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Today's Sports

  • Dennis Long qualifies for USGA...

    Shelbyville golfer Dennis Long qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

    Long posted the low score, a 3-under-par 69, at Kentucky’s 2011 USGA Senior Amateur qualifier at Greenbrier Golf & Country Club in Lexington.

    Long and Dan Smith (who shot an even-par 72, then defeated Joe Cantrell on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff), both qualified for the championship, which will be Sept. 10-15 at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

    Shelbyville’s Rick Cain tied for 12th with a 77.

  • Morris has final shot at TV gig

    Tonight is the last time you’ll be able to vote for Shelbyville’s Chris Morris in his quest to become the new co-host on Kentucky Sports Television’s nightly show.

    Morris is one of the five “Casting Call” finalists trying to earn a three-month contract with KSTV. Voting ends at midnight tonight.

    You can vote for Morris, and watch his most recent segment on KSTV, at http://mycn2.com/contests.

  • Familiar faces across the field

    Alex Matthews figures he will be a bundle of nerves, and a bundle of energy, tonight.

    That’s because Matthews, a former Shelby County star quarterback, will be in his first game – albeit a scrimmage – as the quarterbacks coach at Lafayette High School, and, to top it off, he will be going against his former coach, and current Collins head coach, Jerry Lucas.

  • Soccerama events get the ball...

    The local girls’ soccer season warms up this weekend before it gets off to a full spring next week.

    Both Collins and Shelby County are hosting Socceramas on Saturday before they begin their regular seasons with matches on Monday and Wednesday.

     

    Collins returns plethora of players

    The Titans went 9-8-2 in their first season, falling to Spencer County, 5-3, in the first round of the 16th District Tournament. They graduated three starters off that team.

  • Collins, SCHS open season head-...

    The boys’ soccer season kicks off next week, and locally it begins Tuesday night with a showdown between Collins and Shelby County.

    The Titans beat the Rockets twice last year in their solid first season, which they’ll try to build on this time around. Meanwhile Shelby won only two matches last season, but the Rockets have a new coach and new hopes this season.

  • Titans take down Wildcats in...

    Collins volleyball coach Abbey Buchert wants her team to attack on every play this season.

    But even Buchert wasn’t crazy about senior Allison Henshaw’s attack from the back row during the first game of the Titans’ home-opener Tuesday against Henry County.

    With her team leading, 20-13, Henshaw got a free ball in the back with two choices – hit it safely over or attack. She chose the latter.

    “I said, ‘I’m going to cream this ball,’” the senior outside hitter recalled afterward.

  • Collins 2nd, SCHS 14th in Bath...

                               

     

    The Collins boys’ golf team finished second in the Bath County Invitational this past Thursday at Old Silo Golf Course. Shelby County, meanwhile, finished in 14th-place.  

    The Titans posted a team score of 319, 10 shots behind winner Mason County.

  • Local motorcycle dealer have...

    One local company has a rooting interest in America's Got Talent.

    Ryan Young Products, an import motorcycle business, is hoping The Smage Brothers – Pat and Phil – can win the big prize ($1 million and an opportunity to be a headlining act on the Las Vegas Strip) on the NBC show. The brother tandem, who perform motorcycle tricks, were one of 16 acts on the show heading into this week (the show airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays).  

  • Rockets lose season-opener

    The Shelby County volleyball team was outsized, outnumbered and outscored in its season-opener, but the Rockets put up a fight Monday night.

    That’s why Coach Felicia Pace wasn’t displeased with her team’s 25-17, 25-22 loss to Nelson County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Webb’s big finish earns her a 72

    As Shelby County sophomore Jordan Webb made the turn at the Lady Rockets Golf Classic on Saturday, she was asked what she shot on the front nine.

    “Thirty-eight,” she responded, before smiling and adding, “not so hot, but not so bad.”

    Webb got hot on the back nine at Weissinger Hills, though, carding a 2-under-par 34 on her way to an even-par round of 72 to tie for second-place overall.

    “She really wanted a one-under,” Shelby County Coach Anna Simpson said.