Today's Sports

  • Rockets fall short at Nelson...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball had several chances to either tie or take the lead late against Nelson County on Wednesday night, but several late field goal attempts rolled off the rim in a three-point loss.

    Down just 56-53 to the Cardinals, SCHS went 0-for-3 in the final 45 seconds of regulation, as time ran out on a comeback bid for Shelby in its first game at the Nelson County Classic.

  • Collins defeats Newport at...

    A strong defensive performance combined with a solid rebounding effort was enough for the Collins boys’ basketball team to defeat Newport, 67-53, in the opening round of the Apollo Fairfield Inn Invitational tournament Wednesday.

    The Titans (8-2) shot an efficient 47 percent from the floor on offense while holding the Wildcats (8-3) to just 36 percent in its attempts from the floor in the 14-point victory.

  • Titans take Simon Kenton tourney...

    The Collins boys’ basketball team claimed its third championship at a Christmas tournament in as many years with three straight wins to close out the Simon Kenton Invitational.

    The Titans wrapped the tourney with wins over Scott, Conner and Dixie Heights, all by eight points or fewer.

    “This is our third Christmas tournament championship in a row,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “Anytime you can win tournaments it helps build a championship mindset into your kids and program.”

    Collins 79, Scott 74

  • 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.