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  • Looking backward: Dec. 1, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • Early pressure stifles Shelby in opener

    An early deficit and a smothering full-court press left a new Shelby County boys’ basketball team searching for answers on Tuesday night, as the Rockets fell 65-45 at Mercer County in its season-opener.

    SCHS (0-1) came into the game with just two established starters and experienced some early season jitters with three new players seeing starting minutes for the Rockets.

  • Collins sweeps home meet

    Both Collins and Shelby County swim teams continued strong starts to the season on Wednesday night, as the squads turned in some top finishes in the second meet of the early season.

    The Titans were particularly sharp, finishing in first-place both in the boys and girls team competitions.

    In the girls’ standings, athletes Sam Monarch, Abby Jacobs and Mary Grace Vest led Collins en route to its team victory with 305 points, ending 24 ahead of second-place Oldham County.

  • Shelby County to host Legends Classic

    To kick off the regular season slate of games this weekend, Shelby County High School will host the Shelby County Rockets Legends Classic Saturday, with each of the boys and girls teams competing at the event.

    In addition, Collins boys’ basketball team will host its second consecutive home game against Gallatin County on Saturday afternoon as well. The Titans host Harrison County at 7:30 tonight for the season opener.

  • Collins, Shelby will have to grow with season

    With the football season now behind us, its time to get back to the sport the Bluegrass State is known for: Basketball.

    The hoops team coming in that will have the highest expectations is easily Collins girls’ basketball. Sean Pigman has his full compliment of players back sans one graduated senior in Hannah Renfro, and should easily be one of the frontrunners in contention for a chance at the 30th District title behind outstanding point guard Olivia Federle, who is still only a sophomore.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 14: Touring Japan with Van and Susanne

    Author’s Notes: I temporarily suspended the current series in order to mark Veterans Day by depicting the life of Shelbyville hero, Colonel Ben Bollard. I now resume the series with “30 Years in the Marines,” Part 14. This column and the next are practically identical with those I published in The Sentinel-News in June 2008.

    Susanne Van Stockum’s

    innate curiosity

  • Datebook | Nov. 29, 2017


    SCCT presents A Christmas Carol Musical: Ebenezer

  • Wildcats eliminate Collins in shootout

    In what will undoubtedly go down as one of the most competitive and back-and-forth football games of the year, Collins found itself on the wrong side of a 42-38 deficit when the clock hit zeroes at Franklin-Simpson on Friday night.

    A whopping 444 yards passing along with four touchdowns and an interception by Titans’ senior quarterback J.R. Lucas allowed Collins a solid chance in this one, but it was a play late by the Franklin-Simpson (11-3) defense that led to the Wildcats icing the game.

  • Four Shelbyville players selected to all-star game

    For at least one more game, four senior football players from Shelbyville will have a chance to represent their respective high schools in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game.

    Three Collins players in quarterback J.R. Lucas, defensive lineman Darrius Williams and linebacker Nick Eades have been selected to the team, along with fullback Caleb Morehead from Shelby.

    Morehead says it is a great honor to be selected to represent Team Louisville in its contest against Team Kentucky on Dec. 10.

  • Tough slate awaits Shelby to open season

    While some basketball teams will schedule less-than-stellar opponents to open its season, Shelby County boys’ basketball is jumping straight into the deep end with its early opponents.

    In its first three games, the Rockets will face off with Mercer County, South Oldham and John Hardin all in the span of a week.

    According to preseason coaches’ polls, John Hardin has been ranked No. 10 in the state in the preseason poll, while Mercer slots in at 17th in the rankings.