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Today's Sports

  • Elk hunk

    Cody Russell, 14, of Taylorsville shot this cow elk in Hazard on Dec. 20. Russell was one of a thousand drawn for the 2009 Kentucky Fish and Wildlife elk quota hunt. There were 250 bull tags issued, 750 cow tags issued and over 40,000 entries.

     

  • New hope, new ideas for new...

    Except we’re still breathing and young Harrison Barnes freshens our optimism, Year 2009 rates somewhere in range of an N1H1 booster to the gluteus maximus, and a triple tablespoon of castor oil. Or both.

    Not good! But good for us.

  • Lady Bears on a roll with two...

    After starting the season 0-7, the Spencer County Lady Bears have notched two consecutive victories. The latest, a 51-35 win over Waggener in a holiday tournament at Campbellsville University.

    The girls have sorely missed the inside presence of Kenisha Marshall, who last year provided the hub for their offense, but it seems they’re beginning to learn how to manage on their own, as they got balanced scoring in Monday’s game.

  • Bears collect trophies

    Few people expected anything spectacular from the Spencer County Bears boys basketball team this season, but as the calendar turns to 2010, the team is a surprising 10-2, with two first-place trophies from December tournaments.

    After claiming first place in the St. Francis tournament earlier in the month, the Bears claimed top honors at a tournament last week at North Bullitt, downing the host Eagles 71-55 in the championship game last Wednesday night.

  • Lady Bears keep Eagles from...

    It’s always a relief to end a losing streak, and that’s the feeling the Lady Bears experienced Friday night when they were able to best the Lady Eagles of Fort Knox 40-29 to notch their first win of the season.

    The girls used an 8-0 run late in the first half and into the second half to build a 10 point lead and were able to hold on for the victory.

  • Secret weapon: Erico Smith helps...

    Erico Smith had little trouble getting to the goal-line this year for the Spencer County football team, and the junior who had been away from basketball for a couple of years has demonstrated a similar knack for getting to the basket early on this season.

  • Nations Baseball: coming to a...

    Nations Baseball is planning a youth tournament in June that will span diamonds across Spencer County.

    The 2010 Nations Baseball Kentucky Co-State Tournament will be held in Spencer County June 11-13. A coinciding tournament will be held the same weekend near Covington.

    Chuck Fisher, state director of Home Plate Sports and representative of Nations Baseball, estimated that the tournament would generate over $40,000 in revenue for local businesses. About 40 teams are expected to utilize various fields across the county at schools and public parks.

  • Bob Knight 'plays the fool...

    In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.

     - Yiddish Proverb

    Thank you, Bob Knight.

    Indiana’s ex-coach was in Indianapolis last week at a fund raiser for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. It was also Knight’s night to ... play the fool. (wink)

    As always, when The General speaks, we listen and think and form opinions on his opinions, whether we agree or not (he doesn’t care). We are seldom disappointed.

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears dropped a 73-35 decision to a tough Anderson County team Saturday afternoon at the middle school.

    Facing what will surely be one of the favorites to reach Bowling Green from the region, the Lady Bears fell behind early and never were able to seriously challenge the visiting Bearcats.

    The visitors used their superior size inside to score easy baskets and the cause was not helped when senior Chelsea Gross went down with an injury and couldn’t play for most of the second half.

  • SCHS players make All-Star team

    If you followed the Spencer County Bears on the football field this past season, Cameron Smith stood out for his exciting play and any glance at the post-game stance would have your attention drawn to David Cross, whose consistency on the defensive side was evident.

    Both of these seniors were recognized for their outstanding play recently by being selected to the Greater Louisville Coaches Association All-Star Team, which played in the annual All-Star game this past Saturday afternoon at Southern High School in Louisville.