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Today's Sports

  • Postseason play underway

     

    The Lady Bears ended the season with two victories, a 61-45 victory over Louisville Doss last Tuesday night on the road, and a 53-48 victory at Bullitt Central on Friday. The Lady Bears were scheduled to square off against Anderson County Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

  • Cheering for Beard and the Lady...

    Sports reporters are not supposed to cheer.

    I have a hard time following that protocol during high school games, though I often fight the temptation to pump a fist or cheer out loud as I stand on the sidelines taking photos and taking notes.

  • Spencer County Youth Wrestling

     

  • Brown came with state connections

    One reason head coach Mark Stoops and then offensive coordinator Neal Brown wanted John Schlarman on the UK coaching staff was for his in-state recruiting connections.

    “Coach Stoops has emphasized from day 1 that we have to do a good job with instate recruiting,” Schlarman, a former UK offensive lineman, said about UK’s 2016 recruiting class. “Sometimes you work really hard at that and we’ve been working on this class since 2013. This has been a work in progress for the last two to three years.”

  • Bears lose to Shelby in three...

     

    In a game short on points, but long on drama, the Spencer County Bears fell 46-43 in triple overtime against district rivals Shelby County last Tuesday night in Shelbyville.

    The Bears erased a late four-point deficit in the final overtime when Jamie Newnam hit a three-pointer, and then scored off a steal to go up 43-42 with 40 seconds left. However, Shelby answered on the other end, scoring on a put-back to go up 44-43 with 23 seconds left.

  • Close losses still plague Lady...

     

    A jumper by Spencer County’s Abby Myers rimmed out just prior to the final buzzer as the Spencer County Lady Bears suffered a heartbreaking 55-53 overtime loss to Sayre Thursday night at home.

  • Former Cats show support for...

     

    Former Kentucky basketball players Cameron Mills, Jeff Sheppard and Jared Prickett took a road trip to Louisville earlier this season to see their former UK coach, Rick Pitino, send his Louisville team against Utah Valley State and coach Mark Pope, another one of his former players at Kentucky.

    But the reason the group went might surprise you.

  • Bears have winning weekend

     

    The Spencer County Bears won consecutive games for the first time since before Christmas this past weekend, getting the best of Henry County, 59-45 on Friday night, and then returning for a 74-45 victory over Thomas Nelson on Saturday.

    The Bears broke open a close game against Henry County with a big third quarter, after clinging to a 24-22 halftime lead. In the third, the boys outscored the visiting Wildcats 20-8 to take a 44-30 lead, and then maintained that margin in the final quarter to pick up their eighth win of the season.

  • Girls top Oldham County, then...

     

    A barrage of three-pointers late in the first quarter helped the Lady Bears build a 17-6 lead over visiting Oldham County last Thursday on their way to a 59-49 win that broke a four-game losing streak.

    Freshman Alyssa Howie led the girls with 17 points while sophomore Lauren Lambdin added 14. Sophomore Abby Myers added nine, and freshman Haylee Cox contributed eight points and seven rebounds. Junior Bailea Bryant scored five and sophomore Audrey Michels chipped in with four.

  • Holbrook signs with Morehead...

     

    Spencer County senior running back and linebacker, Logan Holbrook, center, signed a scholarship to play football for Morehead State University last Thursday. Holbrook leaves Spencer County as the school’s all-time leading rusher and leader in touchdowns.