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Today's Sports

  • Shelby County girls’ tennis team...

    The Shelby County girls' tennis team won back-to-back matches this week.

    The Rockets triumphed, 3-2, at Trimble County on Tuesday, then beat Spencer County by the same score Wednesday.

    Against the Raiders, Shelby County won one match easily – Micah Broughton, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles – while two matches went to third sets.

  • ‘Bubba’ is big in Titans’ romp

    The player nicknamed "Bubba" was big ”trouba” for Shelby County on Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Austin Perry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Collins' 14-hit attack in the Titans' 15-3, 6-inning victory over the host Rockets in the first meeting between the two teams on the baseball field.

    It was the continuation of red-hot stretch for Collins (14-4), which has won 10 of its past 12 games, and Perry, who is hitting .559 since becoming a regular in the lineup.

  • Collins baseball team beats...

    Collins clobbered Shelby County 15-3 in the first meeting between schools' baseball teams Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Austin Perry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while senior Jordan Bailey gave up three runs on six hits over four innings to earn the victory.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts added two hits apiece for Collins (14-4).

    Sophomore Kambron Bruner and senior Daniel Murphy led the Rockets (12-11) with two hits apiece.

  • Titans clinch top seeding, face...

    In a season of “firsts,” the Collins baseball team celebrated some significant ones during the past few days.

    The Titans had their first perfect game. They had their first home run at home. And, most importantly, they clinched their first No. 1 seeding in the 30th District Tournament.

  • Rockets looking for ‘mojo’ in...

    To steal a storyline from the second Austin Powers movie, the Shelby County baseball team is searching for something right now.

    “We have to find our mojo,” Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said Monday night after Shelby County fell to Fern Creek, 5-1.

    It was the fifth loss in the last six games for the Rockets (12-10), who won 11 of their first 16 games.

  • Titans reach 10 in a row before...

    The Collins softball team was clicking this past weekend and kept that going Monday.

    The Titans finished second at the Boyle County Invitational in Danville, going 4-1 there, then followed that up by beating Nelson County, 7-1, Monday.

    "We finally just started hitting the ball like we should," said Collins Coach Jim Axline, whose team also beat Western Hills, 2-1, this past Thursday.

    The Titans (now 17-7) averaged 9.2 runs and 10.4 hits per game in their five games in the Boyle tourney.

  • Shelby County softball team...

    The Shelby County softball team narrowly missed its fourth victory of the season Monday night but could not rally, though, in the bottom of the eighth inning, falling, 3-2, to visiting Western Hills.

    Shelby County (3-12), which lost its fifth consecutive game, had a couple of key chances late. The Rockets left the potential game-winning run stranded at third base in both the sixth and seventh innings.

    In the sixth Sydney Wright was on third with one out, but a strikeout and a groundout left her there.

  • Jon Court's Derby Day: From...

    LOUISVILLE - The day Jon Court had dreamt about since he was a little boy didn’t turn out the way he had hoped, but it didn’t have the nightmarish end that it appeared like it might – at least for a little while.

    It was a little past 8 p.m. Saturday night, and Court, the 50-year-old jockey from Shelbyville, was in the jock’s room at Churchill Downs, having just showered and changed after riding Bonaroo to a fourth-place finish in the 13th, and final, race on the card at Churchill Downs.

  • If you build it, Tree Swallows...

    I first encountered this beautiful little bird nesting in the mid-1970s along the northern boundary of Lake Shelby, in abandoned woodpecker cavities.

    I was so excited that Tree Swallows were expanding their nesting range southward to include Shelby County and Kentucky.

    Then, one spring, I found an unknowing park’s employee chain-sawing down these woodpecker cavities. Whether it was tree branches or tree trunks didn’t seem to matter.

    I guess this was being done because they were partially void of sap.

  • Little guy to big man

    Austen Anderson has grown up a lot in his four seasons with the Shelby County baseball program.

    Both in his frame and his game.

    Four years ago Anderson entered the Rockets' program as a pint-sized freshman.

    "I came in about five-(foot-)one, maybe ninety-five pounds – I was really, really small," Anderson recently recalled.

    Some three years later Anderson has grown up (now around 5-10, 150) and grown into one of the vital members of the team, as the Rockets’ starting center fielder and captain.