Today's Sports

  • Fort forging career in swimming

    Every time Ali Fort gets in the water she could be making history in more ways than one.

    Fort, a Collins High School senior, is in contention to become the first Titans’ swimmer to bring home state honors and possibly a state title as a competitor in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. She had Collins’ highest finish last year when she took seventh in the state in the backstroke and is ranked in the top five again this year.

  • Ring-necked duck was in Shelby...

    The Ring-necked Duck is a migrating visitor to Kentucky and sometimes is fairly common in the winter, especially west of the Cumberland Plateau.

    They are commonly seen from November-March on the Ohio River, Ballard Wildlife Management Area, Swan Lake, Lake Pewee, Lake Barkley and McElroy Lake. As a matter of fact the Ring-necked Duck was seen in Shelby County during the annual Christmas Bird Count that occurred between Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan. 5, 2015.

  • Sanderling is a frequent...

    The Sanderling is more commonly seen in Kentucky during the autumn migration than the spring migration. You see it mostly along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers but they regularly occur at all of the commonwealth’s better shore bird areas again especially in autumn as early as July 12 and as late as Nov. 17.

  • Lady Rockets roll by Moore

    After the snow kept them out of the gym for three days the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team shook a little rust off Monday with a 66-22 win over Louisville Moore.

    With the frontline combining for 43 points, the Rockets (17-3) took control of the game early and then used their defense to limit the Mustangs to just 8 second half points en route to getting a running clock in the final quarter.

  • Lady Rockets hammer Spencer

    The Shelby County High School girl’s basketball team beat their opponent, beat the storm and kept their No. 1 seed in the district tournament hopes alive with a 56-39 drubbing of Spencer County Thursday.

    “We just wanted to get the game in and not get it pushed back,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “It really had no implication on the seeding once we won. It does keep our chances alive of being the top seed if Collins can upset Anderson County Friday.”

  • Oldham nips Collins on last...

    In the last second of a basketball game a rugby scrum broke out and Collins High School came out on the short end.

    Oldham County’s Jacob Bates came out of a mad scramble for a loose ball and shoveled an underhanded pass to Brandon Johnson right under the basket for a layup with 0.02 seconds left to give the Colonels a 46-44 win over the Titans Thursday.

    The shot ended an action packed final four seconds in the game that was tight throughout and a re-match of last year’s regional finals won by Collins.

  • Lesser Yellowlegs is an...

    The Lesser Yellowlegs is fairly common throughout Kentucky but is less numerous on the Cumberland Plateau and in the mountains during migration.

    They are extremely rare in the summer and are considered accidental in winter. A late winter date that they have been seen is Feb. 20 and a late autumn date was actually in the early winter on Dec. 29.

  • Thayer’s Gull, a rare and...

    The Thayer’s Gull breeds on Queen Elizabeth Islands and northern Nunavut including north Baffin Island west of Greenland in the high Arctic.

    They winter along the coast from northwest British Columbia on down to southern California and wander to our area.

  • Lady Titans drop a pair of games

    Playing their third game in four days and coming off an emotionally and physically draining win over arch rival Shelby County the Collins High School girls’ basketball team dropped a couple of tough games last week.

    The Titans (11-8) fell to Oldham County 57-56 on a last second shot and then dropped a road game 78-54 to a strong East Jessamine team.

  • Lady Rockets fall to Anderson

    Not much went right on Anderson County's final possession last Tuesday, but the Lady Bearcats will take it.

    Trailing archrival Shelby County, 50-49, with 23 seconds to play, Anderson came out of a timeout with what seemed to be a game-winning strategy – point guard Mia Aldridge was to drive the lane for a layup or get fouled. At least that was the first option.

    But when Shelby dropped into a zone, the path to the basket was closed. Aldridge rifled a pass to Kaci Currens, who had hit just 2-of-9 three-point shots on the night, in the left corner.