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Today's Sports

  • Rebuilding Rockets should show...

    The Shelby County boys' golf team is already showing Coach Matt Redmon growth.

    Now he's hoping the Rockets can also exhibit that against the foes they'll face on the course.

    "I'm very optimistic about this season," Redmon said earlier this week.

    "Going off our scores we've been putting up so far, they are about 30 strokes better than last year.

    "I have high expectations based on the improvement from last year."

  • Retooling Rockets expect to soar...

    The Shelby County girls' golf team graduated its best player from the past two seasons and will be without its top returning player for possibly the first month of the season.

    But Coach Anna Simpson still believes her team can make a run for a fourth consecutive State Tournament berth.

    "Even though we lost Michaela [Manley], and Shannon [Harover] could be out until the end of August, I think we're still going to be competitive," said Simpson, whose team finished seventh at State last season and third there in 2009.

  • It's official: All Collins...

    The Collins football team will play all of its varsity home football games this season at Shelby County High School's Robert Doyle Stadium.

    "Due to our turf issues, all home games will be played at Shelby County High School's Robert Doyle Stadium," Collins Athletic Director Gary Kidwell said in a release Wednesday.

  • Post 37 is hurt but it’s not dead

    For the American Legion Shelbyville Post 37 baseball team, it has been a summer that could turn a coach’s hair white.

    Just ask Jim Wiley.

    His team won its first five games, lost its next six as injuries and illness hampered the team and bounced back to win three in a row later, only to drop a doubleheader to end the regular season and lose its district tournament opener to Oldham County.

    But with its collective back against the wall, Post 37 won three lose-an-your-season-is-over games in a row before falling in the district final.

  • Sharks find hot water means some...

    The Shelby Sharks beat plenty of good competition and plenty of heat this past weekend.

    The Sharks, the United States Swimming swim team, had a strong showing at the 13 & over 2011 Kentucky Long Course State Championship in Elizabethtown.

  • Deep, talented Titans should be...

    It’s been a very successful summer for members of the Collins boys’ golf team.

    Now Coach Mike Griffin is hoping the Titans can keep that momentum going heading into the fall season, which begins Monday in the Flyer Classic.

    “I hope it carries over,” he said.

    One thing that will definitely carry over from last year to this year is almost all of last year’s team. The Titans have 10 players on this year’s squad, and nine of those are back from last season.

  • Sanner ties for low round of the...

    On a day when it was easier to shoot under the temperature than under par, Brandon Sanner proved to be one of the two coolest customers on the golf course.

    Sanner shot a 3-over-par 75 Wednesday, which tied him for the lowest round of the day among all age groups, in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour’s second-to-last stop of the season at the Shelbyville Country Club.

  • Pearcy wins again

    Daniel Pearcy is a winner again.

    The 13-year-old Shelbyville native posted his second victory of the season in the Ralph Firman Racing Cars Indy Karting Series this past weekend.

    Pearcy took the lead with three laps to go, then won the Junior Supercan race in the 20th annual Lebanon (Ind.) Grand Prix.

    Pearcy's victory — he previously won the Lafayette Square Mall Grand Prix in Indianapolis on June 19 — solidified his points lead and came on the temporary course set up in the parking lot at Lebanon High School.

  • Stone a ‘top sleeper’

    It’s been a big summer for some area basketball players.

    Brian Stone, a rising 6-foot-7 senior at Collins, was recently named one of the “top sleepers” – and was also a second team all-star - at the 32nd Annual High Potential/Blue Chip Camp’s first session (June 26-30) at Georgetown College.

    Then last week Stone helped his 17-year-old AAU team (the BA Hoyas) to a second-place finish in the Eddie Ford HoopFest at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. 

  • SCHS grad trying to make final 5...

    Chris Morris spent the early part of this week in the place where "When you wish upon a star" is a popular phrase.

    Meanwhile he’s hoping his own wish comes true.