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Today's Sports

  • Spencer outruns Shelby in...

    For the first three quarters of action, Tuesday night’s matchup between Shelby County boys’ basketball and Spencer County was tight. But by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, the Bears had found a way to break the Rockets’ press and hand Shelby the 72-57 loss.

    Spencer (17-7, 2-1 district) jumped out to a hot start from the field against SCHS (5-20, 0-5) and pulled out to 12-point lead over the Rockets.

  • Lots of questions remain for...

    With the regular season wrapping up and the 30th District Tournament rapidly approaching, both the boys’ and girls’ teams from Collins and Shelby County high schools will be looking to push through the opening rounds of district and advance to region play.

    In the realm of girls’ hoops, both teams have had up-and-down seasons, sometimes due to unfortunate scheduling.

    The Shelby team led by point guard Zephy Gray and center Amie Conley has been a success, as the Rockets have found their footing late in the season.

  • Federle sinks CAL on buzzer-...

    With 4.5 seconds left in regulation and down 66-65 against Christian Academy-Louisville, the Collins girls’ basketball team needed to drive the entire length of the floor and score.

    Titans’ freshman point guard Olivia Federle was more than happy to oblige.

    Federle collected the inbound pass from underneath the Collins (16-11) basket, and raced coast-to-coast, weaving her way through four Centurion players. CAL, which did not have a foul to give without putting Federle on the free throw line for the win, could only watch.

  • Iceman returns to coach SCHS...

    With girls’ golf coach Melissa Young moving on following the conclusion of the 2016 season, Shelby County High School is turning to a familiar face to lead the team in the fall.

    Candice Wiley Iceman should be someone Rocket fans immediately recognize. Iceman began playing varsity golf for Shelby County at the age of 13, and played until her graduation from SCHS in 2009.

    Shelby County athletic director Charlotte Marshall reached out to the coach at the end of last year, asking if Iceman had interest in the position.

  • Cochran stands tall inside and...

    While normally reserved for baseball players, the term five-tool player seems to fit Collins’ forward Charlie Cochran’s game to a tee.

    With no holes in his game, Cochran is as comfortable driving the lane as he is spotting up for a three and dropping down to guard the perimeter or going high to swat a shot.

    Cochran, a senior leader for the Titans, has a style that could be hard to comprehend for those who prefer to pour advanced analytics rather than watching games in real time.

  • Shelby’s own Splash Brothers

    Not every team can have two leaders.

    Sometimes it is just a clash of personalities, or the natural competitiveness that comes with sports that splits leadership roles.

    Luckily for the Shelby County’s boys’ swim team, it has two leaders that could not be closer, in sophomore Logan Kessinger and junior Sean Gilpatrick.

    The pair are coming off of a 2015 season in which they both qualified for the state meet, and are looking to go even further with the postseason rapidly approaching.

  • Shelby buries Bullitt from...

    When opponents give the Shelby County girls’ basketball team space to shoot, the Rockets can be incredibly difficult to beat.

    Bullitt Central (6-18) found that lesson out the hard way, as the Rockets drilled 10 shots from three-point range to hammer the Cougars 60-21 on Saturday afternoon.

    Following a tough shooting night in its previous game against Owen County, SCHS could not miss from both outside the arc, or from anywhere else on the court.

  • Rockets fall at Central Hardin

    The Rockets found ways over, around and through the Central Hardin defense in the first half, but changes after halftime brought Shelby County’s offense to screeching stop and ended in a 55-39 loss.

    At the end of the second quarter, the Rockets (5-19) were clinging to a 3-point, 23-20, lead behind the playmaking ability of point guard Kyion Stone.

  • Deep-shooting Male holds off...

    A pair of cold streaks on both ends of the floor during the first and third quarters squandered an otherwise solid performance in Collins 65-59 loss at Male Tuesday.

    Halfway through the first quarter, the Bulldogs (10-9) started to get hot, which left the Titans (17-7) struggling to adjust.

    “On the scouting report coming into this game, only one of their guys was shooting at a good percentage for the year,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “Some of their guys just hit some game-changing shots.”

  • Frankfort edges out Shelby on...

    A costly turnover late ended Shelby County’s comeback bid Tuesday, as Frankfort handed Shelby County its 18th loss of the season, 81-76.

    SCHS (5-18) found itself down 75-72 with 49 seconds remaining in regulation with an opportunity to tie the game.
    But a forced turnover by the Panthers (7-17) took the wind out of the Rockets’ sails and sent Shelby home with another loss.