Today's Sports

  • First Person: Murphy brings 18...

    Terry Murphy is the girls’ soccer coach for Martha Layne Collins High School. Murphy, 59, was hired as a paraprofessional. He is a graduate of Shelbyville High School and a longtime soccer coach from the recreation to travel levels and all ages. He has five children.

    On getting into coaching:

  • SCHS hires boys' soccer...

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  • Sports Digest: Aug. 28, 2010

     Volleyball: Collins wins at Scott

    Collins overcame what Coach Abbey Buchert called a “sloppy” performance to beat host Scott County, 2-1, Tuesday. The Titans won close first game, 25-22 and, after losing 25-17, took the decisive third, 25-20.

  • Boys soccer: SCHS falls to South...

    Shelby County’s boys soccer team lost its third consecutive match Tuesday evening, falling to district rival South Oldham High School, 10-0.

    The game was called around the 16-minute mark of the second half, when the Dragons scored their 10th goal, and the officials enacted the mercy rule.

    “Our inexperience shows all over the field,” SCHS Coach Dale Armistead said. “But, they’re learning, and they’ve never quit. They have played to the final whistle every game.  

  • EARLIER: Sports teams adjust...

    The extreme heat of the summer means coaches are being extra vigilant to keep their athletes safe, and with good reason – six Rowan County football players were taken to the emergency room and treated for minor heat exhaustion Wednesday morning.

    In Shelby County, Wednesday’s near-record highs meant several adjustments for sports teams.

  • Nelson County spoils Rockets...

    A polished Nelson County High School football team rambled for eight touchdowns Friday night, including two on punt returns from slashing runner Quentin Brooks, to spoil the season opener of a game, but inexperienced, Shelby County squad, 54-27, at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Brooks, who finished with 267 all-purpose yards (113 rushing, 154 on returns), joined quarterback Daniel Mudd by scoring three touchdowns apiece for the Cardinals (1-0), who feature 26 seniors. Blake Martin added 118 yards rushing as Nelson County rolled up 385 yards on the ground.

  • Football season begins this...

    When the Rockets and Collins football teams take the field this Friday and Saturday, respectively, they’ll each be trying to set foster an identity in their first games in a two-school county.

    They both, of course, want to start with Ws, but its more than that. There’s a lot of excitement and expectations surrounding both teams.

    “We want to set the tone, not only for our football team, but our school as well,” Rocket Coach Todd Shipley said.

  • Sports Digest: August 13, 2010

    Titans volleyball tops Henry County

    Collins defeated district foe Henry County, 25-12, 25-21, on Wednesday in their first regular-season match.

    “We came out aggressive and really attacked on offense,” Titan Coach Abbey Buchert said. “We wanted to set the tone for the season last night, and deliver a message to the district. The Titans are here to compete and are enthusiastic about this season’s possibilities.”

  • Girls golf: Rockets win own...

    The Rockets girls’ golfers may not have been pleased with their individual performances Saturday, but they were happy to walk away with a team victory against top state teams Sacred Heart, Green County and Franklin County.

    SCHS won its Lady Rocket Classic at Weissinger Hills with a team score of 318, which was 13 strokes ahead of second-place Franklin.

    “We can only get better from here to state,” SCHS junior Shannon Harover said, “because all these teams are going to be at state.”

  • Sports Digest: August 18, 2010

    SCHS girls golf: Tourney split

    SCHS won the Paducah Tilghman Invitational Saturday in what was a very long, very hot 18-hole tournament. The tournament took 11 hours to play because of heat delays.

    The Rockets shot a season-high team score of 334 to defeat second-place Lone Oak (337) and St. Mary’s (358). Michaela Manley, Shannon Harover and Madison Thomas each shot  83. Jordan Webb shot 85, and Lilly Young shot 96.