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Today's Sports

  • A thankful heart during the...

    From here, the holiday spirit begins with most precious of all things ... your time.” Thank you.

    Above all else on the thankful list, our troops. Then ...

    1. Our Commonwealth had newspaper publisher Tom Gish 82 years. The Mountain Eagle publisher in Whitesburg who died last week was a hero and beacon of straight-forward, honest journalism. Fitting that his alma mater University of Kentucky created a Gish Award in 2004 to honor Tom and wife Pat. What higher praise for a person of words than recognition for courage, integrity and tenacity in journalism?

  • Stallions Mighty Mites rumble...

    A combined team of Spencer County Stallions Mighty Mites and PeeWees competed in the River City Rumble this past weekend at Southern High School. They defeated both the Derby City Cardinals & Valley Vikings. They lost to a team from Indianapolis. Jake Phillips won MVP of both winning games and Kalen Temple received a trophy for Hardest Hit in the Indy game. The team played excellant and shows the talent the PeeWee team will have next season for the Stallions. The team was coached by Mark Huckleberry, Scott Lawson, John Phillips, Stan Shivers and Tommy Shelburne.

  • Going to state

    The SCHS girls cross country team will advance to the AA State Championship November 15 after capturing the Regional Runner-Up title this past weekend at McNeely Lake Park. Cory Kleinjan and Sam Meredith also advance and will represent SCHS in spite of their full team not qualifying.

  • 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.