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Today's Sports

  • Titans have near miss, rout

    Sentinel-News Correspondent

    Coming off a near-miss in its first match, the brand new Collins boys’ lacrosse team got blitzed by Bryan Station in its home debut Monday.

    The more-experienced Defenders, who are in their third season, topped the Titans, 14-2.

  • Rockets misfire at the end

    DRY RIDGE – It was a forgettable finish for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team in its return to the 8th Region Tournament.

    The Rockets, making their first appearance in the regional in 4 years, lost an 8-point lead to Gallatin County in the final 2:12 of regulation and then the game, 78-73, in overtime Tuesday night at Grant County High School.

    “We feel like we gave one away there,” said Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers, whose team was outscored, 9-4, in the extra session. “But give them all the credit.”

  • Rockets look to add icing

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team had just finished cutting down the net after winning the 30th District Tournament last Friday night, but Rockets Coach Jason Couch was already looking ahead to this week’s 8th Region Tournament.

    “Everything we do now is icing on the cake,” Couch told his squad in the locker room after it beat Collins 65-53 in district final.  

    That’s because after starting the season 0-8 the Rockets (16-14) will go to New Castle as one of the field’s four district champs.

  • Thompson signs with Hatters

    Shelby County senior Dalton Thompson signed to play football for Stetson University on Wednesday afternoon in the high school’s library.

    Thompson, a quarterback, led the Rockets to a 6-5 record this past season, when he passed for 1,456 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 673 yards and 10 TDs in his first year as a starter under center. As a junior Thompson, who played wide receiver on offense and defensive back on defense, had 12 catches for 127 yards and one touchdown to go along with 26 tackles, two interceptions and seven blocked passes.  

  • Shelby County college athlete...

    Connor Davis & Heather Kirby

    These Shelby County High School graduates are a sophomore and freshman, respectively, on the University of Kentucky rifle team.

    Last outing:The Wildcats finished second overall in the Great America Rifle Conference Championships, which took place last weekend in Oxford, Miss. UK won the air rifle competition – beating West Virginia by 1 point – led by Davis, who scored a season-best 597. He finished fourth individually in the event. Kirby, meanwhile, scored a 584 in the air rifle.

  • Rockets title, ‘big, really big’

    A near-perfect finish helped erase four years of futility and frustration for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team Friday night.
    A 34-point fourth quarter boosted the Rockets to a 65-53 victory over crosstown-rival Collins in the 30th District Tournament final at Mike Casey Gymnasium.
    Not only was it Shelby County’s first district title since the 2009-10 season (a few months before the school split), but it was also the Rockets’ first-ever victory over the Titans.

  • Bearcats win again – but not so...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team put up a fight Friday night in the 30th District Tournament final.
    The Rockets, however, couldn’t knock out – or knock off – state heavyweight Anderson County.
    The Bearcats, the No. 3 team in the final Associated Press poll of the regular season and last year’s state runner-up, captured their sixth consecutive district title with a 57-35 triumph at Mike Casey Gymnasium.
    It wasn’t as easy as it has been in the past, though.

  • Fort 8th at state

    LOUISVILLE – Collins sophomore Ali Fort had hoped to make it to the final in at least one of her events and make a national cut time at the state swim meet.  
    She accomplished one out of two, but also made some history.
    Fort finished eighth – the highest place by a Titans female swimmer – in Saturday’s final of the 100-yard backstroke at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.  

  • Titans look to rebound

    The Collins boys’ basketball team will look to bounce back this week in the 8th Region Tournament after its first-ever loss to Shelby County in last Friday’s 30th District Tournament final.
    The Titans (24-4) take on 32nd District champ Grant County (15-13) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night in the first game of the region tourney at Henry County High School.
    Collins was good at rebounding during the regular season. The Titans won five in a row after their first loss, eight after their second and six after their third.

  • DOYLE: This new rivalry feels...

    Our universe is in apple pie order again. Wrong returns to right. Surreal reverts to real. Upside down is right side up, and forward is the motion, not reverse.

    Some of you feel it, too, because you are devotees of Shelby County Rockets basketball, and ever since that new school opened out west, well, the Rocket Pride and the history of greatness have sort of become a footnote in the bigger swings of life.