Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Titans’ ‘best game’ subdues...

    Playing “the best game we’ve played all year,” according to Coach Phillip Conder, the Collins girls’ basketball team topped 8th Region rival South Oldham on Tuesday night.

    The Titans shot 50 percent from the field and saw three players score in double digits as they downed the visiting Dragons, 64-51. Collins built an 11-point lead after three quarters and cruised to its second victory in its last three games.

    “We played three great quarters,” Conder said.

  • Rockets could move to 4A in...

    The Shelby County football team could compete in Class AAAA beginning in 2015.

    In a first draft of a new statewide football alignment, which was discussed at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control meeting Tuesday, the Rockets, who have competed in 5A for the past three seasons, would be in 4A.

    Schools, however, have the option of “playing up” in class if they so choose (as Shelby currently does). Classifications are based on enrollment.

  • Swimming: Titans, Rockets...

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams celebrated their seniors Wednesday night.

    The Titans’ boys’ team also celebrated a victory in a 6-team meet at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    Boyle County kept Collins from a sweep, though, as the Rebels edged the Titans by five points in the girls’ meet.

    Shelby County, meanwhile, finished second in the boys’ meet and fourth in the girls’ meet.  

  • Davis tops American shooter

    University of Kentucky sophomore Connor Davis, a 2012 Shelby County High School graduate, missed making the finals of the men’s 10-meter air rifle competition by one-tenth of a point this past weekend in the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships in Munich, Germany.

    Davis struggled on the first day of the competition, finishing 61st with 617.6 points last Thursday, but he bounced back with a 627.2, which ranked ninth, on Saturday. He was the top United States finisher. Illia Charheika, a 2012 Olympian from Belarus, won the competition.