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Today's Sports

  • Mistakes plague Rockets in...

    Some familiar problems, and even some that Coach Todd Shipley believed his team had already kicked, plagued the Shelby County football team again Friday night.

    The Rockets had five turnovers on offense and some blown coverages on defense in their season-ending, 63-13 loss against John Hardin in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs in Elizabethtown.

  • Brooks (3 TDs, 12 tackles)...

    Either way you looked at it, Friday night was more, or Moore, domination by the Collins football team.

    The Titans mauled the Mustangs, 49-0, in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs at Robert Doyle Stadium for their seventh consecutive victory.  

    During that streak Collins has outscored its opponents, 303-38 (43.3 ppg to 5.4 ppg), and has four shutouts.

    Friday night it was Moore of the same.

  • Karas sisters go 1-2 at regional

    Collins' Karas sisters finished 1-2 at Saturday's Class 2A, Region 3 meet, but not in the order it has been most of this season.

    Senior Caterina Karas beat her younger sister, seventh-grader Gabby, to win the 5,000-meter race on the Shelby County cross country course. Cat Karas finished in 19 minutes, 7.92 seconds, while Gabby was almost 8 seconds back in 19:15.65.

  • Shelby County falls 63-13

    The Shelby County football team's season came to an end Friday night.

    The Rockets fell 63-13 at John Hardin in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs in Elizabethtown.

    The Bulldogs (11-0) built a 42-0 halftime lead before Shelby County (2-9) scored its first touchdown on Brandon Ford's 49-yard run 12 seconds into the second half.

    John Hardin then scored three more TDs before Chase Manica returned a kickoff with 56 seconds to play for the Rockets' final score.

  • Collins mauls Moore 49-0

    The Collins football team opened the Class 4A playoffs with a 49-0 mauling of Moore on Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Senior Michael Brooks scored three touchdowns, including one off an interception return, and rushed for 55 yards while also recording 12 tackles and one fumble recovery in the Titans' seventh straight victory.

    Collins (9-2) will host Spencer County, which beat Doss 20-8 tonight, in a second-round playoff matchup next Friday night. The Titans beat the Bears 21-0 in Taylorsville on Sept. 23.

  • Andriot makes 1st team all-state...

    Collins junior midfielder Walker Andriot has been named first-team all-state by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association, and senior defender Matthew Murphy was named All-State honorable mention.

    The honors were announced Wednesday night at the 2011 KHSAA Boys’ State Soccer semifinals at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington.

    Andriot, an honorable mention selection as a sophomore, had a team-high eight goals and three assists for the Titans (11-7-2), who lost to Ballard, 3-2, in the 8th Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Late riser wants to finish early

    Shelby County senior Thomas Harnois joined the cross-country team as a junior at the urging of another runner.

  • Titans, Rockets face tough fields

    Saturday’s Class 2A, Region 3 girls’ cross-country meet will be like a mini version of the State Meet, but more competitive.

    That’s because it will feature six of the Top 10 teams from the coaches’ association rankings, but only four of those will qualify for next Saturday’s State Championships.

  • Hyman flying downhill for Rockets

    Once Deric Hyman started running downhill he became a heat-seeking Rocket, or at least a tackle-seeking one.

    The Shelby County junior middle linebacker has been a standout this season for the Rockets, especially in the past month.

    “The last four games he’s played exceptionally well,” Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets (2-8) will need that to continue tonight, when they travel to undefeated John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Elizabethtown. 

  • Titans face testy opener

    In all six classes of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs, which began last night, there is only one first-round match-up that features a district champion playing a fourth-seeded foe that beat its own district winner.

    Luckily for local football fans – but maybe unluckily for Collins – that game will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium, where the Titans (8-2) will host Moore in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.