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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 2009 SCMS Grizzly baseball...

    The Spencer County Middle School will kick off their first baseball season Tuesday with a game at Elkhorn beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Top Row: Coach Scott Noel, Jordan Hardin, Brian Berry, Austin King, Chaz Goodlett, Nick Vuick, Josh Ferency, Chase McIntosh, and Coach Russell Riggs. Middle Row: Chase Barnes, Travis Odell, Austin Heilman, Travis Jamison, Brennan Noel, Austin Gabrie.  Front Row: Coach Scott Jamison, Michael Fowler, Brian Riggs, Westin Pittman, Cody Jamison, and Coach Lee Heilman.  Not Pictured: Coach Michael Phillips and Colin Travis.

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  • SCHS gets tough draw, loses...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have taken two huge steps over the past couple of years, but last week they got a glimpse of how big that next step is going to be.

    Advancing to the 8th Region Tournament for the first time in years, the Lady Bears got an unfortunate draw in the first round, and had to face the Region’s top team in Simon Kenton at South Oldham. The outcome was decided early, but the Lady Bears at least showed some fight before the final horn sealed the eventual 61-34 score.

  • Young Bears team reflects on a...

    Boys high school basketball in Kentucky is winding down with the Sweet Sixteen slated for next week at Rupp Arena. Those who watched the Spencer County Bears suffer through a dismal 6-22 record this year might not give much thought to titles and trophies, but while the young squad has plenty of room for improvement, they’ve got plenty of time to reach it.

    “I definitely knew that this would be a tough year for us coming in with such a young team,” said head coach Jacob Barmore.

  • Lady Bears claw their way to...

    The month of March has meant little to Spencer County Lady Bears basketball in years past, mostly because it was usually just a time to look back on disappointing seasons capped by disappointing finishes.

    But this March is different. This March the Lady Bears are playing and winning and advancing farther in the postseason than they ever have.  With last Wednesday’s thrilling 42-38 win over 30th District dynasty Shelby County, the Lady Bears not only advanced to the championship game, but also qualified for the 8th Region Tournament.