Today's Sports

  • Basketball games called off

    The snowy weather Tuesday caused changes in the basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night involving Collins and Shelby County High Schools.

    Collins' boys game against Casey County has been rescheduled for Saturday evening, with the JV game starting at 6 and the varsity at 7:30.

  • Sloppy Titans (32 turnovers)...

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team earned itself some homework Tuesday night.

    Titans Coach Phillip Conder said his team would get some after turning the basketball over 32 times in a 40-21 loss at South Oldham, one of the favorites in the 8th Region.

  • Rockets flame out again early

    Things are starting to look a lot like Bill Murray’s life from the movie Groundhog Day for Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons.

    It’s the same story game-after-game.

    It was another rerun for the Rockets on Tuesday night as they trailed 20-9 after the first quarter on their way to an 80-61 loss at Western Hills.

    “Same old song and dance; we can’t start,” first-year Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “Once we get started we’re alright.”

  • Masters swimming makes splash in...

    Susan Howell is up well before the sun on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, usually around 4:30.

    She has some coffee, watches the news on television, then hits the swimming pool.

    But she isn’t the only one. Howell is one of 13 members of the Clear Creek Masters Swim Team, which practices at 5:30 those mornings, as well as at 8 a.m. Sundays, at Clear Creek’s Family Activity Center.

  • She runs the Rockets

    When a basketball player has a great game, sometimes it’s said that he or she did everything but deliver water to their teammates.

    In the case of Shelby County senior Brittany Robinson, it’s the other way around. She does everything but score points for the Rockets’ girls’ basketball team.

    “We don’t have any all-state players right now, but we have an all-state manager,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

    Robinson is in her fourth year as a student manager for the Rockets.

  • Bad start, bad finish for Rockets

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County girls’ basketball team won the middle, but lost the start, the finish and the game on Monday night. 

    The Rockets were outscored, 31-8, in the first and fourth quarters by host Spencer County but outscored the Bears, 19-13, in the second and third periods on their way to a 44-27 setback in one of their most winnable games of the season.

    “We competed for four quarters against a district team, that’s all you can ask for,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • Disastrous starts again scuttles...

    A disastrous start sunk the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Wednesday.

    The host Rockets were outscored by Owen County, 31-0, in the first quarter on their way to a 61-20 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

  • The first victory is a sweet one


    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday night.

    The host Rockets topped Harlan, 59-48, in the first round of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational being played at Mike Casey Gymnasium to end their season-starting, 10-game losing streak.  

    “We got the monkey off our back,” first-year Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “I’m happy for the kids. They worked hard and deserve this. I’m glad for them.” 

  • Late misses, miscues doom Titans

    The Collins boys’ basketball team ran out of homecourt magic Wednesday night.

    The Titans won their first eight games in their new home – including a double-overtime thriller last week – before falling to Muhlenberg County, 51-46, in the semifinals of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational.

    Collins (8-4), which faced Shelby County on Thursday afternoon in the third-place game, had a chance to advance to the tournament’s championship game but just couldn’t overcome the Mustangs (9-2), the defending 3rd Region champs.

  • Second half dooms Titans

    Frigid shooting and a torrent of turnovers were too much for the Collins girls’ basketball team to overcome Tuesday night.

    The host Titans were outscored, 28-16, in the second half in their 45-33 loss to Danville in the first round of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

    “We didn’t play hard coming out in the second half,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team was tied with the Admirals 17-all at intermission. “We’ve got to want to go win the game and tonight I don’t think we wanted to go win the game.