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Today's Sports

  • Catching up with Jimmy Houston

     

    The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of videos available online means anglers no longer have to wait until weekend mornings to get their fill of fishing shows.

    Viewers would tune in each week to ESPN, TBS and The Nashville Network to watch the likes of Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Hank Parker, Jerry McKinnis and others catch big fish, and lots of them. As entertaining as it was, there was educational value. The shows introduced generations of anglers to new equipment and new lures, but also taught them new ways to fish.

  • Bears slam their way to 2-0 start

     

    A third inning grand slam home run by Lucas Tackett propelled the Spencer County Bears an opening day, 13-1 victory over North Bullitt last Tuesday.

    In front of a large crowd on an 80-degree, sunny day, the Bears and Eagles were mired in a pitcher’s duel early on. Spencer County senior, right-hander Blake Lambdinn pitched a perfect first inning, then created a little trouble for himself in the second inning, walking the bases loaded with two outs, before retiring the third out on strikes to avoid any harm.

  • Lady Bears best Atherton, 9-4

     

    A five-run second inning gave the Spencer County Lady Bears all the cushion they would need in a 9-4 victory over Atherton at home last Friday afternoon.

    After freshman pitcher Emily Cole retired the Lady Rebels in the first, the Lady Bears came to the plate and 7th grader Ally Alexander tripled to right field, and later scored on a RBI single by senior Kendall Horn to stake Spencer County to a 1-0 lead.

  • Tournament at SCMS

     

    The 7th grade girls AAU team hosted a tournament at SCMS earlier this month. The local team won both their games. Team members include Lexie Mercer, Tori Manley, Brooke Johnson, Caitlyn Reynolds, Mikayla Ennis, Cassidy Goss, Lexi Runion and Ally Manley. They are coached by Matt Mercer and Johnny Moore.

  • Letter of intent

     

    Brandon West, center, a senior at Spencer County High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play baseball for West Virginia Institute of Technology. He is pictured here with Coach Chad Kingsolver and some of his Bears teammates.

  • SCHS fishing team

     

  • Calipari defends decision not to...

     

    Kentucky coach John Calipari spent a lot of time explaining last week why his team no longer plays Indiana annually, both before and after the Hoosiers beat his team. He readily admitted he did not want to play in Bloomington and talked about deciding what worked best for his program.

  • Middle school soccer teams win

     

    The middle school soccer season is off to a good start with both the boys and girls team picking up victories last week.

    The boys got their first win of the season, topping Mt. Washington Middle School 4-1 at home. Taylor Porter paced the Grizzlies with two goals, while Donny Wilson and Jason Nichols also scored one goal each.

    In girls action, the Lady Grizzlies earned a 1-1 tie with Marion County last Monday, and then later in the week took a 7-1 victory over Taylor County.

  • FINS a good way to share the joy...

     

    Most anglers are beneficiaries of the “pay it forward” philosophy. That is to say, somebody once took time to introduce them to fishing.

    Spring is an opportune time to further the legacy, and any of the 40 lakes across Kentucky that comprise the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lineup make great places to teach a beginner the basics.

  • League champions

     

    A group of fourth and fifth graders from Spencer County recently won their tournament in the Nelson County Youth League.