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Today's Sports

  • Rockets beat Spencer in 3...

    All the experiences Michael Ewing has gone through the past three seasons paid off big Tuesday for the Shelby County Rockets in a triple overtime 46-43 win over Spencer County Tuesday.

    Ewing, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, was the key to the Rockets’ win with his scoring, defense, ball handling and most importantly, steady presence on the floor after seniors Malik Manica and John Darrell Hatter had fouled out.

  • Collins girls win two close ones

    Taking the old adage ‘If there’s a will, there’s  way,’ to heart, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team picked up a pair of two-point wins over the weekend.

    “The kids are getting this find-a-way-to-win attitude about them,” Collins coach Sean Pigman said. “I think in both games, in 64 minutes of basketball, we actually had the lead about a grand total of 40 seconds.”

  • Rockets blow by Mustangs with...

    Shelby County is hitting its stride at the right time while North Oldham is still searching for energy and effort.

    The Rockets got off to a hot start and held off a second half rally from the Mustangs in a 69-57 victory on the road Thursday night.

    “We really played an almost flawless first half,” Shelby County coach Jason Couch said. “We had only one turnover in the first half and hit some shots. We also did a very good job of changing our defenses and got them out of rhythm.”

  • Collins beats Harrison County

    The big stage may have just given the Titans the boost they needed as Collins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 45-42 win over Harrison County Saturday at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    The Titans controlled most of the game but Harrison County managed a couple of late 3-pointers to close the final margin.

  • Shelby's Zoey Holland...

    Shelby County freshman Zoey Holland has a lot of things going for her as a basketball player but the most important may be a wisdom beyond her years in dealing with the Rockets’ sometime volatile coach – her father Jason.

    “It’s interesting sometimes,” she said. “I have just learned to say yes sir and go on. I don’t argue, I’m not going to win and he knows what he’s doing.”

  • Fort forging career in swimming

    Every time Ali Fort gets in the water she could be making history in more ways than one.

    Fort, a Collins High School senior, is in contention to become the first Titans’ swimmer to bring home state honors and possibly a state title as a competitor in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. She had Collins’ highest finish last year when she took seventh in the state in the backstroke and is ranked in the top five again this year.

  • Ring-necked duck was in Shelby...

    The Ring-necked Duck is a migrating visitor to Kentucky and sometimes is fairly common in the winter, especially west of the Cumberland Plateau.

    They are commonly seen from November-March on the Ohio River, Ballard Wildlife Management Area, Swan Lake, Lake Pewee, Lake Barkley and McElroy Lake. As a matter of fact the Ring-necked Duck was seen in Shelby County during the annual Christmas Bird Count that occurred between Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan. 5, 2015.

  • Sanderling is a frequent...

    The Sanderling is more commonly seen in Kentucky during the autumn migration than the spring migration. You see it mostly along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers but they regularly occur at all of the commonwealth’s better shore bird areas again especially in autumn as early as July 12 and as late as Nov. 17.

  • Lady Rockets roll by Moore

    After the snow kept them out of the gym for three days the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team shook a little rust off Monday with a 66-22 win over Louisville Moore.

    With the frontline combining for 43 points, the Rockets (17-3) took control of the game early and then used their defense to limit the Mustangs to just 8 second half points en route to getting a running clock in the final quarter.

  • Lady Rockets hammer Spencer

    The Shelby County High School girl’s basketball team beat their opponent, beat the storm and kept their No. 1 seed in the district tournament hopes alive with a 56-39 drubbing of Spencer County Thursday.

    “We just wanted to get the game in and not get it pushed back,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “It really had no implication on the seeding once we won. It does keep our chances alive of being the top seed if Collins can upset Anderson County Friday.”