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Today's Sports

  • What to use for trophy bass...

     

    The swim jig and the swimming retrieve are now mainstays for trophy largemouth from heavy cover or weeds. They also shine for catching suspended largemouth bass in clear lakes.

    Anglers fishing the world-class smallmouth reservoirs in Kentucky and Tennessee fished a swim jig for decades, but they called it the fly and rind.

  • Runners qualify for State

     

    Members of the Spencer County Cross Country team qualified for the State Meet with an impressive showing in the Regionals held Saturday at Seneca Park in Louisville.
    For the second year in a row, the boys CC team earned a trip to the State with a fourth place finish in the 3AA regionals.

  • Lady Bears optimistic for future

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears were not content with just getting to the 8th Region Tournament–they wanted to show they belonged.

    They did that Monday night, sweeping Gallatin County in three games 25-15, 25-18 and 25-13 to advance to the semi-finals on Wednesday.

    Unfortunately, there they met host North Oldham, 25-12 on the season and an elite squad, who dispatched the Lady Bears in a three-game sweep of their own.

    Still, the season was nothing short of a success for Coach Whitney Reno’s girls.

  • Bears handle Henry, 41-6

     

    The Bears woke up from a late season hibernation as strong as ever Friday night, taking care of Henry County 41-6 to close out the regular season with a school best 9-1 record.

    After suffering the season’s first loss against Shelby County in their last game, the Bears had a week off and plenty of time to rest and prepare for the Wildcats. They came out sharp on both sides of the ball and left little doubt as to who was the better team.

  • Lady Bears advance to Region

     

    Facing the end of their season last Monday night, the Spencer County Lady Bears’ Volleyball team rallied in the fourth set of their district match-up with Anderson County to pull out a 25-19 victory, forcing a decisive fifth game at the District Tournament held in Taylorsville.

    In the final set, the Lady Bears scored the first nine points of the tiebreaker and held on for the 15-5 victory that sent the girls to the Region Tournament for only the second time in school history.

  • Same team, different role

     

    It’s been five years since Jacob Snider wore a Spencer County football helmet, but he’s been key in helping the 2015 Bears during a historically impressive season.

    A 2010 graduate of SCHS, Snider returned to the sidelines of his alma mater this fall as a certified athletic trainer and has played a vital role in keeping the Bears remarkably healthy during their 8-1 season so far.

  • Middle School CC excels at meet...

     

    The Spencer County Middle School Cross Country Team had a great showing at the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference meet in LaRue County on October 20th.

    The boys won the overall team championship, while the girls team came in third place out of ten teams competing.

  • Bears back in action Friday,...

    Spencer County’s hope for winning the 4th District title ended last week when Shelby County beat Collins, 44-0. However, the season is far from over.

    The 8-1 Bears will host Henry County Friday night in the final game of the regular season. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats are having a good season as well, with a 7-2 record. However, they are coming off a 49-0 loss to powerful Louisville Central last week.

  • Deer season off to hot start

     

    Cold air poured into Kentucky over the past weekend and dropped overnight temperatures below freezing across much of the state.

    The cool down didn’t cool off the deer hunting. It’s been hot since early September.

    “Good numbers of deer across the state, coupled with a cool and wet summer and sub-par mast production, means we are ripe for some high harvest numbers,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Football musings on a bye week

    A bye week for the Spencer County Bears meant a Friday night free of high school football for me. Sort of.

    My wife and I enjoyed a late night showing of the new movie “Woodlawn” Friday evening. The film is based on the true story of a high school rivalry in the early 1970’s amidst the tension of integration in Birmingham, Alabama.