Today's Sports

  • Rockets can't capitalize on...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team couldn’t have had a much better start defensively against Anderson County last Friday night.

    Offensively, though, it could have gone better.

    The Rockets held the Bearcats, one of the preseason favorites to win the 8th Region, scoreless for the first three and a half minutes and to just nine first-quarter points.

  • Hopes for another miracle run...

    There was no last-second magic for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team this time around.

    The Rockets, who beat Anderson County on Eric Schreiner’s fall-away 3-pointer at the buzzer last season, fell to the Bearcats, 87-77, Friday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    This meeting didn’t come down to the final seconds. Instead it turned in the matter of 1:10 early in the third quarter.

  • Thriller 1: Cardwell caps career...

    Leeara Cardwell capped a career-high night with a career-highlight shot.

    Her 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night gave the Collins girls’ basketball team a 43-41 victory over visiting Bullitt East and gave her a career-high 29 points.

     “There’s a reason she always has the green light [to shoot],” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “She has ice water in her veins.”

    Cardwell, a senior guard, proved that twice in the final 20 seconds.

  • Brooks named 2nd team AP all-...

    The accolades are starting to come in for Collins senior Michael Brooks after his fantastic football season.

    On Thursday the standout linebacker was named to The Associated Press’ All-State second team, and word I got is that he missed out on first-team honors by the narrowest of margins, on defense. You should also look for him on the upcoming all-state teams put out by the state’s two largest newspapers – The Courier-Journaland The Herald-Leader.

  • Rockets stay on the pad, and...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s 3-game winning streak came to an end Monday night.

    The youthful Rockets, playing for the fourth time in six days, fell, 52-44, at 8th Region rival Trimble County.

    The Raiders (3-2 after the victory) beat Shelby County, 61-37, last season in Mike Casey Gymnasium, but this meeting was much closer.

  • Everything’s bright with Gray

    Life is lollipops and sunshine for Raechele Gray these days.

    Gray, a former Shelby County girls’ basketball standout, has started every game this season for the Eastern Kentucky University women’s team, and on Saturday she’s set to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

    “Everything’s going great,” a very cheerful Gray said in a telephone interview earlier this week.

  • Having a big time with the Big...

    Kyle Frinak grew up dreaming of wearing a University of Kentucky basketball uniform and playing in Rupp Arena.

    Now he is, and now he has.

    Frinak, a 2011 Shelby County graduate and a freshman at UK, is a member of the squad of men who regularly practice against the Wildcats’ women’s team.

  • Cardwell, Wells power victory

    The Collins girls’ basketball team’s dynamic duo helped the Titans bounce back from their first loss of the season in a big way.

    Senior guard Leeara Cardwell scored 22 points, and junior forward Aaliyah Wells tallied 21 to lead Collins to a 66-46 victory over host Central Hardin on Saturday evening.

    “It was good for us to get a nice win on the road against a good team,” said Titans Coach Phillip Conder, whose team is 3-1 away from home.

    Cardwell connected on 9 of her 16 shots, including 2 of 3 3-pointers and 2 of 5 free throws.

  • Sharks swim well in meet at UofL

    The Shelby Sharks swam well at the 2011 Cardinal Aquatics Christmas Classic this past weekend at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    “Overall we had ninety-six best times, sixteen new state qualifying times and thirteen top three finishes,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

  • Big early hole proves too deep

    The North Bullitt boys’ basketball team used some hot shooting – likely reminiscent of the event’s namesake – to beat Shelby County in the inaugural Mike Casey Classic.

    The Eagles made 35 field goals, including 11 3-pointers, on their way to a 96-74 victory over the Rockets on Saturday night in the final game of the Classic in Mike Casey Gymnasium.