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Today's Sports

  • DANCING LIKE STARS

    The Spencer County High School Dance team has managed to accomplish in three years what some more established programs have yet to achieve – the title of national champions. The relatively young team earned their new moniker at Jam Fest Nationals two Saturdays ago in Louisville. The girls beat out 39 other dance teams with their fast-paced, hip-hop routine at the invitation-only event.

    “It’s a big deal to say we’re national champions and not just that we won first place,” said SCHS junior and co-captain Chelsea Livingston.

  • SCES Dance Team ends season on a...

    The SCES dance team has wrapped their 2008-2009 dance season. Recently, the team competed in Jamfest Super National in Cincinnati – where they placed first in their category. Then they went on to participate in March Madness Cheer and Dance, placing first in Youth Hip hop and winning the title of Grand Champions. To earn this title, the team had to place first over every other dance team there (including high school and middle school teams).

  • Coaching is more complex than...

    Think high school coaching is little more than drawing up plays on a whiteboard, filling out rosters and running players through drills? Think again.

    Coaches of student-athletes at Spencer County High School were reminded of the enormous responsibilities they have Monday night during the monthly school board meeting, when Myron Thompson, director of risk management for the Kentucky School Boards Association, shared just how liable schools and coaches can be when it comes to dealing with accidents, injuries and deaths.

  • Calipari: Next UK coach

    April in Kentucky. Might as well be 48 hours before the Derby.  Every fan has a pick for Run for the Roses. In this case, next basketball coach at Kentucky.

    In lieu of a John Calipari hiring, which would confirm to some of us that Mitch Barnhart doesn’t get it either, I have a list too.

    Ironically the best man for the job at this point in UK hoops history, won’t get it or likely won’t take it. Billy Donovan will stay at Florida, Tom Izzo is a coaching rarity, a loyalist to Michigan State, and Bob Knight is 69 years old.

  • Time to play ball

    The Spencer County Lady Bears dropped an 8-2 decision to South Oldham Monday in the season opener.

    South Oldham broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when they loaded the bases with none out. Kenisha Marshall, playing first base for the Lady Bears, caught a fly ball for the first out, but then a Lady Dragon liner to centerfield brought home the runner from third. Spencer County was able to escape the inning without any more harm, but trailed 1-0.

  • Louisville rides to front of the...

    Extending a line of thought in this space last week, think Bluegrass Stakes. Last prep for Derby’s run for the roses.

    See the favorites turn for home. Thinning the pack, West Virginia bumps Pitt, leaving Jamie Dixon’s contender to drop back, wait for another day. Up on the lead UConn and Syracuse exhaust themselves on each other. Between horses and rail Florida State boxes North Carolina in behind the front runners

    Then, as Cawood Ledford used to call, “... and here they come to me now!”

  • State weight lifting champs

    The Spencer County High School Weight Team won the State AAA Championship held at Central Hardin High School on March 14. This is the weight team’s first state title.

    “We are truly happy with our performance today,” said Coach Wes Napper. “Our hope is to take the success that we have built in the weight room and translate that into wins on Friday nights.”

  • Big win for SCMS volleyball

    The girls volleyball teams at Spencer County Middle School won big over Anderson County Middle Monday night. The seventh grade team scored 21-4 in game one and 21-8 in game two for a quick match victory. The eighth grade team’s scores were a little closer, but still defeated Anderson 21-19 and 21-18.

    In one photo, Ashley Durrett sets the ball for a teammate, while in the other photo an unidentified player sends the ball sailing across the net.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Lady Bears had a no surrender...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears’ regional tournament game against Simon Kenton was in many ways a reflection of the entire program in recent years and while the end result wasn’t ideal, the progress and improvement has been unmistakable.

    In the first quarter against the Lady Pioneers, Spencer County fell behind early and simply looked outmatched, unable to score, unable to defend and unable to compete. At the end of the first quarter, they trailed 25-1.

  • Louisville is precisely where...

    Louisville was grinding with West Virginia Saturday night. At stake for the Cards, first place and tournament top seed in college basketball’s premier conference. UofL would be 16-2 in a league so good three-quarters of its members could beat the Knicks and almost that many will be invited to the NCAAs.