Today's Sports

  • Rockets set a state title or...

    The Shelby County boys’ cross-country team is hungry for a state championship title.

    While a third-place finish in the state meet for the Rockets last season was a nice appetizer, the team is focused on becoming state champions in 2016.

    “We got third, and had three runners finish in the top-fifteen,” coach Andrew Danner said. “They’ve been talking about winning state for a couple of years now, and anything less would leave them disappointed.”

  • Collins boys look to build off...

    Coming off of a top-15 finish in the state, Collins boys’ cross country is looking to improve even more off last season’s push.

    The Titans return seniors Cameron Aldridge and Matthew Hershberger, who are expected to lead a relatively young team, but one that is growing in numbers.

    “We have sixteen freshman incoming this season,” coach Sean Roberts said. “Our program is really growing, and we’re excited about it.”

  • SCHS girls boast experience,...

    With its first trip to the state championships since 2010 under its belt, the Shelby County girls’ cross-country team has the confidence needed to make a run at a title.

    The Lady Rockets will be led by four of the seniors that return from last year’s crop, in Sarah Hollingsworth, Suzanne Gayle, Jillian Gayle, and Lily Tang.

    Hollingsworth finished 38th in the state overall last season.

  • SCHS sees improvement,...

    Although it had a rough season on paper, head coach Kristen Kapp has seen improvement out of the Shelby County High School volleyball team.

    “Last season went a lot better than 2014 did,” Kapp said. “It was a slow season at first, but it eventually picked up.”

    SCHS ended last season with a 9-20 overall record, including a 0-7 record in district play, as the team was felled by rival Collins in the first round of the district tournament.

  • Collins looks to stay at the top...

    Collins High School volleyball is seeking its third district championship in three years under head coach Cary Clark.

    Last season, the Titans went 19-19 overall, but finished 11-3 in region play, and undefeated in the district.

    “We were 8-0 in district last year,” Clark said. “It’s my third year with the team, and I look forward to what we can do on the court this season.”

  • New Titans kicker comes with...

    With the injury to starting kicker Webb Bates, the Collins High School football team has had to look outside the program for help on special teams.

    Naturally, they turned to a soccer player whose brother is the best kicker in school history and is currently a kicker for the University of Louisville football team.

    Only Lindsay Creque needs her own locker room.

  • Leaving the sideline

    After 43 years of coaching football all over the world, Shelby County High School coach Greg Calvin is ready to hang up his whistle.

    “I’ve been blessed to coach for as long as I have,” Calvin said. “Football is a young man’s game.”

    Calvin began his coaching career in 1973 at the age of 21, when he helped coach football at a military base in the Philippines. Calvin had just injured his knee playing football, and was asked to help out with the team.

  • SCHS girls split tourneys with...

    The Shelby County High School girls’ golf team kept to its winning ways over the past week, winning one tournament, and finishing second in another.

    The Rockets competed in the Madison Central tournament over the weekend, capturing the first place trophy over Green County High School thanks to the tiebreaker of its fifth place golfer’s score.

    Both SCHS and Green County finished with a score of 334 as a team before Shelby won on the tiebreaker.

  • Karas, Petty a top duo for...

    Injuries, illness and car accidents slowed the Collins High School cross country team in 2015, and that was just one person.

    But while 4-time state champion Gabriella Karas was not at top form last year, it did give then first-year head coach Sean Roberts the opportunity to see that his roster wasn’t as top heavy as many considered.

    Freshman Madeline Petty would go on to finish in the top 15 at the state meet last year, and now the two look to lead a Titans squad that looks like it could be one of the best in the state.

  • Big shoes to fill

    After a season in which it went 12-2 largely on backs Malik Manica and Michael Perry, the Shelby County High School football team has to find a way to replicate that senior offensive production.

    “It’s hard to replace athletes like Malik and Michael,” head coach Todd Shipley said. “We’re hoping that Brandon Davis will fill the role of Michael [Perry]. We have two fullbacks coming back this year in Jose’ Carias and Brendon Durr.”