Today's Sports

  • Shelby County falls 63-13

    The Shelby County football team's season came to an end Friday night.

    The Rockets fell 63-13 at John Hardin in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs in Elizabethtown.

    The Bulldogs (11-0) built a 42-0 halftime lead before Shelby County (2-9) scored its first touchdown on Brandon Ford's 49-yard run 12 seconds into the second half.

    John Hardin then scored three more TDs before Chase Manica returned a kickoff with 56 seconds to play for the Rockets' final score.

  • Collins mauls Moore 49-0

    The Collins football team opened the Class 4A playoffs with a 49-0 mauling of Moore on Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Senior Michael Brooks scored three touchdowns, including one off an interception return, and rushed for 55 yards while also recording 12 tackles and one fumble recovery in the Titans' seventh straight victory.

    Collins (9-2) will host Spencer County, which beat Doss 20-8 tonight, in a second-round playoff matchup next Friday night. The Titans beat the Bears 21-0 in Taylorsville on Sept. 23.

  • Andriot makes 1st team all-state...

    Collins junior midfielder Walker Andriot has been named first-team all-state by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association, and senior defender Matthew Murphy was named All-State honorable mention.

    The honors were announced Wednesday night at the 2011 KHSAA Boys’ State Soccer semifinals at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington.

    Andriot, an honorable mention selection as a sophomore, had a team-high eight goals and three assists for the Titans (11-7-2), who lost to Ballard, 3-2, in the 8th Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Late riser wants to finish early

    Shelby County senior Thomas Harnois joined the cross-country team as a junior at the urging of another runner.

  • Titans, Rockets face tough fields

    Saturday’s Class 2A, Region 3 girls’ cross-country meet will be like a mini version of the State Meet, but more competitive.

    That’s because it will feature six of the Top 10 teams from the coaches’ association rankings, but only four of those will qualify for next Saturday’s State Championships.

  • Hyman flying downhill for Rockets

    Once Deric Hyman started running downhill he became a heat-seeking Rocket, or at least a tackle-seeking one.

    The Shelby County junior middle linebacker has been a standout this season for the Rockets, especially in the past month.

    “The last four games he’s played exceptionally well,” Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets (2-8) will need that to continue tonight, when they travel to undefeated John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Elizabethtown. 

  • Titans face testy opener

    In all six classes of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs, which began last night, there is only one first-round match-up that features a district champion playing a fourth-seeded foe that beat its own district winner.

    Luckily for local football fans – but maybe unluckily for Collins – that game will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium, where the Titans (8-2) will host Moore in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. 

  • Rockets face a powerhouse

    Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley knows his team has its work cut out for it tonight.

    That’s when the Rockets (2-8) travel to unbeaten John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. The Bulldogs, who have gone 49-1 during their past five regular seasons, were state semifinalists last year and state runners-up in 2009.

    “They’re very big, their backs are very elusive, and they play really good defense,” Shipley said. “Besides that, it should be a very competitive ball game.”

  • Gabby Karas takes record victory...

    Collins seventh-grader Gabby Karas won the KTCCCA Meet of Champions cross-country race in record time Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Karas covered the 4,000-meter course in 14 minutes, 16 seconds – more than 43 seconds faster than the runner-up, and 20 seconds faster than the old race record. 

    Only one other local runner placed in the Top 50 in any of the other races. Collins eighth-grader Jacob Hershberger finished 33rd (14:55.66) in the boys’ race.


  • Time for a change at UK - at...

    It’s time for a change for the University of Kentucky football team.

    No, not at head coach. I still believe Joker Phillips deserves at least one more year (a.k.a. the Steve Kragthorpe Lame Duck Season). However, I also believe that he needs to pull the trigger on a much-needed personnel decision. The Wildcats’ coach needs to bench junior quarterback Morgan Newton and put freshman Maxwell Smith under center for Saturday’s must-win game (kickoff is 3:30 p.m.) against Mississippi at Commonwealth Stadium.