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Today's Sports

  • High flying at collegiate...

    Laura Mitchell, winner of the women’s advance division, competes in the Bluegrass Collegiate Wakeboard tournament Sept. 12 at Taylorsville Lake. Thirty-nine riders from more than six states competed for spots at the national tournament. Photo by Greg Loeser.

  • Cross country girls take second...

    Both the girls and boys cross country teams brought home team honors after attending the Edmonson County Wildcat Invitational on September 19.

    The girls team placed 2nd in team scoring, with all six SCHS girls in the top 30 of the Varsity 5K. Christina Shawver led Spencer County with a 4th place finish and a time of 20:28, followed by Charliann Garcia (5th), Chelsey Talley (20th), Whitney O’Dell (21st), Adrian Gregory (24th), and Taylor Jaggers (30th).

  • Autumn: 10 reasons it&rsquo...

    Reasons why we’ve arrived at best time of the year in the Bluegrass State.

    1. Big Triple comes in October.

    Fall racing at Keeneland begins the 9th; Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena, the 16th. And, a day later Rich Brooks’ team plays what could be a season-maker at Auburn.

    2. Next week at historic Churchill Downs, filming starts on a motion picture about Secretariat.

    3. Hot seat. What college season would be complete without a coach on one? Steve Kragthorpe at Louisville is the man. Is Western’s David Elson next?

  • Second time around for Ironman...

    After narrowly missing the cutoff during last year’s Ford Ironman Louisville competition, Dwight Clayton was even more determined to finish the annual triathalon this year.

    “I have basically been training for this for two years,” said Clayton, 44, of Taylorsville.

  • Volleyball teams rally

    The Spencer County Volleyball team is 7-8 on the year after posting two more victories last week. They stopped Louisville Iroquois in two games, 25-10 and 25-9 last Wednesday, and the night before that, bested Bullitt Central 2 games to 1, losing the first 22-25, but rallying to take the last two, 25-11 and 25-19. The Freshmen team won their matchup with Bullitt Central  two games to one, winning the first 18-5, dropping the second 18-17 and winning the deciding game 18-10. The JV two games to one, winning the first 21-17, but dropping the final two games 21-13 and 18-21.

  • Lady Bears battle to beat Fort...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team scored a thrilling come-from-behind victory over visiting Fort Knox last week.

    Falling behind 3-1 at the half, the Lady Bears mounted a comeback that began early in the second period when Tori Palmer scored a goal three minutes in to draw the Lady Bears to within one goal.

    Less than ten minutes later, Palmer would strike again, kicking in the tying goal to knot the score at 3-3. Palmer would complete the hat trick by scoring her third goal in the half four minutes later, giving the Lady Bears a 4-3 lead.

  • Bears fall to West Jessamine

    Football is a game of inches, but in Friday night’s contest against West Jessamine, it was a couple of feet that proved the difference maker in the Bears’ 28-14 loss in Nicholasville.

  • Cross country begins new season

    Spencer County Cross Country has been in action, running down the competition for the past two weekends. 

    Team members attended the Shelby County Invitational on September 5, where the boys team was lead by Cory Kleinjan’s 10th place finish in the varsity 5K race. 

    In the JV race, Nathan Hahn placed 13th and Drew Abell 15th of 111 runners.  Another highlight for the boys team was Travis O’Dell’s 11th place finish in the middle school 3K, with a time of 11:09.

  • Bring the whole family to Meet...

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be hosting a Meet the Stallions day Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at their new football fields located at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville. A schedule of the day’s events is as follows:

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. punt/kick/pass tournament

    • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. cornhole tournament

    • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m concert featuring Jamie Lawson and Alex Shelley

    • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. concert featuring Billy Curtsinger, Eric Gilbert and Ron Harley Coffey.

  • UK's perfect storm, UofL...

    Before newspaper types become fevered with clever ways to get Hartline and Justin Burke into a 64-point headline ... a look back to last Saturday.

    If your shirt was blue then Kentucky’s Miami Crush was all that and more. Maybe a fourth-and-inches short of superb.

    On a 1-10 scale for a season opener, an 8.5.

    √ Michael ‘Crisp Man’ Hartline was no game manager in this one, but a leader of men. His execution with a variety pack offense was immaculate. No hesitations, no happy feet, no turnovers. Best part? No bad decisions.