Today's Sports

  • Shelby, John Hardin in playoff...

    The Shelby County High School football team will put its 11-game winning streak on the line tonight when it hosts John Hardin at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Last season, the Rockets (11-1) handily defeated the Bulldogs (8-4) by a score of 44-14, also in the third round of last season’s Class 4A playoffs.

  • Young commits to Northern...

    On Monday afternoon, Shelby County High School senior Lilly Young signed her letter of intent to play golf for Northern Kentucky University.

    Young says that familiarity with other NKU golfers along with a connection with Norse coach Daryl Landrum played a factor in her decision.

    “I really like the coach [Landrum] and when we met for the first time, I felt comfortable and thought NKU would be a good fit for me,” she said. “When I met the coach, we just clicked with our personalities.”

  • Rockets ready for Hoop Madness

    Monday night, Shelby County High School will hold its fourth annual ‘Hoop Madness’ event in the SCHS gymnasium.

    Shelby head coach Jason Holland says that experience allows the Rockets girls’ basketball team to get on the court in game situations in front of a crowd.

    “We have done the event every year I’ve been at Shelby, so three years,” Holland said. “I started it when I first started coaching fifteen years ago. It is a good breaking point for kids. They want to play someone really badly.”

  • Rockets edge Titans to advance...

    The stage for the matchup between the Collins and Shelby County football teams was huge, but the game itself turned out to be even bigger.

    Shelby took the lead early on an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Drane to Brandon Davis, and although the Rockets (11-1) did not relinquish the upper hand on the scoreboard, the contest was a nail-biter the whole way through.

  • Silence, intensity punctuated...

    As the ball hit the turf late in the fourth quarter of the Rockets and Titans playoff game Friday, the whole game seemed to stop.

    With the ball scooting across the grass everything slowed down – an eerie silence blanketed Robert Doyle Stadium.

    At that moment a stadium that had been raucous for nearly two hours turned still, as if the ghost of football past had just appeared.

    The score was 21-18 with the Rockets nursing a slim lead, but the game seemingly teetered in the balance of what way an oblong ball would bounce.

  • Swim season to get underway...

    The swim season for Collins and Shelby County high schools will kick off Saturday, when the two teams will take to the pool for the first time this season.

    Both swim teams are coached by Tom Coons, and the Rockets and Titans both train and compete together on a daily basis.

  • Shelby, Collins set for playoff...

    The football teams of Collins and Shelby County high schools will go to battle for the second time this season tonight, this time with the postseason on the line.

    The previous meeting saw the Rockets (10-1) defeat the Titans (7-4) by a score of 39-6.

    During the Oct. 21 contest between the rival schools, Collins found very little success in the passing game, but NaSean Roseberry rushed for 147 yards on 14 carries and saw many openings on the ground.

  • Titans look to grow on court

    Last season was a growing experience for the Collins High School boys’ basketball team, going 15-18, but also accomplishing many goals the team set for itself.

    The team came on strong at the end of the 2015-16 season, defeating rival Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament, and advancing to the second round of the 8th Region tournament before falling to South Oldham by four points.

    Titans head coach Chris Gaither was inspired by the improvement he saw from his team, especially in the latter half of the year.

  • Rockets have big shoes to fill

    Despite a 22-6 season, the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team did not finish its 2015-16 season the way it had expected.

    The team suffered through a multitude of injuries, and dropped its last two games as a result. Rival Collins ended Shelby’s 2015 season in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good regular season,” head coach Jason Holland said. “The season definitely did not end the way we wanted. We had injuries plague us all year.”

  • Rockets return veteran group

    Coming off of a 16-14 season last year, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to start anew this season with first-year head coach Ken Cates.

    The team had its 2015-16 season ended by rival Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good season, but we came up short of our goals for the postseason,” Cates said.