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Today's Sports

  • Girls’ basketball: SCHS sweeps 2

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team picked up two big victories last week.

    The Rockets hammered Beth Haven, 48-27, on the road Thursday and then came home Saturday and held off Western Hills, 66-58, for the team's fifth triumph in its past six games.

    With the scored tied at 28 against Western Hills, the Rockets came out of the break with some key adjustments.

  • Sports Digest: Feb. 3, 2012

    Spalding signs with Lindsey Wilson
    National signing Day was fairly quiet locally Wednesday in Shelby County.
    The only signing that has been reported involving one of the county’s two high schools as Jalen Spalding of Collins signing to play football at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
    An official ceremony at the school will be take place at a later date.
    Also in other signing news, Collins senior Jared Redmon will sign to play golf at St. Catherine College during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the school library.

  • Girls' basketball: Nelson...

    he Collins girls’ basketball team had a tall order Tuesday night – trying to stop Nelson County center Cierra Drake.
    In the end Drake, a 6-foot-3 junior, proved too much for the Titans, scoring a game-high 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinals of the 5th Region to a 76-46 victory over host Collins.

    “That’s the best player we’ve played all year,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “She’s the best big girl in the state I’ve seen.”

  • Boys' basketball: Shelby...

    The Frankfort boys’ basketball team used big second and third quarters to beat Shelby County on Tuesday night.

  • Girls' basketball: Shelby...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team had its quest for four denied Tuesday night.

    Host Gallatin County built a 16-point halftime lead on its way to a 60-32 8th Region victory over the Rockets in Warsaw.

    The loss ended Shelby’s third try for a 4-game winning streak this season. The Rockets (12-8 after the loss), who were coming off consecutive victories over East Jessamine, Portland Christian and Oldham County, have three 3-game winning streaks.

  • Boys’ basketball: Subs spark...

    EW CASTLE – Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither was upset with his team’s defense and focus in its two first halves since beating Bullitt East.

    So Tuesday night he decided to send his team a message. Gaither started five substitutes to begin the second half against host Henry County.

    The message appeared to be well received. The Titans’ starters returned to the court early in the third quarter and sparked a 68-52 victory.

  • COOK: SCHS shooter enjoys Germany

    Shelby County High School senior shooter Connor Davis did well in his first international air rifle competition last week in Germany.
    “It was very fun and a good learning experience,” Davis said.
    He was in 11th place after the first day of competition with a score of 591 (out of 600) and was 27th the second day with a 585.
    In addition to the competition, Davis did some sightseeing, including a tour of a pair of gun factories.
    Davis will next complete in a match Feb. 25-28 at Camp Perry, Ohio, in the second leg of the U.S. Olympic Trials.

  • Barry, Rockets lay one on Model

    It was the Michael Barry layup line Monday night in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Barry, Shelby County’s junior forward, scored 27 points, mostly on lay-ins, to lead the Rockets to a 91-83 victory over visiting Richmond Model.

    “I didn’t shoot one jump shot,” Barry, who hit 11 of 12 from the field, admitted afterward. “I guess they thought they could press us up front, and it left me wide open every time.”

  • Rockets beat Oldham with Raizors...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team continued its remarkable turnaround Friday night with its second-biggest reversal so far this season.

    The Rockets rallied from a 9-point halftime deficit to defeat host Oldham County, 56-50, in Buckner.

    It was a 34-point about-face from last year, when the Colonels slammed Shelby, 55-27, at Mike Casey Gymnasium. This time around the Rockets (12-7) outscored Oldham, 36-21, in the second half and held off the Colonels at the end to quadruple their victory total from last season.

  • Collins’ boys 4th, girls 5th in...

    In their final tune-up for the postseason, the Collins and Shelby County swim teams had good showings at their Winter Classic on Saturday.

    The Titans boys’ team took fourth, while their girls’ squad finished fifth. Meanwhile the Rockets’ girls’ team finished eighth, and their boys’ squad took 12th at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.