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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Buchert wants the Titans to...

    The first Collins volleyball team set the bar high.

    Coach Abbey Buchert wants the Titans to raise it in their second season.

    Collins, which finished 22-3 in its inaugural season, recently won gold medals at the Bluegrass State Games and opens its season Monday night at Anderson County.

    “After the Bluegrass State Games and after seeing what we’re working with, I have high expectations for this season,” said Buchert, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in the 8th Region last year. 

  • SCHS equals opening score

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team equaled its score from its first invitational of the season in its second.

    The Rockets carded a collective 428 Wednesday in the Owen County Invitational at Perry Park County Club to match the score they put up in Monday’s Henry County Invitational. 

    Sophomore Jordan Webb and freshman Madison Thomas led Shelby, and tied for eighth-place, with 5-over-par 77s.

    “They both played really well,” Coach Anna Simpson said.

  • Kessinger, Sell swim well at...

    Shelby Sharks Collin Kessinger and Sydney Sell did well this past weekend for the Kentucky team in the Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships in Cary, N.C.

    Kessinger won the 15-18-year-old 200-meter breaststroke (2 minutes, 41.74 seconds), and Sell won the Girls 13-14 200 backstroke (2:20.36).

    “Both girls improved their times, setting new team records in both events,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.  

  • This season could be different...

    This volleyball season, maybe even more so than last year, will be unlike any Felicia Pace has had at Shelby County.

    “This will be the smallest and youngest team that I have coached at SC,” the Rockets’ coach said.

    That on the heels of a season in which post “split” Shelby County went 13-15 and was swept by Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    The Rockets graduated four seniors from that team and return only two seniors – Caty Hawkins and Chelsey Howell.

  • It's Miller time at Lindsey...

    Powell Miller has been back home in Kentucky for a couple of months.

    But it should really hit home today when football players report to Lindsey Wilson College, where the 2004 Shelby County graduate is the first-year running backs coach for the NAIA school.

    After a couple of college coaching stints outside the state, Miller, a former Rockets quarterback, has returned to his Bluegrass roots.

    “My wife [Ashley] and I are very happy to be back in Kentucky,” Miller said Sunday evening. 

  • Brandon Brown runs away with...

    Brandon Brown has been the hottest golfer on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour this season.

    This week he had to beat the heat, as well as two sizzling performances by Blake Watts, to win the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open by four strokes.

    Brown, a Shelbyville resident, fired a 5-under-par 67 in Thursday’s final round at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club to hold off Watts, who shot a course-record 65 for the second time in three days.

  • Brandon Brown leads by 6 shots...

    Shelbyville's Brandon Brown leads by six shots heading into the final round of the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open. 

    Brown, last year's runner-up in the event, followed up his first-round 67 with a second-round 69 Wednesday to give him an 8-under-par 136 at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. He leads first-round leader Blake Watts of New Albany and Louisville's Jesse Massie by six strokes going into Thursday's final round. All three of those players will tee off at 11:27 a.m.