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Today's Sports

  • Senior superlative night for...

    Nikki Simmons said she didn’t want Wednesday night to be her last game.

    So Simmons, the only senior on the Shelby County girls’ basketball team, did something about it.

    She scored 16 points – 12 in the second half – to lead the Rockets to a 58-34 victory over Collins in the 30th District Tournament semifinals at Mike Casey Gymnasium.  

  • Rockets roar back to region

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team is going back to the 8th Region Tournament.

    The Rockets earned that right with a 77-57 rout of Spencer County on Wednesday night in a 30th District Tournament semifinal at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Sophomore forward James Gordon scored a game-high 25 points, and junior forward Kemar Mason added 18 in reserve as Shelby County secured its first berth in the regional tournament since the 2009-10 season, right before the high school split.

  • Titans get well with Kidwell

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team geared its defense Tuesday night to try to stop Ralphie Stone in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    The Bearcats limited Stone, Collins’ senior forward and the 8th Region player of the year, to two field goals, but they had no answer for Brent Kidwell.

    Kidwell, a 6-foot junior point guard, scored a game-high 18 points and also had several key assists in the Titans’ 57-44 triumph at Shelby County’s Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • 2 more Collins seniors sign

    Two Collins seniors recently signed college grant-in-aids.

    Lindsey Ketcham signed to play women’s soccer at the University of the Cumberlands last Friday at the high school, and Mark Bradford signed to play football for Campbellsville University on Wednesday.

    Ketcham, who is also a standout softball player, was the Titans’ leading scorer last season after starting with a 4-goal effort in their first match. She’ll join a Patriots’ team that went 2-15 last season.

  • Shelby products continue strong...

    Shelbyville’s Antonita Slaughter scored six points to help the third-ranked University of Louisville women’s basketball team remain unbeaten at home with a 73-58 American Athletic Conference victory over Rutgers at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday.

    Slaughter, a 6-1 senior guard who graduated from Christian Academy of Louisville, hit 3 of 9 shots from the field and grabbed two rebounds in 22 minutes as Louisville improved to 17-0 at home this season.

  • Friendly competition propels...

    A little friendly competition has carried four Collins swimmers a long way.

    Juniors Alex Moon and Paulo Ribenboim and sophomores Ali Fort and Paul Cozzens will take part in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s State Swimming & Diving Championships this weekend at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    And all four readily admit that they wouldn’t be headed there – thanks to their competition with, and against, each other – without a little help from their friends.

  • Rockets’ girls try for No. 3 vs...

    Beating a team three times in one season is a difficult thing to do, most basketball coaches will tell you.

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team will try to do just that at 6 tonight, when the second-seeded Rockets host crosstown-rival Collins, seeded No. 3, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Rockets swept the Titans in two meetings during the regular season, winning, 49-28, Dec. 13 at Casey Gym and, 40-26, Feb. 8 at Collins.

  • Hot-shooting finishes for...

    The Collins and Shelby County boys’ basketball teams both ended their regular seasons on high notes Friday night.

    The Titans topped visiting John Hardin, 63-48, on their Senior Night, and the Rockets outlasted Gallatin County, 55-48, in Warsaw.

     

    Collins 63, John Hardin 48

    The host Titans shot 53.3 percent from the field, including 55.6 percent in the second half, as they won their fifth consecutive game and their 13th in their last 14 to finish 23-3.

  • Rockets' streak stopped

    In an effort to prepare for the postseason Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers put some formidable foes at the tail end of his team’s regular-season schedule.

    He got exactly what he wanted and then some Tuesday night, as host Scott County ended the Rockets’ 5-game winning streak with a 71-51 victory in Georgetown.

    “We didn’t play well, and they are too good for us not to play well,” Sowers said. “Not a lot I can say, but I wanted a couple tough opponents before districts, and it looks like I got it.”

  • Colts’ run too much

    Before Shelby County took the court against DeSales on Tuesday night, Coach Jason Couch said he knew it would be difficult for his Rockets to come away with a victory on Senior Night.

    “DeSales plays in one of the toughest districts in the state, and they have a lot of length and some really good players and are also very well-coached,” Couch said. “We are going to have to be efficient on offense and close out on their shooters. We can’t give them open shots.”