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Today's Sports

  • Titans’ boys, Rockets’ girls...

    The Collins boys’ and Shelby County girls’ eked out narrow victories at the Rockets’ All-Comers track & field meet Tuesday.

    The Titans edged host Shelby County, 116-109, in the boys’ meet, and the Rockets slipped by Collins, 87-84, in the girls’ meet.

    “We did pretty well [with] both teams,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “We are getting better each week. I know it's been difficult on them at times without a track to workout on, but we are proud of the kids and the effort they give every meet.”

  • Have you ever seen a better team...

    In the century plus that the University of Kentucky has played basketball, from the jump ball era through the 2-handed-set-shot epoch, across the short-pants-and-Chuck Taylor All-Stars motif and into the urban chic dunk-and-punk style of game, we have seen Wildcats of all sizes and shapes win NCAA championships.

    But I’m venturing a guess we have never seen a better group of them come together and cut down the nets in the season’s final game than we did on Monday night in New Orleans.

  • Rocket baseball routs 1, drops 2

    The Shelby County baseball team went 1-2 at the end of this past week.

    The Rockets routed Louisville Central, 12-0, in a 5-inning game last

    Thursday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but they then dropped a

    pair of road games – 12-11 at Fern Creek on Friday and 5-0 at North Hardin

    on Saturday.

    SCHS 12, CENTRAL 0:Freshman Kyler Dugle struck out 12 and

    yielded one hit as the Rockets routed the visiting Yellowjackets (1-4) in

    five innings.

  • Titans baseball loses first game...

    The Collins baseball team received its first setback of the season, falling, 4-3, to Henry Clay last Thursday, but it rebounded with decisive, 4-inning victories – grounding Grant County, 13-3, Friday and walloping Waggener, 13-0, on Saturday.

    HENRY CLAY 4, COLLINS 3:The visiting Blue Devils (3-2 after the victory) – who only had two hits in the game – took the early lead with a 3-run second inning, then scored once in the top of the seventh to edge the Titans on Thursday.

  • Rockets, Titans do well in rain-...

    The Shelby County and Collins track and field teams had solid showings at Oldham County’s Kickoff Classic, which was ended early because of inclement weather this past Friday night.

    On the boys’ side, the Rockets won one event, added four seconds, two fourth-place finishes and had 10 Top 10s overall. Meanwhile the Titans had one second, four thirds, one fifth and seven Top 10 finishes altogether.

  • Old ‘ping’ of bats takes on a...

    The usual “ping” heard around high school baseball fields has been replaced this spring.

    The familiar sound of aluminum bats hitting baseballs has given way to a new kind of pitch this season.

    “It’s almost like a mush sound, not a ping like there used to be,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

  • SCHS finishes 2nd, Kirby 1st, in...

    The defending champion Shelby County High School air rifle team finished second – but did have the top two individual finishers – at last weekend’s 2012 National JROTC Precision Team Championship in Anniston, Ala.

    Junior Heather Kirby finished first overall in the precision championship, while her teammate, senior Connor Davis, the defending champ, came in second.

     

    Olsson signs with Midway College

  • Titans’ baseball team rallies,...

    The Collins baseball team had to work overtime Tuesday night, but the Titans still stayed perfect.

    The host Titans scored once in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Boyle County, 3-2.

    The Rebels (2-3) took the early lead, scoring one run against Collins starter Austin Perry in the top of the first. Jacob Pike led off the game with a single before he scored on Kody Ross’s one-out triple.

    The Titans (5-0) then took the lead with a 2-run fourth inning, but Boyle tied the score in the fifth.

  • Star pitcher Buehler, errors...

    Buehler…Buehler…Buehler.

    Could’ve been the inner monologue for the Shelby County’s baseball team Tuesday night.

    That’s because Henry Clay senior pitcher Walker Buehler, one of the top-rated players in country as well as the state, grounded the Rockets.

    A 6-foot-2 right-hander who has signed with Vanderbilt University, he struck out 11 and gave up only one hit in the first five innings as the Blue Devils ended Shelby’ season-starting 4-game winning streak, 7-1, at Shelby County’s Athletic Complex.

  • Rockets’ boys run and jump to tie

    It was the Zakk and Zach attack for the Shelby County boys’ track & field team Tuesday evening.

    Led by senior Zakk Bailey and junior Zach Shipley, the Rockets tied defending Class 2A state champion North Oldham, both scored 133 points, in Shelby County’s All-Comers meet.

    Meanwhile Collins, in its second outdoor meet of the season, finished nine points behind both for third-place in the 6-team competition.