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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Has ESPN devalued the...

    While tuning in for the special Monday edition of College GameDay, I came to an uncomfortable realization.

    The five panelists, led by ESPN’s Rece Davis, were discussing and scrutinizing Alabama’s 24-7 victory over Washington from two nights before, and I had completely forgotten who was taking the field for the Rose Bowl game. The very stadium the experts were sitting in and there to hype.

  • Rockets maul Henry County

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team has secured its first winning streak of the early season with a 79-53 drubbing of tournament host Henry County on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets (3-8) used a stout defense to limit the Wildcats (4-8) from doing much of anything offensively, as SCHS had already doubled up Henry 40-20 by halftime.

    “Our focus tonight was to pressure Henry County and disrupt them,” Rockets coach Ken Cates said. “They run well if you don’t take them out of what they want to do.”

  • Titans outlast CAL to advance

    The Collins boys’ basketball team picked up its second win in as many nights at the Henry County Invitational, this time defeating Christian Academy-Louisville 64-57 on Wednesday.

    While the Titans (10-2) got off to a slow start offensively, it was the team’s defense that kept it in much of the game.
    Collins was just one-of-10 from three-point range in the first half, which made the score a tight 29-24 lead in favor of the Titans headed into the break.

  • Shelby snaps 2-game skid with win

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team is elated to have its junior point guard back from injury, and it showed in the team’s 56-46 win over Fleming County Wednesday.

    After missing the previous three games with a concussion, Zephy Gray returned to lead the team in scoring with 18, including 16 in the second half.

  • Swimmers rally around hurt...

    After a car accident just over a month ago left him with numerous head injuries, the Collins High School swim team has raised and donated $1,200 to Titan athlete Webb Bates to help with his recovery.

    Bates, a kicker with the school’s football team as well as a swimmer, booted five field goals and 17 extra points as a member of the Titans.

    Following his accident on Nov. 23, he has required multiple surgeries to recover from his injuries.

  • Megibben smashes Collins blocks...

    While we may live in a round-ball era of scoring hundreds of points and shooting impossibly deep from behind the arc, it’s refreshing to see players still pride themselves on being a defensive stopper.

    Collins sophomore forward Mary-Clare Megibben is just that, a defensive stopper.

    During Collins 55-33 drubbing of Ballard on Dec. 16, Megibben blocked her 27th shot of the season, shattering the team’s former record of 26, set by former Titan Aaliyah Wells in 2010.

  • Rockets drop close one to...

    Both Shelby County and Carroll County’s boys’ basketball teams were red-hot from the field in Thursday’s third-place game in the Mike Miller Classic at Spencer County High School.

    The Rockets’ (1-8) shot 47 percent from the field as a team and got solid performances from Tyler Drane, T.J. Robinson, and Trey Stalnaker, but it still wasn’t enough as the Shelby County dropped it’s eighth game in nine tries 67-61.

  • Titans win Warren East tourney

    Thanks to the scoring ability of its two senior forwards, the Collins boys’ basketball team can now add a tournament title to its resume.

    Charlie Cochran and Dominique Turner paced the Titans offense in a 74-55 rout of Warren East on the Raiders (6-2) home floor in the Holiday Hoops Classic on Wednesday.

    “We came out and played excellent defense, and we had a hot start on offense,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “We got up in the first quarter and kept that lead up throughout the game.”

  • South Oldham drills Shelby, 77-60

    Despite shooting 51 percent from the field against South Oldham on Tuesday night at Spencer County High School, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team could not find a way to fend off the Dragons (9-0), falling 77-60.

    South Oldham also shot at a 51 percent clip for the game, and drained 13 three-pointers to send the Rockets (1-7) home with a seventh loss in the last eight games.

  • Collins falls just short of...

    Missed opportunities in the paint hurt the Collins girls’ basketball team in its Warren East Holiday Hoops championship game against Glasgow.

    The team had trouble finishing at the rim against the impressive size of the Scotties (9-2), falling 51-41 to earn second-place at the tournament.