Today's Sports

  • Rockets (1 FG) go down easily

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team didn’t show its basket much love Saturday in the Duke’s Sporting Goods Valentine’s Shootout.

    The Rockets were held to just one field goal on their way to a season-low point total in their 70-9 loss to host John Hardin.

    “Pretty dismal performance,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said. “We missed some very easy shots early on, then I think frustration set in, and a lot of our ladies just quit looking to score.”

  • 30th District Tournament...

    Here is the schedule for the 30th District boys' and girls' basketball tournaments, which will be held at Spencer County the week of Feb. 20, as decided today at the meeting of the schools' athletic directors:

    Monday, Feb. 21

    GIRLS - (4) Shelby County vs. (5) Eminence, 6 p.m.

     BOYS - (4) Anderson County vs. (5) Eminence, 7:45 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 22

    GIRLS - (1) Anderson County vs. Shelby-Eminence winner, 6 p.m.

  • 4th-quarter shutout launches...

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Curtis Turley calls his team’s defense its “bread and butter.”

    Well, Wednesday night the Titans laid it on thick and smooth, especially in the fourth quarter, in their 56-49, overtime victory over visiting Fairdale.

    Collins, which trailed by 10 points entering the final period of regulation, used its 1-3-1 half-court trap to hold the Bulldogs scoreless in the fourth quarter and to just five points in overtime.

  • A strong salve for old wounds

    If the South Oldham girls’ basketball team had any lingering frustrations from a first-round loss to Shelby County in last season’s 8th Region Tournament, the Dragons likely alleviated those Tuesday.

    South Oldham routed the visiting Rockets, 80-12.

    The Dragons (16-5), one of the frontrunners in the 8th Region this season, outscored Shelby, 19-0, in the first quarter, 26-1 in the third and 18-0 in the fourth on their way to their second-highest point total of the season.

  • Technically, Rockets earn...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knew, that because of the 30th District’s odd tiebreaker, the Rockets would be the third-seeded team in the upcoming district tourney even before their game at Spencer County on Tuesday night.

    But he didn’t care. He wanted to win, and win some respect.

    He had to settle for 1 out of 2.

    The Bears (18-5, 4-0) capped off their perfect district campaign with a 61-56 victory over stubborn Shelby in front of a standing-room only crowd at their gym.

  • Collins, SCHS hope to contend

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams will hit the water this weekend with State dreams.

    The Titans and Rockets will compete in the Region 3 meet beginning at 12:30 p.m. today, and continuing around 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodford County High School.

    “There’s no reason we can’t have multiple people going to State and multiple relays, they’ve just got to perform,” said J.P. LaVertu, who coaches both teams.

  • West wins conference tourney

    The West Middle School boys’ basketball team recently capped off a fine season in fine fashion.

    The Warriors won the Mid-Bluegrass Conference Tournament by beating rival East Middle in the semifinals and North Oldham, to avenge an earlier loss, in the finals.

    “It was a whole group effort winning the tournament,” West Coach Tim Pardee said.

    Mark Sorrells, E.J. Burk and Deon Cochran each made the all-tournament team for West, which hosted the tourney.

  • Titans snap 5-game losing streak

    The Collins boys’ basketball team got a much-needed victory Friday night.

    The Titans topped host Central Hardin, 49-45, to end their 5-game losing streak.

    “Any win is a big win, especially on the road, but it was a big win because we‘ve been struggling a little bit,” said Collins Coach Curtis Turley, whose team’s last victory came Jan. 15 against Casey County. “It was a good one for the guys. It was good to see them back and encouraged and having fun.”

  • ‘Not ready’ Rockets have a come...

    Just call it The Hangover.

    Coming off back-to-back 30th District victories, including a buzzer-beating thriller at Anderson County, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team fell at Boyle County, 63-41, Friday night.

    “We just weren’t ready…we were still In Anderson County,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “Talent-wise, we matched up pretty good against them, but we’re not mature enough to come back back-to-back like that.

  • A punch ‘in the mouth’ for Titans

    The Franklin County girls’ basketball team may have had a little payback on its mind Thursday night.

    The Flyers flew out to a good start, up, 24-11, at the end of the first quarter, on their way to a 60-39 victory over visiting Collins in Frankfort.

    “It was a tough game,” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “We played a team that came down here [Shelby County] last year and got upset when they were number 12 in the state. I’m pretty sure Coach [Joey] Thacker reminded them of that before the game.”