Today's Sports

  • Collins routs Simon Kenton

    Already holding a solid 5-0 lead, the Collins High School baseball team exploded for seven more runs in the fifth inning to roll to an easy 12-1 win over Simon Kenton Monday.

    The Titans (17-6) won their eighth game in their last nine tries with the big inning over the defending regional champions.

    The big inning started with a ground ball single to center field and stolen base from Bryson Dillow. Blanton Creque drew a walk. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and Jay Becherer came through with a two-run single to open the gates.

  • Ivers keys Rockets by North

    For a second it looked like Elizabeth Ivers’ hardest hit of the game might have been off her own face mask.

    Ivers, an eighth-grader, on the Shelby County softball team fouled the first pitch right off her face before delivering a clutch two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Rockets a 4-3 win over North Oldham Monday.

    “After I did that I just told myself I am going to get a hit now,” Ivers said. “I knew I was going to be fine.”

  • On the brink of extinction,...

    This 15-inch bird with a 26-inch wingspan weighs 8 ounces, walks elegantly along coastal beaches in the winter months and stands tall with a stiff gait.

    It is a large proportioned shorebird with a long and thick bill. The accompanying photograph of a Willet shows the bird in non-breeding plumage and its flashy black and white wings are never noticeable until the bird breaks into flight.

  • Smeaton throws perfect game

    Savannah Smeaton wanted to be perfect and she was.

    Smeaton, a junior pitcher for the Shelby County High School softball team, fired a four-inning perfect game for the Rockets as they rolled to a 15-0 win over South Oldham.

    Throwing aside the old superstition about a pitcher not wanting to hear about a no-hitter during a game, Smeaton knew and used it for inspiration.

  • Shelby County blanks Spencer

    With the second half of their batting order carrying the day, the Shelby County High School baseball team picked up a big 6-0 district seeding win over Spencer County Tuesday.

    The Rockets got two hits each from Matt Gammon, Riley Everson and Matt Ellis in the 5-6-7 holes respectively to get by the Bears.

  • Collins falls to Anderson

    On a day when they weren’t at their best the Collins High School baseball team could not answer Anderson County a final time as the Titans fell 6-3 to the Bearcats in a district seeding game Tuesday.

    “This was a tough loss,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t pitch well, we didn’t hit well, just not a good day. Give Anderson County credit in this one, they outplayed us today.”

  • Little Blue Heron has 40-foot...

    The Little Blue Heron is a 24-foot bird with a 40-foot wingspan and is about half the size of a Great Blue Heron.

    This bird is an endangered species in Kentucky and is pretty much confined to the Falls-of-the-Ohio River and in far Western Kentucky on Lake Barkley and in the Mississippi/Lower Ohio River areas.

  • Fawns helps create business app

    Joseph Fawns has already been named a captain the Lindsey Wilson College football team for next fall and if things work out he may just become a captain of industry someday.

    Fawns, a Shelbyville native and graduate of Collins High School, is part of team that has developed a smart phone app that lets friends and family members in on what type of fashion/clothes the phone’s owner prefers.

  • Shelby County announces Hall of...

    From coaching greats and state champs to a pair of Mr. Basketballs, Shelby County High School will unveil the inaugural class of its Athletic Hall of Fame in August.

    The 15-member class is a virtual who’s who of Shelby County’s proud athletic tradition and was no easy task to select.

  • Biagi moving up coaching ladder

    Marty Biagi’s climb up the collegiate football coaching ladder may have started when he was a middle school student in Shelby County.

    Biagi, a Shelbyville native and 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School, recently accepted an assistant coaching spot at the University of South Dakota. But it was in middle school that he decided coaching was going to be his future.