Today's Sports

  • Plenty of Red in town

    The temperatures were red hot, and so were some of the faces.

    But despite the heat inside Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, the enthusiasm was just as feverish Thursday evening for the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Caravan, the annual meet-and-greet tour in which UofL coaches, athletes and athletic staff members visit with fans.

  • Pitino's new brand

    Rick Pitino seems to have become a big fan of branding.

    Last October the University of Louisville men’s basketball coach said that his team’s 2010-11 campaign was going to be a “bridge season.”

    This past Thursday night, Pitino rolled out his team’s new selling point.

  • Highlights of Pitino at Cardinal...

    Here are some of the highlights of University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino's appearance at the Cardinal Caravan stop at the Shelby County Fairgrounds this past Thursday:

  • Odd little Red-Cockaded...

    The federally endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker became extinct in Kentucky in approximately 2001.
    The accompanying photograph was taken in Pulaski County in Eastern Kentucky, where  a few nesting colonies remained alive.
    However, because of the severe droughts in the late 1990s, which caused many of the Short-Leaf Pine Trees to die, an infestation of the Southern Pine beetle that further devastated the pine trees, plus probably too much logging in the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker had lost its habitat.

  • LauBach to be part of triathlon...

    Saturday morning will be a re-birth of sorts for Alicia “Al” LauBach.

    That’s because it will be the first triathlon for the 40-year-old Shelbyvillian since she gave birth to the first of her three children.

    She’ll be one of the participants in the Guist Creek Olympic Triathlon, as the oldest swimming, biking and running event in Kentucky returns after a brief hiatus, and a name change (it was formerly known as the Shelbyville Triathlon). It begins at 8:30 a.m. at Guist Creek Marina.

  • Collins’ job attractive

    As of Thursday afternoon the opening for a new boys’ basketball coach at Collins had yet to be posted on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s website under “job opportunities.”

    But when looking at the other six openings – Covington Catholic, Greenup County, Harlan, Trimble County, Whitesville Trinity and Whitley County – for head boys’ basketball coach, the Titans’ job has to be considered the most attractive (although CovCath is probably a close second).

  • Eight players from county are...

    Eight baseball players from the county have been selected to the All-8th Region team.

    They are five players from Collins – senior shortstop Tyler Tipton, senior outfielder Josh Dennison, senior infielder-pitcher Jordan Bailey, junior catcher-infielder Brandon Roberts and sophomore outfielder Nate Clifton – and three from Shelby County – junior shortstop Eric Schreiner, sophomore infielder-pitcher Kambron Bruner and freshman infielder-pitcher Kipp Moore.

  • SCHS’s Smith signs with Asbury...

    Breanna Smith's versatility on the soccer field drew Asbury University to her.

    Asbury's coach, campus and team drew Smith to it.

    Together it was a good fit.

    "I really like the coach and the campus, the smallness of it, and it has a really good soccer program," Smith, a recent Shelby County graduate, said at her signing ceremony June 1 in the school’s library.

  • SCHS’s Miller signs to play...

    Nick Miller was "the glue" of the Shelby County boys' soccer team this past season.

    This fall Miller will take that “sticktoitiveness” to Brescia University.

    Miller, who graduated from Shelby County this past Saturday, had his signing ceremony May 31 in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    "He's a very hard-working kid, who can come in and help the program," Brescia Coach Graeme Jaap said.

    During the 2010 season he helped bring stability to a Rockets team that included seven seniors.

  • Edwards signs with Thomas More

    Jake Edwards wanted to play college basketball, and he wanted to reunite with an old friend. 

    He will get to do both at Thomas More College. 

    Edwards, was one of two senior starters for the Collins boys' basketball team this past season, and he will take his game to the next level at Thomas More College. And he will get to do so while also reuniting with a friend and former teammate. Edwards will re-team with Drew Mumford, with whom he played at Christian Academy of Louisville before transferring to Collins for his senior season.