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Today's Sports

  • SCHS boys' coach could be...

    One 8th Region school found a new boys’ basketball coach earlier this week when former University of Kentucky point guard Roger Harden took the job at Williamstown.

    With that vacancy filled there is now only one open job in the region – Shelby County. Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman said that an announcement of a new Rockets coach could come by the middle of next week.

    “I’m going to say probably Wednesday,” she said.

    I’ve heard there are three finalists, including one prominent 7th Region coach.

  • Surprising SCHS, once-beaten...

    There is one word that Shelby County boys’ tennis coach Aaron Bissmeyer would use to describe his team’s performance this season.

    “Surprising,” he said last week.

  • County teams could contend

    The Collins and Shelby County track & field teams will vie for state berths at Henry County High School on Tuesday, when the Class 2A, Region 3 meet begins around 4:30 p.m.

    The top two finishers in each event automatically earned a spot in the 2A 2012 KHSAA Track & Field Championships, which begin at 1 p.m. May 18 at Owlsey Frazier Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville. Additionally, the next 10-best finishers in each event statewide also earn an invite. Others who achieve a qualifying standard will also earn berths.

  • SCHS baseball team sees 1 streak...

    The Shelby County baseball team saw its long winning streak come to an end Saturday, but the Rockets responded by winning their second game of that day.

    Shelby County (17-7) bombed Bullitt Central, 12-2, in five innings Friday night to run its win streak to eight consecutive games before falling, 6-1, to North Bullitt on Saturday morning. The Rockets, though, bounced back to beat Highlands, 5-2, later that day at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Collins loses close games to top...

    The Collins baseball team went 0-3 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament this past weekend, but Coach Roy Bailey is hoping the experience helps the Titans out in the long run.

    Collins (17-8) fell to 16th-ranked and site host Pleasure Ridge Park. 3-2. Thursday night, 12th-ranked Apollo, 3-2, in nine innings Friday night and 17th-ranked Henry Clay, 4-0, Saturday morning.

    “We learned a lot as a team in the LIT,” Bailey said. “Playing some of the best teams in the state should really get us battle tested for tournament time.”

  • 2nd victory inspires Titans for...

    The Collins girls’ lacrosse team has come a long way this season.

    Heck, it has come a long way in a week.

    One week after claiming their first victory – a 6-5 triumph over Atherton’s Rebel Hawks in Sacred Heart’s BraveHeart Tournament – the Titans topped the Rebel Hawks again, this time 13-5, at Daniel Field in their penultimate match of the regular season. 

  • 2nd meeting same as 1st

    The rematch between the Collins and Shelby County tennis teams was a rerun of the first meeting.

    Just as it happened on March 14 at Clear Creek Park, the Titans’ girls swept all the singles matches on their way to a 3-2 victory over the Rockets, and the Shelby County boys were victorious in all three singles and one doubles match in their 4-1 victory over Collins last Friday at Clear Creek.

     

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  • Shipley shines among state’s...

    LOUISVILLE – The Shelby County boys’ and girls’ track & field teams – plus two runners from Collins – faced some of the stiffest competition they’ll see all season this past weekend.

    The Rockets and the Karas sisters (Collins senior Caterina and her seventh-grade sister Gabby) competed in the Eastern Relays at the University of Louisville – site of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championships later this month.

  • SCHS baseball teams wins 7th...

    The Shelby County baseball team won its seventh consecutive game Wednesday night, topping Seneca, 9-3, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (15-6) scored a run in each of the first and third innings, two in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth.

    Senior Trent Turner held the Redhawks (4-17) to one hit, while striking out three, for the first five innings. Junior Nathan Hayes pitched the final two innings.

  • Mouser wants to coach someday

    Look out, Jim Axline, Becca Mouser wants your job.

    Mouser, a Collins senior, signed to play softball at Spalding University last Friday in the high school’s library, and afterward she said she plans to major in secondary education with an intent to be a high school teacher and a softball coach, too.

    She smiled when asked if she’d come back to Collins one day to take over for Axline, the Titans’ current coach.