Today's Sports

  • Bears fall to Anderson 10-1

    The bats of the Spencer County Bears just couldn’t catch up to the fastball of Anderson County’s Jacob Russell Monday night as the Bears fell 10-1 in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament in Lawrenceburg.

    Russell, Anderson County’s three-sport star, proved a bit vulnerable early on, and the Bears actually took advantage in the first inning when Timmy Riley opened the game with a walk, advanced on a hit by Alex Sorrells, and then scored on a well-hit single by Steven Lear to give the Bears a 1-0 lead.

  • Spencer County surrenders late...

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets broke open a close game with three runs in the fifth inning to secure a first round win over Spencer County in the 30th District Softball Tournament held in Lawrenceburg Monday  night.

  • Taylorsville’s Run by...

    The 2nd Annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake was held Saturday at Taylorsville Lake State Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Spencer County elementary level cross-country team.

    “We had another great race this year,” said Coach Josh Seabolt. “Despite the hard rain from the night before, the turnout was still amazing.”

    Seabolt said that the course was very muddy and caused many runners to slide down the hills instead of run. 

  • Paying tribute to Red Bird High

    What is statewide special about Red Bird? Everything. The school at Beverly in Bell County will march into history next month as the latest in a long parade of community schools that are no more.

    Nestled at the toe of Daniel Boone National Forest, Red Bird High will graduate its final senior class, unless funding is found to sustain a school that opened during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, 1921.

  • Strikers make a comeback

     The Spencer County Strikers, a U12 boy’s team with the Spencer County Soccer Association, were crowned JCYSL tournament champs. 

    The Strikers lost in the championship round of the JCYSL tournament last season 1-0.  This time they didn’t overlook any of their opponents or the muddy conditions.

    The Strikers outscored their opponents 20-3 while defeating teams from South Nelson, Okolona, and Fern Creek.

  • Elementary track team takes on...

    The Spencer County Elementary Level Track Team  participated in the Westside Track Meet May 12 with some outstanding results.

    Students from both Spencer County Elementary and Taylorsville Elementary participate on the team.  

     Highlights from the meet:

     100 Meter Run:

    Boys - Kadin Smith 1st Place and Drake Snider 4th Place

    Girls - McKenzie Bell 2nd Place, Abby Myers 3rd Place, and Lindsey Miller 4th Place

     200 Meter Run:

    Boys - Kadin Smith 2nd Place

  • SCMS wins passing tourney

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football team won the 2010 Allen Middle School Passing Tournament near Prestonsburg this weekend. The team was undefeated in all 5 games and won in the championship versus Pike Central Middle School.

    The team decided to dedicate the tournament championship to TSgt. Jason Bass who was deployed to Iraq the night before the tournament.

  • Reasons to play college hoops in...

    What basketball off season?

    This week: Reasons why, best-of-blue chips should play college hoops in the Commonwealth. If they can cut it of course.

    In Lexington 24,111 reasons. Average attendance at UK games in Rupp Arena last season. Best in America. More than a thousand over capacity, more than any NBA franchise.

    In Louisville 19,397. Fan average at UofL games, well beyond Freedom Hall capacity. Third best in the nation, after Syracuse.

  • 2nd annual Run by the Lake

    The second annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake will be held May 22 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. Registration will be held the day of the run from 6:30 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. The race will begin at 8 a.m.

    Entry fee for the 5K trail run is $20/person and $10/person for a one-mile fun run. Participants will receive a free shirt while supplies last.

  • Bunting Bears create runs

    The Spencer County Bears bunted their way to an early lead Saturday against visiting Walton-Verona, and held off the visitors for a 13-3 victory.

    Trailing 2-0 in the bottom half of the first inning, Spencer County was able to load the bases and then played some small ball to get runners across the plate. With the bases full, sophomore catcher Todd Clemens laid down a bunt toward the pitcher, who fielded the ball and threw to first. The ball was mishandled, allowing two runs to score and the Bears quickly had tied the game.