Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • A Homecoming opponent that may...

    The Oldham County football team may have the record of a traditional Homecoming opponent, but the Colonels don’t have the talent of one.

    That’s according to Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley, whose team hosts Oldham (1-4) at 7:30 tonight in its Homecoming at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    “To me, for having four losses, they’re pretty darn good,” said Shipley, whose Rockets (1-3) spoiled Henry County’s Homecoming last Friday with their first victory of the season. 

  • Rested but not healed, Titans...

    The bye week was good, and slightly bad, for the Collins football team as it heads into district play.

    On the plus side was plenty of practice and repetitions – which Coach Jerry Lucas hopes benefited the Titans’ younger players. On the flip side, though, there wasn’t enough time to heal the ankle injury of senior running back Darian Dugle, the team’s leading rusher last season and second-leading rusher through Collins’ first four games of this season.

  • SCHS girls finish 4th in golf...

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished fourth at the Henry Clay Invitational on Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

    The Rockets carded a collective 341, 15 shots behind winner Sacred Heart, last year’s state runner-up and likely the prohibitive favorite this season. They were also two shots behind Glasgow, which tied for third last year at State, and one back of defending state champ Green County.

  • ‘Dizzy’ Karas below par but...

    The Trinity and Valkyrie cross-country invitationals produced some mixed emotions but mostly positive reactions Saturday.

    Two girls cracked the Top 50, led by Collins senior Caterina Karas in 20th-place, in Sacred Heart’s Valkyrie meet, and one county boy broke the Top 100 in the Shamrocks’ race.

    The races, which are run back-to-back at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, featured fields with some of the top teams from several surrounding states and likely the best competition both Shelby County and the Titans will see all season.