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Today's Sports

  • Wolverines too much for Rockets

    While fans of both Shelby County and Western Hills may have turned out in droves to watch a basketball game, the contest was more reminiscent of a track meet.

    The Rockets (5-15) were content early to push the pace of the game as fast as it would go and press on defense, forcing the Wolverines (7-14) to commit mistakes for the first eight minutes of play.

  • Titans rebound, top Simon Kenton

    Despite a furious rally that saw Simon Kenton go on a 12-0 run in the final 45 seconds, the Collins boys’ basketball team was able to hold on for a 77-76 win Saturday.

    The Pioneers’ scoring run came on the heels of a trio of three-pointers with under a minute left, and included a two-pointer with no time remaining that allowed the Titans to sneak away with the victory.

    Before Simon Kenton’s furious rally, the Titans had built the game’s largest lead, 77-64, behind some hot shooting, especially behind the arc.

  • Shelby falls to Moore on Monday...

    Heading into Monday’s matchup at Moore High School, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team knew it had its work cut out for itself, but played hard despite a banged-up roster.

    Down three starters and its sixth-man, the Rockets (7-13) struggled to establish a consistent offensive attack against the Mustangs (13-4) until late in the fourth quarter as Shelby fell 43-40.

  • Rockets drop pair of games over...

    While the Shelby County boys’ basketball team entered the weekend slate on a two-game winning streak, the team would end it on a losing streak.

    Saturday’s 65-51 loss to St. Xavier was an atypical one. Despite shooting over 50 percent from the floor, the Rockets (5-14) could not find a way to outscore the Tigers.

  • Collins, Shelby honor seniors...

    Both Collins and Shelby County’s swim teams honored their outgoing seniors with a pair of top-two finishes in a meet Wednesday night at the Shelbyville Family Activity Center.

    The senior night event recognized the four girls’ swimmers from both teams, in Shelby County’s Megan Banks and Shelby Moore, and Collins’ Abbey Lanter and Samantha Harris.

    In the girls’ standings, Collins earned a first-place finish as a team with 279 points, with SCHS slotting behind the winning squad with a runner-up effort of 172.

  • Rockets top Flyers, hit 2-game...

    Although the Shelby County boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start in its 53-49 win over Franklin County on Wednesday, the team surged ahead in the final three quarters to defeat the Flyers.

    SCHS erased a nine-point first quarter with an 8-0 run to start the second quarter, to take a slim lead, 17-16. By halftime the Flyers (8-12) had regained the lead, 24-22, but the Rockets (5-12) were slowly taking the momentum.

  • Shelby routed by Anderson County

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team found itself in a 17-7 hole after one quarter of play on Tuesday night and no way to dig itself out.

    The divide between the two squads grew wider and wider as the game went on, with the Rockets failing to keep up with the high-powered Bearcats at both ends of the court, and SCHS (7-11, 0-5 district) fell 70-44 to Anderson (13-5, 5-0 district).

  • Former Shelby coach named to...

    Shelbyville-native Donnie Williams has long roamed the dugouts and baselines in the 8th Region, first as a player and later as a coach at Henry County and later at Shelby County.

    And last week Williams was recognized for a long successful career – which saw him win four regional titles in eight years as the skipper of the Rockets – by being named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Jan. 14.

  • Cochran’s buzzer-beater leads to...

    Thanks to the timely shooting of Collins’ Charlie Cochran, the team now boasts a 3-0 record this season over rival Shelby County.

    The junior forward’s three-pointer from the corner at the regulation buzzer knotted the score at 54 and sent the game to overtime. Collins would go on to ride that momentum to a 63-61 win at SCHS.

  • Collins holds off Shelby behind...

    As the buzzer sounded on Collins’ 43-38 victory of Shelby County in girls’ basketball Friday, fans might have felt like they just watched two different games.

    Collins’ Trinity’s Warfied sunk two free throws with three seconds left in the first half, sending the Titans to the locker room with a 16-14 lead.

    The game had shown very little offense to that point, with both teams struggling to finish at the rim and with outside shooting.

    But the second half was an entirely different story.