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Today's Sports

  • 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.

     

  • New hope, new ideas for new...

    Except we’re still breathing and young Harrison Barnes freshens our optimism, Year 2009 rates somewhere in range of an N1H1 booster to the gluteus maximus, and a triple tablespoon of castor oil. Or both.

    Not good! But good for us.

  • Lady Bears on a roll with two...

    After starting the season 0-7, the Spencer County Lady Bears have notched two consecutive victories. The latest, a 51-35 win over Waggener in a holiday tournament at Campbellsville University.

    The girls have sorely missed the inside presence of Kenisha Marshall, who last year provided the hub for their offense, but it seems they’re beginning to learn how to manage on their own, as they got balanced scoring in Monday’s game.

  • Bears collect trophies

    Few people expected anything spectacular from the Spencer County Bears boys basketball team this season, but as the calendar turns to 2010, the team is a surprising 10-2, with two first-place trophies from December tournaments.

    After claiming first place in the St. Francis tournament earlier in the month, the Bears claimed top honors at a tournament last week at North Bullitt, downing the host Eagles 71-55 in the championship game last Wednesday night.

  • Lady Bears keep Eagles from...

    It’s always a relief to end a losing streak, and that’s the feeling the Lady Bears experienced Friday night when they were able to best the Lady Eagles of Fort Knox 40-29 to notch their first win of the season.

    The girls used an 8-0 run late in the first half and into the second half to build a 10 point lead and were able to hold on for the victory.

  • Secret weapon: Erico Smith helps...

    Erico Smith had little trouble getting to the goal-line this year for the Spencer County football team, and the junior who had been away from basketball for a couple of years has demonstrated a similar knack for getting to the basket early on this season.

  • Nations Baseball: coming to a...

    Nations Baseball is planning a youth tournament in June that will span diamonds across Spencer County.

    The 2010 Nations Baseball Kentucky Co-State Tournament will be held in Spencer County June 11-13. A coinciding tournament will be held the same weekend near Covington.

    Chuck Fisher, state director of Home Plate Sports and representative of Nations Baseball, estimated that the tournament would generate over $40,000 in revenue for local businesses. About 40 teams are expected to utilize various fields across the county at schools and public parks.