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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Halfway through, Ky....

    Kentucky has 15 games left in the regular season, same for Western Kentucky. Louisville has 14. Mid-schedule impressions from here:
    KENTUCKY. Halfway through their college careers, John Calipari’s one-and-doners, in light of preseason hype showered on them, have underachieved.
    Game performance to match preseason No. 1 ranking? One. Defeated Louisville at Rupp Arena. Michigan State and North Carolina aside, Kentucky played a bevy of lightweights, endured something called Camp Cal and at mid-January UK is still learning to be a team.
    Grade. C-minus.

  • COLUMN: Charlie Strong, it’s ‘...

    Happy New Year, Charlie Strong.
    Football in Texas is like football in Brazil, nationalized and a little nutsy. Texas is a nation isn’t it? And basketball is Little Brother, too.
    Meanwhile (most) Louisville football fans were gracious, wished their ex-coach well on his job jump. Media-types went along. Paid homage to a 25-million-dollar-man.
    Just business, man.

  • Bears take 2nd in tourney

    They didn’t bring home the big trophy, but the Spencer County Bears did earn a dose of self-confidence over the weekend as they claimed second place at the Christmas Tournament in Carroll County.

  • Spencer County youth wrestling...

    On Sunday, Jan. 5, local youth wrestlers headed to Fern Creek to hit the mats. Teams in attendance included North and South Oldham, Moore, Warren County, Fern Creek and Spencer County, among others.

    It was a solid day for Spencer’s wrestlers with Ethan Morrell, Sebastian Blythe and Kayden Nelson taking gold medals. Earning silvers were Josh Lingle, Tyler McMillan, Brandon Shick, Tavian Nelson and Colton Price.

  • Lady Bears fall to top-ranked...

    When the top-ranked Anderson County Lady Bearcats came to Taylorsville on Saturday afternoon, most expected them to have an easy time with a Spencer County team that had struggled to a 3-9 start to the season. But probably no one expected the 70-8 route that looked for a while that it might be even worse.

  • COLUMN: Step out in faith

    A reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew 1:18-25:

  • COLUMN: Bengals loss brings up...

    Sunday was the first time I watched an entire Cincinnati Bengals game in years. I grew up loving the Bengals, even before they put stripes on their helmets and the heroes were guys like Kenny Anderson, Pete Johnson, Cris Collinsworth and Issac Curtis. They were the team of my youth and I remember how thrilled I was when I got a Bengals t-shirt and a Bengals winter coat for Christmas one year. I wore those things ragged.

  • COLUMN: 2013 had its moments

    Reflections. Kentucky 73, Louisville 66.
    Fans (and CBS) got their money’s worth at Rupp Arena last week. Louisville at Kentucky was entertainment at its delicious best: Adrenaline, antagonist-protagonist (coaches), passion, rise-and-fall drama, more passion, players appreciated the crowd, then a Bill Keightley “whew, glad that’s over!” joy. For the other side, a few tears, lots of jeers, “we got cheated!” rant then, “How about those Charlie Strong Cards!?”

  • Bears beat Bethlehem with last-...

    A thrilling last-second shot Thursday night gave the Spencer County Bears their third win of the season as they nipped Bethlehem 49-48 during the first round of a holiday tournament at Marion County.

  • Girls team improves in holiday...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears made a long trip and took great strides last week during a holiday tournament in Logan County. Despite compiling a 1-2 record in three games, Head Coach David Marion said his squad played its best basketball of the season.