Today's Sports

  • Collins rally in 9th short of...

    The Collins softball team’s last-at-bat rally came up just short Tuesday night.

    The Titans fell to visiting Anderson County, 6-5, in nine innings. The Bearcats scored four runs in the top of the ninth – the final two innings were played under international rules – before Collins rallied with three in the bottom of the inning before its comeback ended.

  • The game is always on for SCHS...

    Be forewarned, if you ever go over to Michaela Manley's house, you better have your game-face on. Literally.

    “Whenever someone comes over, I ask them, ‘Do you want to play a game?’” Manley said.

    And if you take her up on her offer, you better proceed with caution.

    "I'm very competitive," she said.

    She proved that on the golf course, where she helped the Rockets to three consecutive appearances at State – the last two as the team’s top player.

  • Rockets go small to win big

    In the preseason Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said that his team would play "small ball" this spring.

    Wednesday night the Rockets played that to near-perfection, beating visiting Gallatin County, 17-4, in five innings. Shelby County (5-2) had 10 hits, but only two for extra bases, and stole five bases.

  • Brown earns some green with...

    It was only fitting that Mother Nature helped end Brandon Brown's drought.

    The Shelbyville native hadn't won on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour since April of 2007 – his rookie year – but he ended that dry spell Sunday thanks to an assist from the Lady Upstairs.

    Brown had a 2-stroke lead (at 6 under par) after the second round of the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga., before the final two days of the tourney were washed out by rain.

  • Titans open by sweeping 1st 3

    The temperatures were near-freezing, but the Collins baseball team put plenty of heat on Henry County last Thursday night.

    The Titans tallied 10 hits on their way to an 11-1, 6-inning victory over the visiting Wildcats in Collins' first-ever game.

    “It was good to get that first win under our belt," Titans Coach Roy Bailey said. “We did a good job of hitting the ball and getting people on base. It was a team effort as far as hitting the ball."

  • Pitching, defense keys as...

    The Shelby County baseball team rediscovered its hitting stroke Monday.

    The Rockets, who had struggled to put bat to ball this past weekend, bounced back at Louisville Waggener.

    Shelby County, who tallied 10 totals hit in a 5-1 Friday loss to Fairdale and a 6-4 Saturday victory over Covington Holmes, pounded out nine hits in a 6-3 victory over the host Wildcats.

    "By far our best victory of the year," Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said.

  • SCHS guns down its 4th national...

    The Shelby County Rifle Team was right on target once again.

    The Rockets captured the 2011 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships – their fourth national championship – last weekend in Anniston, Ala.

    The team, comprised of Connor Davis, Heather Kirby, Keri Marlin and Brandon Thompson, set a national record on the first day of the 2-day competition with a score of 2,333 out of 2,400.

    The squad finished with a total score of 4,662 out of a possible 4,800.

  • Shelby players in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former Shelby County athletes are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.


    Taylor Boone, baseball, St. Catherine College: The freshman pitcher is 0-0 with a 2.08 earned-run average in 8.2 innings in nine appearances for the Patriots.

    Scott Clemmons, baseball, St. Catherine College: The sophomore pitcher is 0-0 with one save and a 0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings in six appearances for the Patriots.

  • Sports Digest

    The Collins softball team got one hit in a 4-0 loss at 8th Region foe Oldham County on Monday.  The Titans’ lone hit was a fifth-inning single by senior Alex Baker.

    Collins (3-3) hosted Anderson County on Tuesday night.

    TITANS GO 1-2 AT MEADE COUNTY:Collins dropped two of three games over the weekend at the TSOA Tournament at Meade County.

  • Brandon Brown notches win

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown has captured his first NGA/Hooters Tour victory in four years thanks to a little help from Mother Nature.

    Brown, a former standout at Eastern Kentucky University, won the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather Saturday and Sunday, at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.