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Today's Sports

  • No. 3 ‘Rocks don’t roll over...

    SAINT MATTHEWS – The Collins boys’ basketball team hung with the third-ranked squad in the state Wednesday night.

    But the Titans could never get over the hump in the final three quarters against host Trinity. The Shamrocks built a 7-point halftime then held Collins at bay the rest of the way in their 58-52 triumph, which ended the Titans’ 8-game winning streak.

    “The key in the first half was our turnovers,” Collins Coach Chris Gaither said. “In the second half it was just toughness.”  

  • Conder, Titans tossed aside

    The Collins girls’ basketball team followed up its “best game” of the season with its “best quarter” of the season Saturday night against Western Hills, according to Coach Phillip Conder.

    Unfortunately for the Titans and Conder the game didn’t end as well.

    The visiting Wolverines, who trailed by 10 points after the first quarter, rallied for a 61-56 victory. Conder wasn’t around for the ending, though. He was ejected after receiving two quick technical fouls early in the second period.

  • Rockets’ streak downed by bombs

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team began last weekend with a 5-game winning streak. It ended the weekend with a 2-game losing streak after a pair of tough road defeats.

    The Rockets lost, 60-41, at Oldham County on Friday night, then fell, 46-36, at Madison Central on Saturday afternoon.

     

    Oldham County 60, Shelby County 41

  • Short spurt downs Rockets

    BUCKNER – A little less than three minutes was all the time it took to sink Shelby County’s boys’ basketball team Friday night.

    Host Oldham County outscored the Rockets, 14-0, during the last 1 minute and 32 seconds of the first half and the first 1:12 of the second half on its way to a 67-58 8th Region victory.

    “That was the difference in the game,” Shelby County Coach Jason Couch said.

  • Titans stand tall on Homecoming

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither said it best.

    “Our guys overcame,” he said after his Titans outlasted Eastern, 56-53, in overtime Saturday night in their Homecoming game.

    Collins (18-2), which won its eighth consecutive game, prevailed in spite of some mistakes at the end of regulation and a 3-point deficit early in the extra session. Senior forward Ralphie Stone scored a game-high 26 points, including eight in OT, as the Titans improved to 6-0 in games decided by three points of fewer.

  • 7 Collins football players to...

    The state champion Collins football team, fresh off its trip to state senate last Thursday, will celebrate the signing of seven seniors today – i.e. National Signing Day.

    The septet of Titans will put pen to paper at 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

  • This meet turns into a classic

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams both had solid showings in their Winter Classic on Saturday.

    The Titans’ girls’ team finished fourth and their boys’ squad sixth, and the Rockets’ girls took 12th and the boys 13th in the 22-team meet in the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.  

  • Rockets' balanced 4th blows...

    A balanced attack and a fourth-quarter surge helped the Shelby County boys’ basketball team win for the seventh time in its past eight games Tuesday night.

    The Rockets, who had five players score eight points or more, erupted for 29 points in the fourth quarter of their 77-51 victory over visiting Western Hills at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Shelby County (8-11) which raced out to a 10-0 lead, led handily at the end of each of the first three quarters but KOd the Wolverines (2-17) in the final period.

  • Defense is key in Titans’ romp

    The Collins boys’ basketball team shook off a slow start before hitting its stride Tuesday night.

    The Titans, who trailed visiting Woodford County by one point at halftime and only led by two points late in the third quarter, outscored the Yellow Jackets, 25-7, during the final 8 minutes and 38 seconds on their way to a 62-42 victory.

    “It wasn’t pretty, but we walked away with some good things, like holding them to forty-two points,” said Collins Coach Chris Gaither, whose team won it seventh consecutive game.

  • Rally keeps Rockets unbeaten in...

    A fantastic finish propelled the Shelby County girls’ basketball team to its fifth consecutive victory Thursday night.

    The Rockets outscored visiting Western Hills, 23-14, in the fourth quarter to rally for a 48-40 triumph in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “I like that we battled,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said. “We struggled for three quarters and still managed to score twenty-three points in the fourth quarter.”