Today's Sports

  • Napper named head coach

    A week after Matt Powenski resigned as head football coach at Spencer County High School, his chief assistant was named to replace him at the helm of the Bears’ program.

    Wes Napper was named last week officially as the new head football coach and inherits a program that Powenski helped guide to three straight playoff appearances.

    SCHS Athletic Director Brian Higdon made the announcement this week, calling Napper the “obvious choice.”

  • Edwards joins teammates at NAIA...

     Campbellsville University’s baseball team made their first-ever appearance in the NAIA World Series recently with hometown athlete Craig Edwards. Edwards is a 2008 graduate of Spencer County and is pictured in the second row, third from right.

    NAIA World Series highlights:

    Campbellsville def. #4 William Penn, 5-2

    Kansas Wesleyan def. #1-Campbellsville, 5-4

    Campbellsville def. #2-Lindenwood, 17-8

    Campbellsville def. #3-Kansas Wesleyan, 11-0

    Campbellsville def. #3-Kansas Wesleyan, 4-0

  • Guzman signs with St. Catharine...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mitchell Guzman, a catcher/infielder from Spencer County High School signed an offer last week to play baseball at St. Catharine College.

    “It is always nice to sign players from nearby schools and we are happy to have Mitchell in the Patriot baseball program,” said SCC assistant Terry Davis.

    Guzman played for Steve Slaughter at Spencer County. His plans are to major in psychology at St. Catharine. He is the son of Lisa and Brian Logan.

  • Track team brings home the medals

    The SCHS track team wrapped up their season at the AA State  Championship at the University of Louisville on May 22.  Over 2,000 athletes from eighty schools competed in 18 track and field events, giving their all for themselves and their schools.

  • UK hoops fans are in for a...

    Newsmaker follies.

    √ Billy Clyde Gillispie sued the University of Kentucky from Dallas.

    √ UK sued him back from Frankfort.

    √ John Calipari’s NCAA demons past, real, imagined or massaged by media conspirators (snicker), came back to bite ... the University of Memphis.

    Part of UK’s Big Blue Nation was so incensed by those with the nerve to spoil Coach Cal’s honeymoon, one was moved to recycle an old Jerry Tarkanian adage: “The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, they’re going after Cleveland State.”

  • Sporting news and events

    Free sports physicals

    Free sports physicals will be held at Spencer County Physical Therapy on Sat. June 13 from 9 a.m. - noon.  Also,during the physicals, Dr. James Ransdell and Elk Creek Dental Care (located in the Physical Therapy Building) will be offering free custom sports mouthguards to the first 50 Spencer Co. athletes. Parents must be present to receive the free mouthguard. If anyone has any questions, please call Spencer County Physical Therapy at 477-0300 or Elk Creek Dental Care at 477-5800.  

    Bears Baseball Camp

  • PHOTO: Little league player of...

    Hayden Collins was recently named 5-year-old Player of the Week for the Northern Cal Ripken T-Ball League in Lexington. Hayden is the first baseman for the Reds and has been the key to many outs in the infield. His consistent catching and outstanding hitting ability led him to receive this honor.

     Hayden is the son of Eric and Lisa Collins of Lexington and the grandson of Todd and Susan Collins of Mt. Eden.

  • Powenski heading to South Laurel

    After three years as head coach of the Spencer County High School Bears football team, Matt Powenski has resigned to take a coaching position at South Laurel High School in London, Kentucky.

  • Former major leaguer sees his...

    There’s a twinkle in Jack Littrell’s eyes when he talks about his days as a professional baseball player. From the time he signed on with the Boston Red Sox in 1948 to his final 1957 season with the Chicago Cubs, Jack reflects upon great plays, the crack of the bat and his lifelong love of the game.

     With help from Hosparus, this Spencer County resident enjoys watching the game on lazy spring afternoons in the comfort of his daughter’s Taylorsville home.

  • Rockets give Bears a rough ride

    The Spencer County Bears put together some good games over the course of the season, but their last outing of the year was far from a gem on the diamond as they struggled in a 19-3 rout at the hands of Shelby County in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament in Shelbyville last Tuesday night.

    Dropped balls, errant throws, and numerous walks and hit batters allowed the Rockets to keep runners on the base paths all night long as they raced out to an early lead and never were really threatened by Spencer County .