Today's Sports

  • Rockets eyeing titles

    In the early goings, the Shelby County girls’ golf team has been a powerhouse. Returning golfers Lilly Young, Jennifer Fuqua, and Faith Wiley have already helped propel the Rockets to a pair of first-place finishes.

    The team most recently took first at the South Warren Invitational over the weekend, shooting a 316, 16 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Green County.

  • Rockets are young, inexperienced...

    After graduating 11 seniors from last year’s team, the Shelby County High School boys’ soccer team is building for the future.

    Last season was the first for head coach Michael Hornback, who said the experienced squad of last season set a high bar for this year’s team.

    “We were an older, more experienced team last season,” Hornback said. “We graduated eleven seniors, and we’ve got a lot of talent left on the team to replace them.”

  • Collins reloads roster with 12...

    First year head coach Jamil Shalash has a tough task ahead of him this season in replacing 12 seniors with younger players for 2016.

    “The Collins boys’ soccer team is young this year,” Shalash said. “We are definitely rebuilding. We won district last season and just lost to a strong team in region.”

  • Strong junior class will lead...

    Collins High School girls’ soccer is looking to make a postseason run and win the 30th District Championship in 2016, and to help do that, the team has brought in veteran coach Steven Nash to replace the departing Tim Oltman.

    “I’ve been coaching club soccer in Kentucky for over a decade now,” Nash said. “It’s my first year of coaching Collins, and I’m excited about the team’s chances this year.”

  • Rockets look to get healthy,...

    The 2015 Shelby County High School girls’ soccer team was plagued by injuries all season and struggled to a 5-14-2 regular season record before falling to rival Collins High School in the first round of the District Tournament.

    “Last season was a season of injuries for us,” head coach Joe Turner said. “We started really well, and the bottom fell out. Nine of our eleven starters were out at different points last season.”

  • Healthy Collins girls eyeing a...

    While the return of runner Gabriella Karas will be a big lift for Collins girls’ cross-country, it will take a full team effort to improve on last year’s team.

    “We finished eleventh in the state for girls,” coach Sean Roberts said. “And we had Madeline Petty finish as a top-fifteen runner in the state individually as a freshman. We’re excited about our team this season.”

  • Rockets set a state title or...

    The Shelby County boys’ cross-country team is hungry for a state championship title.

    While a third-place finish in the state meet for the Rockets last season was a nice appetizer, the team is focused on becoming state champions in 2016.

    “We got third, and had three runners finish in the top-fifteen,” coach Andrew Danner said. “They’ve been talking about winning state for a couple of years now, and anything less would leave them disappointed.”

  • Collins boys look to build off...

    Coming off of a top-15 finish in the state, Collins boys’ cross country is looking to improve even more off last season’s push.

    The Titans return seniors Cameron Aldridge and Matthew Hershberger, who are expected to lead a relatively young team, but one that is growing in numbers.

    “We have sixteen freshman incoming this season,” coach Sean Roberts said. “Our program is really growing, and we’re excited about it.”

  • SCHS girls boast experience,...

    With its first trip to the state championships since 2010 under its belt, the Shelby County girls’ cross-country team has the confidence needed to make a run at a title.

    The Lady Rockets will be led by four of the seniors that return from last year’s crop, in Sarah Hollingsworth, Suzanne Gayle, Jillian Gayle, and Lily Tang.

    Hollingsworth finished 38th in the state overall last season.

  • SCHS sees improvement,...

    Although it had a rough season on paper, head coach Kristen Kapp has seen improvement out of the Shelby County High School volleyball team.

    “Last season went a lot better than 2014 did,” Kapp said. “It was a slow season at first, but it eventually picked up.”

    SCHS ended last season with a 9-20 overall record, including a 0-7 record in district play, as the team was felled by rival Collins in the first round of the district tournament.