Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Bears fall short: drop...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a rough start, dropping their first four games of the season, three of them at home.

    The girls got their season underway by hosting Bardstown last Tuesday night and fell, 58-46. They hit the court two nights later when they hosted Western Hills, and dropped a close 53-50 contest  in a game that came down to the wire.

  • Improving Lady Bears still...

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears girls basketball team fell to a top 8th-Region contender Thursday night when they traveled to Lawrenceburg and suffered a 79-46 loss to Anderson County.

    The Lady Bearcats, who are 0-5 on the season, jumped out early and took a commanding 18-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Spencer County trailed 41-11 at the half.

    The second half was a bit more even as the Lady Bears were able to match up more evenly with some of Anderson’s reserves.

  • Unbeaten Bears defend St....

    Heading into Saturday night’s matchup with Lloyd Memorial, Spencer County high school basketball Coach Jacob Barmore expressed a little concern about the Juggernauts’ athleticism and size and said it should be a real test as the two teams squared off for the championship of the St. Francis Tournament in Louisville, an event the Bears won last year.

  • Bears boast of balance heading...

    One or two outstanding players can take a basketball team a long way, but a collection of five, six or even more quality players who care more about the final score than checking the books to see how they did individually can accomplish even more.

    That’s what Coach Jacob Barmore has this year with the 2010-11 edition of the Spencer County Bears and he recognizes one of his biggest jobs is to keep the guys focused on the teams’ accomplishments.

  • Lady Bears hope to show much...

    Daniel Cox is beginning his third year as head coach of the Spencer County High School Lady Bears basketball team and his short tenure has seen both extremes.

    In his first season, his talented girls finished with a winning record and advanced to the 8th Region tournament for the first time in many years. Last season saw only five wins as the girls faced a rebuilding season and suffered the loss of a couple of seniors midway through the year.

  • Napper resigns

    Spencer County High School will be looking for a new head football coach following the resignation last week of Coach Wes Napper after two years at the helm.

    Napper said he made the decision after “several weeks and many sleepless nights.” He told the team during a meeting last Tuesday afternoon.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Most pleasant...

    The list is longer than Mountain Parkway, Mt. Sterling to Prestonsburg. Parade of gifted basketball stars who twinkled in heavens over Inez on to Whitesburg and points between – Paintsville to Carr Creek, Virgie, all the way to Corbin.

    Ya-Missed-Him, big shot! is familiar refrain cast toward whoever coaches at University of Kentucky.

    The latest, Elisha Justice.

    Best surprise in Commonwealth hoops early on is Justice at Louisville.

  • GUEST COLUMN: 24 reasons to be...

    Theme for Thanksgiving...What one leaves behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. – Pericles

    Thursday ought be more than feast, family, football (Texas-Texas A&M), a nap and a day’s end whisper “... good to have visitors come, but love to see those tail lights.”

    Thanksgiving should range beyond a one-meal prayer on one day and be instead, a season for self-reckoning. Count our kindnesses to others. And if we did them for right reasons.