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Today's Sports

  • UK break-through may have come,...

    University of Kentucky fans may have witnessed a break-through moment last week. Says here, didn’t happen in Knoxville.

    Scene: Second half against Georgia. UK had a large second half lead when Jodie Meeks broke free on a three-on-two fast break. In front of family and friends, the native Georgian fresh off 54 five days ago was clear for a pull-up jump or drive to the hoop.

    Instead, Meeks slipped a bounce pass through traffic across the lane to a teammate coming from the left. Result: Michael Porter lay-up and one.

    Team play moment.

  • Kentucky black bear hunt set for...

    In half a century, Kentucky’s white-tailed deer herd grew from 1,000 animals to a million today. Wild turkeys increased from about 800 birds to a quarter-million, and we are now home to 10,000 free-ranging elk, the largest elk population east of the Rocky Mountains. All are now hunted in Kentucky.

    A new big game species came closer to joining that list this week when legislators approved a pending regulatory amendment that will create Kentucky’s first black bear season in more than 100 years.

  • Kentucky finds its (over-hyped...

    One advantage of standing at this corner for more years than I will admit, is witnessing the annual parade of remedies on “how to fix the Wildcats.”

    Big Blue Nation assistant coaches know their hoops and some have reasonable ideas, but still take cues from the media.

    A few weeks ago Jay Bilas spoke five words that shook UK’s Nation to its socks. ESPN’s hoops analyst had apparently discovered basketball’s Dead Sea Scrolls. “Kentucky needs a third scorer,” Bilas said.

    Behold, a Cecil B. DeMille moment.

  • All-American youth

    Spencer County’s Youth All-American selections Dalton Goodlett and Will Eldridge helped their 8th Grade Limited East Squad to an exciting 16-14 win last Saturday in San Antonio’s Alamodome.

    Both players were picked after completing Spencer County Middle’s championship season. They were drafted as running backs and defensive ends by Football University, but once there saw the team was short on linemen and both unselfishly agreed to move to those positions.

  • Never-give-up attitude gives...

    Coach Jacob Barmore knew the wins would be few and far between this season, so picking up a road victory at Louisville Brown was enjoyable Saturday, but not unexpected.

    Barmore said there are a few teams on this year’s schedule that are comparable to Spencer County given the Bears’ inexperience and youth, and said those are the games his boys need to claim. On Saturday afternoon on a cold day and in a cold gym, the Bears did just that, even though they had to rally to do so.

  • Lady Bears slow out of gate in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a week off before returning to action Saturday afternoon in downtown Louisville against Brown. The gals looked a little rusty coming out of the gate, but were able to scrap out a 51-37 win.

    It was a sluggish beginning, but senior Kenisha Marshall was able to control the boards underneath, grabbing rebounds and scoring her team’s first eight points. Louisville Brown trailed 8-4 as the clock ticked down to end the quarter, but a Brown player heaved a 35-foot desperation shot that went in to keep the game tight at 8-7.

  • Sports in Kentucky: Cards and...

    When 20 per cent shooting Edgar Sosa pulled up at 20-something last Sunday and fired, one could almost hear a collective gasp from Rick Pitino and Louisville fans. No! NO!

    Three!

    Kentucky fans? If one imagined the Wildcats’ half-million internet assistant coaches we might have heard, “uh, oh!”

    No, not Sosa’s last shot but his first one that put Louisville in front 3-0.

  • Girls lose to Australians 65-36

    The Spencer County Lady Bears didn’t catch many breaks last week, but they’ll get one this week as they get a week off following four tough games in a six-day span that ended with a disappointing 65-36 loss to an Australian traveling team Friday night.

    The girls looked ready to compete in the early going, with senior Kenisha Marshall powering inside for eight first quarter points as they battled to a 17-17 tie at the end of the first frame.

  • Boys take a beating despite...

    The Spencer County Bears scrapped their way to respectability last Friday facing a much older and much bigger Australian team before falling 60-49. While the loss dropped the Bears to 4-13 on the year, the solid performance came on the heels of a 53-51 win over Eminence and a 58-56 loss to North Bullitt.

    On Friday, the Bears looked a little mismatched in the early going, falling behind 6-0 to the Australian team, but a three pointer by Trey Wyatt and a rebound and follow by Logan Dunbar kept it close early.

  • Lady Bears lose to Shelby Co. in...

    Fishermen often talk about the one that got away. The Spencer County Lady Bears and their fans left their home gym Monday night talking about the one that was taken away as the girls dropped a 51-50 tilt to visiting Shelby County following a controversial decision by the officials in the closing moments of the contest.