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Today's Sports

  • Shelby County softball falls in...

    The Shelby County softball team’s season opener had hot start but a cool conclusion Monday as host North Oldham rallied for a 6-5 victory in Goshen.

    The Rockets, who went 5-19 last season, started off well, scoring once in the first inning and twice in the second and third frames to build a 5-2 lead.

    “We couldn’t find a run after that,” said Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable, whose team had all five of its hits in the first 3 1/3 innings. 

  • Rockets’ boys revved for a run...

    New Shelby County track & field coach Nick Edwards has high hopes for his first teams.

    And if a few indoor meets are any indication, Edwards’ optimism – especially for his boys’ squad – is well warranted.

    “I think it looks pretty bright for us this year,” said Edwards, 24, an assistant coach last season who takes over for the retired George Cottrell.

    The Rockets opened their outdoor season Tuesday at their own all-comers meet.

     

    Boys look strong

  • A whole new sport arrives in...

    David Boone knew lacrosse had arrived in the United States when he saw it being played in a breakfast cereal commercial on TV.

    This spring, thanks to Boone and his daughter’s desire to play the sport, it has arrived Shelbyville.

    Boone is the coach of the brand new Collins girls’ lacrosse club team – which also includes a pair of players from Shelby County – that plays its first game at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Field.

     

    The sport

  • SCHS boys’ basketball coach...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons won’t be back at that post next season. 

    “He has resigned his position as head boys’ basketball coach due to personal reasons,” Shelby County Principal Eddie Oakley said Tuesday morning.

    Parsons has coached the Rockets for the past two seasons.

    “We thank him for his couple of years of service with Shelby County boys’ basketball and his contributions he made to our young people,” Oakley said.

  • Titans show a little 'pop...

    The Collins softball team picked up where it left off last season.

    The Titans, who showed a flair for the dramatic – and not for the weak-hearted – in their run to the 8th Region title game last season, started off their second campaign with a walk-off victory Tuesday. 

    Sophomore Sydney Cloyd’s high pop up in front of the plate was misplayed by South Oldham’s catcher, allowing junior Bailey Rankin to score from third base in the bottom of the seventh inning and give host Collins a 4-3 victory.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Kregor...

    A near-sweep by the Shelby County boys’ tennis team and a singles sweep by the Collins girls’ tennis team carried the two to victories Wednesday.

    The Rockets’ boys topped the Titans, 4-1, and the Collins girls slipped by Shelby, 3-2, in the first meeting this season between the cross-town rivals at Clear Creek Park.

     

    Rockets’ boys undefeated

  • Johnson back at national tourney

    Former Shelby County standout basketball player Donovan Johnson and his Wabash Valley (Ill.) College team is back in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Basketball Championship, which will take place Tuesday through next Saturday in Hutchinson, Kan.

  • BOYS’ TENNIS: SCHS wins, Collins...

    The Rockets won their second match of the season Tuesday, beating host Frankfort, 3-2, at Kentucky State University.

    Shelby County’s victories came at No. 2 singles and in both doubles matches.

    At No. 2, eighth-grader Jeron Russell beat Seth Midkiff, 6-2, 4-6, 10-1 in a third-set, 10-point tiebreaker. At No. 1 doubles, senior Eric Schreiner and sophomore Doug Martin were victorious, 6-3, 6-2, and at No. 2 doubles eighth-grader Luke Brown and freshman Luke Dove won ,6-1, 6-0.

  • Rockets are young but not as...

    What the Shelby County softball team lacks in depth it will try to make up for with determination and dedication this season.

    The Rockets will be one of the smallest teams in the 8th Region, if not the state  – with only 10 players on their varsity roster – but they’ll also look to improve on their five victories from last season.

  • A 2-hit, 10-K romp, for openers

    Chris Cervantes started off his senior season with a bang.

    Or, more accurately, by taking the bang out of South Oldham’s bats.

    Cervantes, Collins High School’s right-hander, tossed a 2-hit, 10-strikeout complete-game to lead the Titans to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Dragons in their season-opener Wednesday night.

    "Chris just pitched an outstanding game," Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. "You're going to win most games when you pitch like that."