Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • SCHS girls golf team wins tourney

    Shelby County High School’s girls golf team won its fourth tournament of the year this past Saturday in Fort Knox.

    The Rockets shot 333 to beat strong state rivals Green County (335) and Sacred Heart Academy (345). Michaela Manley tied for fourth place overall, shooting 80.  

  • Sports Digest: Aug. 25, 2010

    Boys golf: Showdown Thursday

    Collins and Shelby County tuned up for Thursday’s 5 p.m. showdown at Weissinger Hills with dual matches on Monday.

    Collins defeated host Franklin County, 161-167, in a 9-hole match at Juniper Hills on Monday. The Titans were led by junior Conor Doyle, who shot 1-over-par 36, The JV team also won, 171-201, behind freshman Michael Troutman, who shot 38.

  • Collins gets first win in first...

    One game, one win.

    That's all it took for the Collins football team to get this first historical season underway. The Titans never trailed in a 48-16 whipping of visiting Sheldon Clark.

    In fact, the Titans came out of the gates so fast, that after winning the coin toss, they forced Sheldon Clark into a fourth-and-13 situation,and then scored on their very first offensive play.

    Quarterback Branden Cresap hit Tavis Elzy for a 49-yard TD on the first offensive play in team history.

  • Volleyball: Collins squeezes...

    The latest installment of the Shelby County versus Collins rivalry was a long volleyball struggle at Collins on Monday night.

    The Titans won the match in three games, but the middle game set some early standards for the competitiveness of the teams.

    After Collins won the first game, 25-18, the Rockets rallied late in the second game and came from behind to win, 30-28.