Today's Sports

  • Bears fall to Collins

    An incomplete pass on fourth down with the final seconds ticking off the clock spelled doom for the Spencer County Bears as they fell to the Collins Titans 38-35 in Shelbyville Friday night in an entertaining game.

  • COLUMN: Time to visit the numbers

    Autumn has come again. It’s the season when heaven on earth is dressed up as Kentucky.
    This week, a visit to numbers easily thrown aside, or not.
    • 56. Jersey number worn by Centre College right tackle Oakley Watkins (no relation). One of 22 finalists for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Watkins is a community activist in his hometown of Frankfort and in Danville, too. Coach Andy Frye: “. . . Oakley represents everything Centre College and Centre football stands for.”

  • PHOTO: Miller named an all-star

    Brandon Miller was invited to play in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association boys’ Junior All-Star game at St. Xavier High School on July 14. Miller played in the East/West All-Star game, where the top players from the fifth and sixth regions teamed up against the players from the seventh and eighth. Miller, who was on the East team, had 10 points and 6 assists.

  • PHOTO: SCHS soccer update

    Spencer County’s Allie Stevens battles for possession during early action Tuesday night in a game against Anderson County. The Lady Bears fell 4-2 and saw their record fall to 4-9 on the year. The girls lost 6-1 to Bardstown and 3-0 to Lexington Christian last week. The Lady Bears started the season full of promise but injuries to key players have been brutal. One bright spot Monday night was the return of senior McKenna Pfeiffer, who returned for the first time since suffering a severely broken leg six months ago.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears score win over...

    Spencer County’s Morgan Thompson sends a ball back over the net during action Monday night against Thomas Nelson. The Lady Bears took a 3-2 victory over the Generals by scores of 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-22 and 15-13. The girls are 11-18 on the season and will be on the road for three games next week before returning home for an Oct. 2 matchup with Washington County.

  • Stallions go 3-0 against Lyndon...

    It was definitely football weather when the Mighty Mites (ages 5-7) took to the field on a cool morning Saturday.
    The Stallions got off to an unusually slow defensive start allowing Lyndon to score early in the first quarter. But it was all Spencer County from there.

  • COLUMN: Names or not, each...

    If you’re a serious football fan, you know the name Walter Payton. He gained yards, he scored touchdowns, he had nicknames like “Sweetness” and his image adorned posters from coast to coast.
    Any newspaper story or television report about a Chicago Bears game from the mid 70s through most of the 80s included plenty of information about how Payton played, how many yards he gained, how many times he crossed the goal line.

  • PHOTO: SCMS dance team named...
  • COLUMN: WKU’s Taggart dials up a...

    While all around Willie Taggart were swept up in jubilation, most willing to settle for PAT forcing another overtime at Kentucky, the coach had slowed it all down. Mayhem was theirs, quietude amid the madness was his. This coach saw a carpe diem moment.
    A sparkle danced in Taggart’s eyes. ESPN was here. An SEC opponent was here (on the ropes), WKU’s faithful was here (at the threshold of a nervous breakdown). And, somewhere out there, I suggest, Doug Flutie was here in spirit and whispered into Taggart’s ear, “this is it, man!”

  • Bears take sting out of Yellow...

    A swarming Spencer County defense took the sting out of the Woodford County Yellow Jackets on Friday night on the way to a 32-7 victory and improving to 3-2 on the season.