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Today's Sports

  • Rockets rally to pick up first...

    Having gone nearly 12 full innings without deciding a winner, the Tuesday night contest between Shelby County baseball and a visiting Lake Zurich, Ill. team seemingly would not end.

    Luckily for the Rockets, first baseman Hunter Housley was up to the task at hand.

    With shortstop Caleb Collins waiting on second base in a 7-7 tie game, Housley took the first two pitches of the at-bat before roping a ball to left field and scoring his teammate, earning SCHS its first win of the season in a walk-off 8-7 victory.

  • Vernon Hills shuts out Shelby...

    A lack of timely hits and one bad inning on defense led to Shelby County baseball taking a shutout loss at the hands of a Illinois-based Vernon Hills team on Monday night.

    As a group, the Rockets (0-3) wasn’t able to string together quality at-bats throughout the game, with SCHS third baseman Blake Palmer coming away with all three of the teams hits in the 5-0 loss.

  • Oldham County defeats Titans in...

    In a game that boasted a combined 21 runs and 17 hits, it was Oldham County that came away with the narrow one-run victory over visiting Collins on Monday night.

    The Titans (0-1) competed well with a Colonels team ranked No. 24 in the state in Prep Baseball Report’s preseason rankings, falling by an 11-10 margin.

  • Rockets show strong at home meet

    The Shelby County track team flexed its track and field muscles in a home meet on Thursday afternoon, as the boys finished first in the team standings while the girls slotted in second-place.

    Collins was also able to show off its collection of talent at the meet, with the boys’ team taking fourth while the girls finished in eighth-place.

    The Rocket boys’ team ended its meet with 156 points as a unit, and 64 ahead of second-place Western Hills at the competition.

  • Shelby opens season strong at...

    The Shelby County track and field team opened its season on high note over the weekend at the Woodford County Luck O’ the Irish meet, as the girls finished second as a unit, while the boys’ took fourth place in group competition.

    The girls’ team finished with 117.5 points, just seven points back of Woodford, while the boys earned 84 points with Frederick Douglass finishing first with 127.

    SCHS track coach Nick Edwards says that he likes what he has seen from his team early on in the season.

  • Webb takes second place at...

    Kentucky Christian University freshman and former Collins golfer Mallori Webb turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Shawnee State Invitational, as she earned a second-place finish at the event held in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    Webb says the tournament was an intriguing one to be a part of, considering the KCU girls’ golf program is still in its early stages.

  • Baseball teams preparing for...

    While most students will spend Spring Break relaxing and enjoying time off from school, both Collins and Shelby County baseball teams will be hard at work improving over the two week period.

    As it happens, each of the squads will hit the road to compete in tournaments outside the state, as the Rockets will take its team to Memphis to compete and the Titans travel to Vero Beach, Fla. to take part in the Historic Dodgertown tournament.

  • Titans bats lead to win over...

    Despite cold and rainy conditions, both teams’ bats were hot in Collins’ 8-6 win over visiting Mercer County Monday night.

    Each squad posted double-digit hits, but it was second baseman Cassie Rannells who did much of the damage offensively for Collins (1-0).

    Rannells tallied three hits and two RBIs for the Titans from Shelbyville, as Collins topped Mercer behind a pair of big innings.

  • Collins contest ends in tie

    Collins baseball’s first game of the season ended in less than ideal conditions Monday night, as its opening day contest against Bullitt East was called off in the middle of the fourth inning due to rain blowing in sideways.

    According to KHSAA, the game has been taken off of the schedule and will not count as a part of the overall record of either team.

  • Oakley tabbed to lead Rockets

    Shelby County boys’ basketball is looking to start fresh for the 2018-19 season and has made a coaching change as a result.

    Eddie Oakley has been announced as the new head coach, replacing Ken Cates.

    The last two years under Cates saw the Rockets compile a 13-44 record, including two first-round 30th District Tournament exits against rival Collins.

    Oakley says the prestige of the Shelby position is what attracted him come out of retirement and take control of the program.