Today's Sports

  • Rockets find a new spark

    Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons let the tiger out of the cage in practice on Monday.

    His team followed suit Tuesday night.

    Playing one of their best games of the season, in one of their biggest games of the season, the Rockets beat Spencer County, 73-66, in a key 30th District game at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Parsons to tiptoe through next...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons said Wednesday night that he was getting a pedicure.

    Was he joking or being serious?

    You can find out tonight when Parsons coaches sans shoes for the Rockets’ Homecoming game against University Heights at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Blazers coach Randy McCoy will be shoeless too for a good cause – the Christian Appalachian Project.

  • Shelby’s schools hope to make a...

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams enter this weekend’s Region 3 meet with high expectations.

    The 2-day competition begins at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodford County High School and continues Saturday, with the finals starting around 2 p.m. The top 18 individuals and relay teams qualify for the second day of competition, then the top two finishers in each event automatically qualify – while others may qualify based on their times – for the Feb. 23-25 State Meet at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Feb. 9...

    Thursday (Feb. 9)

    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg at Cornerstone Christian.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Collins at Moore.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, North Oldham at Shelby County.

    Friday (Feb. 10)

  • Girls’ basketball: J-town’s...

    The Collins girls' basketball team couldn't hold off momentum or the Jeffersontown Chargers on Monday, dropping a 50-46 decision in overtime.

    The Titans (17-9) took the lead in the second quarter after a slow start, and pushed it out to 10, 31-21, after three periods before J-town came storming back.

    The Chargers outscored Collins, 21-11, in the fourth quarter in no small part by hitting five 3-pointers. J-town forced overtime, where the Chargers’ momentum carried them through, outscoring Collins, 8-4, in the extra period for the win.

  • Boys’ basketball: Titans turn it...

    The Collins boys' basketball team started slow, but pulled away from Central Hardin for a 67-52 victory Friday.

    "We came out flat, but it was good to see them get back into the game and put that effort out," Titans Coach Chris Gaither said.

    The Titans (17-9) were outscored, 16-12, in the first, but outscored the Bruins (11-12), 55-36, the rest of the way.

    "I'd still like to see us put four full quarters together," Gaither said. "But I was proud of their effort to come out after that flat start."

  • Boys’ basketball: Rockets are...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team paid the price for past scheduling on Saturday.

    The Rockets traveled to John Hardin and got hammered, 86-39.

    "That was a make-up game from about three years ago," SCHS Coach Rick Parsons said. "Our goal going in was to not get anybody hurt, and we accomplished that."

    The Rockets (4-21) hung close through the first part of the first quarter before the Bulldogs (13-8) pulled away, going up, 20-10.

  • Girls’ basketball: SCHS sweeps 2

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team picked up two big victories last week.

    The Rockets hammered Beth Haven, 48-27, on the road Thursday and then came home Saturday and held off Western Hills, 66-58, for the team's fifth triumph in its past six games.

    With the scored tied at 28 against Western Hills, the Rockets came out of the break with some key adjustments.

  • Sports Digest: Feb. 3, 2012

    Spalding signs with Lindsey Wilson
    National signing Day was fairly quiet locally Wednesday in Shelby County.
    The only signing that has been reported involving one of the county’s two high schools as Jalen Spalding of Collins signing to play football at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
    An official ceremony at the school will be take place at a later date.
    Also in other signing news, Collins senior Jared Redmon will sign to play golf at St. Catherine College during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the school library.

  • Girls' basketball: Nelson...

    he Collins girls’ basketball team had a tall order Tuesday night – trying to stop Nelson County center Cierra Drake.
    In the end Drake, a 6-foot-3 junior, proved too much for the Titans, scoring a game-high 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinals of the 5th Region to a 76-46 victory over host Collins.

    “That’s the best player we’ve played all year,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “She’s the best big girl in the state I’ve seen.”