Today's Sports

  • Sweep of Shelby teams is complete

    The Woodford County girls’ basketball team completed its weekend sweep of Shelby County on Saturday.

    One night after beating the Rockets, 59-24, the Yellowjackets clobbered Collins, 63-32, on its homecourt.

    Woodford County built a 34-16 halftime lead, then outscored the Titans 17-0 in the third quarter on its way to a 31-point victory.

  • Good spurt not enough to lift...

    The energy was there, but the final result wasn’t.

    Friday night, especially for one half, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team had one of its best performances of the season, against one of the best foes it will face.

    The Rockets trailed Woodford County, one of the top teams in the 11th Region, 19-4, after the first quarter but rallied to score the first 10 points of the second period to trim their deficit to just five points.

  • Sowers sees positives in Rockets...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team got off to a solid start and had some increased aggressiveness going to the basket Saturday afternoon.

    Unfortunately that wasn’t enough for the Rockets, who lost, 72-28, at Louisville Eastern.

    Still there were plenty of positives for Shelby County (0-11), which trailed the Eagles (11-4) only 19-9 after the first period and went to the free throw line seven more times than Eastern.  

  • Basketball games called off

    The snowy weather Tuesday caused changes in the basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night involving Collins and Shelby County High Schools.

    Collins' boys game against Casey County has been rescheduled for Saturday evening, with the JV game starting at 6 and the varsity at 7:30.

  • Sloppy Titans (32 turnovers)...

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team earned itself some homework Tuesday night.

    Titans Coach Phillip Conder said his team would get some after turning the basketball over 32 times in a 40-21 loss at South Oldham, one of the favorites in the 8th Region.

  • Rockets flame out again early

    Things are starting to look a lot like Bill Murray’s life from the movie Groundhog Day for Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons.

    It’s the same story game-after-game.

    It was another rerun for the Rockets on Tuesday night as they trailed 20-9 after the first quarter on their way to an 80-61 loss at Western Hills.

    “Same old song and dance; we can’t start,” first-year Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “Once we get started we’re alright.”

  • Masters swimming makes splash in...

    Susan Howell is up well before the sun on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, usually around 4:30.

    She has some coffee, watches the news on television, then hits the swimming pool.

    But she isn’t the only one. Howell is one of 13 members of the Clear Creek Masters Swim Team, which practices at 5:30 those mornings, as well as at 8 a.m. Sundays, at Clear Creek’s Family Activity Center.

  • She runs the Rockets

    When a basketball player has a great game, sometimes it’s said that he or she did everything but deliver water to their teammates.

    In the case of Shelby County senior Brittany Robinson, it’s the other way around. She does everything but score points for the Rockets’ girls’ basketball team.

    “We don’t have any all-state players right now, but we have an all-state manager,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

    Robinson is in her fourth year as a student manager for the Rockets.

  • Bad start, bad finish for Rockets

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County girls’ basketball team won the middle, but lost the start, the finish and the game on Monday night. 

    The Rockets were outscored, 31-8, in the first and fourth quarters by host Spencer County but outscored the Bears, 19-13, in the second and third periods on their way to a 44-27 setback in one of their most winnable games of the season.

    “We competed for four quarters against a district team, that’s all you can ask for,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • Disastrous starts again scuttles...

    A disastrous start sunk the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Wednesday.

    The host Rockets were outscored by Owen County, 31-0, in the first quarter on their way to a 61-20 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.