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Today's Sports

  • SCSA and the Commonwealth Cup

    The SCSA, Spencer County’s youth soccer program, recently sent several teams to play in the Commonwealth State soccer tournament.  This tournament is the biggest tournament in Kentucky for the recreational clubs and determines the top teams throughout the state.  

    There were some awesome games throughout this two weekend tournament as the Spencer County teams added several wins and close games to the mix.

  • Top 10 reasons why high school...

    10. It’s extremely rare for your high school team to be on television, which means you have to attend the game in person.

    9. Most high school players have not obtained celebrity status. You’re liable to see them at church, bagging groceries or mowing the lawn down the street.

    8. No luxury boxes. Everybody is equal in the stands.

    7. Good high school players concern themselves with inking a scholarship. Pro and college players seem focused on inking their arms, necks, faces, etc.

  • Best and worst college hires in...

    What have been the worst coaching hires in Kentucky college sports? an e-mailer asked recently.

    This week, the worst and best on a topic up for discussion.

    Worst hires

    University of Kentucky football.

    1. Hal Mumme hired in 1997 was worst in history. Metro media fawned and over-killed (Air Raid) contributing to a dupe job that began when Mumme tossed starting quarterback Billy Jack Haskins under the bus then rode Tim Couch-to-Craig Yeast to one winning season in four years and landed UK on NCAA probation ... again.

  • Four head to All-State game

    Football has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition, but for four local middle school boys, the tradition won’t have anything to do with sitting on the couch watching the after-meal contest, but will involve strapping on the helmet and hitting the field for the inaugural Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s East Vs. West All-State Football Classic to be held in Frankfort.

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Girls basketball...

    Progress isn’t always measured by speed, but by direction. The Spencer County Lady Bears have made huge strides in recent years, culminating last season in a trip to the 8th Region tournament.

    While there are some experienced players returning, the team will have to find a way to make up for the loss of Kenisha Marshall, who graduated last year as one of the program’s most prolific scorers and rebounders. Head Coach Daniel Cox said the key to the program is to keep moving forward.

  • UK's Georgia win wasn'...

    Amid the fickle peculiarities in sports is the short memory. Two years ago Mark Richt was Mahatma of Athens, Georgia. This week he’s a bum.

    Kentucky? Punctuating the victory chants after beating Georgia, analysis was about style points and winning ugly.

    Laughable? Yes.

    Not so many autumns ago the common UK coach complaint was, “...we need to be better in the fourth quarter.”  and “...we need more depth to finish a game.”

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Boys basketball...

    At first glance, a look at the 09-10 roster might suggest a very raw, inexperienced Spencer County Bears basketball team. While the list of players does reflect youth, much of that youth does have experience and that could pave the way for a much-improved season from last year’s 6-22 record.

  • Western Ky gets bitter intro...

    Did any team north of Lane Kiffin in Knoxville and south of Bill Lynch in Bloomington have a nightmare season to compare with Western Kentucky and Louisville?

    If football ‘09 in Bowling Green and Louisville had a color it would be blue. Fan blue(s), coach firing blue, bone bruise blue.

    At Western Kentucky. Imagine your beer-holding hand chained to railroad tracks and a freight train runs it over, then backs up, does it again, 68, 63 and 62 times.

  • Footie Chicklets 2nd in state

    The Footie Chicklets, a U10 girl’s soccer team with the SCSA, played in the Commonwealth Cup the past two weekends at the E-town soccer complex.

    The Chicklets went undefeated in the regular season, placed first in the JCYSL tournament, and put their record on the line, vying for the top spot in the state in the Commonwealth Cup tournament. 

    They had to win four games the first weekend of tournament against teams from South Nelson, E-town, Okolona, and J-town, in order to advance to the semi finals. 

  • Shawver 7th in state

    Three SCHS runners represented their school at the KHSAA AA State Cross Country meet on November 14. 

    The tough, slow course at the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the unseasonably warm weather, had many runners struggling to perform, and several others falling out of the race altogether.