Today's Sports

  • Collins opens OK, but SCHS...

    Monday’s Rocket Invitational was another building block for the Collins boys’ golf team and a starting block for the Shelby County squad.

    The Titans, playing in their third invitational in a week, finished in fourth place, and the host Rockets, with an all-new lineup, opened their season with a 16th-place finish.

  • Thomas’ birdie at 18 clinches...

    Madison Thomas’ nerves may have been aflutter, but that didn’t show with her putter.

    Thomas, a sophomore at Shelby County High School, birdied the final hole at Weissinger Hills Golf Course on Saturday to win the Rocket Invitational by one stroke.

     “Eighteen was a big rush for me. I couldn’t calm myself down,” Thomas said. “But I knew where I was and what I needed to do.”

  • Brown’s PGA debut a wild ride

    Brandon Brown’s big break into the big time looked like it might produce a big payday – for a little while anyway.

    In his PGA Tour debut last weekend, Brown, a professional golfer from Shelbyville, went from being in danger of not making the cut in the Reno-Tahoe Open, to challenging for a top-10 spot, to a respectable 62nd-place finish in his first crack at the sport’s major league. 

  • Wiley opens with 78 in U.S....

    Shelbyville’s Candice Wiley shot a 6-over-par 78 Monday in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

    Wiley, a senior-to-be golfer at the University of Louisville, had four birdies, two bogeys and four double-bogeys in her round at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • A bird that stays on the move

    The Red-Breasted Nuthatch can move both up and down tree trunks, which is in contrast to woodpeckers, which only can move up a tree.

    The reason for this is because nuthatches use their strong legs and feet as a balancing act, but woodpeckers use their feet and then their tails as a brace to climb up the tree.

    The Red-Breasted Nuthatch’s call is an "ank," more abrupt, nasal and higher pitched than the "yank" that constitutes the call of the more common White-breasted Nuthatch.

  • Brandon Brown finishes in 62nd-...

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown finished in 62nd-place Sunday in his first PGA event - the Reno-Tahoe Open.

    Brown, who started the fourth and final round tied for 64th-place with 10 points under the Modified Stableford scoring system, ended it with 13 points at the Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. He earned $6,480 for the weekend.

    J.J. Henry won the tournament with 43 points.

  • Legion team wins first tourney...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team beat Danville, 10-4, Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament at Paducah.

    “We played probably the best game we’ve played all year,” Shelbyville Coach Jim Wiley said.

  • Experienced Titans look for par-...

    Collins’ boys’ golf team will have experience aplenty this season, returning a solid core of players from last year’s squad that finished sixth at the 6th Region Tournament.
    “These guys have been on the golf team for a few years,” Collins Coach Mike Griffin said. “We’ve got a pretty experienced team.”
    Leading the way will be senior Turner Mayton and four juniors – Brandon Sanner, Michael Atkins, Michael Troutman and Chandler White. All but Atkins and White represented the Titans at the region tourney.

  • Rockets look for aces from new...

    Shelby County boys’ golf coach Matt Redmon wants his team to stretch itself to the limit this season.
    That’s one reason why he has had his Rockets learning yoga.

  • Titans back on their home turf

    Monday morning might as well have been Christmas morning for the Collins football team.
    Around 7 a.m. the Titans gathered around the back gate of the fence that surrounds their multipurpose, turf athletic field like children at the top of the stairs on Dec. 25 waiting to be given the go-ahead.
    There was just one little problem – they couldn’t get the gate unlocked.
    Following a few anxious moments the barricade was finally opened, resulting in a flood of exuberance.