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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Look down, not up for the Worm-...

    The Worm-eating Warbler is a very differently acting bird than many other members of the warbler family.

    Most of them are rather excitable and nervous birds of the treetops. This bird, however, is rather quiet and spends most of the time on the ground or within a few feet of it, walking, not running, and sometimes creeping along a tree trunk like a Brown Creeper or a Black-and-white Warbler.

    It also has a distinct habit of searching and poking into clusters of dead leaves to extract spiders and insects and is extremely fond of the larvae of moths.

  • Cerulean Warbler is very un-...

    If the Cerulean Warbler is sitting in a very tall tree, which is where they are usually seen, and the background is a blue sky, then it will be very difficult to see this bird because its coloration is sky blue above with an even brighter blue on the crown.

    However, it does have white below and a dark blue narrow breast band and side streaks on a somewhat big belly.

  • Cloyd honorable mention all-state

    Recent Collins graduate Sydney Cloyd has been named all-state honorable mention by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.
    Cloyd, a standout for the Titans, was one of 11 players to be named to the Class AA team (10 made the first team and 11 the second). She hit .348 with team-highs in home runs (seven) and RBIs (44), and also had 14 doubles and two triples, for Collins, which finished 18-20.