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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Time to shelve the...

    The Governor’s Cup, Kentucky at Louisville.
    Crunching a few numbers, since 1994, the series has been a fixture for television, albeit played on whatever day and at whatever time a network chooses.
    Kentucky leads the series 14-10 and it has been a model for parity. Each school has won half of the last 10 games.
    From coaches Howard Schnellenberger to Charlie Strong, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips, the passion and bragging have been kept mostly at a healthy tone and temperature and decibel level.

  • Bears rally, but fall to...

    The weather was perfect, but the outcome was not as the Spencer County Bears lost their season opener to visiting Bardstown on Friday night, 33-19.

  • Girls’ soccer season starts at 1...

    Tiffany Devine battles a Henry County player for possession during the Lady Bears’ season-opening 9-0 victory over the Lady Wildcats last week in Taylorsville.

  • Volleyball team completes busy...

    The Lady Bears Volleyball team has been busy in the first full week of the season, including a multi-game tournament over the weekend.
    The girls opened the season last Monday with a win over Iroquois, then came right back the next night to play North Bullitt. The girls lost 3-0, dropping sets by scores of 25-8, 25-10 and 25-11. On Thursday, the girls hosted Collins and fell 3-1, winning one set 27-25, but losing three with scores of 25-6, 25-15 and 25-21.

  • PHOTO: Collins on 8U state...

    Hayden Collins was a member of the 2012 Northern Cal Ripken 8U All-Star Team in Lexington. The team played in several tournaments and won the Sandlot Baseball Throwdown Tournament in Athens, Ohio, and the Woodford County Summer Slam. They were also the East Kentucky 8U State Champions and were runner-up in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Vincennes, Ind. Hayden is the son of Eric and Lisa Collins of Lexington and the grandson of Susan Collins of Mount Eden.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball team defeats...

    Spencer County’s Bethany Martin (8) sets the ball for a teammate during the Lady Bears’ first volleyball game of the season, a 3-0 win over Iroquois last Tuesday night. The Bears handily won their games, 25-8, 25-10 and 25-11. They faced North Bullitt and Nelson County on the road early this week, before a home game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Collins. They will play in a tournament this weekend at OVVC and will host Shelby County next Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

  • Former Spencer Countian wins...

    Jason Swift Jr., 15, formerly of Spencer County, recently competed in the Special Olympics of Maryland, where he took home the gold in the 100-yard dash, mini javelin throw and running long jump.

  • Bears win scrimmage 21-19

    After weeks of hitting each other in hot summer practices, the Spencer County Bears took to the football field against an actual opponent last Friday night in a scrimmage at Nelson County. The hard work of the summer may reap rewards.

  • COLUMN: Team USA shows anew why...

    Flag waving time in America.
    With our country’s problems — hateful political discourse, the national debt, racism, on to a national obesity problem (Walmartians) — those who say America is in decline are wishful thinkers (Hugo Chavez), whistling past the graveyard (Iranian imam), or just don’t get it (Cuba’s Castro brothers).
    Nice, 104 medals at the 30th Olympiad — 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze. Well ahead of China, Russia and the rest.
    But there is more than metal here.

  • Smith competes at Junior Olympics