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Today's Sports

  • Bears off to best start in 20...

    The Spencer County Bears continue to be one of the surprise stories in high school basketball, racking up two more victories last week to improve their record to 13-2 on the season with wins over North Bullitt and Trimble County last week.

    On Tuesday, the Bears welcomed North Bullitt, a team they had already played twice on the season, splitting games with the Eagles.

  • Kentucky basketball rises to No...

    Kentucky basketball climbed to the pinnacle this week.

    Polls. Associated Press, USA Today, Sagarin, pick a poll. Forget unbeaten Texas.

    Any poll without Kentucky at the top, goes begging for credibility.

    Here’s why. Last Sunday, UK’s coaches, players, former players, boosters, and local television, put 18-0 and adulations aside and raised more than a million dollars for Haiti relief.

    “It’s emotional,” John Calipari said. He’s right.

  • Cold shooting plagues Lady Bears...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a tough week, dropping two lopsided decisions and now face a tough four-game road stretch.

    The girls welcomed Bullitt East to Taylorsville on Wednesday, only to fall to the 6th region power by the score of 56-17.

  • Brooks deserves tribute

    All who pass this way leave a mark if only a bad tattoo. A few stay awhile and leave an indelible one. Rich Brooks did.

    Those who coach football at Kentucky don’t stay long or they dig fox holes, wear combat helmets and deal with ghosts of disasters past ... Hal Mumme, John Ray ... Bill Curry.

    Brooks climbed out of his fox hole last week, took off his helmet, gave us a sunshine smile, hugged the Missus and said he was retired.

  • Snow halts basketball schedule

    Last week’s snow caused the postponement of Friday’s double-header with Bullitt East but both the boys and girls are scheduled to be back in action this week.

    The boys did travel to Eminence last week to claim a 69-37 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday to improve their record on the season to 11-2.

  • Bears earn good marks at mid-...

    The local basketball teams are about halfway through their regular season schedule and it’s a good time to look at how the teams have performed so far.

    Maybe the biggest surprise of the season has been the improvement of the boys. There really aren’t many new faces from last season on this team, but there are several new contributors.

    Last season, the team looked almost exclusively to sophomores Logan Dunbar and Trey Wyatt for scoring. While the duo put up impressive numbers, the team struggled to just six wins on the season.

  • Skipping the trash, Wall plays...

    Post-Louisville, no chest bumps and high-5s for Kentucky fans. The Wildcats beat back their arch-rival with a wheeze and whew(!) at the end.

    The Cardinals were ready to play 40 and not be dazzled by the dazzle. They earned an A for audacity, B for bravery and C for coaching. Outmanned, out-sized and outplayed the first 12 minutes, UofL gathered its poise stopped UK at 71 points. A manageable total for upset.

    But, in the end 71 was enough as the Wildcats superior talent and John Wall glow took care of business.

  • SCMS dancers take a second

    Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed in the Game Day Dance/Cheer competition Saturday December 12 in Lexington. The team came in 2nd place.  Halee Hood received an individual award – Player of the Game.

     

  • Lady Rockets blast past Spencer

    Last season’s victory over Shelby County in the district tournament was arguably the biggest win for the Lady Bears in several years. The win not only was the first in many seasons over the border-county rival, but it also propelled them to the region tournament for the first time in years.

    The regular season rematch Monday night didn’t go as well for Spencer County, as the Lady Rockets used a huge third quarter to break open a close game to score a 48-34 victory.

  • Elk hunk

    Cody Russell, 14, of Taylorsville shot this cow elk in Hazard on Dec. 20. Russell was one of a thousand drawn for the 2009 Kentucky Fish and Wildlife elk quota hunt. There were 250 bull tags issued, 750 cow tags issued and over 40,000 entries.