Today's Sports

  • Titans to test Rockets’ rebound

    Before last season began, Mike Sowers told some people that if his first, youth-laden Shelby County girls’ basketball team won one game, he deserved coach-of-the-year consideration.  

    The Rockets won three.

    Before this season Sowers figured his still-youthful team would win eight or nine games, even betting his hair color on it.

  • In rivalry, it’s back to the...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knows that if tonight’s 30th District Tournament semifinal between his Rockets and crosstown-rival Collins were to be decided on paper, his team shouldn’t even be making the trip to Lawrenceburg.

    But he also knows that this time of year those paper predictions can quickly be wadded up and thrown into a trash basket.

  • Ref Buchert T’s up new...

    Nick Buchert is already living his dream. Now he wants to help two local high school students realize their dreams, too.

    So Buchert, an NBA referee and Collins assistant volleyball coach, has set up a pair of scholarships at Collins and Shelby County high schools.

  • Seniors start well but finish...

    Senior Night started out well for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    Reed Mills sang the national anthem, then the fired up Rockets led visiting DeSales after the first quarter.

    The Colts spoiled the celebration, though, coming back to beat Shelby County, 70-52, Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “They had a couple shooters knock down a couple shots, and they had a big kid inside who hurt us,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

    Early on, though, Shelby (6-24) held its own against the Colts (12-15).

  • Titans use depth to their...

    FRANKFORT – Basketball coaching has become a lot about math these days for Chris Gaither, the boys’ coach at Collins.

    He has two new additions and now has had to learn how to divide up time for his team.

    The Titans’ double-digit depth was on display last Friday night in their victory over Nelson County and once again Tuesday night in their 74-58 victory at Western Hills.

  • Brooks headlines Lindsey Wilson-...

    Lindsey Wilson College’s pipeline to Shelby County football players is quickly becoming a zipline.

    The Blue Raiders, who had four Shelby Countians on their roster last season, have added four more in the past two weeks.

    Collins senior Michael Brooks and Shelby County senior Taylor Lay were the latest to pledge to play football for Lindsey Wilson, doing so this week, to join Collins seniors Jalen Spalding and Joseph Fawns, who have signed with the Blue Raiders since the beginning of the month.

  • Rockets tip-toe past Bourbon to...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons went shoeless Friday night, but his team didn't go winless during the past week. 

    The Rockets lost to visiting University Heights, 79-58, on a night when Parsons made a statement for more than fashion but bounced back to beat Bourbon County, 72-69, Monday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.


    University Heights 79, SCHS 58

  • Titans, Rockets play in boys,...

    The Collins and Shelby County basketball teams will play a 30th District Tournament doubleheader Feb. 22 at Anderson County.

    The Titans girls' squad, seeded second in the tournament, will take on the third-seeded Rockets at 6 p.m. that evening, with the Collins boys' squad, also seeded No. 2, facing off against No. 3 Shelby County around 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson County's boys' and girls' teams, which are both seeded No. 1, will take on the No. 4 Spencer County teams in an identical schedule on Feb. 21.

  • Wells powers Titans to near...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team, led by junior forward Aaliyah Wells, reached a new plateau Monday night, but Coach Phillip Conder believes his team can climb higher.

    The Titans won three consecutive games between last Thursday and Monday night ­­­– beating Moore, 62-36, Thursday and Ballard, 50-45, Saturday at home, then defeating host Carroll County, 56-25, Monday night – to reach the 20-victory mark. Wells led the way in those three games, averaging 25.3 points and 10.7 rebounds.  

  • 2 newcomers help power Titans

    The new-look Collins boys’ basketball team had no problem with Nelson County this past Friday night.

    The Titans, with two new transfers in their playing rotation, raced out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back on their way to a 63-41 victory over the visiting Cardinals.

    Sophomore guard Ralphie Stone scored a team-high 10 points off the bench to lead a very balanced Collins attack. In all 12 players scored for the Titans, including their two new faces – brothers Norvis and Terez Smith.