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Today's Sports

  • Solid pitching boosts Titans to...

    For the Collins baseball team two out of three wasn’t bad Saturday. In fact it was good enough.

    The Titans improved to 4-1 on the young season with a 3-2 victory at North Bullitt.

    “Right now, we’re usually doing two out of three things well,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “One game we’ll hit and pitch well. Another game we’ll hit and field well. We’re just trying to get all three phases together.”

  • Rockets take the wood to 2 foes...

    The Shelby County baseball team took to the wood pretty good this past weekend.

    The Rockets went 2-1 in the Jim Dougherty Memorial Tournament at Bellevue, an event in which the teams used wooden bats.

    Shelby County (7-3) won its first two games before falling to fellow 8th Region team Walton-Verona on Sunday morning in the tournament semifinals.

     

    SCHS 12, Silver Grove 1 (5 inn.)

    The Rockets ran over the Big Trains (0-6 at that point) in their first game Saturday morning, pounding out 13 hits.

  • This bird takes a walk on the...

    As a young boy, I called this bird the upside-down bird, because it moved up and down trees while a woodpecker only moved up.

    The White-Breasted Nuthatch actually walks up, down and around tree trunks and limbs.

    They are named for their habit of wedging a hard food item, such as a nut, into a bar crevice and hammering or hacking (“hatching”) it with the bill to open it.

    A year-around resident, this bird’s presence as a breeding population in a certain forest area is supposed to e a good indicator that the forest is healthy.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Collins...

    The Shelby County boys track-and-field team ran away with its own meet for the second consecutive week.

    The Rockets won six events Tuesday night on their way to 119 points, which was 30 more than second-place Collins.

  • Titans play tough slate

    Collins baseball coach Roy Bailey wants his team to play the most difficult schedule it can in order to get ready for the postseason.

    “We’re playing a real tough schedule,” he said. “We want to play the best and hopefully by the end of the season we’re going to have seen everything that we can see.”

  • Final Four preview

    KENTUCKY

    Record:29-8.

    How it got to the Final Four:The fourth-seeded Wildcats, who earned the Southeastern Conference's automatic bid, beat No. 13 seeded Princeton, 59-57, in the second round; fifth-seeded West Virginia 71-63 in the third round; No. 1 overall seed Ohio State, 62-60, in the Round of 16 and No. 2 seed North Carolina, 76-69, in the East Regional final.

    Coach:John Calipari.

  • Collins rally in 9th short of...

    The Collins softball team’s last-at-bat rally came up just short Tuesday night.

    The Titans fell to visiting Anderson County, 6-5, in nine innings. The Bearcats scored four runs in the top of the ninth – the final two innings were played under international rules – before Collins rallied with three in the bottom of the inning before its comeback ended.

  • The game is always on for SCHS...

    Be forewarned, if you ever go over to Michaela Manley's house, you better have your game-face on. Literally.

    “Whenever someone comes over, I ask them, ‘Do you want to play a game?’” Manley said.

    And if you take her up on her offer, you better proceed with caution.

    "I'm very competitive," she said.

    She proved that on the golf course, where she helped the Rockets to three consecutive appearances at State – the last two as the team’s top player.

  • Rockets go small to win big

    In the preseason Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said that his team would play "small ball" this spring.

    Wednesday night the Rockets played that to near-perfection, beating visiting Gallatin County, 17-4, in five innings. Shelby County (5-2) had 10 hits, but only two for extra bases, and stole five bases.

  • Brown earns some green with...

    It was only fitting that Mother Nature helped end Brandon Brown's drought.

    The Shelbyville native hadn't won on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour since April of 2007 – his rookie year – but he ended that dry spell Sunday thanks to an assist from the Lady Upstairs.

    Brown had a 2-stroke lead (at 6 under par) after the second round of the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga., before the final two days of the tourney were washed out by rain.