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Today's Sports

  • Thinning Bears hunger for a win

    What a difference a year makes. Last season, Spencer County traveled down to Bardstown and took home the championship of the Nelson County holiday tournament with a senior-laden team. This year, a lineup already thin on experience grew even thinner and it showed in the early round games as the Bears continue to struggle.

    The lone returning starter from last year’s squad, sophomore Logan Dunbar, was sitting out three games, meaning most of those taking the floor for the Bears are seeing varsity action for the first time this season.

  • Marshall breaks 1,000 points

    It’s not been the holiday break the Spencer County girls may have envisioned, but the Lady Bears wound down their mid-season tournaments on a high note Monday with a big win over Bardstown that was highlighted by an individual honor.

    During the win over the Lady Tigers, senior center Kenisha Marshall recorded her 1,000th point of her high school career. The bucket came at the end of a third quarter that saw the Lady Bears overcome a sluggish first half to break the game open on their way to a 57-35 victory.

  • Bears must protect ball

    The young Spencer County Bears continue to take their lumps as they struggle through a tough season, but head coach Jacob Barmore insists they’re making strides, even if it’s not evident in their 3-10 record.

    The Bears finished up their holiday tournament action with a lopsided 102-51 loss to a quick Louisville Western team that exploited possibly the biggest weakness of the Bears – the inability to protect the basketball.

  • Boys continue to struggle with...

    Unless the names are Jordan, Bird or James, a team that places only three players in the scoring box at the end of a game is not likely to be highly successful. That was the story for the young Bears Sunday afternoon as they struggled on offense during a 58-32 loss to Carroll County in the second round of a holiday tournament in Gallatin County.

    The day before, the Bears suffered a lopsided loss to a larger, more athletic Iroquois team, 85-48, and hoped to bounce back with a better performance on Sunday.

  • Yuletide dream fillers and things

    Christmas. What would be your ultimate joy? Be Santa Claus for 24 hours? Own a mystical and bottomless sack of feel goods? Be a bearer of good tidings, raised hopes and sparkles unburdened by bail-out blues and the rest.

    Maybe a one night fly-over, leave gifts practical and not, pricey and not, but most of all, dream fillers under Christmas trees. Anonymously.

    If I could be the white whiskered man in a red suit, these would be my top 10 dream fillers.

    1. Mike Casey. Return to good health. Period.

  • Deer harvest third highest ever...

    With several weeks still left in the season, deer hunters have already recorded one of the state’s highest harvest totals ever. Kentucky hunters telechecked 117,124 deer as of December 22.

  • Lady Bears rolling toward...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears took two of three games over the past week to improve to 5-3 on the season as they continue to prove their progress made last year was no fluke.

    The girls traveled to Frankfort last Thursday and outlasted a physical contest with the Lady Panthers, winning 50-42.

  • Wins give Bears a boost

    The Spencer County Bears suffered a lopsided loss at home to North Oldham last Tuesday night but rebounded over the weekend as they took two out of three games in the St. Francis Tournament in Louisville to pick up their first wins of the season and collect some much needed confidence.

    The Bears welcomed the Mustangs last Tuesday and actually stayed close through the first quarter, but some good three-point shooting and a noticeable size advantage allowed the visitors to take a comfortable lead at halftime.

  • Lady Bears shock Campbellsville...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears split a pair of games last week, including a 43-35 come-from-behind victory at Campbellsville Thursday night.

    The Lady Bears started sharp, racing out to a 9-4 lead, but then struggled on both ends of the floor as the Lady Eagles were able to battle back and took a double-digit lead late in the second quarter.

  • UK’s young Wildcats...

    Bluegrass buzz: What about Kentucky’s Wildcats?

    Ten games in, one view of the good, the bad, the ugly.

    THE GOOD. Eleven players in Billy Clyde Gillispie’s rotation are underclassmen including five who were elsewhere a season ago. And they’re learning, this ain’t high school.

    Kentucky will become a good team when DeAndre Liggins and others have a Eureka Moment, discover what team-ness is and is not.