Today's Sports

  • Young grabs lead at Oxmoor...

    Shelby County High School’s Lilly Young is closing her summer tourney play strong as she holds a five-shot lead in the Trusted Choice Big I state qualifying tourney at Oxmoor Country Club.

    Young, who will be a junior at Shelby County this fall, closed the first day with a  two-under 34 on the back nine to fire an even par 72 for 18 holes.

    She leads Kie Purdom, a recent graduate of  Lexington Henry Clay, who came in with a 77.

  • Cochran hoping summer work pays...

    Like a lot athletes around the country Deion Cochran is starting all over.

    Cochran, a recently graduated senior from Collins High School, will go from the top of he heap in his senior season in basketball to another new freshman on the team at Asbury University.

    With that in mind, Cochran has had a busy summer trying to get ready.

    “Besides getting a lot of shots off I go jogging every other day,” Cochran said. “I have been really focusing on weight lifting, I know I need to get bigger.”

  • Local athletes prepping for...

    Lawson Page put in a lot of hard work last year.

    He’s doing the same thing this year and is just a little bit smarter about.

    Perhaps borrowing from the old adage of being a little bit older and a little bit wiser, Page, a 2013 graduate of Collins High School will enter his second fall as a Morehead State University football player with a bit more knowledge of what it’s going to take to be successful.

  • White Ibis helps renew its...

    The White Ibis is an extremely rare summer visitor with only fourteen sightings from central to western Kentucky in July, August and September.

  • Fields getting new surface

    In an effort to give their playing fields a fighting chance to stand up to heavy use and give youth in the county a chance to play more sports on them, the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department is switching two of its soccer fields to Northern Bermuda grass.

    “We waited until the end of the spring soccer season so we would be off of the fields for six weeks,” assistant parks director Jeff Long said. “We had it power-seeded last week. Now we are just hoping for some 90 degree weather so it will take off.”

  • Bruner enjoying big summer

    Kam Bruner is carrying a big stick this summer and it’s not talking softly.

    Bruner, a 2013 Shelby County High School graduate, is spending his summer playing baseball for the Sterling xpress in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League in Northeastern Colorado.

    Bruner, who plays for Spalding University during the college season, got the chance through his college coach.

  • Hunter wins co-angler of the year

    Like the baseball player he once was, John Hunter really didn’t want to know where he stood in the FLW Co-Angler off the Year standings.

    Hunter, a Shelbyville resident, won the Co-Angler of the Year trophy last week with a 16th place finish at a tournament on the Potomac River in Maryland.

    “Yes, it’s a lot like the pitcher and a no-hitter,” Hunter said. “I knew I had been one or two all year long. I always had people telling me where I was and I always wanted to tell them not to tell me.

  • Titans adapting to new roles

    After a summer of adjusting to new roles, it could be a different look Collins boys’ basketball team next year.

    The Titans, who won the school’s first 8th Region title this season, must replace several key seniors including point guard Brent Kidwell and swingman Deion Cochran.

    “Record wise, we didn’t have what we would consider a great summer but neither did last year’s team,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “We did have a really good summer in terms of how a lot of our kids grew as players.”

  • KSR brings show to Shelbyville

    Kentucky Sports Radio brought its travelling show to Shelbyville Monday and the Big Blue Nation turned out in droves.  

    With 147 die-hard University of Kentucky sports fans signing up for a drawing for free UK football and NASCAR tickets the event will likely be one of the best attended in the 41 city tour KSR is undertaking this summer.

    “This will definitely be a top 10 turnout,” KSR host and founder Matt Jones said. “To get this many people out on a Monday morning is really something.”

  • The handsome Brewer’s Blackbird

    The Brewer’s Blackbird is considered to be the most handsome of all the blackbirds.

    My photograph shows the violet-purple near the head and the yellow eye of this male Brewer’s Blackbird. It is a rare transient and extremely rare winter visitor in Kentucky. However, it has been seen in Bourbon, Boyle, Fayette, and Mercer County, south to Wayne County, and then toward western Kentucky in Fulton County.