Today's Sports

  • Fans and family

    I will admit, covering fair pageants is not my favorite thing to do. But there was a moment at the fair last week that reminded me of some good sports memories from a few years back.

  • Catch phrase for Kentucky and...

    New (old) catch-phrase to get us ready for college football season?

    To whet one’s appetite, how about, Trap Game?

    Intriguing idea, isn’t it? Internet site Bleacher Report studied schedules of all SEC teams “to isolate the biggest potential game they could overlook and lose,” Barrett Sallee wrote. “Kentucky could sneak up on Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina.”

    Uh ... well.

  • Browning going for the gold

    After nearly a year of preparation, Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning will finally travel to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games next week.

    Browning will leave for Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, with her three Kentucky Special Olympics USA teammates and three Kentucky coaches who will serve at the Games. Their flight will leave from Louisville International Airport at 6 am.

    The Games will open on Saturday, July 25, with an opening ceremony that for the first time will be shown live on ESPN. The Ceremony will begin at 7 pm CDT.

  • Sports Briefs - week of July 22

    Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble

    The 8th Annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 8 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Please call John Shouse at 517-2576, Keith Stinnett at 664-0469, or Don Dennis at 410-8910 for more information or to sign up. Fees are $50 per player or $200 per team. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Allen Dennis given in Anderson, Spencer or Shelby counties.

    SCHS Football Camp for K-8th Grade

  • Don't fish too deep on lakes

    By Lee McClellan
    Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer.
    This makes sense, as fish are cold-blooded animals and their body temperature is the same temperature as the temperature of the water that surrounds them.
    However, fishing deep water in summer on a lake such as Taylorsville Lake may mean your offerings are in a “dead zone.” Warming air temperatures change the nature of the water in a lake. Anglers need to consider these changes while summer fishing.

  • Sports Briefs: Week of July 15

    SCHS Cheerleading Clinic for K-5th Grade
    The Spencer County High School Cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic July 21-23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the SCHS main gym. The clinic will be for girls kindergarten through fifth grade.
    Campers will learn cheer fundamentals and will be invited to cheer at the SCHS home football game on Aug. 28. Campers will also receive a cheer T-shirt to wear to the game.
    The cost for the clinic is $50 per participant. Please go to the SCHS website under athletic sport activities for detailed information.

  • Use football players to stomp...

    Treatise on bullying. Kevin Siple, head football coach at Grant County High School in Williamstown, shared a “something on my heart for many years” point-of-view the other day via the Internet.
    An edited excerpt:

  • Team goes undefeated


    The Spencer County 12U girl’s fast-pitch softball team went undefeated in league play and will be playing in two upcoming tournaments. Pictured are, from left: back row, Coach Mike Olmstead, Arianna Olmstead, Maggie Eisenback, Cassidy Goss, Brooke Johnson, Tori Manley, Alli Manley and Coach Ray Manley; front row: Raven Hagerman, Addison Raque, Taylor McMillian, Harley Denzik, Hailey Tobaban, Brianna Lawrence.  (Not pictured:  Brinley Barmore.)

  • Small horses are a big deal for...


  • Dragons are the champs...


    Last week, the Spencer County Youth Baseball played their 8U Championship. It was a well played game by both the Pirates and the Dragons. The Dragons came out on top with a score 10-1. Pictured bottom row are: Gunner Quire, Ben Allen, Andrew Williams, Brady Smith, Austin Huff and Dawson Laber. Pictured in second row are: Dylan Barnes, Hayden Bogard, Caden Cole, Jackson Combs, Conner Barnett and Lucas Frank. Coaches are: Jason Smith, Jeremy Barnett, Jerry Allen, Raina Allen and Mary Dayton.