Today's Sports

  • Heartbreaking loss for Bears


    In front of a packed house at Lloyd G. Mullins Gymnasium, the Spencer Bears suffered a most agonizing defeat when they fell to Collins in the final seconds, 41-39 Friday night.

    The Bears held a 32-23 lead in the opening seconds of the final quarter, but Collins then connected on three straight three-pointers from the corner to tie the game at 32-32 with a little more than four minutes remaining.

    The lead then changed hands several times as the game came down to the stretch.

  • Lady Bears beat N. Oldham


    The Spencer County Lady Bears bounced back from a disappointing loss Friday night by besting North Oldham 50-43 Saturday at home. The victory snapped a five game losing streak for the Lady Bears, who improved to 7-10 on the season.

    “The girls came out and battled all four quarters and played very well,” said Coach Brandy Scott. “They had fun and played great team ball.”

    She cited the play of Abby Myers and Audrey Michels in the win.

  • Bengals-Steelers game a disgrace...

    Growing up as a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, I’ve been conditioned to handle defeat and disappointment. My fervor for the team waned back in the late 90’s as the Bengals began to be known as the NFL’s version of a halfway house, taking in players with criminal records, questionable morals and to top it off, they just couldn’t win.

    Slowly, they wooed me back over the past few years. They started winning, they had more touchdowns than court appearances and they became a much more tolerable team to root for.
    Until Saturday.

  • Sports Briefs - week of January...

    Youth Soccer Sign-ups

    The Spencer County Sports Association is accepting registrations for Recreational Spring Soccer for children age 2 to 18 now through January 25. Registration forms can be printed from their website, www.spencercountysoccer.com. Click on “Registration” then click on registration information and registration form.

    Spring Basketball League

  • Former UK Coach Yeast returns to...

    Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks.

    He’s the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio.

    Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast likes. Last year Franklin threw for over 4,000 yards and averaged 531 yards and 42 points per game. The team went 8-3 and made the NCAA playoffs.

  • 2016 is stocked for fishing


    For Kentucky’s hunters and anglers, opportunities await in the year ahead.

    The new edition of the Fishing Forecast for Kentucky’s major fisheries is available at fw.ky.gov. The annual compilation from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is designed to help anglers plan trips – and hopefully improve their catch rates.

    Two anticipated opportunities lead off the 2016 forecast’s new and expanding fisheries section.

  • Hoops teams back in action


    Freshman point guard Alyssa Howie and the Lady Bears were to return to action Tuesday night following a holiday tournament in Orlando, where they dropped three games, one in overtime to Seton High School from Ohio. The girls also lost to a team from Pennsylvania and to a squad from Georgia. The girls will be at home this Friday night for a key district matchup with Collins in a game that will tip-off at 6 p.m.

  • More honors for the Bears


    Post-season accolades continued to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team last week.

    Logan Holbrook was named first team All-State by the Courier-Journal and also a member of the Herald-Leaders’ Class of the Commonwealth team for 2015.

  • Big man “Bam” Adebayo is a power...

    What are Kentucky basketball fans going to see next year when 6-10 Edrice “Bam” Adebayo joins John Calipari’s team?

  • Plenty ahead for Kentucky...

    The first day of winter arrived last week but you wouldn’t have known it based on the mild temperatures experienced across Kentucky.

    The spring-like weather conditions tempted hunters and anglers to squeeze a last-minute outing into their busy holiday schedules – that is, until torrential rains thwarted such opportunism.

    Fortunately, there will be opportunities in the year ahead. And, like you, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking forward to 2016.