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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • The large Ferruginous Hawk is...

    There have been two sightings in Kentucky, one on Dec. 28, 1979 and the other one was Dec. 29, 1985 and both of them were in Henderson. Their breeding range is from southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba down through Montana, Wyoming, the western Dakotas, southern Idaho, eastern Oregon on down into Nevada, Utah, Colorado and eastern Nebraska. The Ferruginous Hawk winters south of these areas on down halfway into Mexico.

  • White-Tailed Kite an accidental...

    The White-tailed Kite is a 15-inch bird with a 39-inch wingspan that weighs 12 ounces and has been seen one time in Kentucky on May 5, 1991 and is considered an accidental visitor.

    It is fairly common in California and Texas but seems to be expanding its range. They are the most common from Mexico south on down to South America to Nicaragua and central Chile.

  • Iceman wins assistant pro title

    The weather was cool but Daniel Iceman was hot.

    Iceman, the assistant pro at Weissinger Hills Golf Course, won the National Car Rental Kentucky State Assistant Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club.

    Iceman fired a 70-69-139 over the two-day tournament to defeat Justice Grover of High Performance Golf Academy in Lexington who shot a 142 and Logan Watts of the Louisville Country Club at 143.

    “I played pretty well,” Iceman said. “I hit the ball extremely well, and my putter was on fire. I hit a lot of putts both days.”