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Today's Sports

  • Karas takes ninth in national...

    Probably the toughest thing Gabby Karas had to do in the postseason was stand-up in front of her Collins High School classmates and speak at an assembly honoring her state cross country title and performances in a pair of national races.

    The running part, Karas has down pat.

    Karas, the winner of the past four 2A state titles, was honored along with a slate of academic achievers at Collins Tuesday fresh off a ninth-place finish in the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego.

  • Lady Rockets come back to beat...

    Nobody eating their hot dog or popcorn caught a pass from Katie Hudgens Friday.

    Hudgens, a senior point guard for Shelby County may be grasping the role coach Jason Holland has envisioned for her as she led Shelby to a 55-40 win over cross-town rival Collins Friday.

    “Coach always tells us not to throw it to the people in the stands eating their hot dog or their popcorn but to throw it to each other,” Hudgens said. “I think we played two really good teams the first two games, and we made too many mistakes. Tonight we didn’t do that.”

  • Scholarship will honor Wileys

    For 35 years Jim Wiley taught young men in Shelby County baseball and life lessons as the coach of the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion Baseball team.

    And even now as he’s stepping down as coach Wiley will be able to help continue that education and hopefully their baseball careers thanks to a scholarship endowed in his and his wife’s name.

    The Jim and Mary Jo Wiley Scholarship Foundation was unveiled Sunday at a banquet honoring the 2014 American Legion Post 37 state championship team and Wiley, who is retiring as the team’s head coach.

  • Cochran leads Rockets by CAL

    Keenan Cochran found the holes and Christian Academy paid for it.

    Cochran, a 6-foot-3 senior forward for Shelby County, scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Rockets to a 79-70 win over the Centurions Tuesday.

    “Honestly I was just trying to find the holes in their defense and then take advantage of it,” Cochran said. “One of the big keys for our offense was our defense and we got a lot of good shots off that.”

  • Rockets beat Mercer County

    Kyler Dugle may need to re-think his role.

    For a guy who just wanted to get some rebounds and play good defense, Dugle a 5-foot-11 senior guard did that and scored 19 points to help Shelby County to an opening game 70-62 win over Mercer County Tuesday.

    “I’ve never really been a scoring threat or go-to guy,” Dugle said. “I just want to get some rebounds and be a defensive stopper on the other team’s best player to help us. The scoring was icing on the cake.”

  • Collins comes back to beat...

    Trailing through most of the game, the Collins boys’ basketball team staged a late run to upend host Gallatin County 63-58 Tuesday.

    The Titans trailed Gallatin by 10 points in the third quarter before Collins was able to close the period with a 5-0 scoring run. Collins quickly tied the game in the fourth quarter and went on to control the period outscoring Gallatin County 24-14 to take win

  • Collins lookibng to improve

    Over the past couple seasons it’s been one improving step at a time for the Collins High School girls’ basketball program.

    With three starters back, a corps of young talent and a little more depth, this may be the year that sees the Titans take a big step in competing in the 8th Region after finishing 7-18 last year.

  • Shelby girls picked to win region

    Big, experienced and, above all else, talented the Shelby County girls basketball team has emerged as the favorite to win the 8th Region this year.

    The Rockets have been voted as the region’s best team in every preseason poll conducted this year.

    “We could have a very special team,” first year Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “There is a very good mix of talent and most important, experience on this team.”

  • Thomas signs with Memphis

     

    Shelby County senior Madison Thomas has never been one to back down from a challenge and she did not change that in her choice of a college.

    Thomas, the reigning Kentucky State High School golf champion, signed last week to play at the University of Memphis.

    “It will be a lot different going to a big city from Shelby County,” Thomas said. “It will be good for me. I will be able to get out of my comfort zone.  I think it will be good for me.”

  • Shelby football will have...

    A play here and a play there and the Shelby County Rockets’ football team could easily have been 8-3 instead of 3-8 in a season that was sometimes maddening for the players and staff.

    “That was the most frustrating thing for the players and the coaches,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “We had our chances and fell just short. We would get ourselves in the right spot, and then it just didn’t seem to work out.”