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Today's Sports

  • 2016 is stocked for fishing

     

    For Kentucky’s hunters and anglers, opportunities await in the year ahead.

    The new edition of the Fishing Forecast for Kentucky’s major fisheries is available at fw.ky.gov. The annual compilation from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is designed to help anglers plan trips – and hopefully improve their catch rates.

    Two anticipated opportunities lead off the 2016 forecast’s new and expanding fisheries section.

  • Hoops teams back in action

     

    Freshman point guard Alyssa Howie and the Lady Bears were to return to action Tuesday night following a holiday tournament in Orlando, where they dropped three games, one in overtime to Seton High School from Ohio. The girls also lost to a team from Pennsylvania and to a squad from Georgia. The girls will be at home this Friday night for a key district matchup with Collins in a game that will tip-off at 6 p.m.

  • More honors for the Bears

     

    Post-season accolades continued to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team last week.

    Logan Holbrook was named first team All-State by the Courier-Journal and also a member of the Herald-Leaders’ Class of the Commonwealth team for 2015.

  • Big man “Bam” Adebayo is a power...

    What are Kentucky basketball fans going to see next year when 6-10 Edrice “Bam” Adebayo joins John Calipari’s team?

  • Plenty ahead for Kentucky...

    The first day of winter arrived last week but you wouldn’t have known it based on the mild temperatures experienced across Kentucky.

    The spring-like weather conditions tempted hunters and anglers to squeeze a last-minute outing into their busy holiday schedules – that is, until torrential rains thwarted such opportunism.

    Fortunately, there will be opportunities in the year ahead. And, like you, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking forward to 2016.

  • Three Bears named All-Metro

     

    Nearly two months after the season ended, the Bears are still making news on the football field. Three members of the Spencer County High School Football team were named to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s All-Metro squad last week.

  • Bears get two wins

     

    The Spencer County Bears took two of three games in the Mike Miller Classic tournament they hosted last week, falling 72-61 in the championship game to North Bullitt.

  • Lady Bears bounce back with two...

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears bounced back from a four-game skid to take two of three during a holiday tournament in Taylor County, to put the girls back on the winning track before heading south for a Christmas tournament this week.

    The girls opened the Taylor County Christmas Tournament with a 47-43 victory over the host Lady Cardinals, then fell to eventual champions Bullitt Central, 49-40 in the second round.

  • Kentucky kid Hawkins dreamed of...

     

    As a youngster, Dominique Hawkins said when he played basketball with his friends they always pretended they were playing a Kentucky-Louisville game.

    “Usually Kentucky would always win. It was fun though,” Hawkins said.

    It was again last week when Hawkins helped provide needed help after starter Isaiah Briscoe was hurt in pregame warmups. Hawkins hit three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 14 points in the 75-73 win. He said it was probably his best game since high school at Madison Central.

  • 2015 saw record deer harvest in...

     

    Kentucky often comes up in discussions about the best places in the country to hunt whitetail deer.

    It’s no wonder. The deer are plentiful, permits can be easily obtained, and the state produces several trophy class bucks each year.

    The 2015-16 deer season is reinforcing Kentucky’s reputation by breaking records at just about every turn. Two more fell this past weekend when black powder hunters finished a record late muzzleloader season and sent the state’s overall harvest total soaring to unprecedented heights.