Today's Sports

  • Shelby rallies to beat Garrard...

    Entering the game with a lot of question marks, the Shelby County High School football team came out with a lot of answers Friday.

    Listed as a two-touchdown underdog by some, the Rockets went down to the wire at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl and came out with a tough, hard fought 31-30 road win to open the season.

    “It went right down to the wire for sure,” Shelby County senior Michael Perry said. “It was a good game for us. A lot of our younger guys played really well tonight.”

  • Big play keys Titans past...

    On a night when it seemed nothing would fall their way the Collins High School football team got the one play they needed at the right time to edge host Montgomery County 7-0 in the Recreation Bowl Saturday.

    After the Titans saw several chances to score go awry in their season opener, sophomore quarterback J.R. Lucas found receiver Dalton Maggard streaking past the Montgomery County defense all alone with a perfectly thrown pass that Maggard hauled in never breaking stride for a 68-yard touchdown pass.

  • Collins will take on Montgomery...

    Two teams looking to get back to their normal winning ways in football will square off in the 68th Recreation Bowl in Mt. Sterling at 8 p.m. Saturday.

    Collins High School, 4-7 last year and Montgomery County, 2-8, will play in the second game of the state’s oldest bowl game immediately after Class 1A powers Paris and Frankfort play in a 6 p.m. kickoff.

    Like Collins, Montgomery County is looking to bounce back in a big way this season.

  • Shelby to face off with Garrard

    In what they hope will be the start of a banner season in 4A, the Shelby County High School football season is jumping right into the fray facing off with one of the states’ top 3A programs at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    “They are a good football team,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “They were good last year and have a lot of guys back.”

  • Collins edges Shelby in...

    The Collins High School volleyball was able to withstand the emotional impact of playing arch rival Shelby County a little better Thursday as the Titans took a 3-1 win over the Rockets.

    It was Collins’ second match of the year after falling to No. 25 Male the night before and the opener for Shelby County.

  • Collins volleyball falls to Male

    Opponents may want to take a closer look at the Collins volleyball team this year after the Titans pushed No. 25 Male to the limit Wednesday, falling to the Bulldogs in three tough games.

    “We are not going to back down from anybody,” Collins coach Cary Clark said. “We knew Male would be a very tough game, but the girls really stepped up and went at them. We let some opportunities get away from us, but that’s to be expected with a young team.”

  • Swim schedule sinks coach

    After a summer of heated negotiations proved futile, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Rec. system settled on a swim practice schedule that has left some up in arms and two high school swim teams without a coach.

    J.P. LaVertu has reluctantly resigned from the position as swim coach for both Shelby County and Collins high schools.

    “Due to some scheduling conflicts with his work schedule it basically made it impossible for him to do morning practices,” said Collins Athletics Director Randy Fawns.

  • Calvin brings home coaching honor

    It seems appropriate after 43 years in coaching, Shelby County High School assistant football coach Greg Calvin has grabbed the first honors of the upcoming football season.

    Calvin, the Shelby County defensive coordinator, was recently named the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach of the Year for last season.

    “I was a little bit surprised, but it was very pleasing,” Calvin said. “You don’t get into coaching for this kind of award, but it’s really nice to be recognized.”

  • Shelby football bonded at camp

    The start of football practice is always about getting in reps, introducing the old and the new concepts, finding out who can play where, but the for the Shelby County High School team the most important thing to come out of the three-day camp they attended at Eastern Kentucky University this week may have been the bonding.

  • Eades hopes to carry on...

    No one needs to tell Nick Eades about the shoes he’s filling.

    Eades, who will start at middle linebacker for the Collins High School football team as a sophomore this year, grew up watching former all-staters Michael Brooks and Masai White and well knows the impact they had on the field.

    “I’m aware of them,” Eades said. “I know how good they were, and I know what an important position this is.”