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Today's Sports

  • Cyclists spin their wheels

    Cyclists began converging on Taylorsville early last Wednesday morning in preparation for the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championships individual timed trial, but were noticeably irritated to discover logistical problems that pushed start times back one, then two, hours.

    “We wanted to make sure it was safe,” said Greg Fante, director of sports development for the Louisville Sports Commission. “Any time you have a major event like this, there are going to be hurdles. If we are going to err, we are going to err on the side of caution.”

  • Sporting news and events

    SCHS parent, football player meeting

    Spencer County High School Football parent/player meeting will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the SCHS gym. Anyone interested in playing football at the high school level must attend the meeting. Practice will begin July 13 at 6:30 p.m.. All athletes must have a current physical on the proper KHSAA form. Forms can be attained at www.KHSAA.org or at the Spencer County School Board office, located at 207 West Main Street.

    Grizzly football begins

  • PHOTO: Strutters donate to county

     Nancy Thomas, secretary of the Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presenting a donation of $200 for the Archery in the Schools program to Duane Hume, archery instructor at SCMS. A $200 donation was also made to the 4-H shooting sports program.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     

  • A look at baseball's mid-...

    The mid-summer month of July is usually one of the slowest in the world of sports. Sure, baseball is in mid-season, but with its tedious 162-game schedule, only the most ardent fans get too worked up over the games leading up to and following the All-Star game. Most excitement occurs off the field as trade-deadlines near.

    Football is still a month away, and while various training camps and involuntary workouts will soon be beginning across the NFL, the season won’t get started for several more weeks and the action is not relegated to talk radio shows.

  • PHOTO: Strutters donate to county

    Nancy Thomas, secretary of the Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presenting a donation of $200 to Bill Mitchell, head of the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     

  • Is the Kentucky-Indiana summer...

    The Kentucky-Indiana basketball series came and went last month with a nod and whimper. Celebration for the 70th renewal was north of the Ohio after another Hoosier sweep.

    Is this a series worth saving? You bet. And, it can be.

    Kentucky planners need a new approach to resuscitate a series that dates to 1939 when George Crowe was Indiana’s first Mr. Basketball and Jumpin’ Joe Fulks (Kuttawa) was Kentucky star of stars.

    A revival starts with the V-word, volunteer. And, a few ideas.

  • SCHS track awards

    Although the 2009 track season is over, several members of the SCHS track team are still receiving honors. 

    • Erico Smith was named to the Second Team All-State for his 4th place finish in the 100-meter dash at AA State. 

    • Drew Abell, Charliann Garcia, Adrian Gregory, Christina Shawver, and Mike Williams were named to the KTCCCA Academic All-State Team by both qualifying for the State Meet and maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA. 

  • Beyond land of One-and-Done,...

    Visit to Land of One-And-Done and beyond.

    College basketball’s new catch-all, one-and-done is code for show-me-the-money-now! by handlers of 18-year-old Kobe-wanna-be’s who figure college is no more than seven months pretending to be a student until the birthday cake has 19 candles. It’s the world we live in.

    But what about the sane side, One and not Done.

  • Can you hear that? It's...

    Kentucky Thunder, a 14u traveling softball team out of Taylorsville, is off to a promising start this summer.   On June 13-14, they battled back from a 0-3 start to earn second place by knocking out the top team and moving on to the finals at the Future Stars of Sports Classic held in Ft. Knox.

    On June 20-21, they competed in the Bluegrass Blowout in Versailles.  They finished 3rd out of 15 teams with a record of 4-2.  They will be in Shelbyville next weekend, June 27-28 at the 3rd Annual Fastpitch LIT.

  • Barmore's basketball camp

    Coach Barmore’s 5th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 22 through 26 at the high school. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade who are interested in attending should register now. Send registration information to:  Spencer County Board of Education, Attn: Michele Barlow, 207 West Main Street, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or call Michele Barlow at 502-262-5214.   Session one will be for grades K-5th and will be held from  8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session two will be for grades 6-12 and will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.