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Today's News

  • Brother act: Ben Axline joins Matt at UT-Martin

    For Ben Axline the proposition of playing Division I football and reuniting with his brother, was too much to pass up.

    That’s why Axline, Collins’ wide receiver, has committed to play at the University of Tennessee-Martin.

    “A Division I scholarship is pretty much everybody’s dream; not too many people get to say they got to play Division I football…plus, I get to play four more years with my brother,” Axline said.

    His older brother, Matt, was a red-shirt as an offensive lineman this past season for the Skyhawks.

  • Titans remain unbeaten in 30th District

    The Collins boys’ basketball team accomplished two important things Friday night.

    The Titans won their first road game of the season, and they also remained unbeaten in the 30th District, with a 47-43 victory at Anderson County.

    “It was important for us to win that game,” Collins senior guard Tavis Elzy said.

  • Cardwell’s heroics (3 points at 0:03) lift Titans

    Leeara Cardwell came through in the clutch Monday night.

    Cardwell, Collins’ junior guard, completed a 3-point play with 3 seconds left to give the Titans a 41-40 victory over visiting Western Hills.

  • Cardwell – 25 points in 19 minutes – powers the way

    The Collins girls’ basketball team found the cure for what was ailing it Friday night – Eminence.

    Behind a season-high 25 points from junior guard Leeara Cardwell, who played only 19 minutes, the Titans topped the visiting Warriors, 70-22.

    The victory kept Collins (7-5), which had lost three of its previous four games, unbeaten in the 30th District, at 3-0.

  • Sweep of Shelby teams is complete

    The Woodford County girls’ basketball team completed its weekend sweep of Shelby County on Saturday.

    One night after beating the Rockets, 59-24, the Yellowjackets clobbered Collins, 63-32, on its homecourt.

    Woodford County built a 34-16 halftime lead, then outscored the Titans 17-0 in the third quarter on its way to a 31-point victory.

  • Good spurt not enough to lift Rockets

    The energy was there, but the final result wasn’t.

    Friday night, especially for one half, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team had one of its best performances of the season, against one of the best foes it will face.

    The Rockets trailed Woodford County, one of the top teams in the 11th Region, 19-4, after the first quarter but rallied to score the first 10 points of the second period to trim their deficit to just five points.

  • Sowers sees positives in Rockets’ defeat

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team got off to a solid start and had some increased aggressiveness going to the basket Saturday afternoon.

    Unfortunately that wasn’t enough for the Rockets, who lost, 72-28, at Louisville Eastern.

    Still there were plenty of positives for Shelby County (0-11), which trailed the Eagles (11-4) only 19-9 after the first period and went to the free throw line seven more times than Eastern.  

  • School board to honor teachers, hear key reports

    After about a month without a meeting because of the holidays, the Shelby County Board of Education will be back in action Thursday.

    The meeting will kick off early with a reception at 6:30 in honor of National School Board Recognition Month and for the new National Board Certified Teachers.

  • Faces of Fitness in Shelby County

    You can tell it’s January by the throngs of people heading to the gym to work off the holiday pounds.

    The thing is, how long will it last?

    Jerimiah Heath, director at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, said in general, people start to lose their enthusiasm by the end of February.

  • There is a little more to that horse story

    When last we left you, we had shared our heartwarming little story of the Paint mare my wife had adopted, which some of you said left you feeling as good as it did us.
    We’ve had smiles and tears and hugs and plenty of handholding through this process, but today, in homage to the great Paul Harvey, we must share “the rest of the story.”
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