Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: No joy in Jokerville

    There is no joy in Jokerville this week and the forecast isn’t good for next Saturday either. But, there’s no crying in football, right?
    For Kentucky football 2011 cowboy-up time has come early.
    Fresh off a 38-point tenderizing by Florida, the Wildcats travel to Baton Rouge where a big ole bunch of ornery cajun crocodiles lie in a bayou mud bank with 679 fangs each shining while they wonder if tenderized Wildcat tastes like chicken.

  • PHOTO: Bears soccer faced rough...

    Spencer County goalie Derek Clemens boots the ball downfield for the Bears during a recent game. The boys soccer team had a tough week last week, dropping a 6-3 decision to Jeffersontown before being shutout by Bullitt East 10-0. This week, the Bears were scheduled to travel to John Hardin on Tuesday, will host Iroquois on Wednesday, will welcome in Whitfield Academy on Saturday and will host North Oldham on Monday.

  • PHOTO: Blackwell wins again

    Danny Blackwell of Taylorsville won the Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman feature event at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY on Saturday, Sept. 17.

  • Coach happy with Lady Bears...

    Spencer County’s girls soccer coach Charlie Traughber knew last week was going to be a test as the Lady Bears were going up against more good competition in the Lady Bulldog Cup at Male High School. They passed.

  • COLUMN: Could conference re-...

    Money continues to dominate and dictate the changes in college athletics. Just this weekend, it was reported that both Syracuse and Pittsburgh will be leaving the Big East Conference to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and there are at least a dozen other schools around the nation mulling similar changes.
    Chances are, conferences as we know them today will look vastly different next year, and there’s even more talk about forming four 16-team super conferences for football that would comprise the top 64 teams in the nation.

  • Yellowjackets sting Bears

    The field was flawless, but what happened between the lines at times resembled a comedy of errors Friday night as the Spencer County Bears fell to the Woodford County Yellowjackets 34-7.

  • COLUMN: Tribute, please, for...

    To the victor, the spoils. Trumpets please, for Charles the Second.
    For Louisville’s coach Charlie Strong, not enough (media) tribute, says here, for the miracle on Cooper Drive last week. The scope of his football team’s re-cast from Sept. 9 to Sept. 17 was a stroke of motivational genius so obvious, his pal Joker Phillips should apply to attend Charles II’s summer clinic.

  • Runners earn strong finishes

    The Spencer County middle and high school cross country teams have been busy running the past two weekends with some nice early season results to show for it.

  • Lady Bears net win in volleyball...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team dropped a tough match to Bullitt Central on the road Monday night, losing 2-1. The Lady Cougars took the first set, 25-22 but the Lady Bears bounced back to even things up with a 25-21 in the second set to force a deciding game. Bullitt Central took that one, 25-20.

  • PHOTO: Grizzlies bring down OKH

    Daniel Wheeler (3), a seventh-grader, Logan Holbrook (2), an eighth-grader, and Branden Leff (17), a seventh-grader, tackle an OKH player during an Aug. 30 away game for the Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies football team. The Grizzlies won 28-13. Gavin Boykin scored one touchdown and Holbrook scored three touchdowns. Holbrook and seventh-grader Hunter Brown are leading the team in tackles. The Grizzlies are scheduled to face Southwest Nelson B on Thursday at 6 p.m. at home, and will face The Christian Academy A/B at home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.