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Today's Sports

  • Four Shelbyville players...

    For at least one more game, four senior football players from Shelbyville will have a chance to represent their respective high schools in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game.

    Three Collins players in quarterback J.R. Lucas, defensive lineman Darrius Williams and linebacker Nick Eades have been selected to the team, along with fullback Caleb Morehead from Shelby.

    Morehead says it is a great honor to be selected to represent Team Louisville in its contest against Team Kentucky on Dec. 10.

  • Tough slate awaits Shelby to...

    While some basketball teams will schedule less-than-stellar opponents to open its season, Shelby County boys’ basketball is jumping straight into the deep end with its early opponents.

    In its first three games, the Rockets will face off with Mercer County, South Oldham and John Hardin all in the span of a week.

    According to preseason coaches’ polls, John Hardin has been ranked No. 10 in the state in the preseason poll, while Mercer slots in at 17th in the rankings.

  • Titans roll through Franklin...

    After dropping its first game of the season on Saturday afternoon, Collins boys’ basketball came out and dropped the hammer on a visiting Franklin County team on Tuesday night in a 40-point blowout.

    The Titans (2-1) shot 63 percent from the field as a team in the contest, and 78 percent in the second-half alone to earn its second win of the season over the Flyers to a final score of 78-38.

  • Clash of the Titans

    Collins’ extremely stout defense will look to alter its focus once again tonight, as the team from Shelbyville hosts Mercer County in the Region 2 championship game.

    After facing off against several run-heavy teams over the course of its seven-game winning streak, Collins (10-2) will look to shut down the pass-happy attack of its visitors tonight.

    The Titans of Mercer County (7-5) average 196 passing yards per game this season, led by quarterback Gunnar Gillis, who has 30 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.

  • McKnight prepared to lead...

    With two major pieces graduated from last season’s state tournament team, Collins boys’ basketball will turn to a youthful but experienced player in sophomore point guard Dayvion McKnight.

    The second year player averaged 7.6 points per game last season, good for third on the team, and played in all 37 games for the Titans.

    This year, the point guard has been working hard on various aspects of his game in order to get his team back where he wants to be – Rupp Arena in Lexington for the school’s third state tournament berth.

  • Collins rolls Shelby County, 30-6

    Typically when the weather turns cold, successful football teams turn to the running game and defense to grind out wins.

    Collins did just that on Friday night, rushing for 204 yards as a team and forcing five turnovers on defense and special teams in the 30-6 win over Shelby County.

    Collins allowed its rival 302 yards of total offense, but most of Shelby’s yardage came with the game firmly out of reach, and was aided by an 82-yard touchdown pass after the Titans had the win in hand.

  • Shelby’s Ellis inks with...

    Not often do players get to test themselves against some of the best amateur athletes in the country, but Shelby County baseball’s Matthew Ellis will get that opportunity following his senior season this year.

    The catcher inked with the University of Tennessee on Thursday night, surrounded by family members and coaches involved with the Rocket baseball program.

  • Collins vs. Shelby, round two

    Both hometown football teams will look to survive and advance tonight, as Shelby County and Collins high schools face off for the second time this season.

    The Titans (9-2) bring a six game winning streak into the second round of the playoffs, after topping West Jessamine in the first round. As a team, the defense is allowing a paltry 7.5 points per game to opposing offenses over the course of its run.

  • Rivalry game could equal instant...

    If history is any indication, the matchup between Shelby County and Collins tonight should be another instant classic.

    Last season, the roles of these two teams were the complete opposite.

    In 2016, it was Shelby that had beaten the Titans soundly on its home field earlier in the season, and the Rockets found itself hosting the second-round of the KHSAA 4A State Playoffs with a scrappy Collins team once again on the docket.

  • Kiser named to All-State Cross...

    With a top-25 finish over the weekend at the Class 2A State Cross-Country meet, Shelby County’s Anna Kiser has been named to the 2017 Kentucky All-State team.

    “I was very impressed with Anna when I first met her at the start of the season,” first-year coach Aaron Shepherd said. “She came out to practice every day and was really dedicated to the program.”