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Today's Sports

  • Conder defeated in his return

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder was greeted with a trio of losses in his return to the bench.

    Gallatin County topped the visiting Titans, 70-53, Thursday night in Conder’s return to the bench after a 3-game suspension following his ejection from a Feb. 1 game against Western Hills. Then  Presentation won, 52-48, Saturday afternoon in Collins’ penultimate home game of the regular season before Bullitt Central beat the Titans 53-47 Monday night in Shepherdsville.   

     

  • Cozzens cozies up to 4 state...

    Saturday was a big day for Paul Cozzens.

    The Collins sophomore captured the 100-yard butterfly – and qualified for the state in three other events – in the Region 3 swimming and diving meet at the Russell County Auditorium/Natatorium Complex in Russell Springs.

    Led by Cozzens the Titans finished fourth in the 21-team boys’ meet, which was won by Scott County. Shelby County took 11th.

  • This is one tough bird to find

    The Grasshopper Sparrow's habits, as well as its weak song notes are such that you are not likely to find this species of bird, unless you know how and where to look for them.

  • Bearcats win 35th consecutive...

    The second and third quarters sunk the Collins girls’ basketball team Wednesday night.

    Host Anderson County outscored the Titans, 30-4, during those two periods on its way to a 59-25, 30thDistrict victory in Lawrenceburg.

    The Bearcats, who led, 15-8, at the end of the first quarter, outpointed Collins, 17-4, in the second quarter to lead, 32-12, at halftime and, 13-0, in the third to lead, 45-12. Anderson outscored the Titans, 14-13, in the fourth quarter, most of which was played with a running clock.  

  • Rockets play ‘best’ again

    For the second time in three games the Shelby County girls’ basketball team played its “best” game of the season.

    The Rockets rode a big first period and big performances by Mackenzie Raizor and Justus Martin to a 67-49 triumph over Lexington Christian at Mike Casey Gymnasium on Wednesday night – five days after Shelby beat Presentation, 64-41, a game Coach Mike Sowers called his team’s “best” to that point.

  • Team effort overcomes virtuoso

    The Collins boys’ basketball team withstood an incredible, 1-man performance for a 3-point triumph Tuesday night at Frankfort.

    The Titans topped the Panthers, 48-45, for their 10th victory in 11 games, in spite of 31 points by Frankfort junior guard Jalen Washington.

    Thanks to eight first-period points from Washington, who is also a standout football player, the Panthers led, 16-12, after 8 minutes. Collins (20-3) responded, outscoring Frankfort, 12-8, in the second quarter to tie it at 24 at halftime.

  • Region 3 swim meet starts today

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams will dive into the postseason beginning today.

    The Titans and Rockets will compete in the Region 3 meet, which is scheduled to start at 12:30 (and continue tomorrow at the same time) at Woodford County.

    Both squads have several individuals and relay teams who should contend for spots in the state meet, which will be Feb. 28-March 1 at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium. The top two finishers in each event earn automatic bids, while additional swimmers could qualify based on their times.

  • Rockets rebound with romp

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team bounced back from a last-second loss to its crosstown-rival in a big way, routing Spencer County, 73-52, in a 30thDistrict game Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “You never know when you have a tough loss how you’ll recover,” said Shelby County Coach Jason Couch, whose team was coming off a 57-56 setback at Collins last Saturday night. “I thought we bounced back well.”

  • Slow launch can’t keep Rockets...

    After seeing Collins control the pace for the first half of Saturday night’s crosstown showdown, Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers wanted a swifter second half.

    So he went to a three-quarter-court press.

    The result: His Rockets outscored the host Titans, 27-14, in the second half to pull way for a 40-26 30th District victory.

    “I decided I wanted to speed the game up to see what would happen,” Sowers said.

  • Stone leaves Rockets cold

    Some mornings Ralphie Stone arrives at Collins High School as early as 6:30 a.m. to put up extra shots. Occasionally, Stone said, he pretends he is taking one with the game on the line.

    “I’ve been doing it ever since I was a little kid,” he said.

    Saturday night that extra practice paid off, and Stone got to realize a childhood dream.

    His three free throws with 1.1 seconds left lifted the Titans to a 57-56 victory over crosstown-rival Shelby County at Collins.