Today's Sports

  • REGION ROUNDUP: Simon Kenton...


    While the Shelby County girls basketball team became one of the first teams in the 8th Region to earn a berth in next week’s regional tournament at Carroll County, other teams around the region are advancing.

    Simon Kenton, considered the regional favorite with Shelby County, earned a berth in the regional with a 58-43 win over Grant County in a 32nd District opener.

  • Collins plays well at the right...

    The Collins Titans did things at just the right time to get a 70-56 win over Christian Academy of Louisville Thursday on senior night.

    Coming off nearly five days with no practice or games, the Titans closed the first half with a solid spurt on defense and found the hot-hand of senior guard Deion Cochran for an 8-0 run to take a 35-23 halftime lead they would never relinquish.

  • Collins’ balance leads to easy...

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team sent its seniors out with a bang Thursday as the Titans rolled to a 42-18 win over Lexington Sayre.

    “We played well, it was good to get a game in and get a win,” Collins coach Phillip Conder said. “Today was all about our seniors and making sure they had a great day. Mary (Borders) and Shai’anne (Moorman) have meant so much to this team and we wanted to make sure they got a good sendoff.”

  • Cozzens leads swimmers into state

    Paul Cozzens is hoping to reach out and grab a little recognition for the Collins High School swim team.

    Cozzens, a junior, is coming off a successful regional meet where he was named the region’s Outstanding Male Swimmer after taking first in two events.

    “I’m very excited about the meet this year,” Cozzens said. “I think I have a chance to do something big this year. This will be the third year I have been in the state meet, and I have a chance to make it to the finals and score some points.

  • Rockets beat Spencer in district

    The lead may have come a bit too easy for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Monday in its 30th District opener against Spencer County, but the girls still rolled to a 66-46 win over the Bears.

    Fortunately for the Rockets, reserves Zephy Gray and Madison Todd came off the bench to each score a team-high 13 points and keep the Rockets in the correct flight pattern.

  • White-winged Crossbill a rare...

    The White-Winged Crossbill is a 6-and-a-half inch bird with a 10-and-a-half-inch wingspan and weighs 0.9 ounces. It breeds throughout Canada and the lower two thirds of Alaska on down the northwestern mountains to northern Idaho, northwest Washington, northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and New England.

    They usually winter in the northern states, but can wander on down to Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia.

  • Cochran leads state in free...

    For Deion Cochran it’s as simple as one-two-three.

    Cochran, a 6-foot-2 senior guard for the Collins High School basketball team has led the state in free throw shooting every week of the season but one. As the season ends, he’s a scorching 90.4 percent from the line, emphasizing the “free” in free throw.

    “It’s not really anything special for me, it has always just come natural to me,” Cochran said. “I always take three dribbles, try to remember to breathe, bend my knees and shoot.”

  • Shelby girls are top seed in...

    For the first time in several years Anderson County is not the overwhelming favorite to win the girls’ 30th District Basketball Tournament.

    The Bearcats are not the dominant force they have been the past five seasons, but Anderson County will is still a force to be reckoned with as the district tourney opens at Spencer County Monday.

    While Shelby County (23-5) secured the No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament, the Rockets and Bearcats split this season series, with Shelby winning at home 62-46 and losing at Anderson 36-33.

  • Collins is favorite in distrit...

    It might be frigid outside but it will be hot in the Spencer County High School gym next week when the 30th District Basketball Tournament tip off.

    The Collins boys have secured the No. 1 seeds, but there will be few easy games in what has turned out to be a very balanced district where Collins, Shelby County and Anderson County are all primed for a potentially long post-season run.

  • White-Crowned Sparrow always has...

    The White-Crowned Sparrow is a common winter resident throughout Kentucky and is often found in fairly large flocks, but it is not real common in the heavily forested eastern portions of the commonwealth.

    They are frequently seen in semi open habitats where there are lots of weedy fencerows and also they congregate at bird feeders that are on the ground and filled with mixed birdseed. The White-Crowned Sparrow usually feeds on the ground, near cover, so they can make a quick get away.