Today's Sports

  • Kleinjan claims conference title

    Spencer County Cross Country had a busy week, running in two races, including their conference championships in Bardstown.

    The Mid-Ky Conference Championships were held at Hillbilly Heaven on October 19. Cory Kleinjan won the boys race, again claiming the Conference Champ title. He completed the 5K run in 16:53. Mike Williams finished in 28th place.

  • October offers something for...

    Professional and college football season are in mid-season form and preseason hype about playoffs and bowl games are now being tempered by reality. Locally, we’ve seen some highs and lows from some of our college teams.

  • Grizzlies drop playoff game, 18-6

    The Spencer County Middle Grizzlies got a taste of postseason play last week as they hosted T.K. Stone Middle School from Elizabethtown last Wednesday evening. The atmosphere was lively and the Grizzlies got off to a good start, the end result may have been a little bittersweet as the home team fell, 18-6.

  • One very long season

    In week nine of what’s been a very long football season for the Spencer County Bears, injury only added to the insult of an 0-9 record during a 41-8 loss on the road at Henry County Friday night.

  • Serious soccer played in Spencer...

    The Spencer County Soccer program is growing in numbers and talent.

    The association was well represented in the JCYSL district soccer tournament on Sept. 24-25.

    Four teams from the SCSA competed in this district tournament and performed very well. Participants included Andy Mallory’s U10B Lightning, John Elder’s U10B Celtics, Mike Oneill’s U10G Purple Dragons, and Kenny Hornback’s/Mike McDonald’s U14G Crush.

  • PHOTO: 14U wins homecoming...

    Spencer County 14U held a baseball tournament homecoming weekend and went undefeated to win the championship. Pictured back row from left to right: Blake Lambdin, Westin Pittman, Lance Shelton, Joey Hollingsworth, and Brennan Noel. Front row left to right: Nathan Conard, Kyle Alexander, Dylan Barmore, and Evan Flener.

  • SPORTS BRIEF: Parks and Rec...

    Spencer County Parks and Recreation is now taking fall basketball signups.

    Signups will be held Oct. 21 and 28 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park and Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Waterford Park.

    The leagues will be divided into boys and girls and will include a kindergarten-first grade league, a second-third grade league, a fourth-fifth grade league, and a sixth-eighth grade league. The leagues will be coed if there are not enough children signed up for a particular age group.

  • Dismal end for Lady Bears at...

    A season to remember ended on a night to forget for the Spencer County Lady Bears as they ended their 2010 soccer campaign with a 5-0 loss to Oldham County in the district tournament in Buckner last Thursday night in a game that had been postponed from Wednesday night because of rain and lightning.

    The Lady Bears came out on the defensive as Oldham County showed early that they were going to control the ball, eventually taking a 1-0 lead about 13 minutes into the game. They would add one more goal before the break to go up 2-0.

  • Turnovers doom Bears

    The Spencer County Bears fell for the eighth consecutive game Friday night, losing to district foe North Oldham 42-32 in a game that saw plenty of bright spots for the Bears, but once again, too many mistakes.

    Three turnovers gave the visiting Mustangs too many extra scoring opportunities and the Bears are now looking at just two games remaining on their schedule to avoid a winless season.

  • GUEST COLUMN: UK's Hartline...

    Two autumns ago, Michael Hartline was a quarterback who “we hope can manage a game,” said UK offensive coordinator Joker Phillips.

    A polite way of saying Hartline would have to do until Morgan Newton and/or Ryan Mossakowski were signed, suited up and tutored to handle SEC violence.

    During the next two seasons the 6-6 kid from Ohio was adequate, streaks of pin-point passes checkered with spells of bumble-itis. Dropped passes and fickle fans didn’t help.