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Today's Sports

  • Kids carry flag for 'Little...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    These kids participated, by carrying a flag, in the opening ceremony of the 25th Little League International Congress held in Lexington: Kobe Mitchell, Jackson Cole, Jacob Mitchell, Audrey Michels, Ethan Michels, Emily Sibert, Rachel Sibert, Jacob Cole, Halle Cotton, Brodye Manning, Cutter Whitely

  • Junior star

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Big blue blues

    One and done for Kentucky. One step short that is, of a Final Four.

    Basketball season in the Commonwealth did not end last Saturday, merely changed seasons.

    We move on to silver linings.

    • Kentucky is going to the Final Four. Well, Lexington native Shelvin Mack is.

    • Kentucky’s Lady Cats are a win away from a Final Four (at this writing).

    • Butler U. is the New Hoosiers. Milan legend Bobby Plump and Jimmy Chitwood, will enjoy another 15 minutes of fame too. Wait for it.

  • Grizzlies split double-header

    CRAIG CONRAD for The Spencer Magnet

    The Grizzlies split a double header in Washington County Saturday, March 27.  In the first game against St. Dominic, the grizzlies lost a heartbreaker 7-6 in the bottom of the 6th inning.  In the second game against Washington County, the Grizzlies rallied for a 16-2 victory.  The Grizzlies were led by 7th grader, Dylan Barmore, who is pictured above, and 8th grader Travis O’Dell, who is credited for the win.  Four images were used to create an action sequence of Barmore making an out from third base.

  • Could this be the year for the...
  • Bears end first week with double...

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears opened their season last week with three losses, but bounced back Saturday, taking a double-header over Louisville Doss.

    The boys ushered in their season at home on Tuesday, dropping a 6-3 decision to Bethlehem. On Tuesday, they hosted Kentucky Country Day and fell 4-2 and then lost 12-0 to Bullitt Central on Thursday.

    The Bears finished off their season-opening home-stand with a double-header against Doss, winning the first one 16-1, and the second game 12-6.

  • SCMS wins season opener

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies won their 2010 season opener March 18 against Whitfield Academy in Louisville 9-3.  The Grizzlies were led by 8th Grader Derek Clemens who went 2-4 and had 3 RBIs.  Nathan Conard is credited with the win and helped the Grizzlies effort by pitching 4 innings and giving up 0 earned runs and 4 K’s.  Westin Pittman and Kyle Alexander pitched in relief to seal the victory.           

    AT LEFT: Grizzlies 7th grader Nathan Conard #7 delivering a fast ball.

  • Chef Calipari has Wildcats...

    Eric Bledsoe stopped being a rookie about 3 o-clock last February. Last Saturday in New Orleans Kentucky’s other guard spotted a crack of daylight between Wake Forest defenders and went for it. He had to know thug boy Chas McFarland was lurking somewhere, but Bledsoe took a hop, skip and flew anyway. Dunk!

    Al-Farouq Aminu and others dressed in black had to wonder, “... whatwuzat? Of all the nerve, that little guy bringin’ that stuff in here!”

    Audacity is what grows at Kentucky during time and space, Big Blue Madness and march in March.

  • Why basketball is special in Ky.

    The best thing about high school basketball in Kentucky was on display at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. Unlike other states, where schools are divided into classes and they compete for state titles based on their enrollment, Kentucky’s Sweet Sixteen is open to every school of every size and they’re all going after one lone title.

  • Cameron Smith signs with Union...

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School senior Cameron Smith signs his intention to play football at Union College during a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Pictured above are: (from, left) Jayme Thomas, a friend; Carol Hubbuch, grandmother; Cameron Smith; Melissa Smith, mother; (back) Wes Napper, head coach; and Clark Teague, athletic director. Not pictured are Joe Smith, father; Justin Smith, brother; and Ray Hubbuch, grandfather.