Today's Sports

  • Silence, intensity punctuated...

    As the ball hit the turf late in the fourth quarter of the Rockets and Titans playoff game Friday, the whole game seemed to stop.

    With the ball scooting across the grass everything slowed down – an eerie silence blanketed Robert Doyle Stadium.

    At that moment a stadium that had been raucous for nearly two hours turned still, as if the ghost of football past had just appeared.

    The score was 21-18 with the Rockets nursing a slim lead, but the game seemingly teetered in the balance of what way an oblong ball would bounce.

  • Swim season to get underway...

    The swim season for Collins and Shelby County high schools will kick off Saturday, when the two teams will take to the pool for the first time this season.

    Both swim teams are coached by Tom Coons, and the Rockets and Titans both train and compete together on a daily basis.

  • Shelby, Collins set for playoff...

    The football teams of Collins and Shelby County high schools will go to battle for the second time this season tonight, this time with the postseason on the line.

    The previous meeting saw the Rockets (10-1) defeat the Titans (7-4) by a score of 39-6.

    During the Oct. 21 contest between the rival schools, Collins found very little success in the passing game, but NaSean Roseberry rushed for 147 yards on 14 carries and saw many openings on the ground.

  • Titans look to grow on court

    Last season was a growing experience for the Collins High School boys’ basketball team, going 15-18, but also accomplishing many goals the team set for itself.

    The team came on strong at the end of the 2015-16 season, defeating rival Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament, and advancing to the second round of the 8th Region tournament before falling to South Oldham by four points.

    Titans head coach Chris Gaither was inspired by the improvement he saw from his team, especially in the latter half of the year.

  • Rockets have big shoes to fill

    Despite a 22-6 season, the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team did not finish its 2015-16 season the way it had expected.

    The team suffered through a multitude of injuries, and dropped its last two games as a result. Rival Collins ended Shelby’s 2015 season in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good regular season,” head coach Jason Holland said. “The season definitely did not end the way we wanted. We had injuries plague us all year.”

  • Rockets return veteran group

    Coming off of a 16-14 season last year, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to start anew this season with first-year head coach Ken Cates.

    The team had its 2015-16 season ended by rival Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good season, but we came up short of our goals for the postseason,” Cates said.

  • Collins looks to continue growing

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team is looking to build off of an 18-13 record from 2015-16 and take the next step as a team.

    The Titans closed last season strong, winning four of the final six regular season games and advanced to the 8th Region Tournament before falling to eventual Region runner-up Simon Kenton.

    Last season was head coach Sean Pigman’s first season at the helm for the Titans, and Pigman hopes that continuity with the coaching staff will help this newer, younger Collins team grow at a quick pace.

  • Paverd’s 2nd paces Rockets to 3rd

    Shelby County High School’s Matthew Paverd is now one of the two best runners in the state with his second-place finish in Saturday’s Class 2A cross-country state championship meet.

    Paverd says that his goal was to edge out Warren East’s Jacob England, but the Shelby runner finished just two seconds behind the first-place athlete from Bowling Green with Paverd clocking in at 16:07.39.

  • Harris breaks school record in...

    Sophomore Cameron Harris reeled in four catches in Collins High School’s 43-6 drubbing of Western on Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    Why is this significant?

    Because Harris plays defense for the Titans.

    The defensive back only needed one half of play to break Collins’ (7-4) school-record for interceptions in a game, and helped keep the ball away from the Warriors (4-7) offense for long stretches of the game.

  • Rockets run through Breckinridge...

    Breckinridge County High School had no answers for Shelby County’s offense or defense Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    The Rockets (10-1) manhandled the Tigers (2-9) with ease in the 62-7 win to help lift Shelby to the 2nd round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    “I thought we played well, we came out and played like a one-seed should,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “They made a couple of plays early, but we settled down and got into our rhythm.”