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Today's News

  • Rockets use power to defeat Western Hills

    The hitting of Hannah Webb was on full display on Tuesday night, as Shelby’s senior shortstop bashed a home run and a double en route to an 11-7 win at Western Hills.

    Webb ended the night 3-4 at the plate, racking up four RBIs and helping preserve the lead for the Rockets.

    Not to be outdone, teammate and catcher Elizabeth Ivers knocked in a two-run homer of her own, as the catcher ended her night 2-4 on offense with three RBIs.

  • Titans take three straight

    The Collins baseball team closed a three-game home stand on Friday and Monday nights, going 3-0 in those games and bringing its season record to 5-6.

    Despite Collins’ bats outpacing the competition by a combined score of 21-6, head coach Mike Hammond said the Titans’ pitching set the pace.

    “We had three really well pitched games by Austin Ruble, Evan Payne and Cam Mattingly,” Hammond said. “They all three commanded the strikes zone of all three pitches and set the tempo early in each game.”

  • Shelby drops weekend set

    Shelby County softball took a trio of tough losses this weekend against quality teams in Ryle, Grayson County and Jeffersontown to put the Rockets at a 3-4 record on the season.

    The Grayson County and Ryle losses came on Friday at the Vernon Bibb Memorial Showcase, while the contest against J-Town was held on Monday.

    Jeffersontown 13,Shelby County 9

    A wild first few innings between J-Town and Shelby led to a hitting clinic between the teams on Monday night, as it the Chargers (2-3) came away with a four-run win.

  • Rockets close out Memphis tourney

    Shelby County baseball ended its slate of games in Memphis with a 9-0 loss at the hands of Bartlett, Tenn. on Friday.

    The Rockets (1-5) could not find a way to get on base against a complete game performance by Panthers’ pitcher and University of Southern Mississippi signee Chris Braswell.

    The Barlett hurler allowed just two hits in seven innings of work against SCHS, striking out seven batters and walking only one.

  • Collins falls at Butler

    A strong hitting performance by host Butler and several defensive mistakes committed by Collins ended with the Titans taking a tough 9-2 loss at the hands of the Bears on Monday night in Louisville.

    Butler (4-2) outfielder Alyssa Brock made the most of her plate appearances in the victory, going 2-3 and accruing four RBIs at the plate to help hand Collins its first loss of the year.

  • Showcasing Shelby County

    Mark your calendars for Saturday – that’s when the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present its 16th annual Community Showcase.

    The event will be hosted at Collins High School again this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The event features local businesses that put up booths each year, full of literature and other information on their products and services.

    Kris Hayden, president of the chamber, said the event has already sold out of vendor spots with 60.

  • Shelby pair qualifies for SAF nationals

    Shelby County’s bass fishing program will be represented at nationals after anglers Seth Williams and Jonathan Porter took 24th place at the Student Angler Federation’s Kentucky High School State Championship held at Lake Cumberland in Somerset over the weekend.

    The event, which is separate from the KHSAA, saw Porter and Williams catch five fish, with the total weight coming in at eight pounds, eight ounces.

  • Rockets drop opener in Memphis

    Although Shelby County baseball dropped its opening contest in Memphis, Rockets head coach Devin Hicks says he was pleased with what he saw from his team.

    After all, its not every day an opponent has two University of Memphis signees and another committed to Vanderbilt University, but that’s what SCHS ran into on Tuesday night in its 10-6 loss to Arlington, Tenn.

  • Rockets compete at North Oldham meet

    The Shelby County track and field team continued its quest for a state championship on Saturday in Goshen as a part of the North Oldham invitational meet.

    As a whole, the Rockets competed well, as the girls finished in the fifth-place slot, while the boys’ team took seventh at the competition.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 23: Duty with the troops – an infantry officer’s goal

    In the summer of 1958, upon completion of my instruction at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario, I took my family to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where I reported for duty to the Major General Commanding the 2nd Marine Division.

    At that time, the division consisted of three infantry regiments, an artillery battalion, and other supporting units, trained to spearhead amphibious landings. It had a strength of about 18,000 officers and men.