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Today's Sports

  • UK FOOTBALL: UK on a skid

    University of Kentucky football. Permit me to borrow from a George C. Scott speech in Patton, “... all this talk you hear about playing with a lot of heart and losing, is a buncha horse dung. I wouldn’t give a hoot-in-hell for a person who lost and laughed. Losing is hateful ... to Kentucky players and fans.”

    To wit: Having strung together four winning seasons, the bar has long since been raised about the heartline.

    Thus, UK’s 3-game skid in $EC play has sent fans at the tailgate retreating to debating If Onlys and silver linings.

  • PHOTO: District play begins next...

    Leah Brown serves for the Lady Bears Volleyball team during action earlier this season. The girls will be opening up District Tournament play next week against Bullitt Central at North Bullitt High School. The Lady Bears compiled a 12-21 record on the season but finished strong with three straight victories.

  • Bears fall to Indians 47-20

    Spencer County's "real" season begins Friday night back home on real grass, far removed from last week’s 47-20 loss to Montgomery County on a field that most small colleges would envy.

    The Bears’ killer schedule took them away from Taylorsville for five of their first six games and most of those were against much larger schools. Friday was no exception when they squared off against the 5A Indians who play on a brand new artificial surface.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Apex of sports in...

    “Here they come to me!”

    Expression for the ages, one that transcends the sport of kings, coined by Cawood Ledford. The Hall of Fame announcer’s stirring report when thoroughbreds turned for home on a sunny day at Churchill Downs.

    This week, here they come to you. Full-on-Autumn, horse racing, college football and reminder that in Kentucky the sport of kings gives way to sport of princes – basketball is at the door too.

    • Keeneland. Fall meet is October 8-30 and includes 18 stakes races, 10 this weekend.

  • Grizzlies win conference title

    Last Friday night, under the lights of the high school, the Spencer County Middle School football team completed their sweep of winning the MKAC regular season title and the conference tournament title by beating the Bardstown Middle School Tigers 22-6.

    A fired up Grizzly offense took the open kickoff and drove right down the field and scored on a short run by Trenton Calvert to make it 6-0. Each team’s defenses then forced turnovers and stoppage on downs.

  • SCHS to host district games

    The Spencer County boys soccer team is gearing up for the postseason and have compiled a very competitive 7-9 record heading into their final week of regular season play.

    The Bears took a 4-0 victory over a Louisville Southern team that had been on a bit of a winning streak, winning four of their last six.

    However, Spencer County was able to jump out early on two goals by Tyler Fleig, one on a corner kick that was helped by a stiff wind. The Bears held on to a 2-0 lead to the break.

  • PHOTO: Lee-Jared Miles with deer

     Lee-Jared Miles, 15, of Mt. Eden harvested this 8-point buck during bow season.

  • SCHS improves to 6-8 with win...

    The Spencer County Bears got a lot of playing time for some younger players Friday during an 8-4 win over Evangel Christian at home.

    The Bears jumped out early when Thibaut Golliard scored on an assist by Cody Coomes, who would score a second goal for the Bears shortly after.

    Later in the first half, Tyler Fleig’s kick went across the front of the goal and Todd Clemens crashed the goal, putting the ball in the next for a 3-0 lead.

    Coach Paul Taylor said he then used the opportunity to put in the freshmen for the last 20 minutes of the half.

  • Team melding at right time

    It’s a coach’s dream to have a team begin to gel at just the right time, and for Spencer County High School Volleyball Coach Tim Elder, that dream is coming true.

    The girls have won three straight matches and have used the lessons learned in a long and sometimes demanding season to put together their best stretch of volleyball just as the regular season is winding down.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Title talk no...

    I’ve been watching Spencer County High School sports here for nearly a decade, as both a parent and and a reporter. No doubt there have been a lot of rough stretches as our teams have almost always competed hard, but often came up short on the scoreboard. Things might be changing.