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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Girls fall short...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team fell in the first round of the district tournament Monday night to Bullitt Central, two matches to none. Despite ending the season on an uptick, the girls picked a bad time for a poor performance.

    “We had been playing really well of late, but it didn’t carry over to districts,” he said. “We didn’t pass well, and that’s where we faltered.” Statistically, Elder said for the season, the girls have had about an 80 percent passing percentage, but Monday night, it was only about 50 percent.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    Cross country update

    The SCHS Cross country team attended the Arrowhead Invitational in Union County Oct. 2. The 5K race featured many young runners from AA teams primarily from the western part of the state. The SCHS girls ran to a victory with four runners finishing in the top five, including a first place finish from Christina Shawver. Cory Kleinjan also won the boys 5k with a time of 17:03. The team will take this weekend off as they begin to prepare for upcoming regionals.

    Comments wanted about athletic equality at SCHS

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Bears look...

    The Lady Bears soccer team advanced in the 16th District Tournament Monday night with a 5-3 win over Collins. The girls will now square off against host Oldham County on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with a chance to move into the finals on Thursday.

    Despite very physical play, Spencer County Coach Charlie Traughber said it was perhaps the best performance by his young team so far.

    “I asked the team to start quick and they did,” he said. “I asked for two goals in the first fifteen minutes and we got pretty close.”

  • BOYS SOCCER: Bears end season...

    The Spencer County Bears soccer team wrapped up their 2010 season with a 10-1 loss to Collins Monday night in the first round of the district tournament.

    Collins came out and dominated from the beginning, getting five shots on goal in the first ten minutes while controlling the ball and keeping it on the Spencer County side most of the evening. They jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 26-minute mark of the first half but Spencer County answered when they attacked the Collins goal and a ball was inadvertently kicked by a Collins defender into his own goal.

  • UK FOOTBALL: UK on a skid

    University of Kentucky football. Permit me to borrow from a George C. Scott speech in Patton, “... all this talk you hear about playing with a lot of heart and losing, is a buncha horse dung. I wouldn’t give a hoot-in-hell for a person who lost and laughed. Losing is hateful ... to Kentucky players and fans.”

    To wit: Having strung together four winning seasons, the bar has long since been raised about the heartline.

    Thus, UK’s 3-game skid in $EC play has sent fans at the tailgate retreating to debating If Onlys and silver linings.

  • PHOTO: District play begins next...

    Leah Brown serves for the Lady Bears Volleyball team during action earlier this season. The girls will be opening up District Tournament play next week against Bullitt Central at North Bullitt High School. The Lady Bears compiled a 12-21 record on the season but finished strong with three straight victories.

  • Bears fall to Indians 47-20

    Spencer County's "real" season begins Friday night back home on real grass, far removed from last week’s 47-20 loss to Montgomery County on a field that most small colleges would envy.

    The Bears’ killer schedule took them away from Taylorsville for five of their first six games and most of those were against much larger schools. Friday was no exception when they squared off against the 5A Indians who play on a brand new artificial surface.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Apex of sports in...

    “Here they come to me!”

    Expression for the ages, one that transcends the sport of kings, coined by Cawood Ledford. The Hall of Fame announcer’s stirring report when thoroughbreds turned for home on a sunny day at Churchill Downs.

    This week, here they come to you. Full-on-Autumn, horse racing, college football and reminder that in Kentucky the sport of kings gives way to sport of princes – basketball is at the door too.

    • Keeneland. Fall meet is October 8-30 and includes 18 stakes races, 10 this weekend.

  • Grizzlies win conference title

    Last Friday night, under the lights of the high school, the Spencer County Middle School football team completed their sweep of winning the MKAC regular season title and the conference tournament title by beating the Bardstown Middle School Tigers 22-6.

    A fired up Grizzly offense took the open kickoff and drove right down the field and scored on a short run by Trenton Calvert to make it 6-0. Each team’s defenses then forced turnovers and stoppage on downs.

  • SCHS to host district games

    The Spencer County boys soccer team is gearing up for the postseason and have compiled a very competitive 7-9 record heading into their final week of regular season play.

    The Bears took a 4-0 victory over a Louisville Southern team that had been on a bit of a winning streak, winning four of their last six.

    However, Spencer County was able to jump out early on two goals by Tyler Fleig, one on a corner kick that was helped by a stiff wind. The Bears held on to a 2-0 lead to the break.