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Today's Sports

  • SCHS girls, Collins boys finish...

    Collin Kessinger and Michael Troutman led their respective swim teams to fourth-place finishes Saturday in the 2012 Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational in Somerset.

    Kessinger, a junior at Shelby County, was victorious in two events to lead the Rockets girls’ team, and Troutman, a sophomore at Collins, won one event to top the Titans boys’ squad.

    Meanwhile the Collins girls’ team finished fifth, and the Shelby boys’ squad took eighth.

  • Cold-shooting Rockets flame out...

    It was a weekend of some frustration and a little celebration for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    The Rockets dropped a pair of home games, losing to Beth Haven, 63-52, Friday night then falling to Beechwood, 72-61, Saturday night in the inaugural Tom Creamer Classic.

     

    Beth Haven 63, SCHS 52

    It was unseasonably warm outside Friday night, but it was chilly inside Mike Casey Gymnasium for the Rockets, who shot just 24.3 percent in the loss to the Bearcats (12-2 after the victory).

  • 2nd-quarter hole too deep for...

    A sluggish second quarter cost the Collins girls’ basketball team Friday night.

    Visiting Anderson County outscored the Titans by 12 points in that period on its way to an 11-point victory, 51-40, over Collins in a key 30th District game that decided the top two seedings in next month’s tournament.

    “We dug ourselves too big of a hole,” said Titans Coach Phillip Conder, whose team trailed by nine points at halftime and couldn’t get closer than six in the second half.  

  • 3-pointer at buzzer ends Titans...

    Another boys’ basketball game between Anderson County and a team from Shelby County, another last-second, game-winning 3-pointer.

    You can add Friday night’s game between the Bearcats and host Collins to a list that already includes the 2009 8th Region final, when Anderson County beat Shelby County on C.J. Penny’s buzzer-beater, and last season’s Shelby County-at-Anderson game, which ended with Eric Schreiner’s improbable bank-in.

  • Creamer to be honored with event...

    Shelby County will honor former boys’ basketball coach Tom Creamer on Saturday.

    The man who guided the Rockets to the 1978 state championship will be on hand throughout the day at the inaugural, and aptly-named, Tom Creamer Classic.

    The festivities will begin with a game involving a travel team that Creamer’s grandchildren play on, then will continue at 3:30 p.m. with a boys’ game between Brown and Kentucky Country Day.

  • Post New Year’s fizzle for Titans

    It wasn’t the way Phillip Conder wanted to ring in the New Year.

    Conder’s Collins girls’ basketball team was slammed by visiting South Oldham, 65-32, Tuesday night, the third day of 2012, in a match-up of 8th Region heavyweights.

    The Titans posted a season-low point total and gave up the most points to an opponent in a regulation game, while losing their second game this season – and fourth in a year – to the Dragons.

  • Titans rebound with big finish

    LOUISVILLE – The Collins girls’ basketball team bounced back from its worst loss of the season Wednesday night.

    Senior guard Leeara Cardwell scored a career-high 30 points, and junior forward Aaliyah Wells reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career as the Titans topped Presentation Academy, 64-59.

    “It was a good win for us, especially after we got drilled at home, then to come back and beat a tough team on the road,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team won for the ninth time in its last 11 games.

  • Big night for Rockets, Sowers

    There are several reasons why Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers won’t soon forget his team’s game Tuesday night.

    For one the Rockets’ 61-60 victory over Spencer County at Mike Casey Gymnasium gave them six victories – twice as many as they had last season – through their first 10 games.

    For another thing, it gave Sowers his 200th triumph as a head coach.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 6...

    Today

    5:30 & 8 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian at Community Christian.
    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Beth Haven at Shelby County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Shelby County at Woodford County.

     

    Saturday

  • Some of the highlights from 2011

    Happy New Year Shelby County!

    But before we get to the local 2012 sporting events, which began Tuesday night, let’s look back at 2011.

    Here are some of the highlights from my first full year covering sports in the county.

     

    JANUARY