Today's Sports

  • Titans adapting to new roles

    After a summer of adjusting to new roles, it could be a different look Collins boys’ basketball team next year.

    The Titans, who won the school’s first 8th Region title this season, must replace several key seniors including point guard Brent Kidwell and swingman Deion Cochran.

    “Record wise, we didn’t have what we would consider a great summer but neither did last year’s team,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “We did have a really good summer in terms of how a lot of our kids grew as players.”

  • KSR brings show to Shelbyville

    Kentucky Sports Radio brought its travelling show to Shelbyville Monday and the Big Blue Nation turned out in droves.  

    With 147 die-hard University of Kentucky sports fans signing up for a drawing for free UK football and NASCAR tickets the event will likely be one of the best attended in the 41 city tour KSR is undertaking this summer.

    “This will definitely be a top 10 turnout,” KSR host and founder Matt Jones said. “To get this many people out on a Monday morning is really something.”

  • The handsome Brewer’s Blackbird

    The Brewer’s Blackbird is considered to be the most handsome of all the blackbirds.

    My photograph shows the violet-purple near the head and the yellow eye of this male Brewer’s Blackbird. It is a rare transient and extremely rare winter visitor in Kentucky. However, it has been seen in Bourbon, Boyle, Fayette, and Mercer County, south to Wayne County, and then toward western Kentucky in Fulton County.

  • Junior PGA program draws good...

    With 36 kids participating the Shelbyville Junior PGA League is bringing golf to a whole new generation of Shelby County.

    “We’ve got kids out from as young as six to 13-years-old,” League director Derrick Griffitts said. “The program is actually more geared toward kids ages nine to 13 but we had so much interest in it with the younger ones we wanted to get them out there with a club in their hands.”

  • Post 37 scores comeback win

    Overcoming a slow start the American Legion Post 37 team scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Madison Post 9 Tuesday.

    “We just kind of played well enough to win,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t do anything special, but did enough good things to win.”

    With starting pitcher Dallas Kubler struggling with his control early, Post 37 fell behind 3-0 in the first three innings as Madison scored two unearned runs.

  • Shelby boys hoops has strong...

    There were bodies on the floor, guys on the bench cheering and it was just a summer league game.

    That type of play, and reaction, has been the norm for the Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team as the Rockets completed early summer play at a tournament at St. Xavier this week.

  • Sean Pigman will coach Collins...

    Collins High School girls’ basketball fans can expect a fast-paced, push the ball on offense and aggressive defense next season when the Titans take the floor.

    The school announced Wednesday it had hired Sean Pigman as the new head coach to replace Phillip Conder. Pigman comes to Collins after spending the last eight years as an assistant coach and athletic director with the high-powered Mercer County program.

  • Shelby volleyball goes through...

    It’s always interesting to watch a “new’ coach come into any athletic program and observe how they try to bring their personal stamp to the team.

    With Shelby County volleyball coach Kristen Worthington, the move started this spring as the Rockets prepare for the upcoming fall season.

  • Locals help East teams to sweep

    Despite the abnormal up-and-down frenzy of an all-star game, each of the three local girls’ players in Saturday’s East-West basketball game utilized their normal skill set to help their East beat the West 71-69.

    Shelby County’s Justus Martin and Madison Todd and Collins’ Whitney Pullen all made significant contributions to their team’s win, in a game that pitted the top players from the Seventh/Eighth Regions against the best from the Fifth/Sixth Regions Saturday at Bellarmine University.

  • Thomas invited to play at...

    It’s been a little bit of a laid back summer for Madison Thomas, but things are about to pick up.

    Thomas, who recently graduated from Shelby County High School, won the Kentucky state high school golf title this fall has received an invitation to play in the prestigious North-South Junior Tournament at fabled Pinehurst Golf Club in North Carolina July 6-9.

    The tournament features the top 90 junior golfers in America.