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Today's Sports

  • Bears end season with...

    The Spencer County Bears suffered their most lopsided loss of the season Friday night, falling to 5A power Anderson County 60-18 in Lawrenceburg. The loss was the fifth in a row for the Bears and they’ll open postseason play Friday night at two-time and defending state champion Louisville Central.

    On the surface, there’s not much to be optimistic about, but head coach Wes Napper said he has faith in the team and thinks they’ve shown the ability to play with anybody in 3A.

  • Billy G. pleads guilty,...

    The third time wasn’t a charm for Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie pleaded guilty Monday morning to driving under the influence earlier this year in Lawrenceburg, marking the first time being charged with that offense has stuck with the former University of Kentucky basketball coach.

    Gillispie was previously charged twice with driving under the influence but never convicted.

  • Teen harvests 29-point buck

    Talk to Mikie Monroe and you’ll be impressed by her manners. She’s quick with a “Yes, sir” and unlike many 14-year-olds, isn’t a bit shy when it comes to talking to adults.

    But what has local hunters impressed with the Spencer County freshman, and more than likely, a bit envious as well, is the 29-point buck she took down on her family farm a couple of weeks ago.

  • Cross country wins

    As the cross country season winds to a close, the Spencer County teams have been busy, attending three meets in four days.  The SCHS girls racked up wins at each of these meets, while young runners from SCMS and TES showed that Spencer County Cross Country will remain a force to be reckoned with for the next several years.

    The SCHS team attended the DeSales All-Comers on October 21.  The girls team dominated the competition, as Christina Shawver took the first place finish.  The boys team placed 3rd in team scoring, with all runners finishing in the top 50.

  • Battle for upset comes up short

    They weren’t able to pull off the upset, but the Spencer County Bears showed marked improvement Friday night in a 33-21 loss to district champions Henry County.

    Coming off a miserable showing the week before in a 28-0 loss at North Oldham, the Bears had something to prove on Senior Night.

    “The team came out very focused and ready to play against Henry County,” said Bears coach Wes Napper, who said they had a good week of practice and were motivated not only by playing Henry County, but also in hoping to send off the seniors on a good note.

  • Big week looms for Junction City...

    Junction City. This week, that would be Lexington. And, wherever you live with a satellite dish on the roof.

    Wednesday – Big Blue Nation gets a gander at two of college basketball’s best teams at the Blue-White scrimmage in Rupp Arena.

    And, baseball’s World Series begins. If Bud Selig can get this done by Thanksgiving, the Phillies-Yankees could make the Fall Classic as good as it gets.

  • PHOTO: Youthful deer hunter

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mahala Smitha of Mt. Eden harvested this 8-point buck on October 10th, of youth season using a 25/06 rifle. The deer field dressed at 210 lbs. This is her second buck, she got a 4-pointer last year. Mahala is the daughter of Scott and Sherwin Smitha and grand daughter of Jimmy and Cyndi Abrams and Philip and Vicki Smitha. Her big brother Gabe Stodghill told her they were in competition now, he is going to try to out do her during regular deer season.

  • PHOTO: Youthful deer hunter

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Seven-year-old Alex Matherly, son of Tony and Stephanie Matherly of Magnolia, KY shot his first deer Oct. 10, 2009. He was hunting with his dad at the family’s farm in Hart county when he shot this 8-point, 160 lbs. buck. Alex is in 2nd grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. His grandparents are Steve & Elaine Snyder of Mount Washington and the late Leo “Key-hole” and Marie Matherly of Taylorsville.

  • Lady Bears' district runner...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears Volleyball team bowed out of postseason play Monday night after dropping two sets to Shelby County in the opening round of the 8th region tournament in Shelbyville.

    The girls dropped a tough 25-21 decision in the first set, then lost the second by a score of 25-16. The loss ended the girls’ season after they compiled a record of 11-18.

  • Losses keep Big Blue hoopla at...

    Following a hiccup, Kentucky’s Phase Two began at Auburn last week, fending off Big Blue hoops hoopla another week.

    Losing at South Carolina was a hiccup. Phase Two began on a wave of platinum numbers – zero penalties, first time since the quarterback was named Pookie 18 years ago; zero turnovers; 100 yards-plus rushing from two backs; A touchdown from each of three quarterbacks; and, defense that smothered Auburn and muffled a crowd of 85,000 leaving celebration to a gleeful section of blue-clads.