Today's Sports

  • Titans claim Henry County title

    The Collins boys’ basketball team’s winning streak is now eight straight after a 79-60 defeat of Shelby County Thursday night.

    The Titans (11-2) also claimed a second tournament title of the season with the win, beating the Rockets (3-9) in the championship round of the Henry County Invitational.

    Defense was a big factor for Collins, limiting a Shelby team that had averaged 88.5 points over its past two contests to just 60.

  • Karas commits to UVA

    With her last two cross-country seasons ending due to unfortunate injuries, Collins’ runner Gabriella Karas will look to continue her athletic career at the University of Virginia this fall.

    Karas committed to UVA on Thursday afternoon, and says that she knew right away that she wanted to be a Cavalier.

    “I was texting with a friend from [Footlocker National competition] and she told me how much she loved UVA,” Karas said. “She gave the coach my number, and we just hit it off from the start.”

  • SCHS ends Lady Rocket Holiday...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team ended its tournament-hosting duties with a solid 50-36 defeat of Holy Cross on Thursday night.

    Sophomore Asia Hardy stepped up offensively with a season-high of 18 points in relief of teammate Zephy Gray who played through a nagging ankle injury.

    Despite the ailment, Gray toughed out the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday, and was second on the team with 15 points.

  • COLUMN: Has ESPN devalued the...

    While tuning in for the special Monday edition of College GameDay, I came to an uncomfortable realization.

    The five panelists, led by ESPN’s Rece Davis, were discussing and scrutinizing Alabama’s 24-7 victory over Washington from two nights before, and I had completely forgotten who was taking the field for the Rose Bowl game. The very stadium the experts were sitting in and there to hype.

  • Rockets maul Henry County

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team has secured its first winning streak of the early season with a 79-53 drubbing of tournament host Henry County on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets (3-8) used a stout defense to limit the Wildcats (4-8) from doing much of anything offensively, as SCHS had already doubled up Henry 40-20 by halftime.

    “Our focus tonight was to pressure Henry County and disrupt them,” Rockets coach Ken Cates said. “They run well if you don’t take them out of what they want to do.”

  • Titans outlast CAL to advance

    The Collins boys’ basketball team picked up its second win in as many nights at the Henry County Invitational, this time defeating Christian Academy-Louisville 64-57 on Wednesday.

    While the Titans (10-2) got off to a slow start offensively, it was the team’s defense that kept it in much of the game.
    Collins was just one-of-10 from three-point range in the first half, which made the score a tight 29-24 lead in favor of the Titans headed into the break.

  • Shelby snaps 2-game skid with win

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team is elated to have its junior point guard back from injury, and it showed in the team’s 56-46 win over Fleming County Wednesday.

    After missing the previous three games with a concussion, Zephy Gray returned to lead the team in scoring with 18, including 16 in the second half.

  • Swimmers rally around hurt...

    After a car accident just over a month ago left him with numerous head injuries, the Collins High School swim team has raised and donated $1,200 to Titan athlete Webb Bates to help with his recovery.

    Bates, a kicker with the school’s football team as well as a swimmer, booted five field goals and 17 extra points as a member of the Titans.

    Following his accident on Nov. 23, he has required multiple surgeries to recover from his injuries.

  • Megibben smashes Collins blocks...

    While we may live in a round-ball era of scoring hundreds of points and shooting impossibly deep from behind the arc, it’s refreshing to see players still pride themselves on being a defensive stopper.

    Collins sophomore forward Mary-Clare Megibben is just that, a defensive stopper.

    During Collins 55-33 drubbing of Ballard on Dec. 16, Megibben blocked her 27th shot of the season, shattering the team’s former record of 26, set by former Titan Aaliyah Wells in 2010.

  • Rockets drop close one to...

    Both Shelby County and Carroll County’s boys’ basketball teams were red-hot from the field in Thursday’s third-place game in the Mike Miller Classic at Spencer County High School.

    The Rockets’ (1-8) shot 47 percent from the field as a team and got solid performances from Tyler Drane, T.J. Robinson, and Trey Stalnaker, but it still wasn’t enough as the Shelby County dropped it’s eighth game in nine tries 67-61.