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Today's Sports

  • Collins’ Thomas tosses perfect...

    Collins senior pitcher Jeneca Thomas tossed a perfect game Monday evening in the Titans’ 10-0, 6-inning triumph over host Nelson County.

    Thomas struck out half of the 18 batters she faced as she hurled her second no-hitter of the season (she also threw one in a 6-inning game against Southern on April 21 in the Thunder Round Robin in Louisville).

  • Shelby players near state...

    FRANKFORT – Doug Martin and Jeron Russell, Shelby County’s top boys’ doubles duo, dug themselves a deep hole against a pair of familiar faces in their second-round match of the 8th Region Tennis Tournament.

    However the Rockets rallied to beat the Collins tandem of Derek Stivers and Cy Dutton, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, Monday at Franklin County to earn a spot in Tuesday afternoon’s quarterfinals.

  • Cervantes nearly no-hits Bearcats

    LAWRENCEBURG – Having a college coach offer you a grant-in-aid after you’ve pitched a baseball game is usually a pretty good indicator of how you fared that day.

    Just ask Chris Cervantes.

    Cervantes, a senior at Collins, no-hit host Anderson County for the first 5 2/3 innings – and gave up just two hits in six complete innings – in the Titans’ 8-0 blanking of the Bearcats in a big 30th District game Monday evening .

  • A different meadowlark

    The Western Meadowlark is the state bird for more states – six – than any other bird except the Northern Cardinal, which has seven.

    This bird is so similar to the Eastern Meadowlark that the only sure way to identify the Western Meadowlark is by its song, which is so different and has been described as "wee weetidleoo."

    The song is often heard on Hollywood soundtracks even when the movie setting is far from the bird's range.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Dec. 7...

    Friday (Dec. 7)

    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Shelby County at Mercer County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Campbellsville at Shelby County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, South Oldham at Collins.

    Saturday (Dec. 8)

  • Brandon Brown finishes tied for...

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown finished tied for 24th-place in this weekend's Nationwide Tour event.

    Brown shot a 2-over-par 73 Sunday in the final round of the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA in Athens, Ga. He finished the four rounds with an 8-under-par 276 (65-69-69-73).

  • Bears pound out big district...

    This wasn’t the way Bart “Rudy” Roettger wanted to begin May.

    “No it wasn’t,” Roettger, Shelby County High School’s baseball coach, said, taking off his hat and wiping the sweat from his brow after his team’s 12-6 loss to 30th District rival Spencer County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Four Rockets pitchers combined to give up a season-high 16 hits and allow a season-high-tying run total.

  • SCHS boys' coach could be...

    One 8th Region school found a new boys’ basketball coach earlier this week when former University of Kentucky point guard Roger Harden took the job at Williamstown.

    With that vacancy filled there is now only one open job in the region – Shelby County. Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman said that an announcement of a new Rockets coach could come by the middle of next week.

    “I’m going to say probably Wednesday,” she said.

    I’ve heard there are three finalists, including one prominent 7th Region coach.

  • Surprising SCHS, once-beaten...

    There is one word that Shelby County boys’ tennis coach Aaron Bissmeyer would use to describe his team’s performance this season.

    “Surprising,” he said last week.

  • County teams could contend

    The Collins and Shelby County track & field teams will vie for state berths at Henry County High School on Tuesday, when the Class 2A, Region 3 meet begins around 4:30 p.m.

    The top two finishers in each event automatically earned a spot in the 2A 2012 KHSAA Track & Field Championships, which begin at 1 p.m. May 18 at Owlsey Frazier Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville. Additionally, the next 10-best finishers in each event statewide also earn an invite. Others who achieve a qualifying standard will also earn berths.