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Today's Sports

  • Shelby County hosting East

    Shelby County could see the 0-4 Bullitt East team or the team that was picked ninth in the preseason 5A poll this Friday when they host the Chargers in their homecoming game.

    That the normally powerful Chargers have opened the year winless has been a shock to most but it also comes with some understanding.

    “They have been kind of dinged up all year, I don’t think they have ever had their full team,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “Plus they have played great competition.”

  • Shelby comeback dooms Western...

    There may be something about the home court and a bit of drama for the Shelby County High School volleyball team

    In just its second home game, the Rockets went a full five games to pull out a win after dropping the first two matches to their foe. Shelby County came back from the 0-2 deficit Tuesday to beat Western Hills by winning the final three games.

  • Collins scores late to best...

    It’s been a one step at a time season for the Collins girls’ soccer team and the girls took a big step toward one of their goals Wednesday with a 2-0 district seeding win over Shelby County.

    “Collins has never won a post-season game in girls’ soccer and if we can beat Spencer County now we will not be facing the No. 1 seed in the district tournament for the first time,” Collins coach Tim Oltman said. “One of our goals coming into this season was to win a district game before the tournament. This is a big win for us.”

  • Girls' golf preparing for...

    As the post-season draws near the Shelby County and Collins girls’ golf teams are looking to set themselves up for a run.

    Shelby County beat Collins 168-195 Monday as both teams got a chance to play the back nine at Weissinger Hills Golf Course, the site of their regional tourney.

    “The girls were ecstatic last night with their score because they don’t see much of the back nine during match play,” Shelby County coach Melissa Young said.

  • Shelby County pounds North...

    Mother Nature provided the rain Friday night but Shelby County provided the thunder and lightning.

    With Michael Perry and Malik Manica combining for seven touchdowns, the Rockets routed host North Bullitt 56-7 Friday in a battle of unbeaten teams. Shelby County (4-0) wanted to make a statement in who would remain undefeated and achieved a running clock for the third straight game in handing North Bullitt its first loss in three games.

  • The nocturnal Rough-legged hawk

    I have seen the Rough-legged Hawk locally many times in the winter. Even though it is 21 inches long, has a wingspan that is 53 inches wide and weighs 2.2 pounds, they have small feet.

    So whenever I see a large hawk sitting high in a tree on a very small branch, I give this bird special attention with my binoculars and quite often it will be a Rough-legged Hawk that has migrated down from the North Country. They also tend to hover a lot while hunting.

  • Collins beat Shelby 2-0 in soccer

    The Collins High School boys’ soccer team found the goal and not the post just enough as the Titans beat Shelby County 2-0 in a district seeding game Thursday.

    The Titans punched in a goal in each half after seeing several shots carom off the goal posts including one stretch in the second half when they hit both side posts and top bar of the goal.

  • Shelby girls golf is sixth at...

    They’re not quite at the top of the leader board, but they aren’t far off either.

    The Shelby County High School girls’ golf team jumped back into invitational action Thursday with a sixth place finish in the Gene Hilen Invitational at Juniper Hills in Frankfort.

    The team score of 347 left them well behind winner Elizabethtown at 290. E-town

    Was followed by Scott County at 316 followed by Sacred Heart with a 318. Mason County wrapped up fourth place with a 338 and Notre Dame had a 346.

  • Collins comeback falls short to...

    To call Friday’s Collins/Eastern game a back and forth affair might not do the game justice, as the team’s two high-octane offenses put on a show with the Eagles holding on for a 49-44 win.

  • Rockets rip Oldham County

    Oldham County's offense showed signs of life by "smacking" its opponent, and the defense made "smash mouth football" plays.

    But while SCHS coach Todd Shipley was impressed with the Colonels, it was the Rockets that rolled to the win, 43-7, Friday at Oldham County.

    Four Rockets running backs ran for touchdowns with Brandon Davis leading the way with 106 yards on just four carries and Malik Manica netting 104 yards on only eight attempts.