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Today's Sports

  • Young talent key for Lady Bears

     

    First year coach Jimmy Schmidt has a lot of unanswered questions about his Spencer County Lady Bears softball team heading into the season that begins this week, but he’s realistic about his expectations without setting the bar too low.

    “To know if we are rebuilding or if we can compete right away is still to be determined,” said Schmidt.

    He said the district has some good, veteran squads, while his team has a lot of youth. “To compete in the district right away would be a huge compliment to our players,” he said.

  • SCHS team makes a splash

     

    The swim team at Spencer County High School had only four members this past season. It’s what you’d expect, perhaps, in a small town without a pool in miles.

    But the four swimmers finished their 2015-16 season last month by each setting a personal record at the Sixth Region Swimming and Diving Championships in Versailles, Ky.

  • Diamond Days are here

    2016 BEARS BASEBALL

  • Vitale: UK ‘dangerous’ heading...

    Most years ESPN analyst Dick Vitale believes 12 to 15 teams might have a reasonable chance to win a national championship. This year he thinks as many as 25 teams could have a chance to win six straight games in NCAA tournament play and a national title, depending on pairings.

    He believes Kentucky, which has been to the Final Four four of the last five years, is a “dangerous team” again this year despite an inconsistent season filled with various injuries to key players.

  • Bears lose on last second shot...

     

    Heartbreak has been the theme of the Spencer County Bears boys basketball team this season, and so it was in keeping their season closed last week on a bitter note. On Tuesday night in Lawrenceburg, the bitterness came in the form of a buzzer-beating jumper from just beyond the free throw line to give Anderson County a 68-66 overtime victory over the Bears in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    The game-winner came less than seven seconds after Spencer County’s Jamie Newnam hit a 3-pointer to tie the game.

  • Lady Bears fall 58-25, but...

     

    Spencer County Lady Bears Head Coach Brandy Scott would rather focus on photos of her team than the numbers on a scoreboard. That’s especially true following the girls 58-25 loss to Anderson County last Tuesday night in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament in Lawrenceburg.

    The loss ended the Lady Bears’ season at 11-19, but Scott said the photos remind her that good things are ahead for the program.

  • All District Team

     

    The All-District Team for the 30th District Tournament was named last week. Named from Spencer County, were Jamie Newnam, far left, and Blake Lambdin, far right, of the Spencer County Bears, and Alyssa Howie, center left, and Lauren Lambdin, center right, for the Lady Bears.

  • Fifth grade champions

     

    The Surge, a fifth grade team from Spencer County, won their championship game over a team from Bloomfield recently, by a score of 17-9. The team is coached by Tim Truitt, and assisted by Kevin Alvey.

  • Coach says Ulis ready for NBA

     

    Alabama coach Avery Johnson, a former NBA player and coach, thinks Tyler Ulis is already better than some current NBA players.

    “He is a pro. He can play on the professional level. He is good. He can do everything,” Johnson said after Ulis had 19 points and 10 assists against his team last week. “He is a pure point guard that can hold his own. He takes charges. He throws his body in there. As a coach you don’t like coaching against him. I see lot of things I did as a player in him.”

  • Reel in new fishing regulations

     

    It’s no longer getting dark at dinner time. We’re beginning to have days cresting the 50 degree mark. It’s enough to make you want to go fishing.

    Before you cast a line, however, you need to know about the new fishing regulations that go into effect March 1.