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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Bears march ahead with...

    Former Lady Bears coach Richard Dooley had patiently molded a team together that turned the corner last season, compiling a winning record for the first time in several years. Last week, Daniel Cox kept the girls marching in the same direction with two wins in three games, including the season opening 32-24 win to mark the beginning of his tenure.

    Cox deflected any mention of his first victory, saying the season is about the girls and keeping them focused on playing winning basketball.

  • Cross country on the road

    Several Spencer County Cross Country members headed south this past weekend to participate in the AAU National Cross Country Championship in Danville, Alabama.  With good weather conditions and a fast course, the young runners were able to record some impressive times as they represented the Derby City Athletic Club of Louisville.

  • 150 attend grappling tournament

    Edgewater Sports and Taylorsville Spencer County Tourism sponsored the 1st Helio Soneca Grappling Tournament at Taylorsville Elementary School this past Saturday.

    The event organizer, Helio Soneca, felt there is a need for events such as these for practioners of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to test themselves.

    Soneca said, “Taylorsville is an ideal place to host an event like this due to its central location and welcoming atmosphere.”

  • Up and down arrows point to UK...

    Tongue-in-cheek this week, sorta ... a few UP arrows why one man thinks Kentucky (6-6) going to the Liberty Bowling is a good thing. And, a few DOWN arrows why it isn’t.

    UP ...

    1. 50th anniversary for Liberty ... special gifts for players, freebies for media and party time on Beale Street for everyone.

    2. Chance to beat one team in ‘08 with a winning record, East Carolina is 9-4.

    3. Chance to erase nose-dive finish (lost last three games).

    4. Chance for hat trick, finish above .500 last three seasons.