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Today's Sports

  • Kleinjan among top runners in...

    Cory Kleinjan crossed the finish line of the final race of his high school cross country career Sunday in Lexington. He finished fourth with a time of 16:49 at the AA State Championship.

    Kleinjan was approached by several college coaches as they tried to persuade him to run for their respective schools. The Spencer County High School senior, however, has already committed to run for University of the Cumberlands. There, he will join former teammate Chelsey Talley.

  • SCES Dance Team wins

    The Spencer County Elementary School Dance Team has been to two competitions in October and has placed with additional awards at both.

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the girls wanted to help support the cause during their routine. Team members wore pink tank tops, breast cancer ribbon tattoos on their faces, breast cancer ribbons on their shorts, and pink hair bows.

  • Central ends Bears' longest...

    Spencer County’s final game of the 2010 season ended Friday night with a reminder of what could have been. A big offensive line up front blocking for a senior running back who plowed into the end zone for a touchdown.

    However, this score by Kevin Hume came in the closing minute of a 38-10 loss to Louisville Central in the opening round of the playoffs that closed out an 0-11 Bears’ season that started with so much promise but was derailed by key injuries, a brutal schedule and negative momentum that just built up steam with each mounting loss.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Fall fishing at...

    This is the time of year when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start pulling the water out of our reservoirs in order to prepare for spring rains that will come next season. The effect to the fish and the fishermen will change daily until the water will get to what is called winter pool. Until then, an angler must adapt and watch the current conditions in order to stay where the bass and bait are.

  • COLUMN: Opposition just too...

    After the first week of postseason play in Kentucky, the majority of high school football teams have put away their helmets and pads for the season. For some, the seasons ended way too fast as upsets ended bigger dreams. For others, the losses were a bit more expected.

  • GUEST COLUMN: UK's All-...

    “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.” William James wrote. “A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

    John Calipari danced last week. Scolding his players for not boxing out for rebounds, letting opponents push them around, the UK coach waxed comic, “ You get pushed into the cheerleader and you’ve got sparkles on the face when you come over (to the bench),” Cal said. “We’re like, ‘what the hell’s on your face?’

    Hilarious.

  • Winless season

    The Spencer County Bears had one last chance to salvage its regular season Friday night but Anderson County proved to be just another loss in a disappointing winless season as the Bears fell to 0-10 on the year with a 48-21 loss.

  • Lady Bears net individual awards

    Success on the field for the Lady Bears soccer team this season has netted several postseason awards for a number of players.

    Named to the first team all 8th Region team is Hannah Jaggers who scored 25 goals and 10 assists during the season. Named to the second team all 8th Region team was Madison Ratchford who scored 24 goals on the season and had nine assists.

    Receiving honorable mention All-Region honors were Tori Palmer (30 goals and six assists) and Shelby Lurie (11 goals and 11 assists)

  • GUEST COLUMN: Woulda, coulda,...

    There is no wisdom like frankness – Benjamin Disraeli

    In Kentucky’s football autumn, instead of a frantic Monday search for latest BCS standings as is custom in towns across Alabama, fans here arrive at another Monday of woulda-coulda-shoulda.

    In Bowling Green, Western Kentucky coulda had a win streak, except an anemic effort against North Texas so aggravated Willie Taggart, the coach demanded a Sunday morning practice.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    Youth association board elections

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball and Softball Association will be meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park. The election for board members for 2011 will occur at this meeting. There are still several positions that are open for the upcoming year and volunteers are needed.

    If you are a parent of a youth baseball or softball player, this is your opportunity to be able to make decisions and shape the future of the Spencer County Youth Baseball and Softball leagues.

    Friday deadline for youth basketball registration