Today's Sports

  • Lady Grizzlies get 2 big wins

    Spencer County Middle School Lady Grizzlies girls basketball team had a winning start to the year beating St. Catherine Middle School 42-28 at home last Thursday night for their first game of the season. “Last year we had only beaten this team by 1 point,” Coach John Howie said.
    “We got out to an early lead 14-6 and then had a halftime lead of 27-12,” he said.

  • Bears perform well in scrimmage

    The least important part of a scrimmage is the scoreboard, so despite the 21-0 win over Washington County, Spencer County Head Football Coach Mike Marksbury was more interested in what happened between the lines.
    “We accomplished what we had hoped in the scrimmage,” he said. “We didn’t spend any time preparing for Washington County, we just wanted to focus on ourselves and really focus on giving great effort. We did that for the most part.”

  • SCMS girls look to win titles


  • Sports can be a great escape

    Sports can be the great American escape. It seems in recent weeks, the news from around the world has been anything from encouraging. Wars, rumors of wars, religious persecution, kidnappings, dead viruses and chaos on the borders is enough to make people turn off the world.
    Never ignore the really serious matters that surround us. Apathy is our own worst enemy and ignorance is its greatest weapon. Stay abreast of what’s happing in the world, even when most of it seems bad.

  • Big Blue Nation: Break out the...

    Kentucky’s all-star basketball team is in the sunny Bahamas this week letting Mark Stoops and his football team have some alone time.
    From Planet Hoops Caribbean, a few observations.
    • For this team, break out the uptown adjectives. The platinum ones. To avoid overuse, bring a few dozen.
    • Assemblage of this talent and depth is, well, a professional team, In more than four decades watching college hoops, I’ve seen nothing like this one.

  • Coach optimistic ahead of season


  • Another good fall squirrel...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Generations of hunters have honed basic hunting skills and techniques and provided tasty table fare by stalking the forest for squirrels.
    For a young Chris Garland, squirrel hunting provided a gateway into the woods and remains a family tradition.

  • Bears win Nelson County...
  • Keeping sports injuries in...

    The video of the Indiana Pacers’ Paul George laying on the floor in immense pain was hard to watch. Even more difficult was seeing the replay of the injury in which George’s leg got caught up in the support of the basketball goal, resulting in his lower leg snapping to a 90 degree angle.
    The compound fracture of both his fibula and tibia made most who saw it on television sick to their stomachs. I can only imagine how it looked or sounded to those on or near the floor at the time.

  • Cordia takes a whipping for...

    Quite a flurry of hot rhetoric filled the air around our Commonwealth in recent days. Not so much Fancy Farm where hot air is as plentiful as St. Jerome Parish pork and mutton barbeque. More the buzz came via aftermath of Cordia High School’s run-in with reality and a KHSAA Supreme Court decision.
    The governing body hammered the Knott County school: Forfeit last basketball season, shut down the boys program for a year and fined the school nearly $25,000.