Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Kentucky football needs...

    The Southeastern Conference is better than ever at the top – LSU and Alabama, 1-2 in America; solid in the middle – South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Auburn; and poised to break out – Tennessee and Mississippi State, even Vanderbilt. At the bottom, Kentucky has been awful.
    Unvarnished truths at midseason.
    Kentucky’s record is 2-4, but seems worse. Two touchdowns scored in last 12 quarters of football while surrendering 48, 35 and 54 points is unacceptable and ruinous.

  • SCSA brings back trophies from...

    The Spencer County Soccer Association is growing, producing great soccer players, promoting the love of the game, and bringing home championship trophies.

  • COLUMN: UK coach needs to show...

    Coach John Calipari has energized Kentucky fans in his short tenure so far with his high-tempo style of play on the court and his high-stakes marketing of Kentucky basketball off it.
    Even though I question the methods, which include going after student-athletes (cough) who simply want to use UK as a one-year audition for the NBA, it’s hard to argue with the success on the floor he’s had. Last year’s Final Four appearance only cemented his legendary status among most UK fans.

  • PHOTO: Kicking cancer

    The Spencer County boys soccer team applied some pink tape to their socks and shoes prior to their game against Christian Academy of Louisville on Thursday night in honor of cancer awareness efforts across the country.

    The boys finished their regular season on an uptick, winning two of their last three games, including a 3-2 victory at Bardstown last week and a 5-1 victory over Owen County Saturday afternoon at home. The boys were scheduled to travel to Oldham County to tackle South Oldham in the opening round of the 16th District tournament Monday night.

  • Bears win big at homecoming

    The Spencer County Bears used a bruising running attack to tame the Waggener Wildcats on Saturday night during a 33-7 victory as they celebrated homecoming.

    The Bears rushed for 364 yards on the night as they controlled the line of scrimmage and the possession game on the way to their second consecutive victory while improving to 3-5 on the year.

  • Bears maul Atherton 55-7

    There’s a lot of fun to be had on the sidelines of a 55-7 blowout, but Spencer County Bears’ Football Coach Mike Marksbury was proud of his team for taking care of job one at Atherton on Friday night when they picked up a district victory over the Rebels.

  • Lady Bears fall to South Oldham

    The Spencer County Lady Bears continue their quest to prove they can compete at the highest level of high school soccer, but two games last week reminded them that they’ve got a few things left to learn.

  • COLUMN: The good, the bad and...

    Good, bad and you know.
    The Bluegrass State’s three D-I affiliates suffered a donut hole last weekend. And, Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky face the likelihood of more of the road this week.
    GOOD. Kentucky arrived home from Baton Rouge long after 570 tents were gone from Memorial Coliseum. Tickets for Big Blue Madness sold out in 59 minutes.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball team wins on...

    Spencer County’s Alexis Hays sends the ball over the net during recent volleyball action for the Lady Bears. The girls celebrated senior night last week with a 2-0 win over Fort Knox as they said goodbye to four seniors, including Angel Bensen, Brandi Bleemel, Courtney Cox and Nikki Prater. The girls were to complete their regular season on Tuesday with a game at Washington County.

  • PHOTO: Ray gets 750-pound elk

    Spencer County resident Joseph Ray killed this 750-pound 5-by-6 bull Elk in Knott County Saturday. Ray said he was one of two Spencer County residents who drew an elk tag, allowing him to hunt the large animal.