Today's Sports

  • Titans, Rockets qualify 14 for...

    Last weekend was a big one for the Collins and Shelby County swimming teams.

    Several Titans and Rockets had praiseworthy performances at the Region 3 meet at Woodford County.

    “We had an incredible fifty-five personal-best times for the two-day meet,” said J.P. LaVertu, who coaches both Collins and Shelby County. “We had an amazing thirty-five swimmers come back to swim the second day of regions. Six relays made state, and four individuals with a total of seven individual swims qualified for the state meet as well.”

  • Rockets get 15th victory

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team achieved another milestone last Thursday night.

    The Rockets recorded their 15th victory – five times as many as they had all of last season – by beating North Oldham, 48-34, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “That’s a tremendous accomplishment for these kids,” said second-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers, whose first team went 3-22. “It just shows how far along they’ve come.”

  • 30th District Tournament...

    The schedules for the 30th District basketball tournaments were decided earlier today and the Collins boys' and girls' teams will play the Shelby County boys' and girls' teams in a doubleheader Feb. 22 at Anderson County.

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

  • Titans’ free shots aren’t easy

    LOUISVILLE – For the Collins boys’ basketball team, it came down to taking and making Wednesday night.

    The Titans had trouble taking care of the basketball and making their free throws in a 61-58 loss at Fairdale.

    “It was two simple things: turnovers and making free throws,” Collins Coach Chris Gaither said. “If we do those things, we win this game.”

  • Rockets find a new spark

    Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons let the tiger out of the cage in practice on Monday.

    His team followed suit Tuesday night.

    Playing one of their best games of the season, in one of their biggest games of the season, the Rockets beat Spencer County, 73-66, in a key 30th District game at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Parsons to tiptoe through next...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons said Wednesday night that he was getting a pedicure.

    Was he joking or being serious?

    You can find out tonight when Parsons coaches sans shoes for the Rockets’ Homecoming game against University Heights at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Blazers coach Randy McCoy will be shoeless too for a good cause – the Christian Appalachian Project.

  • Shelby’s schools hope to make a...

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams enter this weekend’s Region 3 meet with high expectations.

    The 2-day competition begins at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodford County High School and continues Saturday, with the finals starting around 2 p.m. The top 18 individuals and relay teams qualify for the second day of competition, then the top two finishers in each event automatically qualify – while others may qualify based on their times – for the Feb. 23-25 State Meet at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Feb. 9...

    Thursday (Feb. 9)

    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg at Cornerstone Christian.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Collins at Moore.
    7:30 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, North Oldham at Shelby County.

    Friday (Feb. 10)

  • Girls’ basketball: J-town’s...

    The Collins girls' basketball team couldn't hold off momentum or the Jeffersontown Chargers on Monday, dropping a 50-46 decision in overtime.

    The Titans (17-9) took the lead in the second quarter after a slow start, and pushed it out to 10, 31-21, after three periods before J-town came storming back.

    The Chargers outscored Collins, 21-11, in the fourth quarter in no small part by hitting five 3-pointers. J-town forced overtime, where the Chargers’ momentum carried them through, outscoring Collins, 8-4, in the extra period for the win.

  • Boys’ basketball: Titans turn it...

    The Collins boys' basketball team started slow, but pulled away from Central Hardin for a 67-52 victory Friday.

    "We came out flat, but it was good to see them get back into the game and put that effort out," Titans Coach Chris Gaither said.

    The Titans (17-9) were outscored, 16-12, in the first, but outscored the Bruins (11-12), 55-36, the rest of the way.

    "I'd still like to see us put four full quarters together," Gaither said. "But I was proud of their effort to come out after that flat start."