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Today's Sports

  • Big night for Rockets, Sowers

    There are several reasons why Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers won’t soon forget his team’s game Tuesday night.

    For one the Rockets’ 61-60 victory over Spencer County at Mike Casey Gymnasium gave them six victories – twice as many as they had last season – through their first 10 games.

    For another thing, it gave Sowers his 200th triumph as a head coach.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 6...

    Today

    5:30 & 8 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian at Community Christian.
    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Beth Haven at Shelby County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Shelby County at Woodford County.

     

    Saturday

  • Some of the highlights from 2011

    Happy New Year Shelby County!

    But before we get to the local 2012 sporting events, which began Tuesday night, let’s look back at 2011.

    Here are some of the highlights from my first full year covering sports in the county.

     

    JANUARY

  • Defense powers Titans in romps

    The Oldham County Christmas Tournament was very merry for the Collins girls’ basketball team.

    The Titans went 3-0 in the round robin in Buckner. They capped it off by beating the host Colonels, 59-31, last Thursday night and Bethlehem, 59-24, last Friday.

    “I’m very proud of them,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team was 11-2 and had won eight of its last nine games heading into Tuesday’s night game against 8th Region rival South Oldham. 

     

  • Titans claim 5th in a row

    The Collins boys’ basketball team capped off 2011 with its fifth consecutive victory – its longest winning streak of the calendar year.

    The Titans topped 30th District rival Spencer County, 76-63, in their final game in the Nelson County Classic.

    “It was a good game. I thought we played hard, but I didn’t think we played as well as we had the previous two games,” said Collins Coach Chris Gaither, whose team beat Elizabethtown last Tuesday and Nelson County last Wednesday in its first two games of the round-robin.

  • Your dream is my nightmare

    Those of you who consider what happened on Saturday to be a dream game are, well, dreaming.
    You know who you are, wearing either red or blue and yelling like a banshee at that basketball cum football game you watched.
    Yes, Kentucky vs. Louisville – to let winners go first – was for decades a dream for fans of both schools, but except for the winning part, Saturday was something more akin to a nightmare for those who most wanted to see it played.
    To put it simply, sports fans, this was pure ugly.

  • Collins rifle team on mark in...

    The Collins JROTC Rifle team made its first competition a memorable one.

    The Titans not only participated in an event at Henderson County on Dec. 17, but they won first place in their division.

    The team consisted of Cadets Gatlin Miller, Tory Clark, Michael Williams, Sophia Sanchez and Daniel Helstern. Additionally Miller took the title of top shooter in the LET I New Shooter category.

  • Rockets fall early and late

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team’s struggles continued in the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    The Rockets, who lost their first game of the tourney Tuesday, dropped a pair of games Wednesday then lost their final game Thursday.

    Shelby County fell to Mercer County, 58-50, Wednesday morning, before losing to host Henry County, 87-66, Wednesday evening. Then the Rockets were grounded by Louisville Holy Cross, 84-59, Thursday.

     

    Mercer County 58, SCHS 50

  • Titans double pleasure behind...

    Leeara Cardwell and Aaliyah Wells, the Collins girls’ basketball team’s dynamic duo, combined to clobber Simon Kenton on Wednesday night.

    Cardwell, a senior guard, and Wells, a junior forward, combined for 44 points in the Titans’ 60-41 victory over the 8th Region rival Pioneers in their first game in the round-robin Oldham County Christmas Tournament.

    Wells finished with a double-double, adding 15 rebounds, and a near triple-double. She also finished with six assists. 

  • Titans stretch rebound streak to...

    Christmas break has gotten better for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    The Titans, who lost three of their first five games after dismissing for the yuletide holidays, won back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday in the Nelson County Classic.

    Collins beat Elizabethtown, 64-58, Tuesday night, then clobbered the host Cardinals, 66-30, Wednesday night heading into Thursday night’s game against Spencer County, its final one of the round-robin tournament.  

     

    Collins 64, Elizabethtown 58