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Today's Sports

  • This bird is nothing but a snake...

    The Anhinga is also known as “Snakebird” or “Water Turkey” because it usually swims with only its small head and slender neck above water, so there is a strong snake resemblance.

    There is also the habit of spreading its tail feathers, and these feathers somewhat resemble the tail feathers of a turkey.

    But, by any name this is an elegant water bird, with an S-shaped neck, that is found in South America from Uruguay and Southern Brazil to Ecuador, Colombia and Panama on North through Mexico to the Southeastern United States.

  • Johnson to play at Wesleyan

    Former Shelby County boys’ basketball standout Donovan Johnson will continue his playing career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Johnson, a 2010 SCHS graduate, played the past two seasons for Wabash Valley (Ill.) Junior College. As a sophomore the 6-foot-6 forward averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, leading the team in field-goal percentage (53.9) and free-throw percentage (82.7) and earning All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference and All-Region 24 honors.

  • ‘I got a chance to rebuild...

    To Jason Couch, Shelby County already feels like home.

    That’s because Couch, 40, who was introduced as the Rockets’ new coach Wednesday afternoon at the high school, is from a similar-sized town in southern Indiana and, he said, that was one of the reasons why he left Louisville power Eastern to take over for resigned Rick Parsons.

     “I’ve never met anybody who has had anything bad to say about Shelbyville,” Couch said. “For me it’s like coming back to my hometown. That was a huge draw for me and my family.”

  • Shelby County baseball team...

     

    The Shelby County baseball team lost an early lead and a game, falling to visiting Marion County, 8-4, Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (19-10) tallied two runs in the bottom of the first inning before the Knights scored eight in a row – one in the third, five in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Shelby scored two in the bottom of the seventh to account for the final margin.

  • Kregor headed back to girls’...

    FRANKFORT – With patience aplenty, Paige Kregor marched into the girls’ 8th Region Tennis Tournament singles final.

    Kregor, a sophomore at Collins, outlasted South Oldham’s Natalie Dearen, 6-3, 6-1, in Wednesday afternoon’s semifinals at Franklin County. With the victory Kregor, last year’s region runner-up and seeded No. 2 this year, played fourth-seeded Stephanie Pitts of South Oldham in Thursday afternoon’s region final.

    She lost the first game against Dearen but won 12 of the next 15 and the match.

  • Shelby teams take 6 1sts

    NEW CASTLE – Five individuals and one relay team from the county won regional track & field titles Tuesday night.

    Three Shelby County athletes, Jamie Bradley, Zach Shipley and Zakk Bailey, as well as Caterina and Gabby Karas and one relay team (the boys’ 3,200-meter) from Collins celebrated first-place finishes at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Henry County.

  • Titans roll over Rockets

    The Collins baseball team used one big inning and a solid pitching performance from Austin Perry to beat cross-town rival Shelby County on Thursday night.

    The host Titans tallied five runs in second inning and Perry, the junior right-hander, tossed a five-hit complete game as Collins clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Perry gave up single runs to the Rockets in the first and seven innings. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Titans’ 12-hit attack.

  • Couch new Shelby County boys...

    Jason Couch will be introduced as the new Shelby County boys' basketball coach Wednesday afternoon.

    Couch, who recently completed his ninth season as the head coach at 7th Region power Eastern High School, will be formerly introduced as the Rockets’ new coach around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby County’s library.

    Couch replaces Rick Parsons, who resigned in March due to “personal reasons.”

  • Loss to West Jessamine mars...

    Shelby County sandwiched a pair of victories around a lopsided loss in a recent five-day stretch.

    The Rockets (19-9) beat host Louisville Central, 12-3, on Thursday before losing, 13-1, at 11th-ranked West Jessamine and beating visiting Henry County, 4-1, on Monday night.

     

    SCHS 12, Central 3

  • 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).