Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Borders' last second shot...

    While she’s never one to brag – Mary Borders knew the shot was good when it left her hand.

    Borders, a senior guard for the Collins High School girls’ basketball team, hit a buzzer beating three-pointer from the corner to give the Titans a dramatic 42-41 win over Oldham County Saturday.

    “It did, it felt good when it left my hand,” Borders said. “It was the first shot I hit all game, so I guess I hit it at the right time.”

  • Rockets rout Spencer


    It was a share and share alike night for the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team Friday as it rolled over district foe Spencer County 64-28.

    The Rockets’ unselfish play helped them to jump out to a big early lead against the Bears and coast the rest of the way.

    “I think the first twelve baskets we had came off of twelve assists,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “I don’t know if I have ever seen that. I am really proud of our girls, as far as the way they shared the ball.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hudgens' play at point...

    Early in Tuesday’s game against South Oldham Katie Hudgens took the inbounds pass and gave Jason Holland “the look.”

    “The look” conveys one thing and one thing only: what does the Shelby County girls’ basketball coach want his senior point guard to do with what is becoming their team.

    “When she looks over to the bench she wants to know immediately what to do,” Holland said. “She’s getting to the point where she knows the offense and is almost demanding because she wants to get us going.”

  • Claypool returns to pool after...

    It would have been easy for Josh Claypool to walk away from his high school swimming career – but quiting just isn’t in his nature.

    Just three months after suffering a traumatic hand and arm injury in a car accident, the Shelby County senior was back in the pool competing for the Rockets.

  • Collins beats John Hardin

    Forced into a slower pace, the Collins Titans turned to their senior guards and quick ball movement to stage a second half comeback and beat host John Hardin 65-58 Tuesday.

    Trailing 28-27 at the half and struggling somewhat against the slower pace of John Hardin and a sticky zone defense employed by the Bulldogs, the Titans used crisp ball movement and some deadly outside shooting to break the game open in the third quarter.