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Today's Sports

  • White-winged Crossbill a rare...

    The White-Winged Crossbill is a 6-and-a-half inch bird with a 10-and-a-half-inch wingspan and weighs 0.9 ounces. It breeds throughout Canada and the lower two thirds of Alaska on down the northwestern mountains to northern Idaho, northwest Washington, northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and New England.

    They usually winter in the northern states, but can wander on down to Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia.

  • Cochran leads state in free...

    For Deion Cochran it’s as simple as one-two-three.

    Cochran, a 6-foot-2 senior guard for the Collins High School basketball team has led the state in free throw shooting every week of the season but one. As the season ends, he’s a scorching 90.4 percent from the line, emphasizing the “free” in free throw.

    “It’s not really anything special for me, it has always just come natural to me,” Cochran said. “I always take three dribbles, try to remember to breathe, bend my knees and shoot.”

  • Shelby girls are top seed in...

    For the first time in several years Anderson County is not the overwhelming favorite to win the girls’ 30th District Basketball Tournament.

    The Bearcats are not the dominant force they have been the past five seasons, but Anderson County will is still a force to be reckoned with as the district tourney opens at Spencer County Monday.

    While Shelby County (23-5) secured the No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament, the Rockets and Bearcats split this season series, with Shelby winning at home 62-46 and losing at Anderson 36-33.

  • Collins is favorite in distrit...

    It might be frigid outside but it will be hot in the Spencer County High School gym next week when the 30th District Basketball Tournament tip off.

    The Collins boys have secured the No. 1 seeds, but there will be few easy games in what has turned out to be a very balanced district where Collins, Shelby County and Anderson County are all primed for a potentially long post-season run.

  • White-Crowned Sparrow always has...

    The White-Crowned Sparrow is a common winter resident throughout Kentucky and is often found in fairly large flocks, but it is not real common in the heavily forested eastern portions of the commonwealth.

    They are frequently seen in semi open habitats where there are lots of weedy fencerows and also they congregate at bird feeders that are on the ground and filled with mixed birdseed. The White-Crowned Sparrow usually feeds on the ground, near cover, so they can make a quick get away.

  • Titan hold off Owen County

     

    With its normal solid shooting touch missing, the Collins High School boys’ basketball team turned to defense to pace a 59-48 comeback win Thursday over Owen County.

    With Owen forcing the ball inside to 6-foot-6 star forward Carson Williams, who scored 14 points in the first half, the Titans struggled before ramping up the pressure second half and outscoring the Rebels 38-19.

  • Lady Rockets fall to East

    After a strong start the Shelby County Rockets couldn’t hold on, falling, 58-51, Friday to Bullitt East.

    Just two days after upsetting No. 12 ranked Male and three days after routing Atherton, the Rockets may have run into fatigue problems, allowing the 16th ranked Chargers to pull away in the fourth quarter.

  • Rockets beat KCD

    Smarter offense and better defense sparked the Shelby County Rockets Saturday to a come-from-behind win over Kentucky Country Day.

    The Rockets trailed, and trailed big, in the early stages of the game before re-grouping to score a 70-55 win.

    With KCD’ s Anthony Mathis holding the hot hand, the Bearcats jumped out to an early 16-point first-half lead. Mathis hit six three-pointers in the game to finish with 27 points and got KCD out quick.

    Shelby County was able to weather the Bearcats’ offensive storm and slowly got back into the game.

  • Titans beat Waggener

    A win is a win, but every once in a while Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder would like to see them come a bit easier.

    Conder saw his young Titans Monday push their win streak to five with a 50-48 victory at Waggener, raising the team’s record to 16-10.

    The only problem was the Titans nearly squandered an eight-point lead in the game’s final minute.

  • The Wood Stork ranges though...

    The Wood Stork differs from herons and ibises in that it is heavier, has a slightly decurved beak, has a bare head and neck and has a total lack of ornamental plumes. Even though this bird was once known as Wood Ibis, it is the only member of the stork family in America and is actually a very close relative to vultures.