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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Something new to hope for in...

    New year, new hope, new dreams, new possibilities, a new president who knows how the game should be played. And a classic quote and a Maybe You Missed This.

    NEW. President-Elect Barack Obama: “Nothing like a good pick-up game of basketball. When everyone’s passing the ball, playing together and you’re making a few shots. Just makes you feel good.”

    OLD. Maybe you missed this: Birth of Basketball.

  • Thinning Bears hunger for a win

    What a difference a year makes. Last season, Spencer County traveled down to Bardstown and took home the championship of the Nelson County holiday tournament with a senior-laden team. This year, a lineup already thin on experience grew even thinner and it showed in the early round games as the Bears continue to struggle.

    The lone returning starter from last year’s squad, sophomore Logan Dunbar, was sitting out three games, meaning most of those taking the floor for the Bears are seeing varsity action for the first time this season.

  • Marshall breaks 1,000 points

    It’s not been the holiday break the Spencer County girls may have envisioned, but the Lady Bears wound down their mid-season tournaments on a high note Monday with a big win over Bardstown that was highlighted by an individual honor.

    During the win over the Lady Tigers, senior center Kenisha Marshall recorded her 1,000th point of her high school career. The bucket came at the end of a third quarter that saw the Lady Bears overcome a sluggish first half to break the game open on their way to a 57-35 victory.