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Today's Sports

  • Football signing week

    When fans statewide crank up computers this week to review which four and five star football prospects signed with Kentucky, Louisville, Western or Eastern Kentucky, take pause, sit back and apply the DAT.

    Derek Abney Test.

    Beyond the constellation where height, weight and speed in the 40 are Biblical to those who do prep.com(s), there’s a more cerebral measure. A world where walk-ons are discovered and DAT qualifiers often rise to be college football’s best stories.

  • Sharp shooting helps Lady Bears...

    Junior MacKenzie Smith sank five three-pointers but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bears dropped a tough 60-49 decision to Bullitt Central at home on Friday night.

  • Bears drop contest with Bullitt...

    One loss shouldn’t dampen what has been a remarkable season for the Spencer County Bears, and with district foe Anderson County scheduled to visit Tuesday night, the team really couldn’t afford to stay down following Friday’s 80-63 loss to Bullitt East.

    Despite the 17-point margin, there is good that can come from that loss, like the fact that after spotting the Chargers as much as an 18-point lead in the first half, Spencer County hung with the 6th region contenders the rest of the way, and actually cut into the Bullitt East lead early in the fourth quarter.

  • Stallion news

    Introducing the 2010 Spencer County Youth Football Association Board Members: Chris Hutt, president; Stan Shivers, vice president; Allison Greer-Hughes, secretary; Kim Carruthers, treasurer; Tommy Shelburne, equipment mgr.; Sherry Young, cheer coordinator; Sergent of Arms, Robby Berry; Floyd Light; John Phillips; and Tammy Berry, concession mgr.

  • Rabbit hunt nets 28

    The posse strikes gold again. 28 rabbits in less than six hours on a farm in Shelby County. Hunting rabbits is all about family and friends and good dogs. Front row (from left): Brandon Williams, Dwayne Hilbert, Gayle Hilbert, Sonny Briniger, and Cory Williams. Second row (from left): Dustin Hilbert, Ben Williams, and Dillon Hilbert. Back row (from left): Ed Williams, Dakkota Helton, and Earl Humphrey.

  • Lady Bears nearly upset North...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have struggled all season and the decision last week by two seniors to hang up their sneakers for the rest of the year wasn’t exactly the news Coach Daniel Cox needed to hear.

    Cox did not want to discuss the decision by seniors Chelsea Gross, the team’s leading scorer, and point-guard Ashley Wiley, who last week announced they were quitting, other than to thank them for their efforts. “Both are great girls with wonderful futures ahead of them. I wish them nothing but good fortune and success,” he said.

  • Kentucky and No. 1 spot, a...

    Ranked No. 1 a curse for Kentucky?

    Such heresy. Might as well ask a Yankee if pin stripes are bad luck, or Crimson Tide man about an elephant. Kentucky fans consider No. 1 a divine right.

    A few views from the sunny side of blue.

    • Seven years since top spot rare air, and being the last unbeaten makes it doubly delicious.

    • Taking an opponent’s best shot is nothing new for Big Blue. Taking an opponent’s best shot and making it shoot 30 percent is the proper antidote.

  • Bears get TV time as WLKY&...

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    After presenting the SCHS basketball team with their team of the week trophy, WLKY’s Keith Farmer captures the celebration that later appeared on television.

  • Dunbar scores 1000th point

    Logan Dunbar’s 1,000th career point came in familiar fashion. He battled for a rebound, fought off defenders and a foul under the basket and scored early in the fourth quarter in Thursday night’s win over Trimble County to reach the milestone.

    It was a fitting way for the junior to reach the mark, as the majority of his points have come in blue-collar fashion over the course of the last three years.

  • Bears off to best start in 20...

    The Spencer County Bears continue to be one of the surprise stories in high school basketball, racking up two more victories last week to improve their record to 13-2 on the season with wins over North Bullitt and Trimble County last week.

    On Tuesday, the Bears welcomed North Bullitt, a team they had already played twice on the season, splitting games with the Eagles.