Big Dance candidate.