Today's Sports

  • Collins wins slugfest over...

    After surviving an early 8-4 deficit, five lead changes and 11 hits from Franklin County, the Collins High School baseball team snatched an 11-10 win from the Flyers Tuesday.

    The win was the Titans fourth in a row and ninth out of the last 10 games.

    “We have finally started to have more quality at-bats,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “We’re being more consistent with our approach offensively.”

  • Rockets fall to Anderson

    Just another Anderson County-Shelby County baseball game, just another nail-biter.

    And just another night when an unlikely source turned into a hero for the night.

    Anderson County sophomore John Paul Garmon homered to lead off the bottom of the sixth, giving the Bearcats a 2-1 win over Shelby County in 30th District action Tuesday night.

  • Hunter moving up on pro fishing...

    John Hunter has been learning on the job this year – and learning well.

    Hunter, a Shelby County native, has been bass fishing as a co-angler on the Fishing League Worldwide Tour along with other events this year as he prepares to move into a full-time professional schedule.

  • Russell leads Shelby into state...

    In his first year as a full-time singles player Jeron Russell is reaching his goals.

    Russell, a junior at Shelby County High School, will play in the state tourney in Lexington May 22-23 after reaching the semis of the 8th Region tourney this week.

    “Depending on my seed, hopefully I won’t pull any seeds I want to go to stare and win a round a two,” Russell said. “I just want to have fun and do the best I can representing Shelby County.”

  • Shelby beats Franklin County

    With the middle of the lineup carrying the offensive load and a solid complete game pitching effort from Joe Crisp, the Shelby County High School baseball team beat Franklin County 7-2 Thursday.

    “It was kind of like the way our games have gone lately with the back part of the hitting order coming through until the top of the order got going,” Shelby County coach Devin Hicks said. “Once we got clicking we were able to score some runs.”

  • 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.