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Today's Sports

  • Rockets’ boys run and jump to tie

    It was the Zakk and Zach attack for the Shelby County boys’ track & field team Tuesday evening.

    Led by senior Zakk Bailey and junior Zach Shipley, the Rockets tied defending Class 2A state champion North Oldham, both scored 133 points, in Shelby County’s All-Comers meet.

    Meanwhile Collins, in its second outdoor meet of the season, finished nine points behind both for third-place in the 6-team competition.

  • This UK vs. UofL Final Four is...

    Christmas came early for me in 1983. Nearly nine months to the day actually.

    On March 26, 1983, I awoke with all of the enthusiasm of a 9-year-old boy on Dec. 25 ready to run downstairs and find an Atari, or “Thriller” album, under my tree.

  • Wily pitching, Wiley hitting...

    After close calls in its first two games the Shelby County softball team celebrated its first victory of the season last Thursday.

    The Rockets relied on a 10-hit attack, and a solid start on the mound from senior Danielle DeSilvey, to beat the Dragons, 5-3, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Shelby County (1-2 after the victory) lost to South Oldham last season, 13-3, when the Rockets went 5-19. This time around SCHS scored all the runs DeSilvey would need in a 4-run third inning.

  • THE GAME is only second to what...

    This week, our so-called one percent is made up not of an economic group but of those Kentuckians who are not incorrigibly immersed in college basketball.

    Are you thinking of anything other than Saturday’s big game in New Orleans? Can you wait? Breath bated? Bets down? Pride bursting? Have family gatherings, civic events and, oh, nuptials and funerals fallen off your Super Doppler?

    To heck with Florida vs. the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This is UK vs. UofL in the NCAA semifinals.

  • Titans muff chance for region...

    The rematch of last season’s 8th Region softball final was an even match, for a while.

    But then Walton-Verona scored six consecutive runs to beat host Collins, 6-1, Monday afternoon.

    “We played good until about the fourth or fifth inning, then we had some errors – that’s been our nemesis all year,” Collins Coach Jim Axline said.

  • Few hits are big hits, but good...

    Shelby County scratched out only two hits against visiting Garrard County this past Thursday afternoon, but the Rockets still managed to beat the Golden Lions, 6-2, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “I thought we did a great job of situational hitting,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said. “With only two hits we did a great job of being aggressive on the bases, moving base runners, getting runners in when they were in scoring position and getting bunts down when the situation called for it.

  • Refocused Cervantes fans 14...

    Last season Chris Cervantes didn’t live up to his own lofty goals.

    So far this season Cervantes, a senior right-hander at Collins High School, has exceeded his expectations, and then some, for the Titans’ baseball team. 

    Monday he struck out 14 and gave up only two hits and one unearned run to lead Collins to a 7-1 victory over visiting Whitefield Academy.

  • Titans pound Henry to run record...

    Collins’ baseball team continued its perfect start (3-0) by walloping Henry County (1-1), 12-4, in New Castle on Thursday.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts tallied two hits apiece and Bailey, Roberts and Jalen Spalding had two RBIs each for Collins, which pounded out 13 hits.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: March...

    Tuesday, March 27

    5 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Spencer County at Shelby County.
    5 p.m.: High school track & field, CHS & SCHS in SCHS All-Comers meet.
    6 p.m.: Softball, Shelby at Anderson County.
    6 p.m.: Softball, Collins at Southern.
    6 p.m.: Baseball, Boyle County at Collins.
    6:30 p.m.: Baseball, Henry Clay at Shelby County.

    Wednesday, March 28

  • SCHS rifle team in national event

    The Shelby County High School rifle team began defending its 2012 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship on Thursday. The competition lasts through Saturday, in Anniston, Ala.

    Senior Connor Davis, who finished first overall in the competition last year, is defending his individual title as well.

    Taylor Lay signs with Lindsey Wilson