Today's Sports

  • Meeks moves on, Willard moves...

    News & Views.

    In a time of tweets, twitters, instant messaging and breaking the cell phone-while-driving law, a few reflections.

    NEWS. Three and done, Jodie Meeks decided to move on.

  • Youth soccer meetings

    The Spencer County Soccer Association (SCSA) will be holding their Annual Meeting on July 19 at 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park above the concession stand. We will be holding Elections at this time.

    SCSA will be holding thier monthly meeting on June 14 at 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park above the concession stand.


  • Shooting sports

    Wow, what a great day for the Spencer County Invitational Trap tournament with the rain passing through early in the morning making for a great day. Seven counties attended the tournament May 16, which was held at the Spencer County Fish and Game club. Over 50 youth, ranging from nine to 18, experienced the excitement of competition trap shooting. Some experienced the joy of victory with others experiencing the agony of defeat, but everyone experienced the happiness of fellowship, camaraderie and just plain fun. With this combination everyone was a true winner.

  • All-time favorite upsets

    Upset favorites. A list of unforgettable shockers in sports. We all have them.

    This week, in order, 10 favorites of mine.

    10. 1958. Seattle, Temple, Kansas State were 1-2-3 favorites to win the NCAA basketball championship. At the Final Four in Louisville, Seattle ripped K-State by 22 points, Kentucky beat Temple 61-60.

    Seattle was favored to beat Kentucky in the title game. Instead, John Crigler frustrated Elgin Baylor and UK won and made popular, The Fiddlin’ Five.

  • Free sports physicals

    Free sports physicals will be held at Spencer County Physical Therapy on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.  Also,during the physicals, Dr. James Ransdell and Elk Creek Dental Care( located in the Physical Therapy Building) will be offering free custom sports mouthguards to the first 50 Spencer Co. athletes. Parents must be present to receive the free mouthguard. If anyone has any questions, please call Spencer County Physical Therapy at 477-0300 or Elk Creek Dental Care at 477-5800.  


  • Napper named head coach

    A week after Matt Powenski resigned as head football coach at Spencer County High School, his chief assistant was named to replace him at the helm of the Bears’ program.

    Wes Napper was named last week officially as the new head football coach and inherits a program that Powenski helped guide to three straight playoff appearances.

    SCHS Athletic Director Brian Higdon made the announcement this week, calling Napper the “obvious choice.”

  • Edwards joins teammates at NAIA...

     Campbellsville University’s baseball team made their first-ever appearance in the NAIA World Series recently with hometown athlete Craig Edwards. Edwards is a 2008 graduate of Spencer County and is pictured in the second row, third from right.

    NAIA World Series highlights:

    Campbellsville def. #4 William Penn, 5-2

    Kansas Wesleyan def. #1-Campbellsville, 5-4

    Campbellsville def. #2-Lindenwood, 17-8

    Campbellsville def. #3-Kansas Wesleyan, 11-0

    Campbellsville def. #3-Kansas Wesleyan, 4-0

  • Guzman signs with St. Catharine...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mitchell Guzman, a catcher/infielder from Spencer County High School signed an offer last week to play baseball at St. Catharine College.

    “It is always nice to sign players from nearby schools and we are happy to have Mitchell in the Patriot baseball program,” said SCC assistant Terry Davis.

    Guzman played for Steve Slaughter at Spencer County. His plans are to major in psychology at St. Catharine. He is the son of Lisa and Brian Logan.

  • Track team brings home the medals

    The SCHS track team wrapped up their season at the AA State  Championship at the University of Louisville on May 22.  Over 2,000 athletes from eighty schools competed in 18 track and field events, giving their all for themselves and their schools.

  • UK hoops fans are in for a...

    Newsmaker follies.

    √ Billy Clyde Gillispie sued the University of Kentucky from Dallas.

    √ UK sued him back from Frankfort.

    √ John Calipari’s NCAA demons past, real, imagined or massaged by media conspirators (snicker), came back to bite ... the University of Memphis.

    Part of UK’s Big Blue Nation was so incensed by those with the nerve to spoil Coach Cal’s honeymoon, one was moved to recycle an old Jerry Tarkanian adage: “The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, they’re going after Cleveland State.”