Today's Sports

  • Fumbles, penalties, Colonels...

    Like a bad penny, some recurring problems keep turning up for the Shelby County football team.

    As they have been several times this season, Friday night the Rockets were plagued by fumbles and penalties – in addition to Oldham County’s quick-strike offense – in their 48-14 Homecoming loss at Robert Doyle Stadium. 

  • Battling Brooks leads Titans to...

    A titanic effort from Michael Brooks carried Collins on Friday night.

    Brooks, a senior running back/linebacker, rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown while recording 25 tackles and forcing two fumbles in the Titans’ 21-0 victory – the first shutout in program history – at Spencer County in its Class 4A, District 3 opener.

    “Michael, he was just unbelievable to watch,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Titans, Rockets give it too many...

    Monday was a disappointing day for the Collins and Shelby County boys’ golf teams.

    No member of either squad advanced out of the 6th Region Tournament at Seneca Golf Course.

    The Titans took sixth place – the top two teams qualified for next week’s State Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club – with a score of 326, and the Rockets came in 17th (374).

  • Webb’s 71 takes title, leads...

    NEW CASTLE – Given the course and conditions, Shelby County girls’ golf coach Anna Simpson said she didn’t think anyone would break par in Tuesday’s Region 5 Tournament.

    As it turned out Simpson was surprised, very pleasantly in fact.

    That’s because Rockets sophomore Jordan Webb carded a 1-under-par 71 at Henry County Country Club to win region medalist honors and help Shelby earn a fourth consecutive berth in the State Tournament.

  • Webb wins region; SCHS places 2nd

    Shelby County sophomore Jordan Webb fired a 1-under-par 71 to win the Region 5 girls' golf tournament Tuesday at Henry County Country Club.

    Led by Webb the Rockets finished second in the team competition - seven shots behind top-ranked Sacred Heart - to also qualify for next week's State Tournament, which will take place next Friday and Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Collins shuts out Spencer County...

    The Collins football team started district play with a 21-0 shutout of host Spencer County on Friday night in Taylorsville.

    The Titans got a titanic effort from Michael Brooks. The senior running back/linebacker rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown while recording 25 tackles and forcing two fumbles to lead Collins (3-2) to a victory in its Class 4A, District 3 opener.

    “It’s a big win for us, it’s our first win in the district,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Rockets fall to Oldham County,...

    Oldham County spoiled Shelby County’s Homecoming with a 48-14 victory Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The Colonels built a 41-7 halftime lead, scoring on every one of their first-half possessions, on their way to ending their four-game losing streak.

    Oldham County junior quarterback Brett Strnad threw four touchdown passes, three to Cody Oldham, and senior playmaker Kerry Smith tallied two TDs – on a 90-yard kickoff return and a 36-yard reception.

  • Golf tourneys open fall playoffs

    It seems like high school fall sports just started, but Monday is the beginning of the end of them.

    The boys’ golf postseason gets under  way with the 6th Region Tournament on Monday morning at Seneca Golf Course. Collins and Shelby County are in a difficult region, which includes traditional power St. Xavier (last year’s state runner-up and the No. 1 team in the state coaches association Top 10 poll) and Christian Academy of Louisville (which tied for eighth at state last year after winning the region).

  • His last shot is his best shot

    Shelby County senior Austin Stivers is finishing up his first season of playing for the boys’ varsity golf team.

    “I knew all my friends played on the team, and I wanted to play a sport before I got out of high school,” said Stivers, who’ll represent the Rockets on Monday in the 5th Region Tournament at Seneca Golf Course. “I’m not really into team sports, but this is a sport you can play as an individual, but still be part of a team. Plus I wanted to make the most of my senior year.”

  • Playing to potential is his goal

    Collins senior Conor Doyle has played varsity boys’ golf since he was in the fifth grade.

    He played that year for a high school in Tennessee before playing his sixth grade through sophomore years for Whitefield Academy. He’s in his second year on the Titans’ team.

    Doyle, who has a 3.3 grade-point average, is involved in FCA as well as an abstinence club that goes to local schools to talk to children about saving themselves for marriage and will represent the Titans on Monday in the 5th Region Tournament at Seneca Golf Course.