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Super Bowl connection in Shelbyville?

I heard last week that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller bought a house in Shelbyville last summer, but due to a bevy of basketball games I wasn't able to find out for certain, or write a story on it. I hope to find out soon if that is indeed the case.

If so it'll probably be good news to Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley, who was proudly sporting his Steelers garb last week.

Shelby girls win again; Collins girls fall

The Shelby County girls' basketball team won its second game of the season Saturday afternoon, defeating Iroquois 56-45 at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

The Rockets (2-17), who won their first game of the season Tuesday night at Eminence, trailed 15-13 after the first quarter, but outscored the Raiders (3-16) 43-30 the rest of the way.

Collins boys win; Shelby boys lose

The Collins boys' basketball team won, while the Shelby County boys' team lost Friday night.

The Titans ended their five-game losing streak by beating host Central Hardin 49-45.

Junior center Brian Stone led Collins (14-9) with 15 points, while junior forward Michael Brooks added 10 points and nine rebounds. The Titans also got a lift off the bench from sophomore guard Buddy Johnson, who tallied eight points.

Senior guard Matt Nichols scored 15 points to lead the Bruins (9-9).

Video of Schreiner's shot

Here's a link to Eric Schreiner's game-winning shot against Anderson County last night.

Schreiner's shot gives SCHS win at Anderson

Eric Schreiner's turn-around 3-pointer, in front of his team's bench, banked in just before the buzzer to give the Shelby County boys' basketball team a 55-54 victory at Anderson County on Wednesday night.

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"I don't know how I hit it," the junior guard said afterward. "The ball slipped out of my hands, I was a little nervous, I got it, turned and threw it up."

"I thought it was going to hit the side of the backboard, but then I saw it go in...it was crazy."

SCHS girls win 1st game; boys win 3rd

Tuesday night was a big night for the Shelby County basketball teams.

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The girls' team won its first game of the season, while the Rockets' boys' team won its third in a doubleheader at Eminence. 

In the girls' game Shelby led at the end of all four quarters, and by as many as eight points in the fourth period, but had to hold off the pesky Warriors for a 44-43 victory.

Is tonight the night for the SCHS girls?

Is this the night the Shelby County girls' basketball team gets its first victory of the season?

Let's hope so.

The Rockets (0-16 overall, 0-2 in the 30th District) play at Eminence (1-18, 0-2) at around 6:15 p.m. The Warriors have lost 17 straight since beating Evangel Christian 65-35 in their second game of the season. 

The two teams have similar stats.

Eminence, which is coming off a 72-13 loss at Carroll County, averages 26.2 points per game while allowing 54.7. Meanwhile Shelby County is averaging 24.9 and allowing 59.8.

Owen County downs Collins 39-37

Visiting Owen County outlasted the Collins girls' basketball team 39-37 Monday night.

The Titans (10-9) had two chances to tie the game in the final seconds, but Aaliyah Wells' jumper rattled in and out with 13 seconds left and Leeara Cardwell left her shot short just before the final buzzer

The Rebels (16-4) have won five of their last six games, including a 55-44 win at Anderson County.

Wells led Collins with 20 points, while Cardwell tallied 10.

Immigration must be regulated -- but carefully

Immigration issues continue to be wildly polarizing elements in our public discourse.

We see the need to regulate the heretofore unregulated flow of immigrants across our borders, immigrants that some feel are an economic requirement -- they fill jobs that Americans don't want -- and others feel are a costly drain on our infrastructure.

The irony is that when it comes to cause and effect, almost all arguments about immigration are correct.

There needs to be control, but the workers also have value.

Both Rockets teams going to Eminence on Tuesday night

Shelby County's boys' and girls' basketball teams will both be playing at Eminence on Tuesday night.

The girls' JV game will begin at 5 p.m. with the girls' varsity game to follow at around 6:15, then the boys' varsity game will finish out the night around 7:30 p.m.

The boys' game had been originally slated to be played at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

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