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Today's Sports

  • Second time around for Ironman...

    After narrowly missing the cutoff during last year’s Ford Ironman Louisville competition, Dwight Clayton was even more determined to finish the annual triathalon this year.

    “I have basically been training for this for two years,” said Clayton, 44, of Taylorsville.

  • Volleyball teams rally

    The Spencer County Volleyball team is 7-8 on the year after posting two more victories last week. They stopped Louisville Iroquois in two games, 25-10 and 25-9 last Wednesday, and the night before that, bested Bullitt Central 2 games to 1, losing the first 22-25, but rallying to take the last two, 25-11 and 25-19. The Freshmen team won their matchup with Bullitt Central  two games to one, winning the first 18-5, dropping the second 18-17 and winning the deciding game 18-10. The JV two games to one, winning the first 21-17, but dropping the final two games 21-13 and 18-21.

  • Lady Bears battle to beat Fort...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team scored a thrilling come-from-behind victory over visiting Fort Knox last week.

    Falling behind 3-1 at the half, the Lady Bears mounted a comeback that began early in the second period when Tori Palmer scored a goal three minutes in to draw the Lady Bears to within one goal.

    Less than ten minutes later, Palmer would strike again, kicking in the tying goal to knot the score at 3-3. Palmer would complete the hat trick by scoring her third goal in the half four minutes later, giving the Lady Bears a 4-3 lead.

  • Bears fall to West Jessamine

    Football is a game of inches, but in Friday night’s contest against West Jessamine, it was a couple of feet that proved the difference maker in the Bears’ 28-14 loss in Nicholasville.

  • Cross country begins new season

    Spencer County Cross Country has been in action, running down the competition for the past two weekends. 

    Team members attended the Shelby County Invitational on September 5, where the boys team was lead by Cory Kleinjan’s 10th place finish in the varsity 5K race. 

    In the JV race, Nathan Hahn placed 13th and Drew Abell 15th of 111 runners.  Another highlight for the boys team was Travis O’Dell’s 11th place finish in the middle school 3K, with a time of 11:09.

  • Bring the whole family to Meet...

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be hosting a Meet the Stallions day Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at their new football fields located at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville. A schedule of the day’s events is as follows:

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. punt/kick/pass tournament

    • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. cornhole tournament

    • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m concert featuring Jamie Lawson and Alex Shelley

    • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. concert featuring Billy Curtsinger, Eric Gilbert and Ron Harley Coffey.

  • UK's perfect storm, UofL...

    Before newspaper types become fevered with clever ways to get Hartline and Justin Burke into a 64-point headline ... a look back to last Saturday.

    If your shirt was blue then Kentucky’s Miami Crush was all that and more. Maybe a fourth-and-inches short of superb.

    On a 1-10 scale for a season opener, an 8.5.

    √ Michael ‘Crisp Man’ Hartline was no game manager in this one, but a leader of men. His execution with a variety pack offense was immaculate. No hesitations, no happy feet, no turnovers. Best part? No bad decisions.

  • Bears volleyball: "Our team...

    The 2009 SCHS Lady Bears Volleyball team has hit the ground running this year.  Early season wins against district competitors North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were signs that this team was ready to compete.  The Lady Bears fought a hard battle against Bullitt East to lose in three games.  This match looked to be a preview of the district championships with the Lady Bears preparing for a victory.

  • PHOTO: Boys soccer victorious...

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County Bears soccer team took a 2-1 victory over Bullitt Central last Tuesday. The Bears will be back in action Thursday when they host Fort Knox. They will be home next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well, hosting North Oldham, Jeffersontown and Carroll County.

  • PHOTOS: Catch of the day

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    In one photograph, Austin King, age 14 (at right) and Josh Ferency, age 14 (at left) caught this 25-pound carp August 29 at the spillway at Taylorsville Lake. This was their second big catch of the day.

    In the other, Austin King, age 14, caught this 15-pound carp August 29 at the spillway at Taylorsville Lake. This was his first big catch of the day.