Today's Sports

  • Herring Gull: Not your average...

    The Herring Gull is 25 inches long with a wingspan that is 58 inches wide and weighs 2.5 pounds and is a fairly common winter resident around the Falls of the Ohio in Jefferson County, as well as the lake region of western Kentucky.

    I also saw one that was in a rather large flock of migrating Ring-billed Gulls in Shelby County in March of 2014.

    They generally appear in our commonwealth by early October and are gone by mid-May.

  • Pectoral Sandpiper can linger in...

    The Pectoral Sandpiper is common in Kentucky during migration and occasionally lingers into early winter but is extremely rare in mid-winter and summer.

    However, they occur most often west of the Cumberland Plateau and sometimes pass through as early as March 4 and as late as Dec. 30. They are one of many shorebirds that migrate from the Arctic to the Antarctic and then back again.

  • Collins hosting powerful Boyle...

    There could be a lot of question answered for the Collins High School football team Friday after they face Boyle County.

    Boyle County, ranked No. 1 in 3A is 4-0 this season and expected to challenge for another state title again this year.

  • Thomas wins tourney at Memphis

    Shelby County’s Madison Thomas wasted no time making a name for herself with the University of Memphis women's golf team.

    In her first collegiate tournament, Thomas topped senior teammate Ashleigh Whisenan in a playoff for individual medalist honors, leading 5 Tigers in the top 10 of a tournament at Ridgeway Country Club.

    Playing the No. 9 hole in the playoff, Thomas' putt circled the cup and fell in to edge Whisenant for tournament medalist honors.

  • 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.