Today's Sports

  • Brandon Brown finishes tied for...

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown finished tied for 24th-place in this weekend's Nationwide Tour event.

    Brown shot a 2-over-par 73 Sunday in the final round of the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA in Athens, Ga. He finished the four rounds with an 8-under-par 276 (65-69-69-73).

  • Bears pound out big district...

    This wasn’t the way Bart “Rudy” Roettger wanted to begin May.

    “No it wasn’t,” Roettger, Shelby County High School’s baseball coach, said, taking off his hat and wiping the sweat from his brow after his team’s 12-6 loss to 30th District rival Spencer County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Four Rockets pitchers combined to give up a season-high 16 hits and allow a season-high-tying run total.

  • SCHS boys' coach could be...

    One 8th Region school found a new boys’ basketball coach earlier this week when former University of Kentucky point guard Roger Harden took the job at Williamstown.

    With that vacancy filled there is now only one open job in the region – Shelby County. Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman said that an announcement of a new Rockets coach could come by the middle of next week.

    “I’m going to say probably Wednesday,” she said.

    I’ve heard there are three finalists, including one prominent 7th Region coach.

  • Surprising SCHS, once-beaten...

    There is one word that Shelby County boys’ tennis coach Aaron Bissmeyer would use to describe his team’s performance this season.

    “Surprising,” he said last week.

  • County teams could contend

    The Collins and Shelby County track & field teams will vie for state berths at Henry County High School on Tuesday, when the Class 2A, Region 3 meet begins around 4:30 p.m.

    The top two finishers in each event automatically earned a spot in the 2A 2012 KHSAA Track & Field Championships, which begin at 1 p.m. May 18 at Owlsey Frazier Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville. Additionally, the next 10-best finishers in each event statewide also earn an invite. Others who achieve a qualifying standard will also earn berths.

  • SCHS baseball team sees 1 streak...

    The Shelby County baseball team saw its long winning streak come to an end Saturday, but the Rockets responded by winning their second game of that day.

    Shelby County (17-7) bombed Bullitt Central, 12-2, in five innings Friday night to run its win streak to eight consecutive games before falling, 6-1, to North Bullitt on Saturday morning. The Rockets, though, bounced back to beat Highlands, 5-2, later that day at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Collins loses close games to top...

    The Collins baseball team went 0-3 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament this past weekend, but Coach Roy Bailey is hoping the experience helps the Titans out in the long run.

    Collins (17-8) fell to 16th-ranked and site host Pleasure Ridge Park. 3-2. Thursday night, 12th-ranked Apollo, 3-2, in nine innings Friday night and 17th-ranked Henry Clay, 4-0, Saturday morning.

    “We learned a lot as a team in the LIT,” Bailey said. “Playing some of the best teams in the state should really get us battle tested for tournament time.”

  • 2nd victory inspires Titans for...

    The Collins girls’ lacrosse team has come a long way this season.

    Heck, it has come a long way in a week.

    One week after claiming their first victory – a 6-5 triumph over Atherton’s Rebel Hawks in Sacred Heart’s BraveHeart Tournament – the Titans topped the Rebel Hawks again, this time 13-5, at Daniel Field in their penultimate match of the regular season. 

  • 2nd meeting same as 1st

    The rematch between the Collins and Shelby County tennis teams was a rerun of the first meeting.

    Just as it happened on March 14 at Clear Creek Park, the Titans’ girls swept all the singles matches on their way to a 3-2 victory over the Rockets, and the Shelby County boys were victorious in all three singles and one doubles match in their 4-1 victory over Collins last Friday at Clear Creek.



  • Shipley shines among state’s...

    LOUISVILLE – The Shelby County boys’ and girls’ track & field teams – plus two runners from Collins – faced some of the stiffest competition they’ll see all season this past weekend.

    The Rockets and the Karas sisters (Collins senior Caterina and her seventh-grade sister Gabby) competed in the Eastern Relays at the University of Louisville – site of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championships later this month.