Today's News

  • Titans look to reload behind pitching staff

    After returning just 30 innings of pitching experience in 2017, Collins will look to revamp its team this season by bringing 134 innings back from last season’s team that finished as a district runner-up.

    Collins’ rotation will be a major factor in how the season unfolds for the Titans, who finished last season with a first-round defeat of rival Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament and a 8th Region Tournament win over Carroll County before bowing out to Simon Kenton in the Region semifinals.

  • Ward earns All-American status

    Shelbyville-native Mimi Ward has spent the last six years perfecting her swimming and biking techniques, and it has paid off, as she finished second in the female 55-59 age bracket and has earned All-American status through USA Triathlon for the second time as a result.

    The aquabike event combines two legs of the traditional triathlon race in swimming and biking, while cutting out the running portion of the event.

    Ward says that her personality and swimming background encouraged her to get started in competition.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 21: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (continued)

    We then proceeded to Newton, also in Cambridgeshire, England, to visit Winifred (Win) Peacock, my father Reginald Bareham’s sister.

    I formed an immediate liking for Win with whom I felt a feeling of common interest. She was moat gracious, appeared to be in good health and spirits. She and her husband Cliff Peacock showed me around Newton, introducing me to all the relatives within that area.

  • Blanketed in love

    With winter winds still nipping at the backs of Shelby’s homeless; the gift of a warm blanket could mean the difference between life and death when you’re sleeping under a bridge or in a vacant house.

    When 20 students from Corpus Christi Classical Academy made the rounds of three different charitable organizations with hundreds of blankets to donate for the use of those in the county’s shelters, their generosity warmed the hearts of those who help to clothe and house the homeless.

  • Oldham holds off Collins at region

    When Jacob Feltner’s three cut Oldham County’s lead to 61-57 with less than two minutes remaining in the Titan’s 8th Region Tournament opener Thursday, it looked like the Collins boys’ basketball team had another rally left.

    Instead, it was Oldham County and guard Jackson Gibson that took charge down the stretch in the 68-61 Oldham win. The Colonels’ victory was payback for last season when the Titans knocked Oldham out in the 8th Region opener on the way to the title and a birth in the Sweet 16.

  • Titans track looks to continue growth

    With a defending state champion on roster, Collins will look to continue to build and grow its track and field team heading into the 2018 season.

    Nathan Jacobs, the reigning state discus champion, will pace the Titans this spring and should be a top point earner for the team.

    “We are excited about the outdoor season,” Titans coach George Sanderlin said. “We have already broken several school indoor records in the throws and jumps and look to do the same outdoors. We have two junior boys who should continue to make a mark.”

  • Shelby County ready to run in 2018

    With the departure of multiple-time state champion Kyrien Stone from last season’s team, the Shelby County High School track and field program will look to a new group of athletes to help lead the program.

    Last season, a pair of sophomores in Treyvon Beasley and William Davis made their first appearances at the AA State Meet. The hope is that the pair continues to grow along with the overall team, and helps lead the Rockets going forward.

  • Middle schools start softball program

    Both Shelby East and West middle schools will begin an inaugural softball season this fall, with the schools combining as one to play out the 2018 regular season.

    John McCluskey has been tabbed as the head coach of the newly minted program, and said the team will feature 22 athletes on roster for this season.

  • Work of art

    A local art and antique gallery renown for pristine works of cultural and historic quality has opened its doors this month to embrace a younger generation.

    Wakefield-Scearce Gallery, 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville, is taking part in National Youth Art Month with an exhibit from local and area students.

    “We thought it would be a good community outreach to have a youth art show here,” said Jenny Pippin, coordinator of the exhibit.

  • Colonels hold off Titans in region tournament

    With two minutes remaining in regulation, and Collins boys' basketball down 61-54 to Oldham County in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament, it seemed as if the Titans would be able to make a run after a huge defensive play turned into points at the other end of the floor.

    Following a steal, senior guard Jacob Feltner launched a three-pointer with a hand in his face, cutting the Colonels' lead down to 61-57 with a timeout being called by Collins coach Chris Gaither to regroup defensively before the next possession.