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Today's Sports

  • A miracle put on ice

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County boys’ basketball team nearly pulled off a miracle comeback Friday night.

    The Rockets’ rally ultimately fell short, though, as Simon Kenton outlasted them, 76-69, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County.

    Shelby County trailed by 20 points with 3 minutes, 43 seconds to play before staging a colossal comeback, closing to within one with 46 seconds left.

    The Pioneers, however, scored the final six points of the game.

  • A gift that means life

    When University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari speaks, Big Blue Nation listens.

    But more than his rants and ruminations on Nerlens Noel, Kyle Wiltjer, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress, there is one thing in particular that I hope BBN is hearing and paying attention to these days, it’s Cal’s radio commercial about organ donation.

  • 10 questions for Chris Shuck

    Collins senior Chris Shuck was a standout on the boys’ soccer team this past season and for the past couple of years.

  • Stone coming into his own

    A new basketball season has brought about a new and improved Ralphie Stone for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    Stone, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, is a big reason why the Titans are off to the best start in their brief history – 11-2 heading into tonight’s 30th District showdown against Anderson County – after losing three starters, including the 8th Region Player of the Year, Dez Marshall, from last season’s squad.

  • Collins football team wins its...

    BOWLING GREEN – As the final horn sounded the Collins High School football team shrugged off the freezing temperatures Saturday night for a madcap celebration of their 37-34 victory over venerable Fort Thomas Highlands that delivered the school’s first KHSAA Class AAAA State Football Championship.

    But just a few seconds before that, this entire celebratory scene hung precariously as the football gods seemingly had turned their backs on these scrappy underdogs from Shelbyville, the game seeming to unravel on one call by the officials.

  • Karas breaks record to win 3rd...

    LEXINGTON – Three down, three to go for Gabby Karas.

    Karas, a freshman at Collins High School, won her third consecutive Class AA state cross-country title Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    And once again Karas, whose goal is to capture three more state championships in her final three years of high school, did it in record fashion, breaking her own course record by crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 39.04 seconds.

  • You have to hand it to this...

    Other than the fact that she has the same name – albeit spelled differently – as one of the stars of the Twilight movie series, Collins junior Christen Stewart is pretty much your normal 16-year-old.

    She has her driver’s permit.

    She has a boyfriend.

    She plays volleyball.

    Stewart, however, has one distinguishing physical feature. It’s one that may not be immediately identifiable, even on the court, but one that she whole-heartedly embraces.

  • Shelby County's Thomas wins...

    Seven years ago Madison Thomas walked onto the state championship golf course as a little kid no one really looked at, but Wednesday she walked off the course with all eyes on her as the 2014 Kentucky State High School girls’ golf champion.

    “I had seven tries at this and I finally got it,” Thomas said. “I really wanted this. It’s something I have been after for so long. I am kind of in shock, but it’s a great feeling.”

  • Vermillion Flycatcher, birds...

    The Vermillion Flycatcher is six inches long with a wingspan that is 10 inches wide, and weighs 0.51 ounces and is the most beautiful member of the flycatcher family.

    The male has a brilliant red breast, neck, and top of the head, with the remainder black that includes a black mask and a black tail that has white borders. Despite its brilliant color, the Vermillion Flycatcher is difficult to detect because it hunts for insects in the highest canopy and generally remains very well concealed and will usually hang out near water.

  • Trumpeter swan

    The Trumpeter Swan, which is 60 inches long and has an 80 inch wide wingspan, is considered to be the largest waterfowl and weighs more than any other native bird in the United States. Settlers slaughtered this bird, wherever they existed in the United States. The last one killed in Kentucky was from a flock of three in December of 1876, 12 miles downstream of Cincinnati, on the Ohio River. No species ever disappeared under the watchful eye of the Native Americans, who were able to always blend in with other life on our planet.