Today's Sports

  • Blue-headed Vireo protects the...

    The bold white spectacles are striking on a gray-blue head, which contrasts with an olive back and bold wing-bars, while underparts are a clean white, with pale greenish-yellow flanks.

    This describes the 5-and-a-half inch long with a 9-and-a-half inch wide wingspan Blue-headed Vireo that was formerly known as the Solitary Vireo.

  • Buzzy ‘I’m so, so layzee’...

    The Black-throated Green Warbler is one of the easiest warbler songs to remember and learn because it is a buzzy “I’m so so layzee” and it has many variations.

    This 5-inch long warbler with a 7-and-three-quarter inch wide wingspan is more often heard than seen. It hangs out in tall trees, foraging throughout the day, gleaning insects from the upper surface of leaves and evergreen needles, which they prefer. Their song is frequently heard during spring migration.

  • Look low for the Black-throated...

    The Black-throated Blue Warbler is another one of those beautiful little wood warblers that hang out in southeastern Kentucky in the Cumberland Mountains and especially in the higher elevations, such as Black Mountain. However, we may see this bird all across the Commonwealth during the spring and autumn migrations.

  • A true ‘voice of the wild’

    The first time I ever saw a Louisiana Water-Thrush was when it was standing on a rather large rock out in the middle of a running tributary of Big Beech Creek in Shelby County.

    He was reared back and singing his heart out for the entire world to hear. What a wonderful introduction it was.

    Elder ornithologists have described his song as a striking exuberance with a ringing, weird quality, which tends to make this warbling song a true voice of the wild.

  • Collins bounces back to finish...

    Fresh off its first victory of the season, the Collins softball team turned in an impressive run at the Ballard Invitational, placing second in the weekend tournament

    The Titans won three games and lost two, both to the host Bruins, who were ranked No. 5 in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association preseason Top 25.

  • BASEBALL: Collins suffers first...

    The Collins baseball team won its fourth consecutive game to start the season Friday before suffering its first loss Saturday. The Titans bounced back with a victory Monday, though.

    Collins topped visiting Oldham County 6-1 Friday before North Oldham whipped the Titans 12-2 in six innings Saturday in Goshen. Collins rebounded Monday with a 5-1 win at Carroll County.

    COLLINS 6, OLDHAM COUNTY 1: Paul Miller and a 4-run fifth inning propelled the Titans over the Colonels.

  • BASEBALL: SCHS 10, Gallatin...

    The Shelby County baseball team started strong, ended strong, and was solid in between, as it beat Gallatin County 10-2 Wednesday evening in an 8th Region matchup.

    The Rockets scored five runs in the first inning, four in the sixth and added one in the fourth to wallop the Wildcats (0-3), who lost their season-opener 9-0 to Collins last Thursday.

    Shelby County pounded out 11 hits and a trio of Rocket pitchers gave up one earned run on five hits while combining for 10 strikeouts.


    Hannah Stucker

    This Shelby County graduate is a senior infielder on the Spalding University softball team.  

    Last game:She went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in the Golden Eagles’ 12-7 victory over Albright on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.    

    Season-to-date:Stucker is hitting .395 with four doubles, one home run, nine RBIs and eight runs scored through Spalding’s first 11 games.

  • Rockets, Titans fare well in...

    The Collins and Shelby County track and field teams got off on the right spike in their season-openers Tuesday.

    The Rockets boys’ squad tied for third and their girls finished sixth in a very competitive meet in their all-comers event on a brisk day at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    “The meet went very well,” Shelby County Coach Nick Edwards said. “Everyone ran hard, and we had some good performances. At this point in the season we are still trying to get some times on kids to see where we stand.”

  • Rockets have experience &...

    Shelby County track & field coach Nick Edwards enters this season with one experienced team, and one with limited experienced.
    Shelby’s girls finished fifth in the region and tied for 23rd at the state meet last year.