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Today's Sports

  • A miracle put on ice

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County boys’ basketball team nearly pulled off a miracle comeback Friday night.

    The Rockets’ rally ultimately fell short, though, as Simon Kenton outlasted them, 76-69, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County.

    Shelby County trailed by 20 points with 3 minutes, 43 seconds to play before staging a colossal comeback, closing to within one with 46 seconds left.

    The Pioneers, however, scored the final six points of the game.

  • A gift that means life

    When University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari speaks, Big Blue Nation listens.

    But more than his rants and ruminations on Nerlens Noel, Kyle Wiltjer, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress, there is one thing in particular that I hope BBN is hearing and paying attention to these days, it’s Cal’s radio commercial about organ donation.

  • 10 questions for Chris Shuck

    Collins senior Chris Shuck was a standout on the boys’ soccer team this past season and for the past couple of years.

  • Stone coming into his own

    A new basketball season has brought about a new and improved Ralphie Stone for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    Stone, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, is a big reason why the Titans are off to the best start in their brief history – 11-2 heading into tonight’s 30th District showdown against Anderson County – after losing three starters, including the 8th Region Player of the Year, Dez Marshall, from last season’s squad.

  • Collins football team wins its...

    BOWLING GREEN – As the final horn sounded the Collins High School football team shrugged off the freezing temperatures Saturday night for a madcap celebration of their 37-34 victory over venerable Fort Thomas Highlands that delivered the school’s first KHSAA Class AAAA State Football Championship.

    But just a few seconds before that, this entire celebratory scene hung precariously as the football gods seemingly had turned their backs on these scrappy underdogs from Shelbyville, the game seeming to unravel on one call by the officials.

  • Karas breaks record to win 3rd...

    LEXINGTON – Three down, three to go for Gabby Karas.

    Karas, a freshman at Collins High School, won her third consecutive Class AA state cross-country title Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    And once again Karas, whose goal is to capture three more state championships in her final three years of high school, did it in record fashion, breaking her own course record by crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 39.04 seconds.

  • You have to hand it to this...

    Other than the fact that she has the same name – albeit spelled differently – as one of the stars of the Twilight movie series, Collins junior Christen Stewart is pretty much your normal 16-year-old.

    She has her driver’s permit.

    She has a boyfriend.

    She plays volleyball.

    Stewart, however, has one distinguishing physical feature. It’s one that may not be immediately identifiable, even on the court, but one that she whole-heartedly embraces.

  • A duck that likes to blend in

    John James Audubon found the American Black Duck breeding on lakes along the Mississippi River as far up as the confluence with the Ohio River as well as in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Today this 23-inch-long bird with a 35-inch-wide wingspan’s breeding range is northern Michigan, northern Wisconsin, eastern Minnesota, and all of northeast Canada. It winters from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio South to southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Georgia.

  • Swainson’s Warbler is not like...

    The Swainson’s Warbler is unlike almost all of the other warblers in so many ways.

    Look for a large potbellied warbler with a short tail. It is drab brown above, buff below, more pale on the throat and breast and has a slightly chestnut cap and long, broad eyebrows. This certainly makes it the least colorful member of the warbler family.

  • Vesper Sparrow, bird of mystery

    The Vesper Sparrow was named by the well-known late naturalist, John Burroughs, who thought that this sparrow sings more beautifully in the late evening amid advancing shadows.