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Today's Sports

  • Brooks deserves tribute

    All who pass this way leave a mark if only a bad tattoo. A few stay awhile and leave an indelible one. Rich Brooks did.

    Those who coach football at Kentucky don’t stay long or they dig fox holes, wear combat helmets and deal with ghosts of disasters past ... Hal Mumme, John Ray ... Bill Curry.

    Brooks climbed out of his fox hole last week, took off his helmet, gave us a sunshine smile, hugged the Missus and said he was retired.

  • Snow halts basketball schedule

    Last week’s snow caused the postponement of Friday’s double-header with Bullitt East but both the boys and girls are scheduled to be back in action this week.

    The boys did travel to Eminence last week to claim a 69-37 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday to improve their record on the season to 11-2.

  • Bears earn good marks at mid-...

    The local basketball teams are about halfway through their regular season schedule and it’s a good time to look at how the teams have performed so far.

    Maybe the biggest surprise of the season has been the improvement of the boys. There really aren’t many new faces from last season on this team, but there are several new contributors.

    Last season, the team looked almost exclusively to sophomores Logan Dunbar and Trey Wyatt for scoring. While the duo put up impressive numbers, the team struggled to just six wins on the season.

  • Skipping the trash, Wall plays...

    Post-Louisville, no chest bumps and high-5s for Kentucky fans. The Wildcats beat back their arch-rival with a wheeze and whew(!) at the end.

    The Cardinals were ready to play 40 and not be dazzled by the dazzle. They earned an A for audacity, B for bravery and C for coaching. Outmanned, out-sized and outplayed the first 12 minutes, UofL gathered its poise stopped UK at 71 points. A manageable total for upset.

    But, in the end 71 was enough as the Wildcats superior talent and John Wall glow took care of business.

  • SCMS dancers take a second

    Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed in the Game Day Dance/Cheer competition Saturday December 12 in Lexington. The team came in 2nd place.  Halee Hood received an individual award – Player of the Game.

     

  • Lady Rockets blast past Spencer

    Last season’s victory over Shelby County in the district tournament was arguably the biggest win for the Lady Bears in several years. The win not only was the first in many seasons over the border-county rival, but it also propelled them to the region tournament for the first time in years.

    The regular season rematch Monday night didn’t go as well for Spencer County, as the Lady Rockets used a huge third quarter to break open a close game to score a 48-34 victory.

  • 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.