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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Roark to Rockcastle,...

    Louisville at Kentucky.
    An argument can be made that Saturday’s high noon hoedown in Rupp Arena looms as (too) much about personalities John Calipari and Rick Pitino as it does about players and the game.
    Here are some questions and conclusions for thought during Saturday’s game:
    • Officiating. Which coach will impose his will to best effect?
    • Can Pitino do his brilliance, dictate game pace and level of physical play?
    • Will Terrence Jones show up? Will Peyton Siva stand up?

  • Catch some fish during the...

    By LEE MCCLELLAN, Kentucky Afield Outdoors

  • Girls fall 55-39 to Western Hills

    The Spencer County Lady Bears fell behind in the second quarter and never could recover as they dropped a 55-39 decision to Western Hills last Monday at home.

    The Lady Bears kept it close early as they battled the Lady Wolverines bucket for bucket through most of the first quarter.

    A McKenna Pfeiffer steal and layup followed by a short jumper by MacKenzie Keown knotted the game at four, and Krysten Barlow’s bucket underneath tied the game up at 7-7 halfway through the first quarter before Western Hills went on a 8-2 run to end the period.

  • Bears move to 3-2

    Coming into the season, Coach Jacob Barmore knew that for his team to be competitive, they’d have to get scoring from junior guard Brandon Miller and senior sharpshooter Ros Goodwin. He also knew that in order to go beyond competitive, at least one other scorer would have to emerge.

    Last Tuesday, against Western Hills, the Bears may have seen the third scorer accept that role as junior Bridger Knotts led the way with 21 points on the way to a 69-54 win over the Wolverines.

  • 24 ways to wish a merry Christmas

    Christmas week. What mystery parcels are snugged up beneath your tree? Treasures to remain so on snow days with grey skies when ornaments are boxed, mistletoe is used up and the tree is back in the attic?

    Today, 24 points-of-view (gifts) under my tree ... for you.
    1. Merry Christmas to you. Especially if you or a friend has a trooper home from Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Former Bear brings home state...

  • Shooting for a good season
  • Bearettes, reunited

    Members of first Taylorsville High School women’s basketball team formed in the 1970s reunited recently with a gathering at Evonne’s Sports Café in Elk Creek and members of the team later came to watch the current version of the Spencer County Lady Bears at the invitation of current coach, Daniel Cox.

  • Hoosiers bomb UK; Racers roll on

    Indiana fans rushed the court in Bloomington last week as if Christian Watford’s imitation of Jimmy Chitwood had knocked No. 1 Kentucky from March Madness. The Hoosiers had merely earned a Christmas gift.

    Ho, ho, ho for IU. To witness the jubilation reminded me, in college hoops, the home team should always win. Tom Crean, to his credit, launched into praise for Hoosier fans. Their energy made the celebration possible. In a 73-72 hoedown, they were the Cream and Crimson difference.

  • COLUMN: Right place, right time

    The Precious Present isn’t something someone gives you.  
    It’s a gift that you give yourself.
    – Spencer Johnson

    Anthony Davis gave himself and Kentucky a present last week. Right place, right instant, right instinct, right reaction. Embrace the moment, kid. Amid all the joys to come, there will never be another quite like it.