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Today's Sports

  • Ready to tip in the Bluegrass

    Now that the fall sports season has concluded, the colder months are here – and by extension, so are both Collins and Shelby County’s basketball seasons.

    During my time in college, I was one of two beat writers for the men’s basketball team, but the sports culture here in the state of Kentucky is a whole different animal than it was in the Peach State.

  • John Hardin runs by Rockets, 52-...

    As good as the Shelby County High School football team was in the first half, John Hardin was even better in the latter half as the Bulldogs defeated the Rockets, 52-31.

    John Hardin rolled up 583 yards of total offense, including 395 rushing yards, to end Shelby’s season.

    The first quarter was a tightly contested battle that saw both teams punch and counterpunch one another in turns.

  • Collins, Shelby fare well in...

    Both Shelby County and Collins swim teams kicked off the season by hosting The Autumn Classic at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park on Saturday.

    On the boys’ side, Collins took second-place with 451 points, finishing 36 shy of first-place South Oldham.

    Titan swimmer Robert Sproul contributed 42 of those points with a pair of runner-up finishes in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races.

  • Rockets drill Bullitt Central in...

    The Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team unofficially kicked off the season with a 69-45 victory over Bullitt Central in a scrimmage at SCHS on Thursday night.

    SCHS started off slowly on offense, scoring just nine points in the first quarter, but picked up the scoring with at least 18 points in each of the final three quarters of play.

    Newly minted head coach Ken Cates was happy with the team’s effort during the exhibition game.

  • Shelby, John Hardin in playoff...

    The Shelby County High School football team will put its 11-game winning streak on the line tonight when it hosts John Hardin at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Last season, the Rockets (11-1) handily defeated the Bulldogs (8-4) by a score of 44-14, also in the third round of last season’s Class 4A playoffs.

  • Young commits to Northern...

    On Monday afternoon, Shelby County High School senior Lilly Young signed her letter of intent to play golf for Northern Kentucky University.

    Young says that familiarity with other NKU golfers along with a connection with Norse coach Daryl Landrum played a factor in her decision.

    “I really like the coach [Landrum] and when we met for the first time, I felt comfortable and thought NKU would be a good fit for me,” she said. “When I met the coach, we just clicked with our personalities.”

  • Rockets ready for Hoop Madness

    Monday night, Shelby County High School will hold its fourth annual ‘Hoop Madness’ event in the SCHS gymnasium.

    Shelby head coach Jason Holland says that experience allows the Rockets girls’ basketball team to get on the court in game situations in front of a crowd.

    “We have done the event every year I’ve been at Shelby, so three years,” Holland said. “I started it when I first started coaching fifteen years ago. It is a good breaking point for kids. They want to play someone really badly.”

  • Rockets edge Titans to advance...

    The stage for the matchup between the Collins and Shelby County football teams was huge, but the game itself turned out to be even bigger.

    Shelby took the lead early on an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Drane to Brandon Davis, and although the Rockets (11-1) did not relinquish the upper hand on the scoreboard, the contest was a nail-biter the whole way through.

  • Silence, intensity punctuated...

    As the ball hit the turf late in the fourth quarter of the Rockets and Titans playoff game Friday, the whole game seemed to stop.

    With the ball scooting across the grass everything slowed down – an eerie silence blanketed Robert Doyle Stadium.

    At that moment a stadium that had been raucous for nearly two hours turned still, as if the ghost of football past had just appeared.

    The score was 21-18 with the Rockets nursing a slim lead, but the game seemingly teetered in the balance of what way an oblong ball would bounce.

  • Swim season to get underway...

    The swim season for Collins and Shelby County high schools will kick off Saturday, when the two teams will take to the pool for the first time this season.

    Both swim teams are coached by Tom Coons, and the Rockets and Titans both train and compete together on a daily basis.