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Today's Sports

  • A strong salve for old wounds

    If the South Oldham girls’ basketball team had any lingering frustrations from a first-round loss to Shelby County in last season’s 8th Region Tournament, the Dragons likely alleviated those Tuesday.

    South Oldham routed the visiting Rockets, 80-12.

    The Dragons (16-5), one of the frontrunners in the 8th Region this season, outscored Shelby, 19-0, in the first quarter, 26-1 in the third and 18-0 in the fourth on their way to their second-highest point total of the season.

  • Technically, Rockets earn...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knew, that because of the 30th District’s odd tiebreaker, the Rockets would be the third-seeded team in the upcoming district tourney even before their game at Spencer County on Tuesday night.

    But he didn’t care. He wanted to win, and win some respect.

    He had to settle for 1 out of 2.

    The Bears (18-5, 4-0) capped off their perfect district campaign with a 61-56 victory over stubborn Shelby in front of a standing-room only crowd at their gym.

  • Collins, SCHS hope to contend

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams will hit the water this weekend with State dreams.

    The Titans and Rockets will compete in the Region 3 meet beginning at 12:30 p.m. today, and continuing around 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodford County High School.

    “There’s no reason we can’t have multiple people going to State and multiple relays, they’ve just got to perform,” said J.P. LaVertu, who coaches both teams.

  • West wins conference tourney

    The West Middle School boys’ basketball team recently capped off a fine season in fine fashion.

    The Warriors won the Mid-Bluegrass Conference Tournament by beating rival East Middle in the semifinals and North Oldham, to avenge an earlier loss, in the finals.

    “It was a whole group effort winning the tournament,” West Coach Tim Pardee said.

    Mark Sorrells, E.J. Burk and Deon Cochran each made the all-tournament team for West, which hosted the tourney.

  • Titans snap 5-game losing streak

    The Collins boys’ basketball team got a much-needed victory Friday night.

    The Titans topped host Central Hardin, 49-45, to end their 5-game losing streak.

    “Any win is a big win, especially on the road, but it was a big win because we‘ve been struggling a little bit,” said Collins Coach Curtis Turley, whose team’s last victory came Jan. 15 against Casey County. “It was a good one for the guys. It was good to see them back and encouraged and having fun.”

  • ‘Not ready’ Rockets have a come...

    Just call it The Hangover.

    Coming off back-to-back 30th District victories, including a buzzer-beating thriller at Anderson County, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team fell at Boyle County, 63-41, Friday night.

    “We just weren’t ready…we were still In Anderson County,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “Talent-wise, we matched up pretty good against them, but we’re not mature enough to come back back-to-back like that.

  • A punch ‘in the mouth’ for Titans

    The Franklin County girls’ basketball team may have had a little payback on its mind Thursday night.

    The Flyers flew out to a good start, up, 24-11, at the end of the first quarter, on their way to a 60-39 victory over visiting Collins in Frankfort.

    “It was a tough game,” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “We played a team that came down here [Shelby County] last year and got upset when they were number 12 in the state. I’m pretty sure Coach [Joey] Thacker reminded them of that before the game.”

  • Bad day gets a lot worse for...

    Phillip Conder’s car broke down on the way to his team’s game against Highlands on Saturday.

    The day didn’t get any better for Conder, Collins’ girls’ basketball coach, after that.

    Sophomore forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer, went down with a sprained ankle in the first quarter, and the Titans were outscored, 11-1, in the opening eight minutes on their way to a 51-22 loss.

    “The day could’ve gone better,” Conder said.

  • Rockets get hot and shoot to...

    Practice paid off for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Saturday.

    The Rockets had the shooting performance Coach Mike Sowers had been hoping for, and waiting for, as they beat Iroquois, 56-45, at Mike Casey Gymnasium for their second victory of the season, and second in their past three games.

    Shelby County shot 48.8 percent and hit half of its 3-point attempts.

  • Titans can’t go to the Wells and...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team lost more than a basketball game Monday night.

    After the Titans’ 56-29 loss to Jeffersontown, Collins Coach Phillip Conder said his team has lost leading scorer and rebounder Aaliyah Wells for the rest of the regular season.

    Wells, a sophomore forward, sprained her ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to Highlands and sat out Monday night’s setback to the Chargers.