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Today's Sports

  • Rockets’ rallies come up a bit...

    NEW CASTLE – Shelby County’s comebacks came up short against Atherton on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Rebels held off several Rockets’ rallies to hold on for an 86-77 victory in the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    Shelby County, which trailed by two points at halftime, fell behind by double digits early in the fourth quarter before Bryan Wallace’s layup with 1:26 to play trimmed Atherton’s advantage to six, 78-72.

  • Rockets’ slow start means quick...

    A second consecutive slow start did in the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Tuesday.

    The Rockets, who were outscored, 9-1, in the first quarter of last Friday’s loss to Anderson County, were outscored, 16-3, in the first period by Louisville Holy Cross in the first round of the Lady Cats Holiday Invitational at Waggener.

    The final three quarters were close, but the Cougars’ hot start was too much for Shelby County to overcome in Holy Cross’ 54-34 victory.

  • Powell-powered Rockets pass...

    LOUISVILLE – There was plenty for Hayley Powell and her Shelby County girls’ basketball teammates to smile about Wednesday evening.

    Powell scored six points in the final 12 minutes to spark Shelby County to a 45-36, comeback victory over Atherton in the consolation bracket of the Lady Cats Holiday Invitational at Waggener.

    The victory ended the Rockets’ 3-game losing streak and also helped them to surpass their victory total from all of last season, when they went 3-22.

  • Titans can’t quite knock down...

    CRESTWOOD – Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder said his team’s game against host South Oldham in the final of the Lady Dragon Invitational would “show us where we’re at in the region.”

    So where did Conder think his Titans stood after losing, 64-54, to the Dragons on Wednesday night?

    “I’d say we’re knocking on the door for being among those top four [teams in the 8th region],” Conder said. “We’re like that pushy neighbor who always wants to come in.”

  • Rockets trim Western Hills but...

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team picked up its second victory of the season earlier this week but missed a chance to make it two in a row.

    The Rockets beat host Western Hills, 72-67, Tuesday night in the first round of the Capital City Invitational in Frankfort but fell to 8th Region rival Owen County, 99-60, Wednesday night.

    Shelby County (2-5 after the loss to Owen) finished up play in the invitational against Henry County on Thursday night.

     

    SCHS 72, Western Hills 67

  • Titans win ‘best game' of...

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team was clicking Tuesday night.

    Led by another big game from senior guard Leeara Cardwell and a dominating defensive effort, the Titans throttled Franklin County, 49-22, in the winners’ bracket semifinals of South Oldham’s Lady Dragon Invitational.

    “By far the best game we’ve had,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said.

  • Titans rebound from 2 defeats

    What started out as a rough road trip for the Collins boys’ basketball team ended on a high note for the Titans.

    Collins, which lost at Covington Holy Cross this past Saturday then to Spring Hill (Tenn.) on Monday in its first game of the Citizens First Holiday Classic in Bowling Green, fell to Doss, 58-42, Tuesday but bounced back with a pair of victories – 73-38 over Silver Thorne (Canada) and 62-50 over Owensboro on Wednesday.

  • It’s still holiday tourney time...

    The high school basketball holiday tournaments continue next week.

    Here is a look ahead at what each of the four county teams are up to:

  • Collins, SCHS swimmers sparkle...

    A pair of local swimmers won events this past Saturday at the 10th annual Woodford County Invitational at the Falling Springs Arts & Rec Center in Versailles.

    Collins sophomore Michael Troutman won the boys’ 50-yard freestyle race in 23.03 seconds, and Shelby County junior Logan Kessinger captured the girls’ 100 breaststroke in 1:10.05 in one of the biggest invitationals both teams will swim in this season.

  • Thriller 2: Titans take it to...

    The last-second heroics carried over for the Collins girls’ basketball team from Friday night to Saturday evening.

    The Titans, who beat Bullitt East on Leeara Cardwell’s last-second shot Friday, used another buzzer-beating 3-pointer – this one by Bailey Rankin – to send Saturday’s game against Knott County Central into overtime.

    From there, Collins, which rallied back from a double-digit deficit in regulation, pummeled the Patriots, 71-58, in the Dairy Queen Classic at Mercer County.