Today's Sports

  • A good week on the diamond

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team continues its solid play, going 3-1 over the last week as they wind down their regular season and prepare for the upcoming district tournament that begins Monday in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Shoni Schimmel to glow;...

    Next best thing in sports? Could be University of Louisville sophomore-to-be Shoni Schimmel, Native American of the Umatilla Tribe.
    The Cardinals’ dynamic playmaker was the centerpiece in “Off The Rez” last week. A documentary featured on The Learning Channel, “Off The Rez” was more docu-drama giving viewers a year-in-the-life poignant look inside a growing family and its mix of handling good times, hard times and hard decisions. It showed a (Native American) mom-coach of a successful girls basketball team and its star, Shoni Schimmel.

  • PHOTOS: She's out!

    The Lady Grizzlies faced Bondurant Middle School on Monday night and lost 2-4.

    "[The] girls played hard and kept them from scoring in the last couple innings," said coach Elizabeth Hinton. "We were hitting the pitches, just hitting them straight down the first base line. I’m very proud of them for a great season despite all of the rain."

  • Lady Bears on seven-game win...

    An impressive seven game winning streak has the Spencer County Lady Bears confident of some post-season success as they currently stand 14-7 on the season.
    The girls took a 7-0 victory over region foe South Oldham on the road last Wednesday, and followed that up with a 3-2 district win over Anderson County at home on Thursday.
    The Lady Bears are 3-1 against district foes on the season, and 6-2 in the region.

  • Track stars

    Spencer County track had a good day at the races on Saturday at the EG Plummer Invitational in Danville.

  • The best way to catch bass in...

    I recently fished Cedar Creek Lake with an old and trusted buddy with whom I’ve fished a thousand times. A slow fishing day by Cedar Creek’s standards, I brought only one largemouth bass to hand by 2:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: A toast, please, for...

    Raise a glass, please. A congratulatory toast to…
    You and your winning ticket for Kentucky Derby 137. All half dozen of you.
    At 20-to-1: Animal House. Uh, Animal Cookies. Er, Animal World?
    Who? Animal Kingdom paid $43.80.
    Reflective of a more sophisticated time in our Sport of Kings, Derby 137 was Animal Kingdom’s first race on dirt. Pause on that a moment, a horse running on dirt. What a novel idea.

  • Stallions sign-ups planned

    Stallions football and cheerleading sign-ups for the 2011 season will take place over the next couple months.

    Sign-up dates are:
    May 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park

  • Baseball, softball teams win two...

    Rain has continued to hamper the schedule of Spencer County’s baseball and softball teams but a brief break in the drops did allow for a few games this past week.

  • COLUMN: Navy SEALs – my new...

    Growing up I always hated the Dallas Cowboys, but I’m not sure why. I liked quarterback Roger Staubach, loved the uniforms and Coach Tom Landry seemed like a really decent guy. I think it all stemmed from the arrogance that the organization had by labeling itself “America’s Team.”
    Just what gave them the right to be called “America’s Team?” I mean there were over two dozen cities with professional football teams, including the one I rooted for, Cincinnati. Why did they get to be America’s team?