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Today's Sports

  • Patterson’s 4 goals fuel Rockets...

    Alex Patterson helped make sure that the Shelby County girls’ soccer team got off on the right cleat Monday night.

    Patterson, a senior forward, scored four goals – all in the first half - as the Rockets routed

    Carroll County, 9-0, in their season-opener at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “It feels good. I think it’s good for our team because last year we struggled a lot,” Patterson said.

  • Youth was served as Rockets,...

    Youth was definitely served on the golf course at Weissinger Hills on Monday afternoon.

    That’s where, and when, a very young Shelby County girls’ team, which was playing without its top three players, beat an almost equally as young Collins squad, 230-248, in the Titans’ first varsity match of the season.  

  • Rockets redeem one 2010 loss,...

    It was a week of redemption for the Shelby County volleyball team.

    The Rockets made good on one chance at atonement but narrowly missed on another.

    Shelby County beat 8th Region rival North Bullitt, 25-22, 25-22, this past Thursday before falling to Oldham County, the No. 15 team in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Top 25 and another region foe, 25-20, 25-16 Monday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium. Both teams beat the Rockets last season.

  • Collins girls' soccer team...

    The Collins girls’ soccer team won its season-opener Monday night, beating Meade County, 3-0, at Clear Creek Park.

    Junior Shelby Vogel and seniors Hannah Garner and Sarah Robinson tallied goals for the Titans, who went 9-8-2 in their inaugural season.

    Vogel, a midfielder, broke a scoreless tie with a little less than six minutes remaining in the first half when her shot from outside the goal box took a hot hop and bounced over the diving Meade County goalie.

  • Dennis Long qualifies for USGA...

    Shelbyville golfer Dennis Long qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

    Long posted the low score, a 3-under-par 69, at Kentucky’s 2011 USGA Senior Amateur qualifier at Greenbrier Golf & Country Club in Lexington.

    Long and Dan Smith (who shot an even-par 72, then defeated Joe Cantrell on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff), both qualified for the championship, which will be Sept. 10-15 at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

    Shelbyville’s Rick Cain tied for 12th with a 77.

  • Morris has final shot at TV gig

    Tonight is the last time you’ll be able to vote for Shelbyville’s Chris Morris in his quest to become the new co-host on Kentucky Sports Television’s nightly show.

    Morris is one of the five “Casting Call” finalists trying to earn a three-month contract with KSTV. Voting ends at midnight tonight.

    You can vote for Morris, and watch his most recent segment on KSTV, at http://mycn2.com/contests.

  • Familiar faces across the field

    Alex Matthews figures he will be a bundle of nerves, and a bundle of energy, tonight.

    That’s because Matthews, a former Shelby County star quarterback, will be in his first game – albeit a scrimmage – as the quarterbacks coach at Lafayette High School, and, to top it off, he will be going against his former coach, and current Collins head coach, Jerry Lucas.

  • Soccerama events get the ball...

    The local girls’ soccer season warms up this weekend before it gets off to a full spring next week.

    Both Collins and Shelby County are hosting Socceramas on Saturday before they begin their regular seasons with matches on Monday and Wednesday.

     

    Collins returns plethora of players

    The Titans went 9-8-2 in their first season, falling to Spencer County, 5-3, in the first round of the 16th District Tournament. They graduated three starters off that team.

  • Collins, SCHS open season head-...

    The boys’ soccer season kicks off next week, and locally it begins Tuesday night with a showdown between Collins and Shelby County.

    The Titans beat the Rockets twice last year in their solid first season, which they’ll try to build on this time around. Meanwhile Shelby won only two matches last season, but the Rockets have a new coach and new hopes this season.

  • Titans take down Wildcats in...

    Collins volleyball coach Abbey Buchert wants her team to attack on every play this season.

    But even Buchert wasn’t crazy about senior Allison Henshaw’s attack from the back row during the first game of the Titans’ home-opener Tuesday against Henry County.

    With her team leading, 20-13, Henshaw got a free ball in the back with two choices – hit it safely over or attack. She chose the latter.

    “I said, ‘I’m going to cream this ball,’” the senior outside hitter recalled afterward.