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Today's Sports

  • His last shot is his best shot

    Shelby County senior Austin Stivers is finishing up his first season of playing for the boys’ varsity golf team.

    “I knew all my friends played on the team, and I wanted to play a sport before I got out of high school,” said Stivers, who’ll represent the Rockets on Monday in the 5th Region Tournament at Seneca Golf Course. “I’m not really into team sports, but this is a sport you can play as an individual, but still be part of a team. Plus I wanted to make the most of my senior year.”

  • Playing to potential is his goal

    Collins senior Conor Doyle has played varsity boys’ golf since he was in the fifth grade.

    He played that year for a high school in Tennessee before playing his sixth grade through sophomore years for Whitefield Academy. He’s in his second year on the Titans’ team.

    Doyle, who has a 3.3 grade-point average, is involved in FCA as well as an abstinence club that goes to local schools to talk to children about saving themselves for marriage and will represent the Titans on Monday in the 5th Region Tournament at Seneca Golf Course.

  • A Homecoming opponent that may...

    The Oldham County football team may have the record of a traditional Homecoming opponent, but the Colonels don’t have the talent of one.

    That’s according to Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley, whose team hosts Oldham (1-4) at 7:30 tonight in its Homecoming at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    “To me, for having four losses, they’re pretty darn good,” said Shipley, whose Rockets (1-3) spoiled Henry County’s Homecoming last Friday with their first victory of the season. 

  • Rested but not healed, Titans...

    The bye week was good, and slightly bad, for the Collins football team as it heads into district play.

    On the plus side was plenty of practice and repetitions – which Coach Jerry Lucas hopes benefited the Titans’ younger players. On the flip side, though, there wasn’t enough time to heal the ankle injury of senior running back Darian Dugle, the team’s leading rusher last season and second-leading rusher through Collins’ first four games of this season.

  • SCHS girls finish 4th in golf...

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished fourth at the Henry Clay Invitational on Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

    The Rockets carded a collective 341, 15 shots behind winner Sacred Heart, last year’s state runner-up and likely the prohibitive favorite this season. They were also two shots behind Glasgow, which tied for third last year at State, and one back of defending state champ Green County.

  • ‘Dizzy’ Karas below par but...

    The Trinity and Valkyrie cross-country invitationals produced some mixed emotions but mostly positive reactions Saturday.

    Two girls cracked the Top 50, led by Collins senior Caterina Karas in 20th-place, in Sacred Heart’s Valkyrie meet, and one county boy broke the Top 100 in the Shamrocks’ race.

    The races, which are run back-to-back at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, featured fields with some of the top teams from several surrounding states and likely the best competition both Shelby County and the Titans will see all season.

  • Rockets ride Shipley, Ford,...

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County football team’s motto for last week was “take care of us,” Coach Todd Shipley said.

    This past Friday night the Rockets not only took care of themselves, they also took care of business, beating host Henry County, 35-13, for their first victory of the season. 

    “We just worried about us. We said, ‘We’ve got to get better at what we do,’ and I thought we did that,” said Shipley, whose team had lost its first three games of the season.

  • ‘Amazing’ Hawkins gives Titans...

    Caty Hawkins wouldn’t be denied Monday night.

    Hawkins, a senior setter/outside hitter for Shelby County who has missed the past month of the season, returned to lead the Rockets to their first victory over Collins.

    Her seven aces and seven assists, along with her leadership, helped Shelby County top the host Titans, 25-21, 25-19.

    "She wasn't backing down tonight," Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said of Hawkins. "She's a believer, and if she believes, she brings the other ones with her.

  • The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher: A...

    My current home, which is a small, wooded farm named “Wingspan,” located in the northeast corner of Shelby County, near where Franklin and Henry counties also come together, is a place as near to heaven as one could find.

    This lovable tract fronts on a road named Catwalk and backs up to an outstanding fishing lake with 6.5 miles of shoreline, named Trailwood.

  • Shelby County volleyball beats...

    Senior setter Caty Hawkins had seven aces and seven assists to lead the Shelby County volleyball team to its first victory over Collins, 25-21, 25-19, Monday night on the Titans' homecourt.

    Junior outside hitter Ariana Jones added four kills and sophomore middle blocker Kyndle Pace contributed five digs for Shelby, which had lost its four previous meetings with Collins.