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Today's Sports

  • OK to dream of Rupp Arena?

    What’s worse: setting goals too high and risking disappointment, or setting goals too low and guaranteeing mediocrity?

    It’s a question that the Spencer County Bears’ basketball team should be asking itself as both the calendar and season turns to 2011.

    Come March, 16 teams from across Kentucky will play their way to Rupp Arena to participate in the State Tournament. No team from Spencer County has ever made it to the Sweet 16, but each year there seems to be some school celebrating their debut appearance.

  • Lady Bears kick off New Year in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got 2011 off to a great start with a 44-27 victory over district foe Shelby County at home Monday night.

    The Lady Bears jumped out early by scoring the game’s first nine points and led 17-5 after one quarter.

    Shelby County closed the gap by scoring the first five points of the second quarter before MacKenzie Myers hit one of two free throws to push it back to 18-10. The Bears went into the halftime break with a 20-10 advantage.

  • SCHS splits in tourney action

    The Spencer County Bears completed a 2-2 swing throught the Lloyd Memorial Invitational Tournament last week but felt it should have been better.

    After an opening-round 81-64 loss to a very quick Covington Holmes squad, the Bears bounced back to win a thrilling 48-47 contest over Bishop Brossart.

    The Bears then squared off against Cooper High School and dropped a heartbreaker of a game, 51-50.
    In that game, the Bears led most of the way, but lost on a tip-in at the buzzer.

  • Looking ahead, looking behind

    "Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland, writer

    Year-ender things.

    2010 had high and low lights and a few in between.

    Never mind the latter, savor the former.

    A few of mine.

  • Record wild turkey harvest a top...

    FRANKFORT — A record wild turkey harvest, the return of the alligator gar and south-central Kentucky received two new wildlife management areas, are just some of the highlights of the past year.

    Here’s a look back at some of the top outdoors stories of 2010:

    TURKEY HARVEST

    Hunters took a record 36,094 wild turkeys during the state’s 23-day spring season, which closed May 9.

  • SCHS rebounds from first loss...

    The Spencer County Bears rebounded from their first loss of the season with a victory over Trimble County last week and will head north this week for a tough test before getting into district play after the holidays.

    The Bears suffered a tough 61-60 loss on a last-second shot against a traveling team from Australia the week before Christmas, but had a chance to get back on the winning track before the holiday break when they traveled to Bedford on Dec. 21 to take on the Raiders, a team they already handled easily earlier in the season.

  • Lady Bears snare first win

    The Spencer County Lady Bears picked up their first win of the season last week as they opened up play in the Campbellsville Food Pantry Classic girls high school basketball tournament, knocking off the host Lady Eagles, 51-39, on Dec. 20.

    The girls fell behind early, trailing 15-11 after one quarter, but quickly surged ahead in the second quarter and led 25-19 at the intermission. The Lady Bears would increase that lead in the second half to secure the victory.

  • Edwards selected to national all...

    A standout football player from Spencer County Middle School has been invited to participate in two elite events in the next few weeks.

    Will Edwards, 14, who has starred for the Grizzlies for the past three seasons, has been invited to participate in the 2010 Diamond Bowl on Dec. 30 in Tempe, Ariz.

    The event is geared toward some of the top young student-athletes around the nation and will pit an East squad versus a West squad.

  • TWIN WINS: Bears open season...

    The Spencer County High School basketball team opened the season with two wins last week in two very different types of games. Last Tuesday, the Bears pulled away from the Bearcats of Kentucky Country Day to claim a 69-49 victory on the road. Friday night, the boys needed some last second heroics to pull out a 53-50 win over Whitefield Academy.

    BEARS 69 KCD 49

    The Bears tipped off the season against a senior-laden KCD team that featured five players over 6-5.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Kanter: Justice...

    Joker Phillips demonstrated last week, how to make a fair and just decision for a college student-athlete with dispatch. Did the NCAA cops notice Kentucky’s football coach’s justice? Swiftly and move on.

    For Enes Kanter, justice delayed is justice denied. The NCAA’s dawdle and dance-around is contrary to its call on Auburn’s Cam Newton.

    Here’s an idea for the deciders in Indy.