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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Long and slim, the Palm Warbler...

    The Palm Warbler is a 5-and-a-half-inch long bird with an 8-inch wingspan and weighs all of 0.35 ounces that is a fairly common in Kentucky while crossing statewide on its migration route. At times it may also become a winter resident.

  • Rusty blackbird population is...

    The Rusty Blackbird is somewhat different from other blackbird species. First of all they don’t flock up in the winter with other members of the blackbird family.

    When you see a huge flock of blackbirds in the winter months, it will be composed of Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Brown-headed Cowbirds along with the most numerous birds in America, the alien European Starling.

  • An infrequent visitor, Roseate...

    Records of Roseate Spoonbills seen in Kentucky are on July 29 and Aug. 18, 1989, at Honker’s Lake at the Land-Between-the-Lakes in Trigg County, on Sept. 13-17, 1994, also at LBL, and on Sept. 4 and Sept. 8, 2013 on Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County. They are normally found on both coasts of Florida, the Louisiana and Texas Coasts, Mexico and Central American Coasts and they obviously wander north, occasionally.

  • Ring-billed Gull is a consistent...

    The Ring-billed Gull is a fairly common visitor during migration throughout Kentucky. I usually see them in Shelby County during the spring migration on Guist Creek Lake, the Kroger parking lot, the Walmart parking lot, and in 2013 saw about 50 of them sitting in a pasture on Gallrein Farms, apparently resting possibly after a long migratory flight.