http://www.sentinelnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Titans hold off Rockets http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/titans-hold-rockets <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webkidwell.jpg" alt="Collins point guard Brent Kidwell led the Titans to a win over Shelby County." title="Collins point guard Brent Kidwell led the Titans to a win over Shelby County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For all their rip and run philosophy this year the Collins Titans turned to a gritty, blue collar defense to beat Shelby County 59-51 Saturday at Collins.</p> <p> &ldquo;We had to adjust some things on defense,&rdquo; Collins senior Brent Kidwell said. &ldquo;We allowed like twenty-two drive bys in the game before, against Franklin County, and we knew there was no way we could that with Shelby and win. They are so good from 15-feet in. We wanted to make them shoot over us instead of around us, because they have so many guys who can score by going to the basket.&rdquo;</p> Collins falls to Madison Central http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/collins-falls-madison-central <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/spttstone.jpg" alt="Collins&#039; Traejon Stone puts up a shot in the lane" title="Collins&#039; Traejon Stone puts up a shot in the lane" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The learning process continued for the Collins High School boys&rsquo; basketball team as it fell to Madison Central 76-71 Tuesday at home.</p> <p> The Titans squandered a six-point lead to fall behind by as much as eight-points in the game before battling back into contention in the final minutes of the game. In the end, however, Madison Central&rsquo;s experience won out.</p> Karas takes ninth in national race http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/karas-takes-ninth-national-race <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/websptkarasspeaks.jpg" alt="Collins sophomore Gabby Karas speaks at an assembly honoring her fourth state title" title="Collins sophomore Gabby Karas speaks at an assembly honoring her fourth state title" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Probably the toughest thing Gabby Karas had to do in the postseason was stand-up in front of her Collins High School classmates and speak at an assembly honoring her state cross country title and performances in a pair of national races.</p> <p> The running part, Karas has down pat.</p> <p> Karas, the winner of the past four 2A state titles, was honored along with a slate of academic achievers at Collins Tuesday fresh off a ninth-place finish in the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego.</p> Lady Rockets come back to beat Collins http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/lady-rockets-come-back-beat-collins <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/websptkhudgens.jpg" alt="Shelby Point guard Katie Hudgens keyed the Rockets past Collins." title="Shelby Point guard Katie Hudgens keyed the Rockets past Collins." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Nobody eating their hot dog or popcorn caught a pass from Katie Hudgens Friday.</p> <p> Hudgens, a senior point guard for Shelby County may be grasping the role coach Jason Holland has envisioned for her as she led Shelby to a 55-40 win over cross-town rival Collins Friday.</p> <p> &ldquo;Coach always tells us not to throw it to the people in the stands eating their hot dog or their popcorn but to throw it to each other,&rdquo; Hudgens said. &ldquo;I think we played two really good teams the first two games, and we made too many mistakes. Tonight we didn&rsquo;t do that.&rdquo;</p> Scholarship will honor Wileys http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/scholarship-will-honor-wileys <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptwileyfamily.jpg" alt="The family of Jim and Mary Jo Wiley has worked with the community to endow a scholarship in their name." title="The family of Jim and Mary Jo Wiley has worked with the community to endow a scholarship in their name." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For 35 years Jim Wiley taught young men in Shelby County baseball and life lessons as the coach of the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion Baseball team.</p> <p> And even now as he&rsquo;s stepping down as coach Wiley will be able to help continue that education and hopefully their baseball careers thanks to a scholarship endowed in his and his wife&rsquo;s name.</p> <p> The Jim and Mary Jo Wiley Scholarship Foundation was unveiled Sunday at a banquet honoring the 2014 American Legion Post 37 state championship team and Wiley, who is retiring as the team&rsquo;s head coach.</p> Cochran leads Rockets by CAL http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/cochran-leads-rockets-cal <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptkeenancochran.jpg" alt="Shelby forward Keenan Cochran scored 24 points to lead the Rockets to a 79-70 win over CAL" title="Shelby forward Keenan Cochran scored 24 points to lead the Rockets to a 79-70 win over CAL" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Keenan Cochran found the holes and Christian Academy paid for it.</p> <p> Cochran, a 6-foot-3 senior forward for Shelby County, scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Rockets to a 79-70 win over the Centurions Tuesday.</p> <p> &ldquo;Honestly I was just trying to find the holes in their defense and then take advantage of it,&rdquo; Cochran said. &ldquo;One of the big keys for our offense was our defense and we got a lot of good shots off that.&rdquo;</p> Rockets beat Mercer County http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/rockets-beat-mercer-county <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptkemar.jpg" alt="Shelby&#039;s Kemar Mason applies pressure to Mercer&#039;s Trevon Faulkner." title="Shelby&#039;s Kemar Mason applies pressure to Mercer&#039;s Trevon Faulkner." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> Kyler Dugle may need to re-think his role.</p> <p> For a guy who just wanted to get some rebounds and play good defense, Dugle a 5-foot-11 senior guard did that and scored 19 points to help Shelby County to an opening game 70-62 win over Mercer County Tuesday.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve never really been a scoring threat or go-to guy,&rdquo; Dugle said. &ldquo;I just want to get some rebounds and be a defensive stopper on the other team&rsquo;s best player to help us. The scoring was icing on the cake.&rdquo;</p> Collins comes back to beat Gallatin http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/collins-comes-back-beat-gallatin <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptcochran.jpg" alt="Collins&#039; Deion Cochran hit six free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Titans win." title="Collins&#039; Deion Cochran hit six free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Titans win." align="left" hspace="6" width="35" height="85" /><p> Trailing through most of the game, the Collins boys&rsquo; basketball team staged a late run to upend host Gallatin County 63-58 Tuesday.</p> <p> The Titans trailed Gallatin by 10 points in the third quarter before Collins was able to close the period with a 5-0 scoring run. Collins quickly tied the game in the fourth quarter and went on to control the period outscoring Gallatin County 24-14 to take win</p>