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Today's Sports

  • Shelby rallies to beat Garrard...

    Entering the game with a lot of question marks, the Shelby County High School football team came out with a lot of answers Friday.

    Listed as a two-touchdown underdog by some, the Rockets went down to the wire at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl and came out with a tough, hard fought 31-30 road win to open the season.

    “It went right down to the wire for sure,” Shelby County senior Michael Perry said. “It was a good game for us. A lot of our younger guys played really well tonight.”

  • Forster’s Tern finds homes near...

    The Forster’s Tern migrates through Kentucky and has been seen as early as March 7 and as late as June 10 in the spring. It has even been seen on June 25 and June 29 in the summer with a late autumn date of Dec. 20.

  • Collins volleyball falls to Male

    Opponents may want to take a closer look at the Collins volleyball team this year after the Titans pushed No. 25 Male to the limit Wednesday, falling to the Bulldogs in three tough games.

    “We are not going to back down from anybody,” Collins coach Cary Clark said. “We knew Male would be a very tough game, but the girls really stepped up and went at them. We let some opportunities get away from us, but that’s to be expected with a young team.”

  • Shelby to face off with Garrard

    In what they hope will be the start of a banner season in 4A, the Shelby County High School football season is jumping right into the fray facing off with one of the states’ top 3A programs at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    “They are a good football team,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “They were good last year and have a lot of guys back.”

  • Collins will take on Montgomery...

    Two teams looking to get back to their normal winning ways in football will square off in the 68th Recreation Bowl in Mt. Sterling at 8 p.m. Saturday.

    Collins High School, 4-7 last year and Montgomery County, 2-8, will play in the second game of the state’s oldest bowl game immediately after Class 1A powers Paris and Frankfort play in a 6 p.m. kickoff.

    Like Collins, Montgomery County is looking to bounce back in a big way this season.

  • Laughing Gull and its funny call

    Anyone who has spent time on eastern coastal beaches and heard what sounded like a good old belly laugh, which was obviously not being emitted by a human, has heard the call of the Laughing Gull.

  • Swim schedule sinks coach

    After a summer of heated negotiations proved futile, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Rec. system settled on a swim practice schedule that has left some up in arms and two high school swim teams without a coach.

    J.P. LaVertu has reluctantly resigned from the position as swim coach for both Shelby County and Collins high schools.

    “Due to some scheduling conflicts with his work schedule it basically made it impossible for him to do morning practices,” said Collins Athletics Director Randy Fawns.

  • Shelby football bonded at camp

    The start of football practice is always about getting in reps, introducing the old and the new concepts, finding out who can play where, but the for the Shelby County High School team the most important thing to come out of the three-day camp they attended at Eastern Kentucky University this week may have been the bonding.

  • Calvin brings home coaching honor

    It seems appropriate after 43 years in coaching, Shelby County High School assistant football coach Greg Calvin has grabbed the first honors of the upcoming football season.

    Calvin, the Shelby County defensive coordinator, was recently named the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach of the Year for last season.

    “I was a little bit surprised, but it was very pleasing,” Calvin said. “You don’t get into coaching for this kind of award, but it’s really nice to be recognized.”

  • Clarkson scores seven in Bridge...

    It’s been a good summer for Collins High School senior guard Grant Clarkson as he had a chance to showcase a new weapon in his game.

    Clarkson, a 5-11 starter for the Collins 8th Region Championship team last year, scored seven points for the Kentucky All-Stars in the Battle of the Bridges game that pits the players from the Louisville Metro area against players from Southern Indiana.