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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Junior Jones matures into...

    Shelby County junior outside hitter Ariana (“Air-y” for short) Jones has become the go-to player for the Rockets’ volleyball team (6-6 heading into Thursday night’s match at Anderson County) this season.

    “Ari is my exceptional player,” Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said. “She’s one the team relies on to be their big gun…just her athleticism pulls the kids together. It makes them aspire to do the things she does.”

  • Big cross-country tests this...

    The Collins and Shelby County cross-country teams will face some of the best competition this state, and surrounding states, have to offer Saturday.

    The boys’ teams from both schools are slated to compete in the Trinity Invitational, while the girls’ squads will run in the Valkyrie Invitational. Both meets, which usually draw the best teams in Kentucky as well as some of the top squads from Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, are held together at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

  • Oakey’s shot more than OK

    Goals have been hard to come by so far this season for the Collins boys’ soccer team, so the Titans have had learn to savor each one.

    With that in mind, Jack Oakey’s first-half goal against South Oldham on Tuesday night at Clear Creek Park was especially sweet.

  • 1 team will leave game with 1 W

    Something’s got to give tonight in New Castle.

    That’s when, and where, winless Shelby County plays winless Henry County at 7:30 p.m.

    “They’re kind of like us; they’re struggling a little bit,” Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    The two teams do seem to have a couple of things in common, in addition to their “0” in the W column.