Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Wells has another big game for...

    Aaliyah Wells, a 2013 Collins High School graduate and a freshman wing for the Morehead State women’s basketball team, matched her season-high in the Eagles’ 69-66 overtime loss at Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky last Saturday.

  • A gift that means life

    When University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari speaks, Big Blue Nation listens.

    But more than his rants and ruminations on Nerlens Noel, Kyle Wiltjer, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress, there is one thing in particular that I hope BBN is hearing and paying attention to these days, it’s Cal’s radio commercial about organ donation.

  • Tinsley 'excited' to...

    Shelbyville native and former major-league baseball player Lee Tinsley has a new job a month after getting a new job.

    Tinsley, a Shelby County High School graduate and former standout with the Rockets who in late December was named the manager of the Ogden (Utah) Raptors, a rookie league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been hired as an assistant hitting coach with the Cincinnati Reds.

    Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty announced the hiring Thursday morning at the Reds Caravan kickoff.

  • A.J. Slaughter having an all-...

    Things are going well for A.J. Slaughter. Very well.

    Slaughter, a former Shelby County High School star and Western Kentucky University standout, is enjoying the best season of his brief professional basketball career, showing out for Chalon, a team in France’s Pro-A league, in his fourth year of playing pro ball overseas.

    “Yes, I feel like this has been my best season production-wise,” Slaughter said from France, via Facebook message, earlier this week.

    And produce he has.

  • 10 questions for Chris Shuck

    Collins senior Chris Shuck was a standout on the boys’ soccer team this past season and for the past couple of years.

  • Stone coming into his own

    A new basketball season has brought about a new and improved Ralphie Stone for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    Stone, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, is a big reason why the Titans are off to the best start in their brief history – 11-2 heading into tonight’s 30th District showdown against Anderson County – after losing three starters, including the 8th Region Player of the Year, Dez Marshall, from last season’s squad.

  • Pro golf tourney coming to...

    The National Golf Association Pro Tour is coming to Shelbyville, and it’s in large part because of hometown boy Brandon Brown.

    The NGA’s Pro Tour, which bills itself as “the number one developmental tour in the United States,” has a stop at the Shelbyville Country Club on its recently released 2014 schedule. The event will be played May 19-25.   

  • Collins football team wins its...

    BOWLING GREEN – As the final horn sounded the Collins High School football team shrugged off the freezing temperatures Saturday night for a madcap celebration of their 37-34 victory over venerable Fort Thomas Highlands that delivered the school’s first KHSAA Class AAAA State Football Championship.

    But just a few seconds before that, this entire celebratory scene hung precariously as the football gods seemingly had turned their backs on these scrappy underdogs from Shelbyville, the game seeming to unravel on one call by the officials.

  • Karas breaks record to win 3rd...

    LEXINGTON – Three down, three to go for Gabby Karas.

    Karas, a freshman at Collins High School, won her third consecutive Class AA state cross-country title Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    And once again Karas, whose goal is to capture three more state championships in her final three years of high school, did it in record fashion, breaking her own course record by crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 39.04 seconds.