Today's Sports

  • Slaughter outplays NBA star...

    Former Shelby County and Western Kentucky University basketball star A.J. Slaughter outscored, and apparently outplayed, NBA star Deron Williams on Tuesday as Slaughter’s new pro team, Dexia Mons Hainaut (based in Belgium), upset the team (Besiktas from Turkey) Williams is playing for during the NBA’s lockout.

    Slaughter scored 19 points, and Williams scored just seven points (on 3-for-13 shooting) and had six turnovers to offset seven assists in a game that determined who would play in the EuroCup regular season.

  • Rockets hope to have fun, then...

    Shelby County girls’ golf coach Anna Simpson has one major goal for her team at this weekend’s State Tournament.

    Nope, it’s not a state championship, although she’d gladly take that too.

    Simpson’s objective for her squad today and tomorrow at the Bowling Green Country Club is a lot simpler than that. 

    “Just go down and have fun, because they all play better when they’re having fun,” said Simpson, whose team is making its fourth consecutive trip to State.

  • They’re much the same – even in...

    It should come as no surprise that the Olsson twins, Shelby County seniors Christian and Haleigh, each shared the joy of finding a quarter on the ground just inside the gates of the Shelby County Athletic Complex less than a minute apart Wednesday night.

    The two share a car, for their first two years of high school they shared a class rank, they nearly share the same grade-point average (do they share the same brain?), and they also share a love of soccer.

  • Hall’s heroics give Rockets the...

    Freshman Logan Hall sent the Shelby County senior girls’ soccer players out in memorable fashion Wednesday night.

    Her buzzer-beating goal capped an incredible comeback and gave the Rockets a 4-3 victory over Sayre on their Senior Night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “Will someone please start my heart?” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner asked his team after the finish of the match.

    Hall’s shot ended a furious finish by the Rockets, who scored all four of their goals in the last 20 minutes, 27 seconds.

  • Collins boys' soccer downs...

    The Collins boys' soccer team struck early, and often, Thursday night in a 6-0 victory over host Shelby County.

    The Titans tallied three goals in the first 13 minutes on their way to their second victory over the Rockets this season at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Collins beat Shelby 3-0 in the season-opener for both Aug. 16. In that match the Titans led 2-0 at halftime.

    It was a different story this time around.

  • Rockets romp, Titans claw way to...

    The Collins and Shelby County volleyball teams sent their seniors out in style Monday night.

    Both won their home finales, although they did it in different ways.

    The Rockets swept Grant County, 26-24, 25-14, at Mike Casey Gymnasium for their fourth consecutive victory, and the host Titans went the distance to beat 8th Region rival Bullitt Central, 16-25, 25-18, 25-18.

  • Collins girls win home soccer...

    The Collins girls’ soccer team closed out its home schedule with an 8-0 victory over Fern Creek on Monday night at Clear Creek Park. That was five days after visiting 15th-ranked North Oldham ended the Titans’ 2-match winning streak with a 5-0 victory Thursday night.

    Against the Tigers, senior Sarah Robinson's hat trick led the way for Collins.

  • Harover’s hard times end up at...

    If Shannon Harover has learned anything in the past few months there were two things:

    1.      No dancing during golf season.

    2.      She doesn’t like to watch golf when she knows she could be out there.

    Harover, a senior at Shelby County High School, will be out on the course for the Rockets this Friday and Saturday at the Bowling Green Country Club as they make their fourth consecutive appearance at the girls’ golf State Tournament.

  • Brooks' big game could be...

    Collins senior linebacker Michael Brooks has had some dominating defensive performances this season for the Titans’ football team.

    There was the 27-tackle performance and interception-return touchdown against Eastern.

    There was the 25-tackle game in the shutout of Spencer County.

    But Brooks, a sometimes running back, too, saved his best offensive game of the season for last Friday night’s contest against cross-town rival Shelby County.

  • Brooks’ offense, tough D dominate

    The Collins football team got an awesome offensive performance by Michael Brooks and an even more devastating defensive effort Friday night.

    Brooks, a senior running back/linebacker, scored four touchdowns and the Titans’ D had its best outing in the brief 19-game history of their program – holding host Shelby County to just 32 yards of total offense – in Collins’ 39-0 victory at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The second meeting between the new cross-town rivals was all about first downs and fourth downs.