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Today's Sports

  • Senior Simmons goes out with romp

    Thursday night was Nikki Simmons’ night.

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team celebrated Simmons, its senior forward, in the Rockets’ 76-36 rout of visiting North Oldham at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “Nikki had a good senior night,” said Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers, whose team then beat Atherton, 59-36, Monday night.

  • Rockets back to even

    After beginning the season with eight consecutive losses, and 10 in its first 11 games, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team reached a benchmark Monday night.

    The Rockets’ 74-67 victory at Atherton, coupled with their 55-51 triumph over Henry County on Saturday, lifted them to the .500 mark for the first time since the season started. 

    Shelby County (13-13) has won four games in a row and 12 of its past 15.

     

    Shelby County 69, Henry County 55

  • No Stone, no problem for Titans

    Playing without its leading scorer and rebounder the Collins boys’ basketball team once again found a way to win.

    With senior standout Ralphie Stone sidelined by a sore knee, the Titans rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat host Harrison County, 46-44, Saturday night in Cynthiana.

    It was the 11th victory in 12 games for Collins (21-3), which improved to 9-0 in games decided by three points or less.

  • 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.