Today's Sports

  • Bears are title contenders


    If last Friday night’s scrimmage is any indication, the Spencer County Bears’ football team will once again be contending for a district title come October.

    The Bears looked impressive on both sides of the ball in a controlled scrimmage that included opposition from both North Hardin and Louisville Southern, two athletic teams, the former making it to the 5A semi-finals last year.

    Coach Mike Marksbury, entering his fifth season leading the Bears, said playing consistent and staying healthy will be keys to success this season.

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 19

    Cornerstone Christian Academy Basketball Camp

  • Local athletes fare well in AAU...


    Two Spencer County athletes participated and fared well in the AAU Junior Olympics 2015 Track and Field Meet at Norfolk State University in Virginia last week.

    McKenzie Bell placed sixth out of a field of 93 runners in the 800 meter run, with her personal best time of 2:17. In the 400 meter run, she placed 29th out of 97 runners, with a time of 1:00 on a very hot day.

    Bell, 12, has been working with former standout SCHS football and track athelete Erico Smith on speed and agility, and the hard work is paying off.

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 12
  • It’s football’s talking season

    Fan and expert buzz four Saturdays out from season chasing Ohio State and Alabama.

    Referencing records past, projections forward and expectations (real and imagined) for 2015, the new Bluegrass pecking order for D-Is is: 1. Louisville, 2. Western Kentucky, 3. Kentucky.

    With this caveat to stir the stew – by 11 o’clock News September 5, fans and experts in the Bluegrass State won’t be shocked if the aggregate record is 3-0 or 0-3.

  • Expert thinks cougar killed last...

    A wildlife expert suspects that the mountain lion shot by a fish and game officer in Central Kentucky last year was a wild animal — not someone’s escaped pet, as Kentucky officials initially suggested.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials must certainly know the truth by now, because it does not take eight months to complete genetic testing, said ecologist Michelle LaRue, executive director of the Cougar Network.

  • Browning wins Gold at World...


    Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning became the first Kentucky athlete competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to grab a medal when she and her Special Olympics USA team claimed Gold in their division of the team bowling event at Luck Strike Lanes in Los Angeles.

  • Fishing high waters


    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Caution urged while boaters deal...


    The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.

  • Fans and family

    I will admit, covering fair pageants is not my favorite thing to do. But there was a moment at the fair last week that reminded me of some good sports memories from a few years back.