Today's Sports

  • Shelby beats Collins in playoffs

    When the Shelby County High School football team wants power they have Malik Manica. If they want speed it’s Brandon Davis, for deception there’s Tyler Drane.

    But for a little bit of everything it’s Michael Perry and that’s just what Perry delivered Friday to lead the Rockets to a 38-24 win over Collins in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

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  • Rockets win third in state meet

    Against a deep and talented field and with personal records from runners falling left and right the Shelby County High School boys’ cross country team took third in the state AA meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The Rockets put three runners in the top 20 to finish with 110 points while North Oldham won the title for the sixth year in a row with 61 points followed by Highlands with 71 points.

  • Titans rip Valley in playoffs

    It was a healthy and hardy defense Collins High School put on the field Friday and Valley paid the price, as Collins rolled to a 41-8 win in the first round of the state 4A football playoffs.

    Led by their veteran and deep defensive line the Titans’ (5-6) defense bent, but never broke and more importantly almost completely shut down the Vikings’ (6-5) potent passing attack with three interceptions, five quarterback sacks and pushing Valley quarterback Brayden Campos out of the pocket all night long.

  • Rockets blast Breckinridge...

    It was a night of speed, to say the least, Friday as the Shelby County High School football team raced past Breckinridge County for a 55-6 win in the opening round of Class 4A football playoffs.

    The Rockets (10-1 and ranked No. 2 in 4A) posted 34 points in the first quarter and went on to lead 48-0 at the half to advance to the second round where county rival Collins awaits this Friday.

    “We were able to utilize our speed,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “We had an advantage there and it showed.”

  • Petty earns medal at state meet

    While defending state champion Gabby Karas of Collins sat out the AA girls’ state cross country meet Saturday with an injury, there were still plenty of positives for both Collins and Shelby County.

    Karas, the three-time defending state champ and state record holder for the event, ran in the regional meet the week before but shin splits that have plagued her all season forced her to the sideline again.

  • Anderson rolls over short handed...

    Finding someone predicting a running-clock blowout when Anderson County hosted Collins Friday night would have been as likely as Elvis showing up in Lawrenceburg.

    Both teams were limping to the end of the regular season with numerous injuries, 4-5 records and three seeds in the playoffs.

    But ladies and gentlemen, Elvis was in the stadium.

    Well, sort of.

  • Karas returns for Collins girls...

    North Oldham won the girls’ Region 3 cross country title but the big news was the return of Collins’ Gabby Karas to competition.

    Karas, the three-time defending state champion, has been sidelined this season by illness and shin splits but she returned Saturday to help the Titans to a second place team finish and spot in Saturday’s state meet.

    Along with North Oldham and Collins, the Shelby County team also qualified for the state meet.

  • Shelby boys take second in region

    It couldn’t get much closer between the North Oldham and Shelby County boys’ cross country teams.

    With both placing their top five runners in the top 15, defending state champion North Oldham edged Shelby County 31-33 Saturday in the regional meet.

    “We’re right there, it’s such a close call,” Shelby County junior David Jacobs said. “I think it’s going to stay that way at the state meet, too. With us and North Oldham, and with Highlands, it will come down to who runs the best that day.”

  • Shelby County beats South to...

    For two teams who clinched their respective districts the week before, Shelby County and South Oldham brought a little bit of everything to the field Friday as the Rockets pulled out a 28-21 win over the Dragons.

    “Oh my gosh, we both had our share of ups and downs in this one,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “At one point I thought we had things going our way, but give South Oldham credit, they came right back at us. That’s a very good football team we were able to beat tonight.”