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Today's Sports

  • Titans walk off with 1st home...

    The Collins softball team didn’t have much time on its new field in the preseason, but the Titans made themselves right at home Tuesday.

    Kara Owens’ RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Collins a 5-4 victory over Bullitt Central in its home opener.

    “It was very exciting to get the first win on our home field,” said senior center fielder Kristina Gramig, who scored the game-winning run.

  • SCHS softball team claims its...

    Shelby County’s softball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday, bouncing back from their season-opening loss to Boyle County by beating visiting Trimble County, 5-2.

    “It’s always good to get that first win,” Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable said.

    Shelby County scored in the first inning before scoring four times in the sixth against the Raiders, who tallied two runs in the seventh.

  • You can see – maybe – this heron...

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron lives in hideaway places in Kentucky.

    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron winters from Central Florida, the Gulf Coast and lower California, and it arrives in Kentucky in late March.
    But you may not see them right away.
    This is a very secretive wading bird that is found along secluded streams. It is far from being nocturnal and often seems as active by day as any other heron.

  • Sharks gobble up records

    The Shelby Sharks had several strong swims during the past two weekends in the Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championships.

    The 13 & over age group competed two weekends ago at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus, while the 12 & under division competed at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville.

    In all the Sharks posted 88 best times, eight individual team records, three relay records, 38 Top 16 finishes (26 individual, 12 relays) and 15 Top 8 finishes(13 individual, two relays).

  • Collins’ softball team wins...

    The Collins softball team went on the road to pick up its first victory Monday.

    The Titans, who were supposed to host Sacred Heart Academy but couldn’t because of soft field conditions, beat the Valkyries in Louisville, 2-0.

  • Eades stands tall in Rockets’...

    Tyler Eades admits that the Shelby County baseball coaches were generous in listing his height and weight on the team’s roster.

    “But it’s okay, it makes me look more intimidating,” he said.

    The sophomore, who is listed at 6 feet 4, 190 pounds but is slightly smaller than those measurements (about 6-2, 160), didn’t need any help in that regard Monday night.

  • Rough second makes for rough...

    Shelby County, the defending 8th Region softball champs, had a rough start to their season Monday.

    However the Rockets’ 11-0 loss to visiting Boyle County was more encouraging than discouraging to Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable.

    “I saw a lot of improvement from our scrimmage,” said Cable, whose team scrimmaged Sacred Heart last Thursday. “As far as people knowing where they need to be and hitting our cutoffs, things like that.”

  • Spring helps give birth to a...

    After a 1-year hiatus, spring football returned at Shelby County.

    And the Rockets couldn’t have been happier.

    “Basketball season is basketball season, but this is what I’ve been looking forward to since Oldham County,” said sophomore Zach Shipley, the football team‘s returning quarterback and the basketball team’s starting point guard.

    Shelby County’s 35-19 loss to the Colonels on Oct. 29 ended the Rockets’ rocky 1-9 season.

  • Lots of weapons have departed,...

    If this past fall was about laying a foundation for the Collins football program, then last week, this week and next week is about building on it.

    The Titans, who went 11-2 in their inaugural season, are going through spring practice.

    “It’s going well,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, who has had between 30 and 40 out for workouts that began last Monday. “We lost some good kids, but we’ve got some good ones coming up too. We’ve got a lot of kids with experience coming back.”

  • Turley has pals in Sweet 16

    If Louisville Eastern wins the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen title this weekend in Rupp Arena, Eagles Coach Jason Couch will readily give an assist to Collins Coach Curtis Turley.

    “He’s done so much for me in my career. He’s been instrumental in both of the head coaching jobs I’ve had in helping me get them,” Couch said Thursday afternoon via cell phone from Lexington.

    Couch first coached under Turley at Greenwood in the mid-1990s.