Today's Sports

  • Rockets’ blunders throttle them...

    This one didn’t take extra innings, but Shelby County baseball coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger is hoping his team learned a little extra from this past Thursday’s 10-3 loss at Anderson County.

    The rematch of last year’s 30th District and 8th Region finals – both of which went extra innings and were won by the Rockets – may look like a mismatch because of the final score, but it wasn’t.

  • Collins girls top South Oldham...

    The Collins girls' tennis team notched a big victory over 8th Region foe South Oldham this past Thursday. The Titans beat the visiting Dragons, 3-2.

    "We were really excited," freshman Paige Kregor said. "They're really good. We weren't expecting to beat them at all. Ever since I've been playing here we've always lost to the Oldham teams."

    All of Collins’ victories came in singles: No. 1, senior Ellie Watts, 6-1, 6-2, No.2 Kregor, 6-2, 6-3, and No. 3, senior Keira Lopez, 7-5, 6-1.

  • Titans rally to win 3rd in a row

    The Collins softball team's hitting was slow to arrive Monday, but it was better late than never.

    The Titans tallied just three hits in the first three innings against visiting Louisville Southern before racking up four hits in the fourth and fifth innings as they rallied for a 4-2 victory.

    "Once we started hitting the ball we did all right," said Collins coach Jim Axline, whose team won its third consecutive game. "[Before that] we just weren't getting the bat on the ball.

  • Rockets’ boys do well – even...

    A wardrobe malfunction may have cost the Shelby County boys' track & field team a first-place trophy Saturday, but more important than hardware, the Rockets learned how they stack up against some of the best teams in their new region.

    Shelby County finished second at the Harry Greschel Invitational at Christian Academy of Louisville with 88 points, four behind winner North Oldham – one of seven other teams from Class AA, Region 3 in the meet.

  • Titans’ Pierce Skinner signs...

    Years from now, when Collins football coach Jerry Lucas looks back on the beginning of the school’s program, he will think of Pierce Skinner.

    "Pierce is kind of the beginning of the whole Titan Nation," Lucas said this past Friday afternoon at the school's library.

    That's because in the final weeks of the 2009-10 school year, when all the students were still at Shelby County, whenever, and wherever Skinner saw Lucas, he would greet him the same way.

  • This little bird likes the wide-...

    The Horned Lark lives in the open country, never a forest.

    As a matter of fact, a clod or stone is favorite perch, and these birds are rarely seen in a shrub or a tree.

    This bird may be observed the year around, and it tends to abound in flocks in the winter, again always in open country.

    Also drive with caution at night on open country roads whenever snow covers the land, because they will tend to roost at night on the cleared roads.

  • Bowling may not make it in the...

    Earlier this week the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved bowling as a championship sport for the 2011-12, but you may not find teams at Shelby County and Collins next year.

    That’s because there doesn’t appear to be the excitement, or more importantly, the facilities (at least at this point) for either school to have a team.

  • SCHS softball team wins 2nd game

    The Shelby County softball team won its second game of the season Wednesday, beating host Eminence, 7-1.

    The Rockets also lost a district game, falling to Spencer County, 10-1.

    Against Eminence, junior pitcher Danielle DeSilvey gave up just two hits, while striking out 11, and helped her own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI to lead the Rockets (2-7, 1-1) to a 30th District victory over the Warriors (4-1, 0-1). 

  • 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.