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Today's Sports

  • Collins volleyball routs Western...

    The Collins volleyball team bounced back from its season-opening loss with a decisive victory at Western Hills on Wednesday night, 25-7, 25-20, 25-20.
    For Collins senior defensive specialist Sarah Eades and sophomore rightside/outside hitter Sierra Shepherd served for eight aces and combined for 20 points. Meanwhile senior middle hitter Aaliyah Wells tallied eight kills and sophomore setter Keri Perdue dished out 17 assists. Eades and sophomore defensive specialist Miranda Kehrer also tallied 10 digs apiece, combining for 40 percent of the team’s total.

  • Rockets to rely on their 'D...

    Dogged defense could be the calling card of this year’s Shelby County girls’ soccer team.
    “Our goal is to keep the other team from scoring,” Rockets Coach Joe Turner said.
    Shelby County allowed three goals per game last season, when it went 8-14, but that number should decrease this fall due to the fact that the Rockets return several of their top defenders.
    “We’re concentrating on passing, receiving and defense,” Turner said.

  • Rockets hope for district title

    The Shelby County volleyball team is looking to continue its resurgence this season.
    The Rockets had a losing season in 2010, the first year of the school split, but bounced back last fall with a winning record, including their first victory over cross-town rival Collins.
    With four core players returning from a team that went 13-10, Shelby County looks primed to make a run at a fifth consecutive 8th Region Tournament berth.

  • Titans look to improve

    This season could – and Coach Terry Murphy said he believes it should – be the best yet for the Collins girls’ soccer program.
    The Titans’ first team went 9-8-2. The second improved upon that by one victory, going 10-9 last season. Collins returns almost every player who was on the field in the district tourney.

  • Post 37 'came together...

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 picked the perfect time to play its best baseball, capturing its sixth state championship – and third in eight years – this past weekend in Paducah.
    Shelbyville (19-11) ran roughshod over its competition, winning four consecutive games – all by three or more runs – on its way to the crown, capturing the title with a 5-2 triumph over host Paducah in the final at Brooks Stadium.

  • 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.