Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: NFL tragedies center on...

    For the second Sunday in a row, an NFL team took the field with heavy hearts after the loss of a teammate. First it was the Kansas City Chiefs who were reeling last Sunday, just one day after one of their key defensive players, Javon Belcher, shot and killed his girlfriend and then later used another gun to kill himself.
    This week, the tragedy took place in Dallas when Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent wrecked his car, killing his passenger and teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent has been charged as a result of the accident and another NFL team is attending another funeral.

  • Eight SCMS football players...

    Following an impressive football season, eight Spencer County Middle School football players were chosen to be a part of this year’s all-star teams.
    From the sixth grade team, Wyatt DeRudder and Chris Shelburne were named to the All Kentucky team to play on the regional level.
    Seventh-graders Jay Brove and Kadin Smith were chosen for the All Kentucky team on the national level.

  • Bears defeat Whitefield

    Good outside shooting and pressure defense were the keys to victory for the Spencer County Bears last Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting Wildcats of Whitefield Academy, 58-55.

  • Lady Bears fall to 2-3

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a busy week, but it wasn’t one they probably want to remember as they dropped two of three games.

  • COLUMN: Fiscal cliff? At...

    Kicking the can, uh, football down the road.
    Charlie Strong is staying. ... Willie Taggart is going. ... Joker Phillips is gone.
    And, Mark Stoops has a staff in place a fortnight before Christmas.
    Each has its own wow factor depending on your field position.
    Here are a few of mine.
    • Strong re-affirmed his commitment to Louisville last week, but not before flirting with Tennessee and until Tom Jurich sweetened his contract.

  • PHOTO: Former Bear coaches state...

    Chris Riggs is a former standout football player for the Spencer County Bears and is now finding success on the sidelines as an assistant coach at Bowling Green High School. Riggs, shown here with two of his linebackers, helped coach the Bowling Green Purples to their second straight 3A State Title with a 34-20 win over Cooper on Saturday in the championship game.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky’s ranking was...

    It’s been a while since the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team didn’t make an appearance in the Top 25. After consecutive losses to unranked Notre Dame and then at home to Baylor, the Cats find themselves on the outside looking in for the first time in a very long time this week.
    Kentucky was grossly overrated to start the season. Here was a team that had no returning starters, no players with significant experience except for a transfer from mid-major Wright State (Julius Mays) and yet the pollsters were quick to anoint the Cats a top 3 team. Based on what?

  • Runners compete at AAU National...

    Five members of the Spencer County Middle School and Spencer County High School Cross Country teams were invited to run in the AAU National Cross Country meet this past weekend at Winthrop University in South Carolina.

  • Lady Bears fall to Waggener

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got off to a rough start and never recovered Saturday in a 72-41 loss at Louisville Waggener.

  • COLUMN: Stoops is next coach at...

    Mark Stoops is Kentucky’s new football coach.
    For times Big Blue Nation citizens live in, it is a reasonably good hire.
    Stoops The Younger (of four brother college coaches) defines himself.
    “I’m a meat and potatoes kind of guy.”
    Sounds good, smells good. Because Kentucky is a meat-and-spuds kind of Commonwealth, as long as the menu includes soup beans and corn bread with an occasional dash of Cracker Barrel, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.