Today's Sports

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 26

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    Coach Whitney Reno is excited about her first varsity coaching job, mostly fueled by the talent and enthusiasm she sees on the court with the Lady Bears Volleyball team.

    She’s not new to many of the girls, having coached the freshman squad last year, and serving as coach at the middle school the past two seasons. She played volleyball at Woodford County High School, and played in numerous intramural leagues while a student at Western Kentucky University.

  • GIRLS SOCCER - New coach helps...


    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer program has seen success over the past several years, including a district title in 2013 and qualifying for the regional tournament two of the last three years.

    However, graduation took its toll on the program two years ago and the girls endured a 6-12 season last year.

    New faces on the field and the sideline could signal a new beginning for the team as first-year head coach Kelsi Shipley tries to lead a young squad with twelve underclassmen back to the top.

  • BOYS SOCCER - Boys have the...


    If attitude can win games, the Spencer County Boys soccer team might surprise some people with their success this season.

    “The biggest improvement has been that there is a soccer mindset,” said third-year coach Dewayne Mason.

    “We are a team that loves the game. In the past, there have not been many players who have been committed to the process, because they had not learned what that had meant. Honing your skills was something foreign,” said the coach.

    This season, Mason sees a difference.

  • 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.