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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bears snare first win

    The Spencer County Lady Bears picked up their first win of the season last week as they opened up play in the Campbellsville Food Pantry Classic girls high school basketball tournament, knocking off the host Lady Eagles, 51-39, on Dec. 20.

    The girls fell behind early, trailing 15-11 after one quarter, but quickly surged ahead in the second quarter and led 25-19 at the intermission. The Lady Bears would increase that lead in the second half to secure the victory.

  • Edwards selected to national all...

    A standout football player from Spencer County Middle School has been invited to participate in two elite events in the next few weeks.

    Will Edwards, 14, who has starred for the Grizzlies for the past three seasons, has been invited to participate in the 2010 Diamond Bowl on Dec. 30 in Tempe, Ariz.

    The event is geared toward some of the top young student-athletes around the nation and will pit an East squad versus a West squad.

  • TWIN WINS: Bears open season...

    The Spencer County High School basketball team opened the season with two wins last week in two very different types of games. Last Tuesday, the Bears pulled away from the Bearcats of Kentucky Country Day to claim a 69-49 victory on the road. Friday night, the boys needed some last second heroics to pull out a 53-50 win over Whitefield Academy.

    BEARS 69 KCD 49

    The Bears tipped off the season against a senior-laden KCD team that featured five players over 6-5.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Kanter: Justice...

    Joker Phillips demonstrated last week, how to make a fair and just decision for a college student-athlete with dispatch. Did the NCAA cops notice Kentucky’s football coach’s justice? Swiftly and move on.

    For Enes Kanter, justice delayed is justice denied. The NCAA’s dawdle and dance-around is contrary to its call on Auburn’s Cam Newton.

    Here’s an idea for the deciders in Indy.

  • Lady Bears fall short: drop...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a rough start, dropping their first four games of the season, three of them at home.

    The girls got their season underway by hosting Bardstown last Tuesday night and fell, 58-46. They hit the court two nights later when they hosted Western Hills, and dropped a close 53-50 contest  in a game that came down to the wire.

  • Improving Lady Bears still...

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears girls basketball team fell to a top 8th-Region contender Thursday night when they traveled to Lawrenceburg and suffered a 79-46 loss to Anderson County.

    The Lady Bearcats, who are 0-5 on the season, jumped out early and took a commanding 18-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Spencer County trailed 41-11 at the half.

    The second half was a bit more even as the Lady Bears were able to match up more evenly with some of Anderson’s reserves.

  • Unbeaten Bears defend St....

    Heading into Saturday night’s matchup with Lloyd Memorial, Spencer County high school basketball Coach Jacob Barmore expressed a little concern about the Juggernauts’ athleticism and size and said it should be a real test as the two teams squared off for the championship of the St. Francis Tournament in Louisville, an event the Bears won last year.

  • Bears boast of balance heading...

    One or two outstanding players can take a basketball team a long way, but a collection of five, six or even more quality players who care more about the final score than checking the books to see how they did individually can accomplish even more.

    That’s what Coach Jacob Barmore has this year with the 2010-11 edition of the Spencer County Bears and he recognizes one of his biggest jobs is to keep the guys focused on the teams’ accomplishments.

  • Lady Bears hope to show much...

    Daniel Cox is beginning his third year as head coach of the Spencer County High School Lady Bears basketball team and his short tenure has seen both extremes.

    In his first season, his talented girls finished with a winning record and advanced to the 8th Region tournament for the first time in many years. Last season saw only five wins as the girls faced a rebuilding season and suffered the loss of a couple of seniors midway through the year.

  • Napper resigns

    Spencer County High School will be looking for a new head football coach following the resignation last week of Coach Wes Napper after two years at the helm.

    Napper said he made the decision after “several weeks and many sleepless nights.” He told the team during a meeting last Tuesday afternoon.