Today's Sports

  • Fast start stalls as Bears fall...

    It was a perfect night for football Friday as fans packed Spencer County High School’s new stands under perfect weather conditions, and the Bears came out looking like they were about to put on a perfect gridiron performance, at least for the first quarter. However, conditions on and off the field got worse as the night progressed and when the final horn sounded there was rain falling and the Bears’ hopes had been dampened by a 46-16 defeat to West Jessamine.

    Bears’ Coach Wes Napper said everything was lined up to give the Bears an advantage.

  • Grizzlies out run Mustangs

    On Saturday, the Middle School Grizzlies traveled to North Oldham and handed the Mustangs a 20-0 loss. 

    The Grizzlies were led by a stout defense that never allowed North Oldham inside the red zone and caused 4 turnovers.  Brennan Hume had the hit of the game. 

    After a scoreless first quarter, the defense rose up when on third and 10, Will Edwards blitzed up the middle sacking the quarterback and then picking up the football and scoring from 60 yards out. After the successful kick by Clay Culver, the Grizzlies led 8-0.  

  • Volleyball Lady Bears...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team traveled to Lexington over the weekend and won three of five matches during the LaFayette Invitational.

    The Lady Bears opened up with a tough loss to a very good LaFayette squad, losing the match 2 games to zero but bouncing back to get into the winning column against Corbin.

    In their third game, Spencer County was pitted against Lincoln County and fell in the first game of the match 25-19 before rebounding for a 25-17 second game win to set up a third game to decide the match.

  • Lady Bears soccer on rise after...

    Want to feel good about local sports? Check out the 8th region standings in girls’ soccer this week.

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have an impressive 7-2 record and are in second place in the powerful 8th region standings, their best start in the program’s history.

    First-year coach Charlie Traughber said the ranking is good for his young team’s confidence, but said keeping it will be the hard part.

  • Bears fall at Nelson 48-29

    Most teams who start the season 0-3 against a brutal schedule might be a little solemn heading into a home opener, but there are reasons both on and off the field for the Spencer County Bears to play inspired football this Friday night when they host West Jessamine.

    Sure, it’s another big school, the fourth week in a row the 3A Bears have faced a team from a higher class, but head coach Wes Napper is hoping the inspired play of the reserves in Friday’s 48-29 loss at Nelson County might spread over to the varsity as the Bears christen the new stadium bleachers.

  • Boys soccer split in weekend...

    The Spencer County boys soccer team split two games in the Two Rivers Tournament in Carroll County over the weekend, dropping district foe Henry County 3-0 before losing to host Carroll County 1-0 later in the day.

  • UK, UofL are both winners

    Kentucky began its 120th football season with a coin toss surprise, solid first 30 minutes, a handsome victory, then bussed down I-64 with a fistful of reasons for optimism.

    Louisville began its Charlie Strong era behind an 8-Ball unnecessarily.

    Earth-to-Tom Jurich: Successful director of athletics at Alabama did not open the season against Auburn, nor did Georgia start its schedule with Georgia Tech.

    What Kentucky’s 23-16 win at Louisville means.

  • Sports events: Sept. 1-8

    Sept. 1   

    SCMS Football at HOME vs. Old Mill Middle at 6 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Volleyball at HOME vs. Ballard, Fresh/JV/Varsity 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 2

    SCMS Football at HOME vs. St. Dominic TBA

    SCMS Girls Basketball at HOME vs. Bloomfield at 6 p.m.

    SCHS Boys Soccer at HOME vs. Collins at 7:30 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Soccer at HOME vs. MLC at 5:30 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Volleyball AWAY at Henry County, Fresh/JV/Varsity 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 3

  • More Lady Bear wins

    The Spencer County girls’ soccer team is off to a promising start, sporting a 4-2 record, a couple of shutouts and even in their losses, giving top-notch competition some tough games.

    Last week, the girls won both of their games, including a 5-1 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park at home on Wednesday in a contest that SCHS Coach Charlie Traughber said wasn’t a thing of beauty.

  • Victory over J-town

    The Spencer County boys picked up their first win of the season Monday night with a 8-2 victory over Jeffersontown.

    Coach Paul Taylor said his team returned to their four defender, 5 midfielder and one striker strategy and was able to take a quick 2-0 lead after goals from Thibault Golliard and Brandon Taylor.

    Jeffersontown tied it up with two goals of their own, but freshman Cody Coomes answered with another goal for the Bears who took a 3-2 lead into halftime. Taylor said he stressed better defense in the second half, and his squad responded.