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    The Shelby County High School football team may have a Friday night off this week, but the team isn’t slowing down on the field.

    After starting the season 2-0, the Rockets have dropped three of their last four, and SCHS coach Todd Shipley said the team’s bye week couldn’t have come at a better time.


    Fresh of its first win of the season last week, the Collins High School football team will look to get its first road win of the year tonight at Franklin County.

    And if the Titans can put back-to-back wins together, it would give them a huge leg-up in the District 4 race.

    Collins (1-5, 1-0 in the district) face the Flyers (3-2, 1-0) on the heels of Franklin’s win at Shelby last week.

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Shelby County’...

    Shelby County High School girls’ golfer Grace Clark needed just one playoff hole to top South Oldham’s Molly Bebelaar and win her first KHSAA Region 5 golf title Thursday at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Crestwood.

    Clark’s 3-over, 75 paced Shelby County to a second place finish with a team score of 349, 19 strokes behind first place Sacred Heart.

    The second-place finish qualifies Shelby County for the state tournament in Bowling Green next month for the 10th straight season.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Collins tops...

    The Collins girls’ soccer team upended cross-county rival Shelby County 8-0 on Wednesday last week. Collins got a hat trick plus one from Braelyn Gantt, who also added two assists. Melany Frick and Kerrigan Poole each chipped in two goals. The win moves Collins to 3-6 on the season and Shelby is 0-8-2.


    The Shelby County Rockets will spend most of this week trying to dry out after a 14-6 loss to Franklin County Friday.

    The wet weather wreaked havoc on the Rockets’ running game, helping cause eight fumbles as Shelby’s accumulated only 119 yards rushing against the Flyers (3-2, 1-0 in the district).

    “Franklin has a good defense, but we helped them out by putting the ball on the ground,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “It was more us than anything.”


    The Collins High School football team picked the right time to put everything together.

    Despite a heavy rain that delayed the start of the game, the Titans were on fire from the start, racing out to a 20-0 lead in the first half en route to a 34-14 win over Spencer County.

    Although the Bears would score in the third to trim the margin to 20-7, the game was never in doubt as Collins answered right back with 14 more points. Spencer would score with 31 seconds remaining in the game to set the final score.


    The Collins volleyball team picked up a top-20 win and ran its winning streak to four straight on Thursday with a 3-1 win over visiting Oldham County (16-8).

    The win was closer than the score indicated, as Collins (14-5) dropped the first game 26-24 before winning the next three 25-21, 25-20 and 25-23.

    “It was a really big win,” coach Cary Clark said. “It was just a great team effort.”

    Madison Jennings dominated at the net, picking up 19 kills in the win along with two blocks and seven digs.

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    The Shelby County boys’ golf team finished third overall in the Central Kentucky Golf Conference tournament Saturday.

    The Rockets fired a team score of 335, 29 strokes behind champion Scott County. Collins finished with a team score of 344.

    “For the first time in nine years we placed in the top five in a tournament,” head coach Casey Page said. “We actually finished second in conference [regular season] play at 6-1 and finished the season 7-2 [in match play].”

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Boyle too...

    It may have been hard to see on the scoreboard, but Collins head coach Jerry Lucas said he saw a lot of very good things coming out of the Titans 40-13 loss at Boyle County.

    “Boyle County was an outstanding football team,” Lucas said. “I thought we did some good things against them offensively, but everything we got was a battle. They are extremely good in everything they do on both sides of the ball. Defensively, they contest everything really well and have some outstanding football players all over the field.”


    It may not have been pretty, but Shelby County High School was able to climb back into the win column with a 7-3 win at Bullitt East Friday.

    The Rockets (3-2) scored early when Jaylin Farris found the end zone from 4 yards out just about 5 minutes into the game. But after that the game was marred by slow offenses and stout defenses.

    Bullitt East (1-3) would add a 39-yard field goal with 9 minutes to play in the third quarter, but the Rockets defense would hold for the win.