Today's Sports

  • This Collins tennis player has a...

    Ellie Watts picked up tennis at a relatively late age, but she quickly has made up for lost time.

    Watts, a senior at Collins High School, didn’t begin playing competitive tennis until her freshman year of high school, but she has taken to the sport swiftly.

    And once Watts, who grew up playing volleyball and basketball, began to concentrate full-time on tennis, she blossomed.

  • UK, UofL, St. Patrick's Day...

    Bars and restaurants around town got a Thursday afternoon boost when the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville tipped off in the NCAA tournament - and on St. Patrick's Day to boot.

    Around 2 p.m. after the Cards had tipped off and the Cat fans were waiting, green beer flowed and sandwiches followed to fans of both teams at Beef 'O' Brady's on Midland Trail.

    Some were there to celebrate the holiday, as Beef's had a corned beef special, while others were just there for the games.

  • Experienced Titans could be...

    There are familiar faces in a new place for the Collins baseball team.

    Three players who were in the starting lineup for Shelby County in the State Tournament last season will suit up for the Titans this season. That trio will lead a Collins team that looks to be an immediate factor in the 8th Region.

    “We have some high expectations and hope to compete with everyone on our schedule,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “We are working on developing a confidence and a great work ethic in order to reach our goals.”

  • Defending regional champs expect...

    Many of the names have changed, but the expectations have stayed the same for the Shelby County baseball team.

    The Rockets lost an ample amount of players, to graduation and to the split of the high schools, from last season’s 8th Region championship team, but their goals haven’t been modified.

  • Cards have familiar foe in...

    LOUISVILLE – Coach Rick Pitino has plenty on his plate right now, mainly Morehead State and relentless rebounding machine Kenneth Faried, so he said he doesn’t have time to worry about his team’s No. 4 seeding in the Southwest Region, or the city in which it will play in this week’s NCAA Tournament.

  • ‘Cats planting the seeds of...

    Seeding, smeeding.

    That’s the outlook for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team now.

    The 11th-ranked Wildcats were given a surprising No. 4 seeding in the NCAA Tournament by its Selection Committee on Sunday evening, after they rolled roughshod through the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

    “I’m a little bit surprised to be honest with you,” UK Coach John Calipari said after the tournament pairings were revealed. “I don’t think it’s personal, but wow!

  • Spring sports schedule

    MARCH 21
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Sacred Heart at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Central at SCHS.
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Boyle County at SCHS.
    TBA: High school boysí and girlsí tennis, Bullitt Central at SCHS.
    MARCH 22
    5 p.m.: High school baseball, Whitefield Academy at SCHS.
    6 p.m.: High school softball, Trimble County at SCHS.
    TBA: High school boysí tennis, SCHS at South Oldham.
    TBA: High school girlsí tennis, Oldham County at SCHS.

  • Youth must be served for...

    Kelly Cable’s 19th year as the coach of the Shelby County softball team will be unlike any other.

    But that doesn’t mean she isn’t as excited about it as any of her other 18 seasons.

    “It’s a year the coaching staff and I are looking forward to because we have the opportunity to really teach the game and develop it in the girls because a lot of them are very new at this,” said Cable, who lost most of last season’s 8th Region champion to graduation and to Collins.

  • Experienced Titans focus on some...

    The Collins softball team hopes to hit a home run in its first season.

    “My expectations for this team will always be the same this year, next year, every year, and that will be to make it to the State Tournament,” Titans Coach Jim Axline said. “I think you have to have those expectations and belief in your team and get them to believe that way also.

    “If we as coaches don't make that the ultimate goal then why are we doing what we are doing?”

  • Tyler Phillips: ‘That guy’ at...

    Tyler Phillips is that guy at Shelby County.

    That guy you can count on. That guy you can depend on. That guy others can look to and look up to.

    “He’s just thatguy,” Rockets football coach and assistant track & field coach Todd Shipley said of the SCHS senior. “When you need to get something done, you say, ‘Hey Ty, we need this done.’ And he does it, no questions asked.”

    There’s no questioning Phillips, a football player and runner for the Rockets’ track team, though.