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Today's Sports

  • Sports update: Find out what...

    Strutters host Jakes event

    The Salt River Strutters will be holding a Jakes Day event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, Taylorsville, Ky.  We will have a gun safety class, trap shoot, paint ball guns, archery, scavenger  hunt and prizes.  All children up to age 17 are welcome.  Come join us for a day of fun.  For more information call Keith Thomas at 477-5337 or 572-5555 or Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or 210-1960.

     Become an outdoors woman Sept. 18-20

  • Eureka moment for Calipari

    Opportunity knocks again for John Calipari. Chance to show Kentucky’s fans his I-was-a-kid-once side.

    University of Kentucky-at-Euclid coach and staff will reach out to Wildcat fans next month. $ort of.

    Visits planned to four towns in four days for instructional day camps. Three hour sessions. Your child can attend for $75 each.

    With a brutal economy, does America’s highest paid ball coach and winningest college ball program really need your 75 dollars per kid? A charge that eliminates many kids from the start.

    C’mon, coach.

  • Wakeboard pro tour

    PHOTOS BY GREG LOESER for The Spencer Magnet

    The top pro wakeboarders from throughout the globe hit the waters of Freeman Lake Park Saturday for the final rounds of action at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Elizabethtown. The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will now head to Sparks/Reno, Nev., August 14-16, for the fifth and final stop of the season. Additional venues for the 2009 Pro Tour, includes Fort Worth, Tex., Pleasant Prairie, Wis. and Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Hard work, competition is healthy

    Since last summer’s unfortunate tragedy involving a PRP football player’s death after a hot day of practice, much attention has been given to the issue of player safety.

    This new focus can certainly lead to some positive changes and renewed emphasis that could prevent future injuries and deaths from occurring, but it’s also a situation that could tempt otherwise well-meaning people to diminish the values that sometimes can only be learned through the sweat of a practice field.

  • Young Gunz win CKBC Wooden Bat...

    Local 14U baseball team Young Gunz won the CKBC Wooden Bat Classic in Winchester July 12. The team won all four of the games they played in, which included three wins by seven runs or more, and one hard – fought 3-2 victory over Scott County.  MVP’s were Jordan Hardin and Austin Heilman. 

  • Trails Day more than horsing...

    Trail riders are not typically seen as the competitive sort.

    Just imagine horse-owners jockeying for position along a narrow, wooden path – each trying to be the first one to the end. Most view trail riding as a more leisurely, and some would even call it a passive recreational pastime. 

  • Sports update: Find out what...

    Jakes event July 25

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be holding a Jakes Day Event on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, Taylorsville.  We  will have a gun safety class, trap shoot, paint ball guns, archery, scavenger hunt and prizes.  All  children up to age 17 are welcome. Come join us for a day of fun. For more information call Keith Thomas at 477-5337 or 572-5555 or call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or 210-1960.

  • An e-mail from across the years

    “Time may heal all wounds.

     But time will steal you blind.

    Time the wheel, time the conqueror.”

          - Jackson Browne,

     

    “... have you noticed lately how time flies?”

    If you nodded yes, this space is for you. And Ted.

    And for friends with whom you’ve lost touch since, say, the Muhammad Ali was Cassius Clay, or the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Jackson Browne is right–Time does steal us blind.

    And quietly.

  • Machine pitch winners

    The Spencer County Stallions won their division of the baseball in 7/8 Machine Pitch at the Spencer County Youth Baseball’s Bash Day.

    Pictured are: (front, from left) Shane Barr, Brandon Jewell, Chase Goodlett, Hunter Greer, (middle) Jeremy Kennison, Ryan Olliges, Justin Arnold, Anthony Lashley, Dalton (D.W) Morris, Cameron Seigle, Jake Seigle not pictured Stanley Shivers, (back) coaches Shane Hughes, Amy Lashley and Eddie Seigle.

  • Gehrig,Sullenberger, Adam Cox,...

    While a self-centered jug head, anti-hero returned to baseball to wild cheers, a pair of genuine American heroes rose above the madding crowd last weekend.

    Lou Gehrig was honored at ball parks across America July 4, 70th anniversary of the revered Yankee's farewell speech. And, U.S. Airlines pilot Chesley Sullenberger was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes in a fascinating piece with captain graciously fending off weak journalism from Katy Couric.

    Gehrig and Sullenberger, men of parallel grace, immense dignity and reluctance to embrace hero-worship.