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Today's Sports

  • Bears fall to Bullitt East,...

     

    Size and depth was decidedly in favor of Bullitt East last Thursday night as they came to Taylorsville and defeated the Spencer County Bears, 69-38.

    The Bears scrapped to keep it close early on, but a full-court press wore on the Bears, forcing them into a series of turnovers that led to easy Charger baskets. In the four minutes of the first quarter, they outscored the Bears 17-4 to take a 24-11 lead at the first break.

    Spencer County Coach Jason Burns said it was just a case of running into a better team.

  • Pete Rose is a tarnished hero

    One of the most iconic images of my childhood obsession with sports, is a photo of Pete Rose sliding headfirst into second base, surrounded by a cloud of dust and his helmet leaving his head. One glance at that picture let you know how Charlie Hustle earned his nickname – with all-out effort that has seldom, if ever, been matched in professional sports.

    Never blessed with extraordinary athleticism, speed or size, Rose simply outworked his peers, honed the skills necessary to make the Major Leagues, and once there, set a standard for hitting that may never be matched.

  • Lady Bears off to impressive 2-0...

     

    The last time the Spencer County Lady Bears started the season 2-0, most of the girls on this year’s team were barely walking, if they were even born. It’s been 15 years since that season, but their Saturday afternoon 54-41 victory over Taylor County is proof that good things are in store for this youthful program.

    The girls opened up the season on the road last Tuesday at Lexington Christian, and it was anything but a promising beginning, as they fell behind 13-0. However, they picked up the pace, got into the lead and won going away, 60-45.

  • Despite 1-2 start, Bears prove...

     

    There’s fight in the Bears this year, and that’s evident in both wins and losses early on this season.

    Spencer County opened up their home season Friday night, hosting a Boyle County team that boasted a significant height advantage, but the Bears battled back from a double-digit halftime deficit to make it close down the stretch.

  • UK in the hunt for California...

    No one enjoyed being at the Marshall County Hoop Fest last week more than 6-10 power forward Billy Preston of Advance Prep International of Dallas.

    “I love playing at Kentucky. We came last year to play at McCracken County. I loved both experiences. I love how the fans and whole city comes out,” said Preston.

    “Playing on ESPN is special and a blessing for a high school kid to be on national TV.

    It is exciting and I love exciting games, so it is all good for me.”

  • How to catch those trophy...

    The recent spate of rainy and somewhat dismal days sends many minds toward the grim reality that winter is here to stay.

    Sunless, dreary days with bouts of rain in December, January and February give most people the blues. However, desolate winter days bring joy to the heart of a reservoir smallmouth bass angler. These are the days to catch the big ones.

  • Improvements to climbing trails...

    Kentucky’s Red River Gorge has been a popular climbing destination for decades and has attracted climbers from all over the world. Lately, the Red River Gorge has begun to show a few signs of aging.

  • Basketball season starts this...

     

    High school basketball season starts this week. Last week, the Bears engaged in a very physical scrimmage with Louisville Southern, besting the visitors in a game that featured two ejections and a number of fouls.

  • Hey Bears fans... It’s...

    This community rediscovered the joy of high school sports this fall with the amazing success of the Bears’ football team. Friday night home games usually had the stands packed and Bear fans traveled impressively for road games.

    The calendar has now turned to December, and it’s high school basketball time in Kentucky. This state has always had a special love affair with basketball, and the game is at it’s purest form at the high school level.

  • Six Bears earn district honors

     

    Postseason accolades continue to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team.

    Last week, the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association released their All-District teams.

    Class 4, District 4 winners included a number of Spencer County players.

    On offense, running backs Logan Holbrook, a senior, and Branden Leff, a junior, were named to the All-District team. Both gained over 1,600 yards rushing on the season as they helped lead the Bears to a 10-2 record. Holbrook was previously named 4A 4th District Player of the Year.