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Today's Sports

  • Hunters take 45 bears, 500...

    Kentucky’s first black bear hunt in modern times was held just six years ago in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. Not one hunter harvested a bear.

    This year stands as a stark contrast.

    The record 45 bears taken by hunters this year includes the largest bear harvested in Kentucky in the modern era. Taken on opening day of the modern gun season, it tipped the scales at 500 pounds, smashing the old mark set almost two months earlier during the archery-crossbow season.

  • Phantoms bring home title

     

    Kentucky Youth Soccer hosted their Fall Commonwealth Cup last month, and the Spencer County Soccer Association was well-represented with six teams. Team Johnson’s Phantoms brought home the championship trophy, while Team Wheeler and Team Mallory came away as runner-ups in their respective groups.

  • Pundits weigh in on UK-UofL...

    What many Kentucky or Louisville basketball fans would like for Christmas is to have a win in Saturday’s UK-Louisville game in Rupp Arena in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass. It’s a game that five months ago seemed like one where Kentucky would be a solid favorite. Now with the way both teams are playing, Kentucky fans have a lot more reasons to worry and Louisville fans have a lot more reason to be optimistic.

  • Even in loss, Lady Bears impress

     

    How far has the Spencer County High School girls basketball program come? Two years ago, Anderson County came to Taylorsville and whipped the Lady Bears 70-8. Last year, the Bearcats took two games against Spencer County by an average of 37 points. On Saturday, Spencer County’s young Bears traveled to Lawrenceburg and with about four minutes left in the game, were down just six points.

  • Bears fall to Bullitt East,...

     

    Size and depth was decidedly in favor of Bullitt East last Thursday night as they came to Taylorsville and defeated the Spencer County Bears, 69-38.

    The Bears scrapped to keep it close early on, but a full-court press wore on the Bears, forcing them into a series of turnovers that led to easy Charger baskets. In the four minutes of the first quarter, they outscored the Bears 17-4 to take a 24-11 lead at the first break.

    Spencer County Coach Jason Burns said it was just a case of running into a better team.

  • Pete Rose is a tarnished hero

    One of the most iconic images of my childhood obsession with sports, is a photo of Pete Rose sliding headfirst into second base, surrounded by a cloud of dust and his helmet leaving his head. One glance at that picture let you know how Charlie Hustle earned his nickname – with all-out effort that has seldom, if ever, been matched in professional sports.

    Never blessed with extraordinary athleticism, speed or size, Rose simply outworked his peers, honed the skills necessary to make the Major Leagues, and once there, set a standard for hitting that may never be matched.

  • Lady Bears off to impressive 2-0...

     

    The last time the Spencer County Lady Bears started the season 2-0, most of the girls on this year’s team were barely walking, if they were even born. It’s been 15 years since that season, but their Saturday afternoon 54-41 victory over Taylor County is proof that good things are in store for this youthful program.

    The girls opened up the season on the road last Tuesday at Lexington Christian, and it was anything but a promising beginning, as they fell behind 13-0. However, they picked up the pace, got into the lead and won going away, 60-45.

  • Despite 1-2 start, Bears prove...

     

    There’s fight in the Bears this year, and that’s evident in both wins and losses early on this season.

    Spencer County opened up their home season Friday night, hosting a Boyle County team that boasted a significant height advantage, but the Bears battled back from a double-digit halftime deficit to make it close down the stretch.

  • UK in the hunt for California...

    No one enjoyed being at the Marshall County Hoop Fest last week more than 6-10 power forward Billy Preston of Advance Prep International of Dallas.

    “I love playing at Kentucky. We came last year to play at McCracken County. I loved both experiences. I love how the fans and whole city comes out,” said Preston.

    “Playing on ESPN is special and a blessing for a high school kid to be on national TV.

    It is exciting and I love exciting games, so it is all good for me.”

  • How to catch those trophy...

    The recent spate of rainy and somewhat dismal days sends many minds toward the grim reality that winter is here to stay.

    Sunless, dreary days with bouts of rain in December, January and February give most people the blues. However, desolate winter days bring joy to the heart of a reservoir smallmouth bass angler. These are the days to catch the big ones.