Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Karas is brightest star in the...

    In track & field you need numbers to have success.

    Collins Coach Jerry Lucas has one, and he hopes that will lead to the other this season.

    “I think by the end of the year we’ll have strong boys’ and girls’ teams,” said Lucas, who had more than 90 on his roster early last week. “A lot of them don’t have a lot of track and field experience, but we’ve got some pretty good athletes.”

  • Rebuilding year’s goals: ‘Have...

    The Shelby County girls’ tennis team returns only a twosome from among its top players on a squad that finished 17-3 last season.

    “It’s going to be different,” Rockets Coach Marc Johnson said. “I just hope the girls have fun. We’re not going to worry about wins and losses.”

    This year’s Rockets’ team will be led by Micah Broughton and Patty Dempsey, both of whom were vital members last year.

  • Young coach adds excitement for...

    What the Shelby County boys’ tennis team may lack in experience this season it will likely make up for in youthful exuberance.

    Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Bissmeyer, a 2005 graduate of St. Xavier High School, will guide the Rockets this spring.

    “We’re a young team, but we still have high expectations,” Bissmeyer said. “We’re looking to turn some heads.”

    Bissmeyer will look to senior Michael Karas to lead the way.

  • Not much experience on new team

    The Collins boys’ tennis team enters its first season with a decent-sized team, but with only a duo’s worth of experience.

    The Titans have a pair of players who have played at the high school level – juniors Hunter Purnell and Sam Rathke.

    Coach Ken Cates looks for those two to lead the way, along with a senior who has swiftly picked up the sport.

  • New team has regional hopes

    The Collins girls’ tennis team has small numbers but sizable expectations this season.

    “I expect us to be competitive if we can keep everybody healthy,” Titans Coach Judy Cates, the mother of boys’ coach Ken Cates. "I feel like we can put three pretty good courts out there and I feel like the other will improve along the way."

  • This small duck is endangered...

    The white crescent on the head behind the beak is a sure-fire identifying mark of the male Blue-Winged Teal, a duck common to the state but not so numerous.

    The female is similar to two other species of Teal that inhabit our area, with pale blue shoulder patches that are mostly hidden when swimming but are rather obvious in flight.

    They nest sporadically from the Louisville are to the southwestern portion of the state and are here from their wintering grounds around early March and into late April.

  • Titans go cold, then go home

    NEW CASTLE – The season for Collins’ boys basketball team ended Wednesday night with a multitude of missed shots.

    The Titans dug themselves an 11-point halftime hole, thanks to some gruesome shooting, on their way to a 52-49 loss to host Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    “It was an embarrassing performance on offense for sure,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.