Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Dry those tears sports...

    It was a trail of tears, last week.

    Randy Moss whined in Boston.

    Pete Rose bawled in Cincinnati.

    Bruce Pearl sniveling in Knoxville.

    Indiana media somberly noted, 10th anniversary of Douglas MacArthur’s firing by Harry Truman. Or was that Bob Knight by Myles Brand?

    Big Blue Nation was bellyaching about Enes Kanter’s amateur status.

    And, Lee Todd’s lips quivered in Lexington.


    Millionaire Moss’s whine isn’t worth elaboration.

  • First place Lady Bears about to...

    Just how good can the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team really be? They’re sporting an 8-2 record, they sit atop the 8th Region standings and they are averaging over six goals a game.

    They likely got an answer to that question Tuesday night when they were scheduled to travel to Goshen to take on perennial power North Oldham, who is second in the region with an 8-2-1 record.

    Coach Charles Traughber’s girls were riding a 7 game winning streak which continued last Wednesday with a 10-0 victory over Ft. Knox on the road.

  • Boys soccer team on 3-game...

    Spencer County’s boys soccer team picked up two wins last week and have a modest three game winning streak following a 3-1 victory over Fort Knox on Wednesday and then a 3-0 shutout over Henry County on Thursday.

    Coach Paul Taylor said Wednesday’s road victory at Fort Knox was not a particularly good game, but it counts as a victory.

    “Sometimes it’s good just to win an ugly game and get out of there,” he said, noting how the game was extremely physical with several yellow cards being handed out.

  • PHOTO: Stallion's Junior...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Trevor Hutt  #14 of the Spencer County Stallions (Jr. Blue team). Spencer County Stallions won against Nelson County Falcons 16 - 0. Trevor Hutt scored both touchdowns for the team and 1 of the 2 point conversions. Spencer County Stallions (Jr. Blue) are now 3-0.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears lose to...

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

     Maggie Koenig, left, and Nikki Prater converge on a ball as they set up for a return in a recent game for the Lady Bears Volleyball team. The girls had only one match last week, a 2-0 loss to Bullitt Central. They are on the road this week at Iroquois, at Seneca and at Collins next Tuesday before returning home against Bardstown next Wednesday.

  • 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.