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Today's Sports

  • Rockets, Titans do well in rain-...

    The Shelby County and Collins track and field teams had solid showings at Oldham County’s Kickoff Classic, which was ended early because of inclement weather this past Friday night.

    On the boys’ side, the Rockets won one event, added four seconds, two fourth-place finishes and had 10 Top 10s overall. Meanwhile the Titans had one second, four thirds, one fifth and seven Top 10 finishes altogether.

  • Old ‘ping’ of bats takes on a...

    The usual “ping” heard around high school baseball fields has been replaced this spring.

    The familiar sound of aluminum bats hitting baseballs has given way to a new kind of pitch this season.

    “It’s almost like a mush sound, not a ping like there used to be,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

  • SCHS finishes 2nd, Kirby 1st, in...

    The defending champion Shelby County High School air rifle team finished second – but did have the top two individual finishers – at last weekend’s 2012 National JROTC Precision Team Championship in Anniston, Ala.

    Junior Heather Kirby finished first overall in the precision championship, while her teammate, senior Connor Davis, the defending champ, came in second.

     

    Olsson signs with Midway College

  • Titans’ baseball team rallies,...

    The Collins baseball team had to work overtime Tuesday night, but the Titans still stayed perfect.

    The host Titans scored once in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Boyle County, 3-2.

    The Rebels (2-3) took the early lead, scoring one run against Collins starter Austin Perry in the top of the first. Jacob Pike led off the game with a single before he scored on Kody Ross’s one-out triple.

    The Titans (5-0) then took the lead with a 2-run fourth inning, but Boyle tied the score in the fifth.

  • Star pitcher Buehler, errors...

    Buehler…Buehler…Buehler.

    Could’ve been the inner monologue for the Shelby County’s baseball team Tuesday night.

    That’s because Henry Clay senior pitcher Walker Buehler, one of the top-rated players in country as well as the state, grounded the Rockets.

    A 6-foot-2 right-hander who has signed with Vanderbilt University, he struck out 11 and gave up only one hit in the first five innings as the Blue Devils ended Shelby’ season-starting 4-game winning streak, 7-1, at Shelby County’s Athletic Complex.

  • Rockets’ boys run and jump to tie

    It was the Zakk and Zach attack for the Shelby County boys’ track & field team Tuesday evening.

    Led by senior Zakk Bailey and junior Zach Shipley, the Rockets tied defending Class 2A state champion North Oldham, both scored 133 points, in Shelby County’s All-Comers meet.

    Meanwhile Collins, in its second outdoor meet of the season, finished nine points behind both for third-place in the 6-team competition.

  • This UK vs. UofL Final Four is...

    Christmas came early for me in 1983. Nearly nine months to the day actually.

    On March 26, 1983, I awoke with all of the enthusiasm of a 9-year-old boy on Dec. 25 ready to run downstairs and find an Atari, or “Thriller” album, under my tree.

  • Wily pitching, Wiley hitting...

    After close calls in its first two games the Shelby County softball team celebrated its first victory of the season last Thursday.

    The Rockets relied on a 10-hit attack, and a solid start on the mound from senior Danielle DeSilvey, to beat the Dragons, 5-3, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Shelby County (1-2 after the victory) lost to South Oldham last season, 13-3, when the Rockets went 5-19. This time around SCHS scored all the runs DeSilvey would need in a 4-run third inning.

  • THE GAME is only second to what...

    This week, our so-called one percent is made up not of an economic group but of those Kentuckians who are not incorrigibly immersed in college basketball.

    Are you thinking of anything other than Saturday’s big game in New Orleans? Can you wait? Breath bated? Bets down? Pride bursting? Have family gatherings, civic events and, oh, nuptials and funerals fallen off your Super Doppler?

    To heck with Florida vs. the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This is UK vs. UofL in the NCAA semifinals.

  • Titans muff chance for region...

    The rematch of last season’s 8th Region softball final was an even match, for a while.

    But then Walton-Verona scored six consecutive runs to beat host Collins, 6-1, Monday afternoon.

    “We played good until about the fourth or fifth inning, then we had some errors – that’s been our nemesis all year,” Collins Coach Jim Axline said.