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Today's Sports

  • A Homecoming opponent that may...

    The Oldham County football team may have the record of a traditional Homecoming opponent, but the Colonels don’t have the talent of one.

    That’s according to Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley, whose team hosts Oldham (1-4) at 7:30 tonight in its Homecoming at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    “To me, for having four losses, they’re pretty darn good,” said Shipley, whose Rockets (1-3) spoiled Henry County’s Homecoming last Friday with their first victory of the season. 

  • Rested but not healed, Titans...

    The bye week was good, and slightly bad, for the Collins football team as it heads into district play.

    On the plus side was plenty of practice and repetitions – which Coach Jerry Lucas hopes benefited the Titans’ younger players. On the flip side, though, there wasn’t enough time to heal the ankle injury of senior running back Darian Dugle, the team’s leading rusher last season and second-leading rusher through Collins’ first four games of this season.

  • SCHS girls finish 4th in golf...

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished fourth at the Henry Clay Invitational on Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

    The Rockets carded a collective 341, 15 shots behind winner Sacred Heart, last year’s state runner-up and likely the prohibitive favorite this season. They were also two shots behind Glasgow, which tied for third last year at State, and one back of defending state champ Green County.

  • ‘Dizzy’ Karas below par but...

    The Trinity and Valkyrie cross-country invitationals produced some mixed emotions but mostly positive reactions Saturday.

    Two girls cracked the Top 50, led by Collins senior Caterina Karas in 20th-place, in Sacred Heart’s Valkyrie meet, and one county boy broke the Top 100 in the Shamrocks’ race.

    The races, which are run back-to-back at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, featured fields with some of the top teams from several surrounding states and likely the best competition both Shelby County and the Titans will see all season.

  • Rockets ride Shipley, Ford,...

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County football team’s motto for last week was “take care of us,” Coach Todd Shipley said.

    This past Friday night the Rockets not only took care of themselves, they also took care of business, beating host Henry County, 35-13, for their first victory of the season. 

    “We just worried about us. We said, ‘We’ve got to get better at what we do,’ and I thought we did that,” said Shipley, whose team had lost its first three games of the season.

  • ‘Amazing’ Hawkins gives Titans...

    Caty Hawkins wouldn’t be denied Monday night.

    Hawkins, a senior setter/outside hitter for Shelby County who has missed the past month of the season, returned to lead the Rockets to their first victory over Collins.

    Her seven aces and seven assists, along with her leadership, helped Shelby County top the host Titans, 25-21, 25-19.

    "She wasn't backing down tonight," Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said of Hawkins. "She's a believer, and if she believes, she brings the other ones with her.

  • The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher: A...

    My current home, which is a small, wooded farm named “Wingspan,” located in the northeast corner of Shelby County, near where Franklin and Henry counties also come together, is a place as near to heaven as one could find.

    This lovable tract fronts on a road named Catwalk and backs up to an outstanding fishing lake with 6.5 miles of shoreline, named Trailwood.

  • Shelby County volleyball beats...

    Senior setter Caty Hawkins had seven aces and seven assists to lead the Shelby County volleyball team to its first victory over Collins, 25-21, 25-19, Monday night on the Titans' homecourt.

    Junior outside hitter Ariana Jones added four kills and sophomore middle blocker Kyndle Pace contributed five digs for Shelby, which had lost its four previous meetings with Collins. 

  • Shelby County gets 1st win,...

    The Shelby County football team picked up its first victory of the season, spoiling Henry County's homecoming Friday night with a 35-13 victory.

    Junior quarterback Zach Shipley ran for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion, while senior halfback Brandon Ford ran for one touchdown and returned a Wildcats' fumble for another score for the Rockets (1-3), who dropped their first three games of the season.  

    "It means a lot because we wanted this victory bad," Ford said afterward.

  • SCHS volleyball team overpowers...

    The Shelby County volleyball team downed Franklin County, 25-21, 25-17, on Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Rockets were led by sophomore middle blocker Kyndle Pace, who had eight kills, four blocks and two aces; junior middle blocker Shelby Tooke, who finished with 4 kills, 3 blocks; and junior outside hitter Ariana Jones contributed 3 kills, 3 aces, 9 digs. 

    Shelby County (6-6 heading into Thursday night’s match at Anderson County) plays at Collins at 6:30 p.m. Monday.