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Today's Sports

  • Five players to watch for Collins

    Michael Brooks

    For Jerry Lucas’ money Michael Brooks is the best defensive player in the state.

    "If there is a better defensive player out there, they'd have to prove it to me," Collins’ coach said of his senior middle linebacker.

  • Want a line on this one? Look ‘...

    There are plenty of storylines entering tonight’s football game between Collins and Shelby County.

    Here are a handful of those looking ahead to the 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Robert Doyle Stadium:

    1.      It’s the second year of the new rivalry.

    2.      The Rockets are looking to avenge last year’s 49-7 loss to the Titans, or at least prove that they are closing the gap between the two programs.

  • SCHS girls’ soccer team nips...

    Freshman Cali Mills’ goal in the final minute of regulation gave the Shelby County girls’ soccer team its fifth consecutive victory – 1-0 over Paris – Wednesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Senior Alex Patterson assisted Mills’ winning-goal.

    “We played well throughout the game, very solid defensively and our offense dominated but again could not finish,” Rockets Coach Joe Turner reported. “[I] loved the back line of our defense – Anna [Collins], Haleigh [Olsson] and Taylor [Claspill].”

  • Driver Pearcy wrapping up...

    Collins eighth-grader Daniel Pearcy concludes a successful season in RFR (Ralph Firman Racing) Cars Indy Karting Series this weekend in the 10th annual Mooresville (Ind.) Grand Prix.

    Saturday and Sunday, Pearcy will compete in the Junior Supercan division on the .625-mile counter-clockwise road course.

    “I think it [Mooresville] is a fun track and always leads to good racing,” Pearcy, 13, of Shelbyville said in a press release earlier this week. “It will also be cool this year because everybody will be going counter-clockwise.”

  • SCHS volleyball team wins 2

    The Shelby County volleyball team won a pair of matches, the Rockets’ second and third in a row. Shelby County spoiled Henry County’s Senior Night, beating the Wildcats, 25-18, 25-10, last Thursday night and then rallied Monday night to beat host Owen County, 20-25, 25-11, 25-22.

    Against the Wildcats, the Rockets were led junior Shelby Tooke with four aces, sophomore Dasia Jones and seniors Chelsey Howell and Caty Hawkins with two kills apiece, and junior Ariana Jones and sophomore Kyndle Pace had three digs each.

  • Titans play their best but just...

    The Collins boys’ soccer team out-shot, out-possessed and for the most part outplayed eighth-ranked Male on Saturday.

    The only problem?

    The host Bulldogs outscored the Titans, 1-0, to take home the title in the final of their Bulldog Cup. Brian Romero’s rebound goal in the 22nd minute was the difference.

  • Fumbles, penalties, Colonels...

    Like a bad penny, some recurring problems keep turning up for the Shelby County football team.

    As they have been several times this season, Friday night the Rockets were plagued by fumbles and penalties – in addition to Oldham County’s quick-strike offense – in their 48-14 Homecoming loss at Robert Doyle Stadium. 

  • Battling Brooks leads Titans to...

    A titanic effort from Michael Brooks carried Collins on Friday night.

    Brooks, a senior running back/linebacker, rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown while recording 25 tackles and forcing two fumbles in the Titans’ 21-0 victory – the first shutout in program history – at Spencer County in its Class 4A, District 3 opener.

    “Michael, he was just unbelievable to watch,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Titans, Rockets give it too many...

    Monday was a disappointing day for the Collins and Shelby County boys’ golf teams.

    No member of either squad advanced out of the 6th Region Tournament at Seneca Golf Course.

    The Titans took sixth place – the top two teams qualified for next week’s State Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club – with a score of 326, and the Rockets came in 17th (374).

  • Webb’s 71 takes title, leads...

    NEW CASTLE – Given the course and conditions, Shelby County girls’ golf coach Anna Simpson said she didn’t think anyone would break par in Tuesday’s Region 5 Tournament.

    As it turned out Simpson was surprised, very pleasantly in fact.

    That’s because Rockets sophomore Jordan Webb carded a 1-under-par 71 at Henry County Country Club to win region medalist honors and help Shelby earn a fourth consecutive berth in the State Tournament.