Today's Sports

  • UK in the hunt for California...

    No one enjoyed being at the Marshall County Hoop Fest last week more than 6-10 power forward Billy Preston of Advance Prep International of Dallas.

    “I love playing at Kentucky. We came last year to play at McCracken County. I loved both experiences. I love how the fans and whole city comes out,” said Preston.

    “Playing on ESPN is special and a blessing for a high school kid to be on national TV.

    It is exciting and I love exciting games, so it is all good for me.”

  • How to catch those trophy...

    The recent spate of rainy and somewhat dismal days sends many minds toward the grim reality that winter is here to stay.

    Sunless, dreary days with bouts of rain in December, January and February give most people the blues. However, desolate winter days bring joy to the heart of a reservoir smallmouth bass angler. These are the days to catch the big ones.

  • Improvements to climbing trails...

    Kentucky’s Red River Gorge has been a popular climbing destination for decades and has attracted climbers from all over the world. Lately, the Red River Gorge has begun to show a few signs of aging.

  • Basketball season starts this...


    High school basketball season starts this week. Last week, the Bears engaged in a very physical scrimmage with Louisville Southern, besting the visitors in a game that featured two ejections and a number of fouls.

  • Hey Bears fans... It’s...

    This community rediscovered the joy of high school sports this fall with the amazing success of the Bears’ football team. Friday night home games usually had the stands packed and Bear fans traveled impressively for road games.

    The calendar has now turned to December, and it’s high school basketball time in Kentucky. This state has always had a special love affair with basketball, and the game is at it’s purest form at the high school level.

  • Six Bears earn district honors


    Postseason accolades continue to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team.

    Last week, the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association released their All-District teams.

    Class 4, District 4 winners included a number of Spencer County players.

    On offense, running backs Logan Holbrook, a senior, and Branden Leff, a junior, were named to the All-District team. Both gained over 1,600 yards rushing on the season as they helped lead the Bears to a 10-2 record. Holbrook was previously named 4A 4th District Player of the Year.

  • UK recruit Gabriel will be good...

    Wenyen Gabriel thought it would be “intriguing” to play at Kentucky after having coach John Calipari personally recruit him for months. That’s why the 6-10 forward from Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) signed with the Wildcats as part of Calipari’s No. 1 recruiting class for next season.

    “The positionless basketball he talks about is exactly what I wanted. I believe in what he is doing. It’s really exciting to think about playing for him and how he will develop me. I want to show what I can do and it will be fun,” said Gabriel.

  • Bears relying on effort this...


    If you aren’t blessed with an over abundance of talent, you’d better make up for that with effort. That’s the recipe Coach Jason Burns hopes to use for success this season as the Spencer County Bears prepare to take the court next week.

    “This is the least talented bunch that we’ve had in my three years here, but we do have really good kids that work their butt off,” he said.

  • Lady Bears: A year older and a...


    A casual glance at the roster, and one might think the Spencer County Lady Bears are in for a long year. With just one senior and a host of underclassmen, they’ll once again be one of the youngest teams in the state.

    However, they do return a considerable amount of experience, including a seasoned backcourt of sophomore Lauren Lambdin and freshmen Alyssa Howie, both of whom have two years of varsity experience.

  • A season to remember


    Heads were hung as the Spencer County Bears walked off the field at John Hardin High School nearly two weeks ago, falling 23-15 to the Bulldogs in the second round of the playoffs. However, Coach Mike Marksbury said the memories of this season will not be of that game, but rather the thrills that encompassed a 10-2 season that saw records set and a community energized.