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Today's Sports

  • REGION ROUNDUP: Simon Kenton...

    STAFF REPORT

    While the Shelby County girls basketball team became one of the first teams in the 8th Region to earn a berth in next week’s regional tournament at Carroll County, other teams around the region are advancing.

    Simon Kenton, considered the regional favorite with Shelby County, earned a berth in the regional with a 58-43 win over Grant County in a 32nd District opener.

  • Collins is favorite in distrit...

    It might be frigid outside but it will be hot in the Spencer County High School gym next week when the 30th District Basketball Tournament tip off.

    The Collins boys have secured the No. 1 seeds, but there will be few easy games in what has turned out to be a very balanced district where Collins, Shelby County and Anderson County are all primed for a potentially long post-season run.

  • Shelby girls are top seed in...

    For the first time in several years Anderson County is not the overwhelming favorite to win the girls’ 30th District Basketball Tournament.

    The Bearcats are not the dominant force they have been the past five seasons, but Anderson County will is still a force to be reckoned with as the district tourney opens at Spencer County Monday.

    While Shelby County (23-5) secured the No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament, the Rockets and Bearcats split this season series, with Shelby winning at home 62-46 and losing at Anderson 36-33.

  • Cochran leads state in free...

    For Deion Cochran it’s as simple as one-two-three.

    Cochran, a 6-foot-2 senior guard for the Collins High School basketball team has led the state in free throw shooting every week of the season but one. As the season ends, he’s a scorching 90.4 percent from the line, emphasizing the “free” in free throw.

    “It’s not really anything special for me, it has always just come natural to me,” Cochran said. “I always take three dribbles, try to remember to breathe, bend my knees and shoot.”

  • Titans beat Waggener

    A win is a win, but every once in a while Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder would like to see them come a bit easier.

    Conder saw his young Titans Monday push their win streak to five with a 50-48 victory at Waggener, raising the team’s record to 16-10.

    The only problem was the Titans nearly squandered an eight-point lead in the game’s final minute.

  • Rockets beat KCD

    Smarter offense and better defense sparked the Shelby County Rockets Saturday to a come-from-behind win over Kentucky Country Day.

    The Rockets trailed, and trailed big, in the early stages of the game before re-grouping to score a 70-55 win.

    With KCD’ s Anthony Mathis holding the hot hand, the Bearcats jumped out to an early 16-point first-half lead. Mathis hit six three-pointers in the game to finish with 27 points and got KCD out quick.

    Shelby County was able to weather the Bearcats’ offensive storm and slowly got back into the game.

  • Lady Rockets fall to East

    After a strong start the Shelby County Rockets couldn’t hold on, falling, 58-51, Friday to Bullitt East.

    Just two days after upsetting No. 12 ranked Male and three days after routing Atherton, the Rockets may have run into fatigue problems, allowing the 16th ranked Chargers to pull away in the fourth quarter.

  • Titan hold off Owen County

     

    With its normal solid shooting touch missing, the Collins High School boys’ basketball team turned to defense to pace a 59-48 comeback win Thursday over Owen County.

    With Owen forcing the ball inside to 6-foot-6 star forward Carson Williams, who scored 14 points in the first half, the Titans struggled before ramping up the pressure second half and outscoring the Rebels 38-19.

  • Rockets' frontline beats...

    The Shelby County Rockets took what Western Hills gave them as they rolled to a 72-56 road win Tuesday.

    The Rockets attacked the middle of the Wolverines’ zone defense to get out to a quick 10-point lead in the first quarter and were never threatened.

    “I think we are just getting more comfortable playing against zone,” Shelby County coach Jason Couch said. “Earlier in the year we would just stand to much, now we are getting better movement and it's opening things up for us.”

  • Lady Rockets roll by Western...

    For the second game in a row depth, scoring balance and rebounding carried the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team as the Rockets rolled to a 72-53 road win over Western Hills Tuesday.

    The Rockets put four players in double figures and had several players contribute off the bench, as Shelby kept the Wolverines from ever making a serious challenge.