Today's Sports

  • Middle school soccer teams win


    The middle school soccer season is off to a good start with both the boys and girls team picking up victories last week.

    The boys got their first win of the season, topping Mt. Washington Middle School 4-1 at home. Taylor Porter paced the Grizzlies with two goals, while Donny Wilson and Jason Nichols also scored one goal each.

    In girls action, the Lady Grizzlies earned a 1-1 tie with Marion County last Monday, and then later in the week took a 7-1 victory over Taylor County.

  • FINS a good way to share the joy...


    Most anglers are beneficiaries of the “pay it forward” philosophy. That is to say, somebody once took time to introduce them to fishing.

    Spring is an opportune time to further the legacy, and any of the 40 lakes across Kentucky that comprise the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lineup make great places to teach a beginner the basics.

  • League champions


    A group of fourth and fifth graders from Spencer County recently won their tournament in the Nelson County Youth League.

  • Ulis leads Kentucky to SEC...


    Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries says as much as he watches Tyler Ulis, he sometimes still is surprised by what his 5-9 teammate does for Kentucky.

    “He’s just amazing. He’s so much fun to watch,” said Humphries. “We all see him do some incredible things, and then we see something new. You just never know what he’s going to do.”
    Texas A&M assistant coach Rick Stansbury, a Kentucky native, calls Ulis “special” for many reasons, and he was certainly that against the Aggies Sunday.

  • Young talent key for Lady Bears


    First year coach Jimmy Schmidt has a lot of unanswered questions about his Spencer County Lady Bears softball team heading into the season that begins this week, but he’s realistic about his expectations without setting the bar too low.

    “To know if we are rebuilding or if we can compete right away is still to be determined,” said Schmidt.

    He said the district has some good, veteran squads, while his team has a lot of youth. “To compete in the district right away would be a huge compliment to our players,” he said.

  • SCHS team makes a splash


    The swim team at Spencer County High School had only four members this past season. It’s what you’d expect, perhaps, in a small town without a pool in miles.

    But the four swimmers finished their 2015-16 season last month by each setting a personal record at the Sixth Region Swimming and Diving Championships in Versailles, Ky.

  • Diamond Days are here


  • Vitale: UK ‘dangerous’ heading...

    Most years ESPN analyst Dick Vitale believes 12 to 15 teams might have a reasonable chance to win a national championship. This year he thinks as many as 25 teams could have a chance to win six straight games in NCAA tournament play and a national title, depending on pairings.

    He believes Kentucky, which has been to the Final Four four of the last five years, is a “dangerous team” again this year despite an inconsistent season filled with various injuries to key players.

  • Bears lose on last second shot...


    Heartbreak has been the theme of the Spencer County Bears boys basketball team this season, and so it was in keeping their season closed last week on a bitter note. On Tuesday night in Lawrenceburg, the bitterness came in the form of a buzzer-beating jumper from just beyond the free throw line to give Anderson County a 68-66 overtime victory over the Bears in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    The game-winner came less than seven seconds after Spencer County’s Jamie Newnam hit a 3-pointer to tie the game.

  • Lady Bears fall 58-25, but...


    Spencer County Lady Bears Head Coach Brandy Scott would rather focus on photos of her team than the numbers on a scoreboard. That’s especially true following the girls 58-25 loss to Anderson County last Tuesday night in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament in Lawrenceburg.

    The loss ended the Lady Bears’ season at 11-19, but Scott said the photos remind her that good things are ahead for the program.