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Today's Sports

  • Rockets have big shoes to fill

    Despite a 22-6 season, the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team did not finish its 2015-16 season the way it had expected.

    The team suffered through a multitude of injuries, and dropped its last two games as a result. Rival Collins ended Shelby’s 2015 season in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good regular season,” head coach Jason Holland said. “The season definitely did not end the way we wanted. We had injuries plague us all year.”

  • Collins looks to continue growing

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team is looking to build off of an 18-13 record from 2015-16 and take the next step as a team.

    The Titans closed last season strong, winning four of the final six regular season games and advanced to the 8th Region Tournament before falling to eventual Region runner-up Simon Kenton.

    Last season was head coach Sean Pigman’s first season at the helm for the Titans, and Pigman hopes that continuity with the coaching staff will help this newer, younger Collins team grow at a quick pace.

  • Rockets return veteran group

    Coming off of a 16-14 season last year, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to start anew this season with first-year head coach Ken Cates.

    The team had its 2015-16 season ended by rival Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good season, but we came up short of our goals for the postseason,” Cates said.

  • Paverd’s 2nd paces Rockets to 3rd

    Shelby County High School’s Matthew Paverd is now one of the two best runners in the state with his second-place finish in Saturday’s Class 2A cross-country state championship meet.

    Paverd says that his goal was to edge out Warren East’s Jacob England, but the Shelby runner finished just two seconds behind the first-place athlete from Bowling Green with Paverd clocking in at 16:07.39.

  • Harris breaks school record in...

    Sophomore Cameron Harris reeled in four catches in Collins High School’s 43-6 drubbing of Western on Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    Why is this significant?

    Because Harris plays defense for the Titans.

    The defensive back only needed one half of play to break Collins’ (7-4) school-record for interceptions in a game, and helped keep the ball away from the Warriors (4-7) offense for long stretches of the game.

  • Rockets run through Breckinridge...

    Breckinridge County High School had no answers for Shelby County’s offense or defense Friday in the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A playoffs.

    The Rockets (10-1) manhandled the Tigers (2-9) with ease in the 62-7 win to help lift Shelby to the 2nd round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    “I thought we played well, we came out and played like a one-seed should,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “They made a couple of plays early, but we settled down and got into our rhythm.”

  • Karas tabbed as 2A athlete of...

    It certainly has been a tumultuous 2016 for star Collins High School runner Gabriella Karas.

    Despite not being able to compete in the regional or state meets this season due to injury, Karas was named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year in AA cross country by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Saturday.

    “My coach [Sean Roberts] told me about it just two days before,” Karas said. “I was very surprised that I was chosen and thankful [Roberts] entered me for this award.”

  • Collins draws Western in playoff...

    Collins High School will open its 2016 postseason campaign against a team it is used to seeing in the playoffs: Western High School.

    “We’ve been just sticking to the routine and doing things like we have been doing them,” Collins quarterback J.R. Lucas said. “We need to treat it like just another game, and not overthink it, and do what we do everyday.”

    Western (4-6) has had a rough go of it this season, with four of its six losses coming by 30 or more points.

  • Shelby County faces off against...

    The Shelby County High School football team will welcome Breckinridge County to town tonight, marking the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    The Tigers (2-8) have had a rough season, defeating only Todd County Central and Hancock County in 10 contests.
    Not a great sign for a team that was blown out by Shelby 55-6 in 2015.

  • Former Titan Cochran returns to...

    Although he grew up bleeding Cardinals red, Shelbyville-native Deion Cochran is looking forward to taking the court for Asbury University at Rupp Arena this Sunday.

    The Eagles face off against the University of Kentucky, ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press preseason poll, at 7 p.m.

    “I was rooting for Louisville growing up,” Cochran said. “I’m excited for the moment. We are planning on going out there and just playing hard.”