Today's Sports

  • 3-pointer at buzzer ends Titans...

    Another boys’ basketball game between Anderson County and a team from Shelby County, another last-second, game-winning 3-pointer.

    You can add Friday night’s game between the Bearcats and host Collins to a list that already includes the 2009 8th Region final, when Anderson County beat Shelby County on C.J. Penny’s buzzer-beater, and last season’s Shelby County-at-Anderson game, which ended with Eric Schreiner’s improbable bank-in.

  • Creamer to be honored with event...

    Shelby County will honor former boys’ basketball coach Tom Creamer on Saturday.

    The man who guided the Rockets to the 1978 state championship will be on hand throughout the day at the inaugural, and aptly-named, Tom Creamer Classic.

    The festivities will begin with a game involving a travel team that Creamer’s grandchildren play on, then will continue at 3:30 p.m. with a boys’ game between Brown and Kentucky Country Day.

  • Post New Year’s fizzle for Titans

    It wasn’t the way Phillip Conder wanted to ring in the New Year.

    Conder’s Collins girls’ basketball team was slammed by visiting South Oldham, 65-32, Tuesday night, the third day of 2012, in a match-up of 8th Region heavyweights.

    The Titans posted a season-low point total and gave up the most points to an opponent in a regulation game, while losing their second game this season – and fourth in a year – to the Dragons.

  • Titans rebound with big finish

    LOUISVILLE – The Collins girls’ basketball team bounced back from its worst loss of the season Wednesday night.

    Senior guard Leeara Cardwell scored a career-high 30 points, and junior forward Aaliyah Wells reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career as the Titans topped Presentation Academy, 64-59.

    “It was a good win for us, especially after we got drilled at home, then to come back and beat a tough team on the road,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team won for the ninth time in its last 11 games.

  • Big night for Rockets, Sowers

    There are several reasons why Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers won’t soon forget his team’s game Tuesday night.

    For one the Rockets’ 61-60 victory over Spencer County at Mike Casey Gymnasium gave them six victories – twice as many as they had last season – through their first 10 games.

    For another thing, it gave Sowers his 200th triumph as a head coach.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 6...


    5:30 & 8 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian at Community Christian.
    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Anderson County at Collins.
    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Beth Haven at Shelby County.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Shelby County at Woodford County.



  • Some of the highlights from 2011

    Happy New Year Shelby County!

    But before we get to the local 2012 sporting events, which began Tuesday night, let’s look back at 2011.

    Here are some of the highlights from my first full year covering sports in the county.



  • Defense powers Titans in romps

    The Oldham County Christmas Tournament was very merry for the Collins girls’ basketball team.

    The Titans went 3-0 in the round robin in Buckner. They capped it off by beating the host Colonels, 59-31, last Thursday night and Bethlehem, 59-24, last Friday.

    “I’m very proud of them,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team was 11-2 and had won eight of its last nine games heading into Tuesday’s night game against 8th Region rival South Oldham. 


  • Titans claim 5th in a row

    The Collins boys’ basketball team capped off 2011 with its fifth consecutive victory – its longest winning streak of the calendar year.

    The Titans topped 30th District rival Spencer County, 76-63, in their final game in the Nelson County Classic.

    “It was a good game. I thought we played hard, but I didn’t think we played as well as we had the previous two games,” said Collins Coach Chris Gaither, whose team beat Elizabethtown last Tuesday and Nelson County last Wednesday in its first two games of the round-robin.

  • Your dream is my nightmare

    Those of you who consider what happened on Saturday to be a dream game are, well, dreaming.
    You know who you are, wearing either red or blue and yelling like a banshee at that basketball cum football game you watched.
    Yes, Kentucky vs. Louisville – to let winners go first – was for decades a dream for fans of both schools, but except for the winning part, Saturday was something more akin to a nightmare for those who most wanted to see it played.
    To put it simply, sports fans, this was pure ugly.