Today's Sports

  • The song you hear may be that of...

    The White-Eyed Vireo has a song that has been described very differently by elder ornithologists versus newer bird experts.
    The song has been described by some as “whip Tom Kelly” and who are you now?” But, more recently, some have heard it as “pick-up-a-reeeeeeeal-chick.”

  • Answers, questions for week ahead

    Bringing you highlights of the week that was and the week ahead, and more thoughts:

    The Shelby County High School rifle team, which won the Marine Corps Service Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., last month, will compete against all the top service team from each branch of the military this weekend in the national championships in Anniston, Ala.


    Brown tied for second early

  • Rockets nipped by Whitefield,...

    The Shelby County baseball team lost a close game Tuesday night, then turned a close game into a blowout on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets fell, 4-2, to Whitefield Academy on Tuesday before bombing Bethlehem, 10-3, the next night.

    The Rockets plated two runs in the first two innings, but that would be all the offense they could muster against the visiting Wildcats (2-0) and starter Cameron Smith. 

  • Rockets’ boys win; Titans’ girls...

    The Shelby County boys’ track & field team made an early-season statement Tuesday evening.

    The Rockets won their own all-comers meet, which was cut short because of lightning in the area. They scored 74 points to beat Class 3-A Trinity and Bardstown, which finished third in Class A last year, by 14 points.

    The Shelby County girls’ team, meanwhile, placed seventh.

  • Titans walk off with 1st home...

    The Collins softball team didn’t have much time on its new field in the preseason, but the Titans made themselves right at home Tuesday.

    Kara Owens’ RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Collins a 5-4 victory over Bullitt Central in its home opener.

    “It was very exciting to get the first win on our home field,” said senior center fielder Kristina Gramig, who scored the game-winning run.

  • SCHS softball team claims its...

    Shelby County’s softball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday, bouncing back from their season-opening loss to Boyle County by beating visiting Trimble County, 5-2.

    “It’s always good to get that first win,” Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable said.

    Shelby County scored in the first inning before scoring four times in the sixth against the Raiders, who tallied two runs in the seventh.

  • You can see – maybe – this heron...

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron lives in hideaway places in Kentucky.

    The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron winters from Central Florida, the Gulf Coast and lower California, and it arrives in Kentucky in late March.
    But you may not see them right away.
    This is a very secretive wading bird that is found along secluded streams. It is far from being nocturnal and often seems as active by day as any other heron.

  • Sharks gobble up records

    The Shelby Sharks had several strong swims during the past two weekends in the Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championships.

    The 13 & over age group competed two weekends ago at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus, while the 12 & under division competed at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville.

    In all the Sharks posted 88 best times, eight individual team records, three relay records, 38 Top 16 finishes (26 individual, 12 relays) and 15 Top 8 finishes(13 individual, two relays).

  • Collins’ softball team wins...

    The Collins softball team went on the road to pick up its first victory Monday.

    The Titans, who were supposed to host Sacred Heart Academy but couldn’t because of soft field conditions, beat the Valkyries in Louisville, 2-0.

  • Eades stands tall in Rockets’...

    Tyler Eades admits that the Shelby County baseball coaches were generous in listing his height and weight on the team’s roster.

    “But it’s okay, it makes me look more intimidating,” he said.

    The sophomore, who is listed at 6 feet 4, 190 pounds but is slightly smaller than those measurements (about 6-2, 160), didn’t need any help in that regard Monday night.