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Today's Sports

  • The (sweet)heart of the SCHS...

    After matches it’s not uncommon for Shelby County girls’ tennis coach Marc Johnson to receive an earful from opponents about senior Micah Broughton, but in a very good way.

    “I always get a lot of compliments from other players and coaches about her,” Johnson said. “She’s just a sweetheart of a girl. She has outstanding sportsmanship, and she plays with her heart.”

    And Broughton, who along with fellow senior Patty Dempsey, is the heart of an otherwise inexperienced Rockets’ team has played well this season.

  • There was no doubting Thomas as...

    TAYLORSVILLE – For the last few weeks, the Collins softball team has been the close-but-no-cigar Titans.

    After winning its first three games of the season Collins lost its next five games, including three by one run.

    Wednesday evening the Titans were involved in another nail-biter, but this time when the smoke – or dust in this case – settled, it was visiting Collins that edged 30th District rival Spencer County, 1-0, in eight innings.

  • SCHS boys roll; Collins girls 2nd

    You could call it a punishment.

    You could call it a fashion statement.

    But whatever you call the short shorts sported by the Shelby County boys’ 800-meter relay team, they were definitely quite a sight – and one of the highlights – Tuesday night at Collins' first all-comers track & field meet.

    That relay team was one of seven events winners for the Rockets, who finished with 151 points despite not participating in the final event (the 1,600 relay)

  • Mother Nature beats up on Shelby...

    So far this season Collins baseball coach Roy Bailey has more losses to Mother Nature than the opposition.

    “We have had five cancellations so far,” he said Monday, when his team’s scheduled game against 8th Region foe North Oldham was rained out.

    And that was before Tuesday’s game at Male, which is ranked third in the state, was called off due to wet field conditions. If you are scoring at home, the Titans are 4-2 against their foes and 0-6 against the weather.

  • Rockets roll behind timely...

    It might have been Spring Break, but the Shelby County baseball team's bats didn't take a break.

    The Rockets pounded out 10 hits on their way to a 6-4 victory over visiting Nelson County last Thursday evening.

    It was the sixth victory in seven games for Shelby County, which plays at 30th District rival Anderson County on Thursday night.

  • Manual, Somerset overpower...

    In its first action of April, the Shelby County softball team dropped a pair of games this past week.

    The Rockets, who hadn't played since a March 30 loss at Anderson County, fell to traditional power DuPont Manual, 5-0, this past Thursday, then lost, 9-1, to Somerset at the Boone County Round Robin on Saturday morning before the rest of the tournament was washed out.

    The visiting Crimsons (2-7 after that game) scored three runs on five hits in the second inning against Shelby County, then scored two more times on three hits in the third inning.

  • Top 10 best current golfers who...

    Lee Westwood– He is 37 (turns 38 on April 24) – who began this calendar year as the No. 1 player in the world - finished second in both the Masters and British Open in 2010. Westwood, who has won two events on the PGA Tour and 20 on the European Tour, also tied for third at the 2009 PGA Championship and finished third at the 2008 U.S. Open. He tied for 11th at Augusta over the weekend.

  • Shelby athletes in college

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

    Stacey Eden, track & field, University of Kentucky:Eden, a freshman, finished 12th in the men’s 1,500-meter run this past Saturday in the Border Battle at Cardinal Park in Louisville. The Commonwealth men’s team, made up of UK and the University of Louisville, lost to the Hoosier Land team, comprised of athletes from Notre Dame and Indiana universities, 103-96.

  • Look high in the trees to spot...

    It’s the Yellow-Throated Warbler’s time of the year around here.

    This bird arrives from its wintering grounds in the central to southern United States very early for a warbler species in Kentucky.

    In fact, you can start hearing their unique song in late March to early April.

    This song is described as teeeew-teeew-teew-tew-tew-tew-twi as it runs down the scale and grows fainter and fainter, ending in an abrupt higher note.

    But even if you hear this bird, don’t be surprised if you have trouble finding it in the branches.

  • Turley shares in state title...

    After the final buzzer sounded in the championship game of the boys’ Sweet Sixteen, Christian County Coach Kerry Stovall searched for his wife, Natalie.

    The next person he found was Collins Coach Curtis Turley.

    “Immediately after that, Coach was right there,” Stovall recalled recently. “I can’t describe how special a moment that was to celebrate with him.