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Today's Sports

  • Bottoms wins heat race at...

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won a heat race at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event.

    Bottoms qualified with a 16.5 second lap, and began the heat race on the outside of the front row.
    Driving a new car this year, after eight laps, he won the heat.
    The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row.
    He finished fourth in the feature event, and sits in second place in points for that series.

  • Middle, high school track teams...

    Track season is underway, and Spencer County Middle and High school athletes are representing their schools well on the track.

  • COLUMN: Best buzz to follow...

    The next big buzz words for college basketball beyond the NCAA wink-and-nod sell-out to one and done-ism are Jabari Parker, a 6’8”, 220-pound, 17-year-old hoops prodigy at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy.
    Across the board, Parker could be the next Anthony Davis.
    According to an Associated Press story last week, Parker is a team man on the court, a solid kid off it, and part of a family that puts a premium on Bible study, with a “Put the Lord first” poster on his bedroom wall.
    Perfect caliber player for Kentucky, right? Wrong.

  • Zeller decision shows contrast...

    A projected lottery pick, Indiana’s Tyler Zeller will not be available for the NBA draft.
    “I grew up hoping that one day I would get the opportunity to play in the NBA, but at this point, I’m not ready for my college experience to be over,” Zeller said in a press release.
    What curious logic for a 19-year-old — not ready for the college experience to end.

  • Perfect timing for turkey season

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.

  • Softball, baseball teams play in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears enjoyed a nice trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., over spring break and headed back on a good note, winning three consecutive games to finish the week a 3-3.

  • Turtleman found fame by being...

    By STEPHEN LEGA, Landmark News Service

    Editor’s note: This article originally ran in The Lebanon Enterprise, a sister paper to The Spencer Magnet. The Turtleman Ernie Brown Jr., a native of Marion County, is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser at the Spencer County Fairgrounds on April 21. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Mikie Monroe family.

    Ernie Brown Jr. has been the Turtleman around Marion County for decades, but that means something a little different today than it did just a few years ago.

  • Wildcat fan's labor of love...

    By PETER W. ZUBATY, Landmark News Service

    Fandom can take on many forms, and many levels of severity. For decades, fans have been finding new and elaborate ways to express devotion to their favorite teams.
    Few could match the path taken by Darleene Wimsett, who this year completed an 18-year labor of love and dedication to her favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats.

  • Groundhog Day is every day for...

    While we wait for Bobby Petrino’s lips to move again, these things . . .
    For Hoops fans in Kentucky, today is a Bill Murray Groundhog Day . . . and tomorrow and the day after that.
    A national championship for Big Blue Nation; two state schools reached a Final Four, four locals made the Big Dance, and next season looks bright for all.
    The 2011-12 college basketball season in Kentucky was the grandest of grand statewide parties, bigger than the Barnstable Twins Derby bash and bigger than a Richie Farmer ballyhoo for No. 32.

  • PHOTOS: Good game!

    Youth Soccer is in full swing at Waterford Park and Saturday brought some cooler temperatures and a slight mist, but didn’t dampen the fun.