Rockets to play 9 football games

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Cross-country regional moved to Louisville

By Josh Cook

The Shelby County football team will only play nine regular-season games this season.

Because of a scheduling snafu the Rockets’ game at Owen County, which was slated for Sept. 6, has been cancelled.

Shelby County could try to find a replacement, but Coach Todd Shipley said it’s unlikely at this point. If the Rockets don’t find a 10th opponent, they’ll have two open dates this fall – Sept. 6 and Sept. 27.


New site for regional cross country

The cross-country alignment for Class AA, Region 3, in which Collins and Shelby County both compete, recently was revamped. Now Class 2A-3 has a new site for its regional meet. The meet, which is Nov. 2, was slated to be held at Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen (the home course for North Oldham), but Rockets Coach Andrew Danner said it has been moved to Louisville Champions Park (the former River Road Country Club) in Louisville.


Sanner finishes 55th at AJGA Junior

Collins senior Brandon Sanner placed 55th last week in the American Junior Golf Association’s Junior tournament in Ocala, Fla. Sanner finished the 3-day tournament with 239 (79-78-82) at Ocala National Golf Club. Taylor Funk of Ponte Vedra, Fla., won with 210.


Looking ahead

High school fall sports get into full swing beginning Monday. Here’s a look at some of what will be going on in the next week:

  • The Shelby County girls’ golf team plays in Anderson County’s invitational, which begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace. Meanwhile the Shelby County boys’ golf team will also be in action that day, playing in George Rogers Clark’s Cardinal Invitational, which will start at 1 p.m. at Old Silo Golf Course in Mount Sterling.
  • The Collins and Shelby County girls’ soccer teams begin their seasons Monday. The Titans host Kentucky Country Day, and the Rockets play at Seneca. Collins beat KCD, 1-0, last year. Meanwhile the Redhawks are coming off a 1-17 season (their lone victory was by forfeit).
  • The Collins volleyball team opens its season, under new coach Cary Clark, against Elizabethtown at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Panthers beat the Titans, 3-1, last year in E-town.
  • The Collins and Shelby County cross-country teams will start their seasons on Tuesday at Collins’ 3K tri-meet, which will also include Henry County. The girls’ race is slated to start at 5:30 p.m. and the boys’ race at 5:45 p.m.
  • The Shelby County volleyball team opens its season Tuesday night at Henry County. The Rockets swept the Wildcats, 3-0, twice last season, including in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament. Two nights later Shelby County hosts Spencer County in a 30thDistrict match at Mike Casey Gymnasium. The Rockets swept the Bears, 3-0, in a trio of matches last season.
  • The Shelby County boys’ soccer team opens its season Tuesday at DeSales. The Colts beat the Rockets, 3-0, last year at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.
  • The Collins boys’ soccer team opens its season Thursday night at Louisville Eastern. The Titans and the Eagles tied, 1-1, last year in a match that was ended early because of lightning.