.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Spencer girls face tough start...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a tough start to their 09-10 season, sporting an 0-5 record through the first week of action, a week filled with some stiff competition and hopefully some lessons that will pay off as the season goes on.

    The girls traveled to Bardstown last Tuesday to open the season and dropped a 56-34 decision to the Lady Tigers.

  • High school sports are better

    High school basketball season kicks off this week in Kentucky. Our state has such a storied tradition of high school hoops and there’s a new chapter to be written every year.

    Anybody who has ever watched the movie “Hoosiers” about the small school in Indiana who accomplished the improbable by going up against the big schools to claim the state championship should appreciate the legendary stories of teams in Kentucky like Carr Creek, Cuba and Hazel Green, small schools who also lived out the “Hoosiers” dream in real life.

  • Strikers No. 2

    The Strikers, a U12 boy’s soccer team with the SCSA, continued their wining ways in the Commonwealth Cup State tournament held in E-town, Ky. 

    The Strikers went 6-1-1 during the regular season and place second in the JCYSL tournament a few weeks ago.  This time the stakes were higher as they played to earn the number one team in Kentucky crown. 

  • SCSA and the Commonwealth Cup

    The SCSA, Spencer County’s youth soccer program, recently sent several teams to play in the Commonwealth State soccer tournament.  This tournament is the biggest tournament in Kentucky for the recreational clubs and determines the top teams throughout the state.  

    There were some awesome games throughout this two weekend tournament as the Spencer County teams added several wins and close games to the mix.

  • Top 10 reasons why high school...

    10. It’s extremely rare for your high school team to be on television, which means you have to attend the game in person.

    9. Most high school players have not obtained celebrity status. You’re liable to see them at church, bagging groceries or mowing the lawn down the street.

    8. No luxury boxes. Everybody is equal in the stands.

    7. Good high school players concern themselves with inking a scholarship. Pro and college players seem focused on inking their arms, necks, faces, etc.

  • Best and worst college hires in...

    What have been the worst coaching hires in Kentucky college sports? an e-mailer asked recently.

    This week, the worst and best on a topic up for discussion.

    Worst hires

    University of Kentucky football.

    1. Hal Mumme hired in 1997 was worst in history. Metro media fawned and over-killed (Air Raid) contributing to a dupe job that began when Mumme tossed starting quarterback Billy Jack Haskins under the bus then rode Tim Couch-to-Craig Yeast to one winning season in four years and landed UK on NCAA probation ... again.

  • Four head to All-State game

    Football has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition, but for four local middle school boys, the tradition won’t have anything to do with sitting on the couch watching the after-meal contest, but will involve strapping on the helmet and hitting the field for the inaugural Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s East Vs. West All-State Football Classic to be held in Frankfort.

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Girls basketball...

    Progress isn’t always measured by speed, but by direction. The Spencer County Lady Bears have made huge strides in recent years, culminating last season in a trip to the 8th Region tournament.

    While there are some experienced players returning, the team will have to find a way to make up for the loss of Kenisha Marshall, who graduated last year as one of the program’s most prolific scorers and rebounders. Head Coach Daniel Cox said the key to the program is to keep moving forward.

  • UK's Georgia win wasn'...

    Amid the fickle peculiarities in sports is the short memory. Two years ago Mark Richt was Mahatma of Athens, Georgia. This week he’s a bum.

    Kentucky? Punctuating the victory chants after beating Georgia, analysis was about style points and winning ugly.

    Laughable? Yes.

    Not so many autumns ago the common UK coach complaint was, “...we need to be better in the fourth quarter.”  and “...we need more depth to finish a game.”

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Boys basketball...

    At first glance, a look at the 09-10 roster might suggest a very raw, inexperienced Spencer County Bears basketball team. While the list of players does reflect youth, much of that youth does have experience and that could pave the way for a much-improved season from last year’s 6-22 record.