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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bears begin season 2-2

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer teams is winning some games and some respect as they finished their first week of the season with a 2-2 record.

    The girls opened at Oldham County and fell behind 1-0 but a goal by freshman Madison Ratchford tied it 1-1 before the Lady Colonels pulled away for the final 4-1 win. After the game, the opposing coach praised the Spencer County girls on their effort, telling them it was one of the best performances by a Spencer County team he’d seen.

  • Defense will be the key in Bears...

    First-year Spencer County High School boys soccer coach Paul Taylor is new to the job, but he’s not new to the boys who will take the field under his charge this week. Taylor’s been coaching youth soccer in the county for about a decade and has watched many of his current players come up through the ranks.

    As they’ve matured and developed as players, he’s done the same as a coach, and there’s hope that might be a winning combination as the Bears embark on a new season after compiling a 5-11-1 record last year.

  • Alumni soccer game

    Spencer County High School Soccer program held its second annual alumni soccer game in the sweltering August heat Friday.

  • Lady Bears show promise in...

    When it comes to success on the field this year, youth could be both a help and a hindrance for the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team.

    New coach Charlie Traughber said the team will have to rely on young players, but thankfully, those young players have shown considerable promise.

    “Our freshmen class is a huge strength this year. Several freshmen will start and see significant playing time,” he said, noting that many of the young players have played on club teams and have developed well to this point.

  • First-half fumbles give game to...

    If the purpose of a preseason scrimmage is to give a coaching staff a chance to see what areas need improvement, then Friday’s practice game against Fairdale was a success for the Spencer County High School staff.

    However, such positive words probably weren’t the first ones uttered by head coach Wes Napper following the performance that he simply labeled as “terrible.”

  • UK needs to win

    This week, an opening glimpse at Governor’s Cup 23.

    Kentucky is a slight favorite at Louisville.

    Which team needs a win most? Kentucky.

    Reasons.

    1. Rookie head coach needs to establish Joker Ball and recruiting brag rights in Charlie Strong’s front yard in a year when Jefferson County high school talent is attracting big dogs including Alabama, Florida and Texas.

  • Barnhart squeezes UK fans again

    University of Kentucky bids $200,000 for a high school basketball prospect?

    Wrong! Just so much Claude Mills talk.

    Yet, outrage and legal action threats from a lawyer representing University of Kentucky’s athletics department last week against the Chicago Sun-Times, then by the Anthony Davis family this week, leaves us to wonder “The (man) doth protest too much, methinks.”

    Let’s all take a deep breath and remember dog days make news cycle choices a little daffy. Let’s chill out with an Ale-8-One and think Governor’s Cup.

  • Women to admire

    “One, two, three, four, five,” said 15-year-old Brittany Ware as she took inventory of the glinting gold medals she has accrued over a seven-year involvement with Special Olympics, an athletic organization and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Twelve silver and bronze medals sat nearby waiting to be counted – as did a nest of multicolored ribbons. 

  • SCHS locker room a source of...

    The Bears now have a den of their own.

    Through contributions of money, time and hard work, the Spencer County High School football team has a locker room to be proud of. After previously being assigned to the visiting locker rooms in the basketball gym, which meant a long walk from the field, their new space is bigger, closer and a source of pride.

    “Until this point, our football team didn’t have a true locker room,” said Coach Wes Napper.

  • Bears front line will be key to...

    They are usually the easiest to spot on the field, but the hardest to name from the stands. These are typically the biggest, meanest and dirtiest guys on a football team, but they are also the most anonymous.

    They’re the offensive line and while they don’t get the attention or credit of the guys who score the touchdowns, their efforts are just as important.

    For Spencer County’s 2010 football season, a large, seasoned line might be the team’s most potent weapon.