Today's Sports

  • Rockets look to atone for...

    After advancing to the 8th Region Tournament in 2012, the Shelby County baseball team fell one game short last season.
    The Rockets, who finished 24-10-1 but lost to Spencer County, 4-2, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals last year, aim to return to the region tourney this spring.
    “Expectations are still going to be really high,” said Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger, whose team lost seven seniors to graduation. “We’re young, but we’ve got talent.”

  • Shelby keeps building on success

    The Shelby County softball team looks to continue its turnaround this season.
    The Rockets won five games in 2011 – the first season after the school was split to form Collins High School – then eight in 2012 and 12 last season.
    “Our expectations are to win ballgames,” said Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable, whose team lost to Collins, 16-9, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals last year. “We have a lot of young talent that continues to improve, and this should enable us to compete with most anyone.”

  • Good to the last shots

    NEW CASTLE – The best season in the brief history of the Collins boys’ basketball team came to a heart-breaking ending Monday night.

    The Titans missed three shots in the final 5 seconds in falling to South Oldham, 63-62, in overtime in an 8th Region Tournament semifinal at Henry County.

    “This hurts bad man,” Collins senior Ralphie Stone tweeted after the game. “I think I ran outta tears how hard I cried!!”

  • A miracle put on ice

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County boys’ basketball team nearly pulled off a miracle comeback Friday night.

    The Rockets’ rally ultimately fell short, though, as Simon Kenton outlasted them, 76-69, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County.

    Shelby County trailed by 20 points with 3 minutes, 43 seconds to play before staging a colossal comeback, closing to within one with 46 seconds left.

    The Pioneers, however, scored the final six points of the game.

  • Rockets title, ‘big, really big’

    A near-perfect finish helped erase four years of futility and frustration for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team Friday night.
    A 34-point fourth quarter boosted the Rockets to a 65-53 victory over crosstown-rival Collins in the 30th District Tournament final at Mike Casey Gymnasium.
    Not only was it Shelby County’s first district title since the 2009-10 season (a few months before the school split), but it was also the Rockets’ first-ever victory over the Titans.

  • Friendly competition propels...

    A little friendly competition has carried four Collins swimmers a long way.

    Juniors Alex Moon and Paulo Ribenboim and sophomores Ali Fort and Paul Cozzens will take part in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s State Swimming & Diving Championships this weekend at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    And all four readily admit that they wouldn’t be headed there – thanks to their competition with, and against, each other – without a little help from their friends.

  • Rockets’ girls try for No. 3 vs...

    Beating a team three times in one season is a difficult thing to do, most basketball coaches will tell you.

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team will try to do just that at 6 tonight, when the second-seeded Rockets host crosstown-rival Collins, seeded No. 3, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Rockets swept the Titans in two meetings during the regular season, winning, 49-28, Dec. 13 at Casey Gym and, 40-26, Feb. 8 at Collins.

  • Hot-shooting finishes for...

    The Collins and Shelby County boys’ basketball teams both ended their regular seasons on high notes Friday night.

    The Titans topped visiting John Hardin, 63-48, on their Senior Night, and the Rockets outlasted Gallatin County, 55-48, in Warsaw.


    Collins 63, John Hardin 48

    The host Titans shot 53.3 percent from the field, including 55.6 percent in the second half, as they won their fifth consecutive game and their 13th in their last 14 to finish 23-3.

  • Rockets' streak stopped

    In an effort to prepare for the postseason Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers put some formidable foes at the tail end of his team’s regular-season schedule.

    He got exactly what he wanted and then some Tuesday night, as host Scott County ended the Rockets’ 5-game winning streak with a 71-51 victory in Georgetown.

    “We didn’t play well, and they are too good for us not to play well,” Sowers said. “Not a lot I can say, but I wanted a couple tough opponents before districts, and it looks like I got it.”

  • Colts’ run too much

    Before Shelby County took the court against DeSales on Tuesday night, Coach Jason Couch said he knew it would be difficult for his Rockets to come away with a victory on Senior Night.

    “DeSales plays in one of the toughest districts in the state, and they have a lot of length and some really good players and are also very well-coached,” Couch said. “We are going to have to be efficient on offense and close out on their shooters. We can’t give them open shots.”