Today's Sports

  • Atherton tops Rockets at...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball fell behind early in its Wednesday matchup with Atherton, and ended up taking a 63-58 loss at the hands of the Rebels in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets (2-8) were forced to play from behind for most of the contest, but almost mounted a late comeback against Atherton (4-6) in the narrow loss.

  • Shelby drops pair to Ballard,...

    Playing two games in one day is tough, but competing in eight quarters of basketball over the course of three hours is daunting. The Shelby County girls’ basketball team did just that on Thursday afternoon, playing Russell County and Ballard in back-to-back games and falling short in both.

    Ballard 76, Shelby County 49

    The Rockets held steady for as long as it could in the second game of a doubleheader before the floodgates opened in the second half and ended in a blowout win for Ballard.

  • Titans split Thursday slate of...

    With several players still nursing injuries for Collins girls’ basketball, the team split its Thursday slate of games against Carroll County and Grayson County as a part of the Lady Rocket Holiday Classic tournament.

    Grayson County 40, Collins 29

    The matchup with Grayson County was a low-scoring one, and with players Mary-Clare Megibben and Trinity Warfield out with ailments, the Titans struggled to make baskets late.

  • Shelby County dominates Valley

    By the end of the first quarter, Shelby County girls’ basketball had proven it was simply more talented than visiting Valley on Wednesday morning.

    With eight minutes in the books, the Rockets (2-6) were forcing the Vikings (0-5) to turn over the ball at will, and had built a massive 21-5 lead in the opening round of the Lady Rockets Holiday Classic tournament.

  • Boyle County rallies to top...

    With 38 seconds remaining a 50-49 lead and possession of the ball, the Titans had the inside track to win over Boyle County.

    The Rebels, however, had other plans.

    After forcing an errant Collins pass, Boyle guard Rachel Heath drew a foul and drained both of her free throws to put her team up 51-50.

    Collins had one final chance to pull ahead late, but a shot from guard Hallie Renfro was off-line, and the Rebels added two more points from the charity stripe to set the final score at 53-50 in the first game of the Lady Rocket Holiday Classic Wednesday.

  • Shipley named Academic All-...

    For the first time in 38 years, the College Sports Information Directors of America named a Murray State University football player an Academic All-American.

    Shelbyville-native Zach Shipley earned the honor last Thursday as a second-team member of the all-academic team.

  • Collins drops pair of weekend...

    Battling illness and injury bugs over the past two games has taken a toll on Collins girls’ basketball, as the Titans fell to North Bullitt on Thursday night and Walton-Verona in its home opener on Monday.

    Walton-Verona 46, Collins 37

    Without one of its top scorers in Trinity Warfield (12.4 points per game), the Titans struggled to make shots in a nine-point defeat at the hands of the Bearcats.

  • Broncos pressure Shelby for win

    Shelby County boys’ basketball continued its tough slate of opponents to open the season, with two losses to Frederick Douglass High School and Monroe County on Saturday and Monday nights.

    Frederick Douglass 56, Shelby County 44

    A strong third quarter effort by the Broncos proved to be the difference in the Monday night matchup between Frederick Douglass and Shelby County.

    The Broncos (3-4) outscored the Rockets (2-6) by a 21-7 margin in that third frame alone, breaking open what was a relatively close game up to that point.

  • Titans edge out North Bullitt...

    A great team can come away with a win even when not being its best, and Collins boys’ basketball did just that on Thursday night in the 64-63 win over North Bullitt.

    Collins shot 45 percent from the floor, including just 25 percent from three, but the effort by senior forward Nick Fort was enough to allow the Titans (4-2) to pick up the win by a razor-thin margin.

    Fort hit eight of 12 shots from the floor and scored a game-high 18 points in the victory. He added 11 boards for the double-double.

  • Rockets fall at South Oldham

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s rough start to the season continued over the weekend, in a pair of losses to Anderson County at home on Thursday and at South Oldham on Saturday.

    South Oldham 62, Shelby County 39

    With one player out with injury in point guard Macie Gowin and center Kaitlyn Disch on limited duty with an illness; the Rockets struggled to close over the final two quarters against the Dragons on Saturday.