Today's Sports

  • Lady Rockets fall to East

    After a strong start the Shelby County Rockets couldn’t hold on, falling, 58-51, Friday to Bullitt East.

    Just two days after upsetting No. 12 ranked Male and three days after routing Atherton, the Rockets may have run into fatigue problems, allowing the 16th ranked Chargers to pull away in the fourth quarter.

  • Rockets beat KCD

    Smarter offense and better defense sparked the Shelby County Rockets Saturday to a come-from-behind win over Kentucky Country Day.

    The Rockets trailed, and trailed big, in the early stages of the game before re-grouping to score a 70-55 win.

    With KCD’ s Anthony Mathis holding the hot hand, the Bearcats jumped out to an early 16-point first-half lead. Mathis hit six three-pointers in the game to finish with 27 points and got KCD out quick.

    Shelby County was able to weather the Bearcats’ offensive storm and slowly got back into the game.

  • Titans beat Waggener

    A win is a win, but every once in a while Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder would like to see them come a bit easier.

    Conder saw his young Titans Monday push their win streak to five with a 50-48 victory at Waggener, raising the team’s record to 16-10.

    The only problem was the Titans nearly squandered an eight-point lead in the game’s final minute.

  • The Wood Stork ranges though...

    The Wood Stork differs from herons and ibises in that it is heavier, has a slightly decurved beak, has a bare head and neck and has a total lack of ornamental plumes. Even though this bird was once known as Wood Ibis, it is the only member of the stork family in America and is actually a very close relative to vultures.

  • Snow Goose frequents western...

    The Snow Goose breeds on the Arctic Tundra. It forms medium to large flocks in the winter as it frequents marshes, shores of lakes, and stubble fields. This species appears to be increasing rapidly, probably due to the availability of suitable winter habitat, in agricultural areas.

    This 28-to 31-inch bird with a 53-to 56-inch wide wingspan weighs between 5.3 to 7.5 pounds and comes in two color phases, as indicated by the accompanying photograph.

  • Lady Titans fall to South Oldham

    One bad quarter was too much for the Collins High School girls’ basketball team as the Titans fell on the road to South Oldham 61-52 Tuesday.

    The Dragons, one of the region’s hottest teams, have won seven of their last nine games and raised their record to 12-7 while dropping Collins to 11-9.

    Despite the loss, Collins coach Phil Conder said his young team is continuing to progress.

  • Lady Rockets roll by Western...

    For the second game in a row depth, scoring balance and rebounding carried the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team as the Rockets rolled to a 72-53 road win over Western Hills Tuesday.

    The Rockets put four players in double figures and had several players contribute off the bench, as Shelby kept the Wolverines from ever making a serious challenge.

  • Rockets' frontline beats...

    The Shelby County Rockets took what Western Hills gave them as they rolled to a 72-56 road win Tuesday.

    The Rockets attacked the middle of the Wolverines’ zone defense to get out to a quick 10-point lead in the first quarter and were never threatened.

    “I think we are just getting more comfortable playing against zone,” Shelby County coach Jason Couch said. “Earlier in the year we would just stand to much, now we are getting better movement and it's opening things up for us.”

  • Titans surge to beat East


    Trailing at the opening of the fourth quarter, the Collins’ boys’ basketball team came on strong to close out a good Bullitt East team and take a 65-59 win.

    The Titans used a combination of good shooting and pressure defense to secure the win. Collins hit six of 13 from the field in the final quarter including two of four three-pointers while limiting the Chargers to three of 12 from the field and just one three in six attempts.

  • Rockets beat North

    Stopping the North Oldham attack at its source, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team beat the Mustangs 77-66 Friday.

    Using their defense to key on North Oldham star Jon Jon Henry, the Rockets were able to take the Mustangs out of their normal offense and keep them from scoring as they slowly built a lead.

    Henry scored 22 points, right on his average of 23, but did most of his damage in the first three quarters.