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Today's Sports

  • Derby 135: A blend of Borel, a...

    50-to-1 shot ridden by a little dude from Catahoula, Louisiana, who looks like a hot walker, talks like a cajun and reacted to his double-dip weekend like a kid at Christmas instead of a 43-year-old who’s saddled up for 25 years.

    We loved it too for Calvin Borel. Particularly those few with a ticket on Mine That Bird, $103.20.

    Derby 135 exposed again the experts too. One wrote Mine That Bird would not win because “no horse from New Mexico has ever won the Derby.”

  • All-star status

    Kenisha Marshall ended her Spencer County High School basketball career back in March after she helped lead the Lady Bears to their first regional tournament in several years. But for the six-foot standout center, it was not the last time she’d represent her school on the basketball court.

    Marshall was one of only 32 players from across the state invited to participate in the Kentucky All-Star tryouts, vying for one of 12 spots for the squad that annually takes on the all-stars from Indiana.

  • Grizzly Baseball on a winning...
  • PHOTO: 1st big bird

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Shawn Dickerson of Taylorsville shot his first turkey on Sunday April 26, on a family farm in Nelson County.  Dickerson is the son of Jennifer Banta.

  • PHOTOs: SCMS spring football

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School wrapped up a weeklong spring football practice Friday with a mixture of work and play. Following two hours of intense drills, the boys, parents and coaches spent some time relaxing together with a cookout.

  • Saturday’s thunder at...

    The Kentucky Derby. Pageantry and history around Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May has drawn more flowered adjectives and poetic elegance than all other horse races combined.

    Pity the main event lasts half an hour or so.

    This Saturday, 22 contenders will saddle up, stroll from the paddock, hear  call to the post, saunter to the starting gate as we listen to the late Happy Chandler’s favorite song. Then, load ‘em, ring the bell and charge!

  • Sport summary: a round up of...

    SCHS softball

    It was a winning week for the Lady Bears Softball team, as they went 3-2 in a five game span, including a 16-0 home victory over Eminence on a blustery day that ended mercifully with a run limit.

    The girls went on the road the next day, traveling to Shelby County where they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Lady Rockets.

    On Friday, the Lady Bears traveled to Frankfort for a double-header, and split the pair, winning the first game 12-3, but dropping a close 3-2 decision in the second contest.

  • Campbellsville bound

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • American Lung Association golf...

    The 2009 Kentucky Golf Tour Book offers reduced rates at over 400 golf courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities with all proceeds from their sale going to fight lung disease. Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville is just one of many nearby facilities listed in this year’s book.

  • Regional volleyball runner-ups

    The Spencer County Middle School 7th grade volleyball team ended their season with a  runner-up trophy for their region. Under the leadership of first year coach, Nichole Augustine, the girls had an enjoyable and successful season.

    Pictured are: First row; Laken Breeden, Ally Russell, Amber Bow, Meagan Hayes, Lauren Stevens. Second row: April Umbel, Sierra Andrade, Taryn Wilheim, Demi Brooks, Kelly Wheeler. Back row;Coach Nichole Augustine, Hannah Patterson, Shelby Moore, Kendall Clayton, Danielle Eisenback, Maddie Gilpin, Morgan Thompson and Principal Ed Downs.