Today's Sports

  • Shelby girls picked to win region

    Big, experienced and, above all else, talented the Shelby County girls basketball team has emerged as the favorite to win the 8th Region this year.

    The Rockets have been voted as the region’s best team in every preseason poll conducted this year.

    “We could have a very special team,” first year Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “There is a very good mix of talent and most important, experience on this team.”

  • Thomas signs with Memphis


    Shelby County senior Madison Thomas has never been one to back down from a challenge and she did not change that in her choice of a college.

    Thomas, the reigning Kentucky State High School golf champion, signed last week to play at the University of Memphis.

    “It will be a lot different going to a big city from Shelby County,” Thomas said. “It will be good for me. I will be able to get out of my comfort zone.  I think it will be good for me.”

  • Shelby football will have...

    A play here and a play there and the Shelby County Rockets’ football team could easily have been 8-3 instead of 3-8 in a season that was sometimes maddening for the players and staff.

    “That was the most frustrating thing for the players and the coaches,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “We had our chances and fell just short. We would get ourselves in the right spot, and then it just didn’t seem to work out.”

  • Collins looking to improve next...


    After fighting through the first losing season in school history with a 5-7 record the Collins High School football team could be poised for a big rebound next fall.

  • Rockets beat Beechwood in...

    With three top quality interior players back, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s new coach got a good look at what his team is capable of in a preseason scrimmage against Beechwood at the Scott County Hoopfest Saturday.

    Hoping to keep the Rockets’ trio of six-footers in Mackenzie and Savannnah Raizor and Justus Martin in check, Beechwood employed a tight zone defense through much of the scrimmage.

  • Former SCHS standout finds home...

    Donovan Johnson has not been an overnight sensation – but he’s been pretty darn close to one.

    Johnson, a 2010 graduate of Shelby County High School, has been playing professional basketball in Chile since signing with Club Deportesin Puente Alto, Chile on Oct. 24 and he has quickly emerged as one of the Liga National league’s top players.

    The move to Chile came after a lot of work on Johnson’s part after finishing his collegiate career at Kentucky Wesleyan last spring.

  • Collins JV squad finished...

    It would be easy to say the Collins High School JV football team followed the script this year because they did.

    The Titans posted a perfect 8-0 record on the season and were almost a model of the play that has brought success to the varsity program the past five seasons.

    With a large group of sophomores and even some freshmen contributing at the varsity level for the Titans this season, the staff was able to incorporate those players into the JV program as well.

  • Shelby JV shows lots of promise

    A championship game loss didn’t dampen the season for the Shelby County High School JV football team as the Rockets posted an 8-1 record this year.

    Shelby went undefeated in their regular season before falling to North Oldham 28-14 in their conference championship game.

    “We had a very good year,” Shelby JV coach Nick Edwards said. “We beat North Oldham in the regular season, but they came back and got us in the championship game so that was a little bit disappointing.”

  • Football switch changes 4A’s...

    The road to Bowling Green may just lead through Bowling Green in the near future for the local high school football teams.

    Under a new alignment of teams ratified in July by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, Shelby County and Collins will compete in the same 4A district next season thanks to Shelby dropping down from 5A

  • SPORTS DIGEST: Nov. 15, 2014

    Post 37 will host banquet

    The American Legion Post 37 baseball team will host an awards banquet at 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House to celebrate its state championship team from the past summer and the retirement of long-time coach Jim Wiley.

    The event will feature major league baseball player Chris Burke as the guest speaker. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Judy Cresap at Sports Legends at 647-3500 or call 487-0684.

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