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Today's Sports

  • Titans open by sweeping 1st 3

    The temperatures were near-freezing, but the Collins baseball team put plenty of heat on Henry County last Thursday night.

    The Titans tallied 10 hits on their way to an 11-1, 6-inning victory over the visiting Wildcats in Collins' first-ever game.

    “It was good to get that first win under our belt," Titans Coach Roy Bailey said. “We did a good job of hitting the ball and getting people on base. It was a team effort as far as hitting the ball."

  • Pitching, defense keys as...

    The Shelby County baseball team rediscovered its hitting stroke Monday.

    The Rockets, who had struggled to put bat to ball this past weekend, bounced back at Louisville Waggener.

    Shelby County, who tallied 10 totals hit in a 5-1 Friday loss to Fairdale and a 6-4 Saturday victory over Covington Holmes, pounded out nine hits in a 6-3 victory over the host Wildcats.

    "By far our best victory of the year," Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said.

  • SCHS guns down its 4th national...

    The Shelby County Rifle Team was right on target once again.

    The Rockets captured the 2011 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships – their fourth national championship – last weekend in Anniston, Ala.

    The team, comprised of Connor Davis, Heather Kirby, Keri Marlin and Brandon Thompson, set a national record on the first day of the 2-day competition with a score of 2,333 out of 2,400.

    The squad finished with a total score of 4,662 out of a possible 4,800.

  • Shelby players in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former Shelby County athletes are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.

     

    Taylor Boone, baseball, St. Catherine College: The freshman pitcher is 0-0 with a 2.08 earned-run average in 8.2 innings in nine appearances for the Patriots.

    Scott Clemmons, baseball, St. Catherine College: The sophomore pitcher is 0-0 with one save and a 0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings in six appearances for the Patriots.

  • Sports Digest

    The Collins softball team got one hit in a 4-0 loss at 8th Region foe Oldham County on Monday.  The Titans’ lone hit was a fifth-inning single by senior Alex Baker.

    Collins (3-3) hosted Anderson County on Tuesday night.

    TITANS GO 1-2 AT MEADE COUNTY:Collins dropped two of three games over the weekend at the TSOA Tournament at Meade County.

  • Brandon Brown notches win

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown has captured his first NGA/Hooters Tour victory in four years thanks to a little help from Mother Nature.

    Brown, a former standout at Eastern Kentucky University, won the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather Saturday and Sunday, at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

  • The song you hear may be that of...

    The White-Eyed Vireo has a song that has been described very differently by elder ornithologists versus newer bird experts.
    The song has been described by some as “whip Tom Kelly” and who are you now?” But, more recently, some have heard it as “pick-up-a-reeeeeeeal-chick.”

  • Answers, questions for week ahead

    Bringing you highlights of the week that was and the week ahead, and more thoughts:

    The Shelby County High School rifle team, which won the Marine Corps Service Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., last month, will compete against all the top service team from each branch of the military this weekend in the national championships in Anniston, Ala.

     

    Brown tied for second early

  • Rockets nipped by Whitefield,...

    The Shelby County baseball team lost a close game Tuesday night, then turned a close game into a blowout on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets fell, 4-2, to Whitefield Academy on Tuesday before bombing Bethlehem, 10-3, the next night.

    The Rockets plated two runs in the first two innings, but that would be all the offense they could muster against the visiting Wildcats (2-0) and starter Cameron Smith. 

  • Rockets’ boys win; Titans’ girls...

    The Shelby County boys’ track & field team made an early-season statement Tuesday evening.

    The Rockets won their own all-comers meet, which was cut short because of lightning in the area. They scored 74 points to beat Class 3-A Trinity and Bardstown, which finished third in Class A last year, by 14 points.

    The Shelby County girls’ team, meanwhile, placed seventh.