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Today's Sports

  • Wednesday's First 4

    It's time to dust off the old blog again because - to steal a line from one of my favorite Steve Carell movies - I'm afraid if I don't use it I might lose it. So here's a quick glance at Wednesday.

    1. The big news of the day, and so far the week, is the resignation (wink, wink) of Shelby County boys' basketball coach Rick Parsons.

  • Rockets rally to top Dragons in...

    The Shelby County baseball team did something in its season-opener that it didn’t do all of last year – the Rockets posted a come-from-behind victory.

    Shelby County scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat visiting South Oldham 6-5 Friday.

    “It was a great win, the first come-from-behind win in two years,” Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

  • Shelby County softball falls in...

    The Shelby County softball team’s season opener had hot start but a cool conclusion Monday as host North Oldham rallied for a 6-5 victory in Goshen.

    The Rockets, who went 5-19 last season, started off well, scoring once in the first inning and twice in the second and third frames to build a 5-2 lead.

    “We couldn’t find a run after that,” said Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable, whose team had all five of its hits in the first 3 1/3 innings. 

  • Rockets’ boys revved for a run...

    New Shelby County track & field coach Nick Edwards has high hopes for his first teams.

    And if a few indoor meets are any indication, Edwards’ optimism – especially for his boys’ squad – is well warranted.

    “I think it looks pretty bright for us this year,” said Edwards, 24, an assistant coach last season who takes over for the retired George Cottrell.

    The Rockets opened their outdoor season Tuesday at their own all-comers meet.

     

    Boys look strong

  • A whole new sport arrives in...

    David Boone knew lacrosse had arrived in the United States when he saw it being played in a breakfast cereal commercial on TV.

    This spring, thanks to Boone and his daughter’s desire to play the sport, it has arrived Shelbyville.

    Boone is the coach of the brand new Collins girls’ lacrosse club team – which also includes a pair of players from Shelby County – that plays its first game at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Field.

     

    The sport

  • SCHS boys’ basketball coach...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons won’t be back at that post next season. 

    “He has resigned his position as head boys’ basketball coach due to personal reasons,” Shelby County Principal Eddie Oakley said Tuesday morning.

    Parsons has coached the Rockets for the past two seasons.

    “We thank him for his couple of years of service with Shelby County boys’ basketball and his contributions he made to our young people,” Oakley said.

  • Titans show a little 'pop...

    The Collins softball team picked up where it left off last season.

    The Titans, who showed a flair for the dramatic – and not for the weak-hearted – in their run to the 8th Region title game last season, started off their second campaign with a walk-off victory Tuesday. 

    Sophomore Sydney Cloyd’s high pop up in front of the plate was misplayed by South Oldham’s catcher, allowing junior Bailey Rankin to score from third base in the bottom of the seventh inning and give host Collins a 4-3 victory.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Kregor...

    A near-sweep by the Shelby County boys’ tennis team and a singles sweep by the Collins girls’ tennis team carried the two to victories Wednesday.

    The Rockets’ boys topped the Titans, 4-1, and the Collins girls slipped by Shelby, 3-2, in the first meeting this season between the cross-town rivals at Clear Creek Park.

     

    Rockets’ boys undefeated

  • Johnson back at national tourney

    Former Shelby County standout basketball player Donovan Johnson and his Wabash Valley (Ill.) College team is back in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Basketball Championship, which will take place Tuesday through next Saturday in Hutchinson, Kan.

  • BOYS’ TENNIS: SCHS wins, Collins...

    The Rockets won their second match of the season Tuesday, beating host Frankfort, 3-2, at Kentucky State University.

    Shelby County’s victories came at No. 2 singles and in both doubles matches.

    At No. 2, eighth-grader Jeron Russell beat Seth Midkiff, 6-2, 4-6, 10-1 in a third-set, 10-point tiebreaker. At No. 1 doubles, senior Eric Schreiner and sophomore Doug Martin were victorious, 6-3, 6-2, and at No. 2 doubles eighth-grader Luke Brown and freshman Luke Dove won ,6-1, 6-0.