Today's Sports

  • Lady Bears take two of three in...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears won two of three games in the Candy Cane Tournament at Whitefield Academy last week to springboard them into the new year with some renewed confidence.
    The girls took a hard-fought 53-51 win over Louisville Collegiate in their final game on Thursday to finish the three-day event with a 2-1 record, a big improvement over the 0-3 showing they had in a tournament the previous week at Campbellsville.

  • Bears struggle with losses over...

    The Spencer County Bears struggled through the holiday tournament schedule having to cope without their point guard Brandon Miller, who is out with a knee injury.

  • COLUMN: Closing door on 2011 is...

    Kentucky throttled Louisville again. Yes, throttled. The game brought questions ...
    •What can be more scary for SEC teams than facing a Kentucky team that shot 29.8 percent and throttled the nation’s No. 4 ranked team?
    •Did Kentucky play six-on-five against Louisville? Anthony Davis left of the lane and Anthony Davis on the right.
    •With fan and media love raging for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Davis, how will John Calipari handle a Terrence Jones become third banana? Or, attempts to impress NBA scouts?

  • Wrestlers in first season at SCHS

    The expanding athletic appetite of Spencer County continues to be sated this year. By the end of winter, the county will have witnessed the historic first season of the Spencer County High School wrestling team.

  • Local teams struggle during...

    It has been a rough holiday break for the local basketball teams so far as the Bears and Lady Bears went a combined 1-5 in tournament action last week.

  • COLUMN: 2012: Previewing the...

    Newspapers, networks and magazines often look back at this time of year as they review the year just completed. It’s interesting to take a review trip over the past 12 months to see the events that impacted our world and community, but it’s equally as fun to look ahead.
    So with a brand new sports year ahead of us beginning in just a few days, here is one sports fan’s wishes for 2012:

  • COLUMN: Roark to Rockcastle,...

    Louisville at Kentucky.
    An argument can be made that Saturday’s high noon hoedown in Rupp Arena looms as (too) much about personalities John Calipari and Rick Pitino as it does about players and the game.
    Here are some questions and conclusions for thought during Saturday’s game:
    • Officiating. Which coach will impose his will to best effect?
    • Can Pitino do his brilliance, dictate game pace and level of physical play?
    • Will Terrence Jones show up? Will Peyton Siva stand up?

  • Catch some fish during the...

    By LEE MCCLELLAN, Kentucky Afield Outdoors

  • Girls fall 55-39 to Western Hills

    The Spencer County Lady Bears fell behind in the second quarter and never could recover as they dropped a 55-39 decision to Western Hills last Monday at home.

    The Lady Bears kept it close early as they battled the Lady Wolverines bucket for bucket through most of the first quarter.

    A McKenna Pfeiffer steal and layup followed by a short jumper by MacKenzie Keown knotted the game at four, and Krysten Barlow’s bucket underneath tied the game up at 7-7 halfway through the first quarter before Western Hills went on a 8-2 run to end the period.

  • Bears move to 3-2

    Coming into the season, Coach Jacob Barmore knew that for his team to be competitive, they’d have to get scoring from junior guard Brandon Miller and senior sharpshooter Ros Goodwin. He also knew that in order to go beyond competitive, at least one other scorer would have to emerge.

    Last Tuesday, against Western Hills, the Bears may have seen the third scorer accept that role as junior Bridger Knotts led the way with 21 points on the way to a 69-54 win over the Wolverines.