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Today's Sports

  • Dozen shots for Patterson (at...

    The John Wall craze has become, well, insane. Distorted too.

    At Vanderbilt last week, John Calipari’s team had nine assists, one by his point guard in 38 minutes. Patrick Patterson? 12 attempts. A dozen shots from the team’s All-American is courting disaster.

    At game’s end, Wall’s lone spectacular play was enough to overshadow a mediocre, even selfish performance, and drive some media back to John Wall Ga-Ga Land.

  • Bears prep for district tourney

    With the 30th District Tournament beginning tonight in Shelby County, the Spencer County Bears needed a good outing to take away the bitterness of the last few weeks. They got just that Saturday night when they traveled to Louisville and put together a 77-60 win over Holy Cross. Not only was it a needed win, but it was best game the Bears had played in nearly a month and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • Lady Bears drop final home game

     The Spencer County Lady Bears said goodbye to a couple of seniors Wednesday night but were not able to secure a victory as they fell to Trimble County, 47-36.

    Jayme Thomas and Elizabeth Whitely were honored prior to the tip-off of the varsity match-up and they will end their high-school careers in the 30th District Tournament opening round game against Shelby County tonight at 6 p.m.

    However, they had one last chance for a victory at home in a season that’s been short on wins.

  • Fourth win for Lady Bears

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got their fourth win in a rough season Thursday night when they topped Eminence, 41-20 on the road.

    Spencer County jumped out to a big first-quarter lead and never looked back.

    Defense keyed the lopsided win, as Spencer County held the Lady Warriors to just seven first-half points as they led 32-7 at the break.

    Coach Daniel Cox inserted many subs in the second half and the Lady Bears were able to get some playing experience for other girls while collecting the win.

  • Point guard play was "...

    John Wall meet Bob Cousy. Godfather of point guards who was defining take charge play and being The Game’s prime take-over-guy before Wall’s dad was out of diapers.

    Wall, Devan Downey and other gifted and cocksure playmakers would do well to look up the gold standard man. Point guard who pioneered the way to fame and fortune awaiting today’s take-over game types.

    A showman from Gotham City to Beantown, Cousy was cut from a high school team once and encouraged at Holy Cross College to minimize the fancy stuff.

  • Talley signs with University of...

    Spencer County High School track star Chelsey Talley signed to run competitively for University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

    On hand to help Talley celebrate her partial athletic scholarship to the university were her parents, Shelley (front, left) and Bill (front, right) Talley. Also in attendance at last Thursday’s event were U of C track and cross country coach Floyd Stroud (seated, second from right), SCHS Principal Jocelyn Lyons and Assistant Principal Dale Kleinjohn.

  • Bears hit a rough patch in season

    It would take a pessimist of the first order to call the 2009-10 season anything but a success for the Spencer County Bears boys basketball team. But those who dwell on the negative can point to the past couple of weeks to make their argument as the Bears have dropped five of their last six games, including their last three.

  • Lady Bears drop close game to...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears aren’t sporting an impressive record, but they continue to battle through a tough season and on more than one occasion have come up just shy of notching a few more victories.

    Friday night was just another example as they fell in a 54-51 decision at home to Henry County.

    Spencer County built an early four point lead after one quarter, 12-8, but the two teams battled basket for basket the rest of the way. Henry County was able to cut into the lead and trailed by just one at the break, 21-20.

  • March is right around the corner

    The best words that came from the radio for most school children Tuesday morning may have been the announcement that the snow and ice had cancelled classes in the county. But for me, my heart skipped a beat when I heard that pitchers and catchers were to be reporting to spring training on February 16. Forget flowers.What signals spring for me is the chance to catch the sound of Marty Brenneman on the radio broadcasting a Reds’ game from spring training – which this year will take place in Arizona.

  • Winning wrestlers

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet