Today's Sports

  • Shelby splits road series

    The Shelby County baseball team earned its first win of the season Friday at Carroll County, thoroughly dominating the Panthers.

    Catcher Matthew Ellis was the star on offense for the Rockets (1-2), ending his night 3-4 at the plate with a whopping six RBIs and drawing a walk in the 19-1 blowout of Carroll (0-2).

    As a team, SCHS tallied 22 hits and scored 13 of its 19 runs in the fifth and final inning.

  • Trinity races past Collins

    Amidst some snowy playing conditions Monday night, the Collins baseball team took its first loss of the season to a talented Trinity squad in a five-inning, run-ruled 17-0 Shamrocks win.

    The second inning was particularly rough for the Titans (2-1), as the team surrendered 11 runs to the Shamrocks (2-0) in the top of the inning.

    Trinity rode a double and five singles during the half inning of play to a 15-0 lead after two.

  • Turner sinks Anderson for region...

    Since last Wednesday’s victory over Oldham County, Collins senior Dominique Turner has had one goal: Make it back to Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16 State Tournament.

    The forward got his opportunity with five seconds remaining in regulation and down 53-52 to Anderson County, stepping up to the foul line with a chance to put his team ahead in the 8th Region Championship game.

  • Shelby struggles in season...

    Shelby County’s 2017 campaign got off to a rocky start Wednesday night, as the Rockets were defeated handily by Trinity, 10-0, in just five innings of action.

    Shelby’s hitting was non-existent in the loss, with the team being shutout on both the scoreboard and in the hits column.

  • Collins grinds out win over...

    With senior forwards Charlie Cochran fouled out and Dominique Turner nursing a sore ankle, point guard Dayvion McKnight came through for Collins in a big spot.

    With 4.4 seconds remaining in regulation, the freshman McKnight stepped to the line for a pair of free throws that would put the Titans (22-12) ahead by four points and effectively seal the game.

  • Shelby looks to build off...

    Last season, the Shelby County softball team made a deep postseason run thanks to a combination of upperclassman talent and a pair of emerging freshman contributors.

    Despite the loss of five seniors to graduation in 2016, SCHS will look to carry that postseason momentum into this season and return to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Young Titans growing on diamond...

    The Collins softball team will look to compete with a number of new faces on the varsity roster this season.

    10 of the Titans’ 16 players will be sophomores or younger, but despite the relative youthfulness of the unit, Collins returns two pitchers that will anchor the team on the mound this year in junior Paige Oldham and sophomore Carson Murray.

    According to the Titans’ head coach, the team will boast a good amount of experience in its roster.

  • Turner paces Titans past No. 13...

    Don’t call it an upset.

    Talking to senior forward Dominique Turner and head coach Chris Gaither following Collins’ 62-59 defeat of Oldham County, both the player and coach echoed the same sentiment: This team simply did not want its season to end on Wednesday in the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    “I had to do it [take control of the game],” Turner said afterwards. “I want to make it back to Rupp [Arena in Lexington, the site of the Sweet 16].”

  • Ellis leads Shelby from behind...

    This season, the Shelby County baseball team is looking to capture its first 30th district title since 2010. In order to accomplish that goal, the Rockets will need its combination of youth and experienced players to meld together throughout the season.

    Junior catcher Matthew Ellis will be a large part of the team’s success after hitting .345 last season for SCHS with 18 RBIs as a sophomore.

  • Collins looks to senior...

    While the Collins’ High School baseball team is experienced coming into the 2017 season, it will need some leadership to emerge on the mound.

    With the graduation of Will McDonald, Austin Jennings, and Bryson Dillow at the end of last season, the Titans lost most of its production from its pitching staff. The team returns two of its starting hurlers from last season, and both should play bigger roles this year.