Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sharks have solid showing, look...

    The Shelby Sharks had a solid showing last weekend, and now they hope to have another one this weekend.

    Last weekend members of the local swim team competed in the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships in Cary, N.C. This weekend many more will swim in the 2011 Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championship, 13 & over division, at Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus.

    Overall Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath was pleased with his team’s performance at the Section meet.

  • Shelby schools place in Mason-...

    In one of the biggest kickoff track & field meets in the state, the Collins and Shelby County teams started their springs a little early at the 51st annual Mason-Dixon Games.

    Louisville Central won both Class AA meets at Broadbent Arena in Louisville, but the Rockets’ boys’ and girls’ team each finished 13th, and the Titans’ boys’ squad tied for 24th-place.

  • Rockets in new races with some...

    The Shelby County track & field teams suffered substantial losses with graduation and the school split, but several key cogs return for the Rockets’ boys’ and girls’ squad. 

    First, and foremost, this year’s teams are in a new class and a new region as they drop from Class AAA, Region 4 to Class AA, Region 3.