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Today's Sports

  • Deserving of a winning commitment

    Overnight success is a rare occurrence. Instead, reaching a goal takes time and slow, gradual and determined progress. The Spencer County High School football program seems to be a model for that truth as it wrapped up its sixth regular season last week before beginning a playoff run this Friday night.

    The program began almost as a novelty. Hundreds of fans showed up for a pre-season scrimmage of the team’s first JV game six years ago. Since then, excitement has never waned and the product on the field has steadily improved.

  • Benton to the Bronx, Kentuckian...

    ‘A whatever happened to Joe Dan Gold?’ query last week brought a response from Gerald Caldwell in Williamstown.

    Gold is superintendent of Morgan County Schools in West Liberty, Ky.

    College basketball fans too young to know or old enough to have forgotten, should find interesting a mark left on college athletics by Joe Dan Gold, a Benton, Ky. native.

  • A season marked by highs and lows

    Another football season goes into the record books for Spencer County as they wrapped up their sixth season. There were highs and there were lows, surprises and disappointments.

    High: Football season started with a nice crowd on a nice night and even though the opening game was a loss to 6A Bullitt Central, the Bears showed signs of being very competitive, a trait that would prevail until the final weeks of the season.

  • The chance to learn from a legend

    Would you spend a weekend learning to drive a race car from a legend like Richard Petty?

    Of course you would.

    Many locals and students from Spencer County Martial Arts, owned by Spencer County resident Scott Smith, spent this weekend training with a martial arts legend in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. That is none other than Relson Gracie (pronounced Helson Gracie).

  • Palmer Road access for...

    The Palmer Road access to the Salt River Bottoms on the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is now vastly improved because of work recently conducted by the Engineering Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    “The Engineering Division upgraded Palmer Road to the old River Road along Salt River,” said Bill Mitchell, manager of Taylorsville Lake WMA for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “They also built a 10-car parking lot at the bottom of the hill near Salt River.”

  • Joker Phillips’ rise...

    Fired, football coaches at Washington and Kansas State. Add Phil Fulmer at Tennessee and Tommy Bowden at Clemson to list of first to fall from the coaches carousel. An Associated Press story surfaced quickly. Ignoring Fulmer and Bowden, it centered on Ty Willingham and Ron Prince firings and linked them to Barack Obama’s election. Then gave pulpit to the Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sports.

  • Washington Co. stops Bears in...

    Teams with their playoff future secure may use a final regular-season game as a chance to fine-tune their game. But on Friday night, the Spencer County Bears discovered they may be in dire need of some major repairs after grinding to a halt at Washington County during a 45-7 loss to the Commanders.

  • Ugly end to Bears’...

    Spencer County’s football season came to an ugly end Friday night as they suffered a 32-19 loss to Louisville Shawnee in the opening round of the 3A playoffs in a game that exposed the consequences of a poor finish.

    There was the failure to finish a game-opening drive by the Bears after they drove the ball to inside the one-yard line of Shawnee, a failure to finish the season strong and a failure to finish with class as the game ended with a brawl brought on by poor sportsmanship on both sides.

  • Flames get in some Kick or Treat...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • PHOTO: Chicks with great footwork

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet