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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Louisville earns A+,...

    Mid-January report cards on big dogs.
    Louisville. Polls aside, the Cardinals are ranked best in America where it counts, defensive efficiency. Poll position? Not relevant for another six weeks.
    Kentucky. Normally, this Wildcat collection would get an ‘I’ for incomplete, except it has underachieved, responded poorly to Camp Cal and in-your-face antics by its coach and lost twice at home. C-minus.
    Looking ahead ...

  • COLUMN: Louisville is the new...

    Price of bullion is up, way up. The gold standard, defined by Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart last year, has been reset and belongs in Jefferson County.
    As we head into mid-winter, University of Louisville athletics is on a hot streak that dazzles the mind of even the most ardent fan in Big Blue Nation.
    • U of L has a Sugar Bowl trophy and $17 million dollars (before the Big East takes its cut).
    • Rick Pitino’s team survived arch-rival Kentucky, is ranked in the top five, and hasn’t lost a game since before Thanksgiving.

  • Lady Bears ‘raided’ by Trimble...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears didn’t have the greatest welcome home Saturday as they dropped a 67-40 decision to Trimble County in their first game in Taylorsville in over a month.

  • Bears lose last four

    After starting the season 8-2, the Spencer County Bears have endured a bit of a losing streak of late, dropping their last four decisions, including two close games last week on the road.

  • Hunting, fishing resolutions

    It’s the time of year for resolutions that make us feel good for a few days after making them, but lie in the junk heap of our actions by Valentine’s Day.
    For those who love to hunt and fish, a few resolutions for next year that should be kept will make each hunting or fishing trip much better in 2013.

  • PHOTO: Perkins gets 8-point buck

    Cassondra Perkins, 15, tagged this 130-pound, 8-pointer on the family’s Bloomfield property. This is her first deer.

     

  • COLUMN: Silence makes for...

    If you ever want to teach an object lesson about darkness, head to a cave. Walk or crawl as far back into it as possible to where absolutely no light at all is visible. Then, light a single small candle. It’s amazing how blackening dark can actually be.
    If you ever want to teach an object lesson about silence, head to a high school basketball holiday tournament. Since I’ve been covering high school sports for well over 20 years at different locations throughout Kentucky, I’ve been to several of these events. Funerals have more life and energy.

  • Lady Bears fall in opening round...

    It wasn’t a merry return to the court two days after Christmas for the Spencer County Lady Bears, as they fell in their opening round matchup of the Whitefield Academy tournament to Scott High School, 83-55 Thursday afternoon.

  • Bears dealt second loss in...

    Three days after demolishing Nelson County in perhaps their best game of the season, the Spencer County Bears felt the bitter sting of revenge when the Cardinals got payback in a 63-61 win in overtime during the second round of the Sarah Barger Tournament at North Bullitt.

  • COLUMN: Stories from 2012 are...

    What can be said of the year 2012?
    Doomsday projection for December 21, oops. ... A general election ... Sandy Hook tragedy ... Ben Bernanke’s Fiscal Cliff?
    In sports ...
    1. In April, Kentucky basketball fans celebrated an eighth NCAA championship. Oddly, the team never achieved a nickname that stuck.
    2. Maybe because fans knew two months later all five starters would be gone.